Photograph Your Display Monitor—Be Entered to Win $50!
Harvest 2014 has been in the headlines all year. Now details are finally coming in: “Test weight is a surprise” … “Beans are huge!” … “Yields are great in most areas but I lost a lot of nitrogen in the wet spots.”
In years past, it would be hard to get a sense for the big picture during the season. But with technology, we can take a snapshot of what’s out there—literally. (more…)
Gary Bartels, owner of Effingham-based MBI Construction, stays ahead of the competition by offering customers something many other site-prep contractors can’t provide—the ability to do large, time-sensitive projects quickly and efficiently. “We have the people and the equipment to get a project done fast,” Bartels noted.
The company specializes in “green field” projects, where it goes into an empty field and “by the time we leave there’s a new grain elevator, grain bins, or a 100-car train loop and dump pits.” (more…)
Inadequate maintenance and operations practices cause 90 percent of hydraulic breakdowns, costing equipment owners millions of dollars in replacement parts and service work annually. With proper care, you can extend the life of the hydraulic system and save money, said Dennis Budde, service tech at Birkey’s Urbana location. Budde offers these tips: (more…)
It’s an unfortunate truth: if you’re reading this, chances are you know a family that has been affected by a farm-related accident. The good news is, many steps have been taken to make the industry safer, including the creation of National Farm Safety Week. This year, the week of September 21-27 gives the ag community the chance to focus on safety.
Safety is high priority at Birkey’s–it has to be. The majority of farm accidents involve the use of machinery, and 90% of our employees work on or around machinery every day.
When asked about farm safety, many Birkey’s employees had stories to tell or reminders to offer to customers and friends. Here are tips from six service techs: (more…)
We’ll award 1 grand prize winner, and 4 honorable mentions.
The contest officially ends on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:59 p.m. After this date, photos will be judged by a third-party professional photographer. The winner will be notified in the September 16 email newsletter, and in a Facebook post on Wednesday, September 17.
Below you’ll find all the entries to our contest over the past few weeks. For more information about the contest, visit this page. (more…)
Chris Rewerts, Master Tech at Birkey’s Farm Store in Henry, offers some basic maintenance tips for your MacDon draper head. He uses an FD75 MacDon, but all these techniques apply on 2062 and 2162 heads as well. Watch the video, or read the tips below.