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  • Walkabout Mother Bins stretch 58 feet end to end, are 13 feet 9 inches wide and nearly 13 feet tall. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Joel Reichenberger)

    Mother Bin Keeps Combines Rolling

    Walkabout Mother Bins is producing 4,000-bushel in-field grain storage bins, hoping to give combines a chance to continue rolling during harvest when trucks get backed up.

  • Sprayers outfitted with broadcast hoods, like this one with a Redball SPK645 conversion kit, may become more popular this season as soybean growers seek to minimize herbicide drift. (Photo courtesy of Willmar Fabrication)

    Hooded Sprayers Get Another Look

    Hooded sprayers could make a comeback to reduce the chances of drift when spraying dicamba over the top of tolerant crops and to reduce new buffer requirements in soybeans for the herbicide.

  • Farmers who answered the new Progressive Farmer Reader Insights survey about tractors gave feedback on such areas as overall satisfaction, reliability and ease of operation, as well as whether they would repurchase that brand. (Progressive Farmer image provided by the manufacturers)

    Reader Insights Tractor Study

    Reader Insights is a first-of-its-kind study series giving voice to how owners rate their farming equipment. The kickoff study shows farmers' preferences regarding small, medium and large tractors.

  • AGCO's high hopes for its Fendt tractor and Momentum planter combo has run head on into COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of AGCO)

    Machinery Manufacturer Engines Sputter

    Ag machinery manufacturers are suspending operations or closing plants around the world as the industry struggles to understand how to keep well-tuned factory floors open for business and their employees safe.

  • The auction will go on for Joe Nichols, of Seven Springs Farms in Cadiz, Kentucky. He's cutting back on machinery inventory to streamline operations. (Photo by Ashley Nichols)

    Online Machinery Sales Heat Up

    Joe Nichols didn't figure on a pandemic when he scheduled a sale to reduce his farm equipment inventory, but the show will still go on for this Kentucky farmer.

  • This 1949 Leader tractor was on display at the Branson Auto and Farm Museum in Branson, Missouri. (DTN photo Russ Quinn)

    Russ' Vintage Iron

    A Vintage Iron reader from Kentucky shares a story about his 1949 Model D Leader tractor.

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    Machinery Survey in Full Swing

    The Progressive Farmer Reader Insights survey has been professionally designed to measure growers' overall experience and satisfaction with the equipment lines powering the productivity of their farms and ranches. The first category to be surveyed...

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    PF Launches Machinery Survey

    The Progressive Farmer Reader Insights survey has been professionally designed to measure growers' overall experience and satisfaction with the equipment lines powering the productivity of their farm and ranch. The first category to be surveyed is...

  • There is little farmers can do this spring to prevent grain-quality problems in their bins. They should check the grain every week, monitor it for odors, take moisture samples off the top and stay out of their bins. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo)

    Alter Your Grain-Handling Practices

    This is the year for altering your grain-handling practices. If you are handling your grain this year as you have done in the past, you are making a serious mistake.

  • On the shop side are two service and storage bays for equipment, and a mezzanine for smaller storage. On the house side, it contains a kitchen, dining room, entertainment space, a corner office with big windows and a wrap-around porch. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    America's Best Shops - 4

    This shop outside of Logan, Iowa, offers the comforts of a house with the utility of a shop. This is the fourth and last story in DTN/Progressive Farmer's series on America's Best Shops.

  • Reed Brothers Farms Shop has a large fabrication wing. It can tackle all farmwork with its complete line of metalworking and woodworking machinery. There is also space for welding. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Mary Ann Carter)

    America's Best Shops - 2

    This shop on Reed Brothers Farms at Greensburg, Indiana, is built for equipment repairs and customer relations. This is the second story in DTN/Progressive Farmer's four-part series on America's Best Shops.

  • Seventy feet of cold storage gives Midlakes Custom Services covered space for its large line of tractor and forage equipment. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Mark Moore)

    America's Best Shops - 1

    This shop near Hilbert, Wisconsin, has space and organization to make quick turnarounds. This is the first story in DTN/Progressive Farmer's four-part series on America's Best Shops.

  • Reynolds Ag Solutions has in the shop separate rooms for tools, welding, meter repair and calibration totaling 3,888 square feet added to maximize functionality and security. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Matthew Wilde)

    America's Best Shops - 3

    When a large part of Reynolds Ag Solutions farm shop near Indianola, Iowa, was blown away by a violent storm in 2018, fortunately no none was hurt. The rebuilt shop has been selected as one of America's Best Shops. This is the third story in...

  • One of the checklist tips: Level your planter, adjust the planter tongue and drawbar to level or slightly higher in front to keep parallel linkages and closing wheels operating most efficiently. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Dan Crummett)

    Preseason Lineup

    Shop time spent repairing planter wear and making adjustments can boost corn yields significantly. Here's a 10-point checklist to help you prepare your planter for the season ahead.

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