Sampling Of Stories Featured in the Current Issue of FARM SHOW Magazine:
Free "Down Corn" Book Offers Help
Every year after summer storms move through farm
country, we start getting calls from readers whose corn
crop got knocked down. We normally send out a collection
of articles from past issues about down corn harvesting
equipment or ideas.
This year we decided to put a...[more]
Portable Band Saw Goes To The Woods
Pat Burrington says using his portable 3-pt. tractor-mounted bandsaw in the woods to cut firewood is a lot quieter and more efficient than running a chain saw. “With this rig, I can cut much smaller pieces into kindling and get more wood out of a downed tree. I can take a log or branch...[more]
Simple Stands Speed Loader Detach
Dan Erdman can drop his older Deere loader in a heartbeat. He just slips a 4-in. by 4-in. square sleeve with an attached screw jack over a 6-in. long, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2-in. square tube welded to his loader frame. Once he has removed a few bolts and unhooked the hoses, the job is done.
“Mound Pusher” Wipes Out Ants
“Ants build mounds directly under fence lines where they know they’re less likely to be disturbed. If the mounds build up high enough, so they’re over the bottom wire, the wire will rust in the moist dirt and eventually break,” says Bill Boyce, Texarkana, Ark.
Rotary Mower Was Ahead Of Its Time
Dave Stehman remembers his father and grandfather mowing cemetery plots in small-town Pennsylvania using a manual reel mower. Although the mower worked reasonably well, a second pass with a scythe was usually necessary to cut the tough grassy spikes that remained standing.
Crowd Gate System Helps Separate Hogs
“Loading market hogs at our farm became safer and easier after we built a double crowd gate system inside our finishing barn,” says Iowa hog producer Dennis Backhaus. “For several years, we used metal crowd gates that two people held on to and moved forward by hand, but that became too dange...[more]