High-efficiency hay starts with well-regulated equipment. And while most producers take steps to make sure their balers and compact tractors are effectively winterized, not all operators perform the summer maintenance necessary to achieve a full season of reliable use.
Harvest time downtime — it’s about as fun as fencing in the rain, fixing a flat on Christmas morning or welding the underside of anything. You can’t eliminate breakdowns, but a Case IH Certified Maintenance Inspection can help reduce your combine’s chances of spending time in the shop this fall.
Timing your hay cuttings is a balance between forage quantity and quality. As we approach this season’s final cuttings, a third factor weighs heavily: next year’s productivity. Consider when — or if — you take off another cutting and how that could affect the long-term productivity of your hay fields.
As summer transitions to fall, will the weather patterns change? If they do, will it be for the better? Case IH track technology can help you get your crops out so you can get back in the field with your tillage equipment quicker. And it can help you do both with a lighter footprint.
Farming technology is always changing. Are you keeping up? Tune in to RFD-TV’s “Rural America Live” on Monday, Aug. 3, to learn how the Case IH AFS Connect™ advanced farm management system can help you make better decisions.
Farm upkeep projects might not top your summer fun list, but they sure beat making major repairs during the height of the season. And then there are chores that simply need doing — and the dead of winter is no time to paint a house. By making good use of these summer hours, you’ll avoid…