In the process of doing work harvesting all of your fields, you have probably become very in tune with all of the ins and outs of how to do your work in the most efficient way possible. As a result, when you are presented with some kind of issue that prevents you from getting all of your work done in a streamlined manner, you will find the best way to take care of that problem.
One such problem that you might encounter when doing this work is having obstacles in your field. This can be any number of things that stand in your way. In this article, we will discuss some obstacles that may exist and how you may be able to eliminate them.
If you have experienced some recent heavy rain, it could be very possible that you might have some large amounts of water in your field. This can be hard do deal with because your vehicle might not be able to traverse the water. What is more, you also run the risk of potentially getting stuck in the mud. The best way to deal with this kind of problem is to have some sort of dredging device available to you. If your device has wheels and a hitch attachment, then you might have some luck pulling it with your tractor out to the area of interest. You should also make sure that you have a long host or drainage attachment that will be able to carry the water far away from the flooded area.
Finally, you should have some sort of drainage or irrigation system to redistribute the water all over your field. After you are done dredging, you might need to let the land area dry for a day or so in order to let the ground get firm. If you don’t then you run the risk of having too much mud and getting stuck in it.
Trees can also be an issue on the edges of many fields and farms. Branches that hang over the farm can be an impediment for both a tractor and for sunlight to the crops. What you will need to do is consider hiring certified arborists. These people will be able to help you with any tree issues. If the trees are too big to just trim the branches, you can also ponder the removal of dying trees or even think about calling a commercial land clear service.
We all are aware of the fact that tractors are an incredibly useful tool for all of the work that we do agriculturally. In regards to doing any kind of large scale work, we need tractors to be able to take care of heavy duty lifting and pulling if we want to get any sort of work done in a timely manner.
However, have you given thought to the idea that your tractor might not be doing the job efficiently enough? Based on how large scale your work is, you may be owning a tractor that just may not be cutting it in the performance field. In order to truly determine this, you will need to know about the specifics of your tractor so you can do some hardcore calculation and be able to do a full tractor evaluation.
If you are not sure what torque is, you can look up the meaning and idea behind it here. The most important thing is to know how much torque your tractor has. This will help determine the amount of power that you will be getting, especially in turning and rough terrain. When you figure this out, you can then compare your power with how heavy your equipment is. If the numbers do not check out, then that may be some kind of indicator that your tractor may not be powerful enough. If this is the case, then you may need to consider acquiring another sort of work vehicle with sufficient torque.
In the past, we discussed how tractor tire size can affect your power and your fuel economy. To recap, we pointed out that many people do not even realize the importance of having the proper tire size for your tractor. In today’s post, we will discuss other aspects of tractor maintenance. Caring for your tractor regularly and properly can increase the longevity and performance of your tractor. Keep reading to find out more!
Perhaps the most obvious thing that you can do for your tractor is wash it. Many believe that this is just a cosmetic procedure that has no actual benefit other than improving the aesthetic aspects of your work vehicle. However, thorough washing can also have a lot of mechanical and performance benefits as well. What you should do is find some good soap that is good for the metal and the other parts of your tractor. Make sure to also apply wax to your tractor as well to keep the dirt off. This will help your tractor to stay clean and functioning properly until your next wash. The best interval of washing should be anywhere between three to six months to keep your tractor in tip top shape.
You should also be monitoring your fluids in your tractor. Regular upkeep of fluids in the engine of your tractor are also essential for peak performance. Every two months or so, you should pop the hood on your tractor vehicle and do a full inspection of all fluids.
As we have stated before, one of the names of the game in our line of business is efficiency and maximizing our product. We do all that we can in order to make sure that we can squeeze the most amount of productivity out of our land and soil as possible. In order to do this, we do a lot of research to try to control all of the variables and put them in our favor. We try to use the best fertilizer possible. We make sure that our equipment is in tip top shape.
Speaking of equipment, we spend a lot of time making sure that our tractors are running properly. However, have you ever considered the tire size of your tractor? This may seem like an insignificant idea or maybe even a no brainer, but your tractor tire size can actually have a great impact on both the fuel economy and the power of your tilling tool and vehicle. Read on to find out more information!
Big or small?
Contrary to popular belief, the tire size of your tractor can be very specific. Many farmers will go through the entire life of a tractor without seeing if the tire size is right for the wheels of the tractor! What you can do to find out your exact tire size is look in the manual of your tractor.
The other thing that you should consider is the kind of material that your makes up your tire. For example, different kinds of rubber can have different strengths and be suitable for different temperatures and terrain.
In a previous post, we discussed ways to maximize and increase your yield in your farming practices. We still stand by everything that we said, but this article is devoted to building off of the last post. Today, we would like to discuss increasing your tillable and plantable area on your land parcel. Read on to find out the benefits of doing this.
One of the reasons that you should think about increasing the available area on your land is to plant more crops. This obviously will increase your yield every year. One of the things that you do need to consider before you do it is if you can handle the extra work. Increasing your planting space can result in a lot more hours of labor to till, plant, and harvest crops. However, having that extra yield can be crucial in gaining stature and reputation as far as classification as farm size grows. Additionally, having a higher yield can make you eligible for different tax breaks and land grants, which can be very helpful to your farm in the long run. It is definitely something to consider.
