Equipment & Tech


  • Some prep work and slower speeds can reduce soybean harvest loss. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Adjusting for Lodged Soybeans

    Lodged soybeans are a common occurrence in many areas of the Corn Belt this growing season. They will slow down harvest and can lead to increased harvest losses as the plants are more difficult to cut and gather into the combine.

  • A functioning fire extinguisher should be in the cab of every harvest vehicle this fall. It can save lives and expense. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Pamela Smith)

    Minimize Fire Risk This Harvest

    Long hours full of hard work at harvest time also come with an increased risk of field or machinery fire. Here are some tips to minimize the risk.

  • Calibrating mass flow sensor, moisture sensor and measured area harvested are important steps to ensuring accurate yield data this fall. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Harvest Tech Alert

    Producing accurate yield data requires properly calibrating equipment and taking steps to keep it calibrated and accurate throughout harvest.

Equipment & Tech Perspectives

Machinery Chatter

A backup generator can keep your shop, livestock facility and home running even when something knocks out the grid. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

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