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]
I-80 Truck Museum Houses Rare Trucks
If you like trucks, the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum has them, with more than 120 trucks of all sizes, types, makes and models. The museum grew out of Iowa 80 Truckstop founder Bill Moon’s personal collection of over 65 trucks. His dream of a trucking museum was brought to life by his wife Caroline and...[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]