If you do play your cards right when you decide to up your available area on your property, you can stand to gain a lot more money. This is simply because your yield is higher. Again, you do need to take some things into consideration. There is a size of farm that can be profitable, and there are also farm sizes that are not as profitable as others. Before deciding to increase your available planting area, you should see what category your farm falls under in order to determine your next move.
Room to branch out
Another advantage is not necessarily getting more crops, but allowing yourself to find out different kinds of crops. For example, you may be planting mainly corn but might want to try out soybeans. Increasing your planting space can allow you to have that room for experimentation. Again, you need to see if the crops you want to plant can grow where you are.
Clearing your land
If you have decided to go ahead with increasing the amount of available land on your property, then you should definitely think about tree removal. You will need to find an affordable tree care company to clear your land for you. This may include several different kinds of removal, so you may need to hire this company for brush pile clearing. Finally, if you decide to plant some kind of fruit trees, you will need your fruit arbor pruned by certified arborists.
You could certainly benefit from more land with which you can work! Look into it!
In this day and age, we live in a world where maximizing quantity is key. This is one of the cornerstones of business. If there is a high demand, then we need to make sure that we are doing all that we possibly can in order to bring in the maximum amount of profit.
This concept applies to the area of agriculture. If we can get a great yield of crop, then we can sell at a maximum amount to guarantee that we make a killing in the marketplace.
There are plenty of fertilizers and irrigation systems that we can use, but what most people do not realize is that there is a large amount of yield that lost in the harvesting process with your tractor. This article is intended to point out some of the ways that you can be sure you are making more money by increasing your yield with your tractor.
The first way to maximize your yield with your tractor is by making sure your tractor is running as efficiently as possible. This is paramount because any lost energy could affect how much you will actually yield. How can I maximize my efficiency, you ask? The best way is to check your fuel consumption to yield output ratio. Making sure your fuel is running clean and combusting properly is a great way to increase your goods out in the field. Also, you can increase efficiency by evaluating the aerodynamic qualities and weight of your attachments. This can also greatly impact your efficiency.
More to come soon!
Perhaps one of the greatest things that we humans can do in the realm of technology is to take something that occurs naturally on earth and then turn it into something useful for us. We have been doing this for many years. For example, think of all of the different ways we can harvest energy. We can use wind turbines to generate electricity (even before this, we were using windmills to grind wheat and such). We can use water to generate electricity as well.
Things are moving fast in our modern age, and we need to be able to keep up. With all of our tractors and other motor vehicles, we need to make sure that we can supply the right energy. However, we are spending a lot of money drilling for oil and as a result are using up potentially finite resources from the earth. We need something that can keep us going and also renew itself. This is where the notion of alternative fuels comes in. We can use these alternative fuels to power our lives. Read on to find out!
Sometimes, the answer is right under your nose. This could definitely be the case with alternative fuels. Our agricultural industry is strong, and we have plenty of corn to go round. What is great is that the corn harvested can be converted into alternative fuels like ethanol. This fuel, also known as E 85, is a great way for us to take something that is natural and renewable and turn it into something very useful for us.
There once was a time where all our society was focused on was production and industrialization. With this mindset, we accomplished much, but we did so without much regard to anything else. Despite our great successes, we happened to neglect some things in the process and as a result have paid dearly for it. Of course, I am referring to the environment. With all of the industry going on in our nation, it is difficult to make sure that we are treating the earth with the love, care, and respect it deserves.
However, with this realization, our industrial country has turned a new leaf. Now, we are starting to become aware of the imprint that we are making on the environment with all of our production. This is a great step in the right direction, and we have taken many actions to improve our eco-friendliness of our tools for the industry.
Eco-friendliness close to home
When we look at our own industry of agriculture, we see that taking care of the environment is paramount. After all, we make our living by growing things from the earth. Our use of tools should follow suit.
That being said, we should be looking forward to the hybrid technology coming to tractors soon. With all of the fuel that we consume by running our tractors, we end up contributing to a lot of pollution. However, with hybrid technology, we can make sure that our agricultural practices are eco-friendly and beneficial to our customers at the same time.
When it comes to getting work done, we want to make sure our tools are dependable and work well. Since tractors are a type of tool for us, we value quality in craftsmanship and design. We value power and reliability. But with the environment deteriorating and our crops potentially suffering, we need to make sure that we are safeguarding our future for our children and theirs as well. This is why we need to now be considering the environmental impact that our tractors make on a daily basis. This article intends to shed some light on how you can be environmentally conscious in your tractor ownership.
One thing that you should definitely be keeping in mind is what kind of fuel your tractor is using. Depending on the fuel, the burnoff and subsequent effect on the environment can have a large impact. If you are purchasing a new tractor, it is important that you do research as to which fuel is the best for the environment in both harvesting natural resources and in consumption.
Emissions are another large aspect being environmentally aware in your ownership of a motor vehicle in this day and age. While many cars have achieved a design and execution with low emissions (some states even require it to drive), the same technology is not necessarily present in tractors. As a result, make sure that you are educating yourself on the model of your tractor so that you can keep track of your environmental imprint.