Hands-on Test: 3-in-1 Welders

In May of last year, the welding giant Thermadyne changed its name to Victor Technologies Group, Inc. Since then, the company has launched two new 3-in-1 welders: the Thermal Arc Fabricator 252i and the Fabricator 181i. The products provide farmers with the...

Keep Air Filters Clean without the Hassle

Cleaning air filters on combines, trucks and tractors is a hassle, but the equipment is more efficient and will have a longer life with consistent filter cleanings. A portable solution is available to make the chore easier. The Filter Blaster from Salmon River...

Cold Weather Is Coming: How Will Your Tractor Fluid Perform?

Fall and winter bring colder temperatures to the farm. If you are using a low-quality tractor fluid, expect slower starts, choppy performance and faster wear on tractor parts. Making sure fluid meets current equipment specifications can be difficult, though. Equipment...

Top 3 Equipment Buying Tips

Think of him as the Dale Carnegie of farming. Danny Klinefelter, finance and management guru at Texas A&M University, teaches farmers how to be CEOs of their own business. Each year he hosts a week-long workshop called The Executive Program for Agricultural...

High-quality UTTOs Protect Seals in Hard-working Tractor Engines

The most common cause of equipment failure is that moving parts are not lubricated properly, so it’s important to use high-performance Universal Tractor Transmission Oil (UTTO). Branded, top-shelf UTTOs prevent brake chatter, oxidation, contamination and rapid wear....

Waste-Oil Furnaces Save Money on Heating, Oil Disposal

As machines get bigger on the farm, there’s a lot more used oil and hydraulic fluid to discard, which could be costly. Shop heaters that run on waste oil offer a disposal method that is not only free, but also better for the environment. And then there’s the benefit...