Sampling Of Stories Featured in the Current Issue of FARM SHOW Magazine:
Hydraulic System Added To D-19 Allis
“The D-19 Allis I bought for a loader tractor didn’t have live hydraulic power, so I built a system myself, and it works really well,” says Robert Bauer of Hastings, Minn. Bauer mounted a 17-gpm hydraulic motor to the front of the tractor, securing it with a large metal plate along with brac...[more]
“Holy Hay” Makes Healthy Horses
Sainfoin hay is helping keep horses healthy. The legume known as “holy hay” is recognized for its palatability and health benefits. StableFeed is making it more widely available for horse owners with their sainfoin forage products.
“We’ve made big headway in creat...[more]
Row Crop Robots Replace Tractors
Naio Technologies’ Orio robot is designed for plowing, weeding, seeding, and tilling, primarily in row crops and vegetable beds. It’s popular with growers of lettuce, carrots, parsnips, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, various herbs and more.
“We think of our robots not as...[more]
Home-Built Snowplow Pushes Lots Of Snow
After tiring of only pushing 4 in. of snow with
his small garden tractor, Andrew Vincek designed
and built his own hydraulically-driven
mini skid-steer snowplow.
He began by welding a 3-in. channel iron
frame and added 8 by 20-in. lawn tractor
wheels. He already owned a 13.5-hp. ...[more]
Wood-Burner Keeps Trough Ice-Free
Hauling water to the cow herd in winter is standard practice for Tony Smude. To keep it from freezing in minus 20-degree weather, he developed his own unique device based on a South Dakota farmer’s idea.
Smude’s trough was originally a heavy-duty steel boiler he b...[more]
Mixing Solar Panels With Field Crops
Rakesh Agrawal and Mitch Tuinstra, professors at Purdue University, calculated that there isn’t enough vacant land in Indiana to provide for the state’s electricity needs using solar panels.
They figured roughly 5 to 15 percent of Indiana’s agricultural land would be re...[more]