Tech Tip

Master Your Case IH Tractor: Using Constant Engine Speed

Do you use all the features in your Case IH cab?

Learn more about operating your Magnum or Steiger tractor’s constant engine speed feature from Case IH Cash Crop Specialist Nathan Wilhelm. This video will show how this feature can help operators maintain the hydraulic flow in their planters, as well as how constant engine speed can prevent the high-speed alarm from sounding when a PTO implement is used.

Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  1. The function of Constant Engine Speed
  2. Its location on the armrest and multi-function handle
  3. Common on-farm uses  (more…)
By : Birkey's /February 09, 2015 /Agriculture, Birkey's, Case IH, Farm equipment, Tech Tip, Tech Tips, Tractors /3 Comments Read More

Master Your Case IH Tractor: Multi-Function Handle Basics

Do you use all the features in your Case IH cab?

Learn more about operating your Magnum or Steiger tractor’s multi-function handle from Case IH Cash Crop Specialist Nathan Wilhelm. This video will help new operators learn the basics.  It also includes a few shortcuts on the handle that long-time operators might find useful.

Specifically, you’ll learn about:

  1. Throttle & Powershift
  2. Shuttle Shift
  3. Three-Point Hitch Control
  4. Remote Valve Control (more…)
By : Birkey's /February 09, 2015 /Agriculture, Case IH, Farm equipment, Tech Tip, Tech Tips, Tractors /3 Comments Read More

Tech Tip: Organic Acid Technology Engine Coolant

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In preparation for Tier 4B engines, Case IH recently introduced an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) engine coolant product—Case IH Akcela Actifull Extended Life Coolant—for use in all new combine and tractor engines.

All Tier 4B machines were filled with OAT coolant from the factory. These machines were labeled with OAT coolant identification tags to prevent confusion when adding coolant (see image below).

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By : Birkey's /January 06, 2015 /Agriculture, Ask A Tech, Birkey's, Farm equipment, Tech Tip, Tech Tips /0 Comment Read More

Birkey’s After-Season Combine Maintenance Checklist

Who keeps your equipment running?

Every operation is different. Some growers have skilled in-house service departments to keep their equipment in good condition. Others look to their dealer for advice, but perform some of the maintenance themselves. Still others rely on a local dealership to provide all recommended service.

Whatever operation describes you, this video can help. In it, we explain what’s on the checklist during an after-season Combine Maintenance Inspection. Use it to inform your own maintenance, or bring your combine in to receive an inspection.

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By : Birkey's /November 10, 2014 /Agriculture, Ask A Tech, Birkey's, Case IH, Farm equipment, Illinois, Indiana, Tech Tip /0 Comment Read More

6 Birkey’s Service Techs Share Farm Safety Tips

Farm safety is a critical topic.

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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…)

By : Birkey's /September 23, 2014 /Agriculture, Birkey's, Case IH, Farm equipment, Illinois, Indiana, Recent News, Tech Tip /0 Comment Read More