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Riding Mower Maintenance: Advanced

It’s almost lawn mowing season.

Is your mower ready?

This is Part 2 in our series on preparing your mower for spring. We recognize that many of our customers have the tools and knowledge to do basic maintenance themselves. This video will show more advanced tips for spring riding mower maintenance. Watch the video below or scroll down to read a list of tips. (more…)

By : Birkey's /March 23, 2015 /Ask A Tech, Outdoor Power Equipment, Tech Tips /0 Comment Read More

Tech Tip: Organic Acid Technology Engine Coolant


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).


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.


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

Downed Corn? Prepare Your Corn Head for Maximum Yields

4 Tips for Harvesting Wind-Damaged Corn

Strong storms have rolled through Illinois and Indiana this summer, leaving some fields a tangled mess.

Chris Rewerts, Master Tech at Birkey’s Farm Store in Henry, gives four quick equipment adjustments that will increase yields from wind-damaged fields.


By : Birkey's /July 29, 2014 /Agriculture, Ask A Tech, Birkey's, Case IH, Farm equipment, Illinois, Indiana, Precision Farming, Tech Tip /0 Comment Read More