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Unloading By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

UnloadingDianna Hatfield posted this shot of a combine unloading.

Red Harvest By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Red HarvestRachel Fishback posted this photo showing off the farm’s red equipment.

Dusk By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

DuskGeorge from Indiana took this shot at dusk.

Rolling through Soybeans By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rolling through SoybeansJim Doolittle shared this shot of his landlord harvesting soybeans behind his house in Iowa.

Grain Cart in Action By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Grain Cart in ActionBJ Tiemessen captured this photo of a tractor and grain cart driving through a corn field.

Patriotic By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

PatrioticShane proudly waves the flag from both his combine and tractor.

GSI Grain Bins By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

GSI 40-Series Grain BinsThanks to the new Z-Tek Roof System, the 40-Series bins’ roof can accommodate large grain-handling equipment while reducing the nee

GSI VIsion N2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

GSI Vision N2 Grain Systems Inc. (GSI) introduced a new dryer control system: Vision N2. The system has a larger 12.1-inch touch screen with 3-D animation to monitor moving parts, an improved

New Holland BigBaler By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New Holland BigBaler With up to a 20% increase in capacity and up to 5% denser bales, the BigBaler can help improve productivity and profitability. The BigBaler

New Holland T4 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New Holland T4 Tractors These new utility tractors offer between 84 to 106 horsepower and are powered by a 4-cylinder engine with Common Rail technology and a C

New Holland T5 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New Holland T5 Three new models offer farmers 98 to 115-engine horsepower. The T5 features the new VisionView cab with the most frequently used controls placed

2014 Steiger Lineup By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

2014 Steiger LineupThe 2014 lineup includes seven new models with significantly increased horsepower and upgraded cab features to help you make the most of long workdays. The star of the lineup is the Steiger…

More Powerful Magnums By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

More Powerful MagnumsCase IH has announced its most powerful Magnum tractors yet, offering you high horsepower, fuel efficiency, and a new high-horsepower CVT option – while meeting Tier 4 Final standards…

Early Riser Planters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Early Riser PlantersThe new Early Riser 5 Series planters are designed to improve seed handling capabilities while delivering more agronomic benefit. The all-new AccuStat advanced seed sensing system allows…

4400 and 4200 Corn Heads By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

4400 and 4200 Corn HeadsThe new corn heads were designed to pick cleaner, harvest at faster speeds, save more grain, and be easier to service. The heads include several features that allow you to pick corn at…

3152 and 3162 Draper Heads By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

3152 and 3162 Draper HeadsThese new headers feature a center-mounted knife drive, called CentraCut, which improves header balance as the head is driven from the center. This increases performance and minimizes…

Patriot 3240 and 3340 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Patriot 3240 and 3340The new Patriot 3240 and 3340 sprayers boast 6.7-liter Case IH FPT Tier 4 Final engines with 250 hp. and 285 hp., respectively. The new AIM Command PRO spray system allows you to…

Natural Flow Design By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Natural Flow DesignThe heart of the Gleaner combines is the Natural Flow design. The crop doesn’t change direction as it moves to feed the rotor and begin threshing. This design progressively accelerates the…

AGCO Power By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

AGCO PowerThe S88 and S78 models are powered by new AGCO Power 9.8-liter seven-cylinder engines. These Tier 4 Final engines combine selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and external-cooled exhaust gas…

All New Gearbox By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

All New GearboxThe S8 models feature new heavy-duty Dura-Guard two-speed-rotor gearboxes with larger sheaves and belts. Designed specifically for the series and built stout for the higher demands of the Class…

XR Transmission By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

XR TransmissionAlso new on the S8 Series is the optional XR transmission with two-speed hydro for greater climbing ability on hills and convenient on-the-go-shifting. The two-speed shift can be done from a…

SmartCooling System By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

SmartCooling SystemThe standard SmartCooling System feature automatically controls cooling fan blade pitch to maintain operating temperatures, depending on load and ambient temperatures. This technology…

Redesigned R4 Sprayers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Redesigned R4 SprayersThe R4030 and R4038 are redesigned from the ground up to offer greater productivity and more precise product application. The R4030 is an 800-gallon machine with a 280 hp. 6.8-liter…

Liquid Side Dressing Solution By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Liquid Side Dressing SolutionJohn Deere is adding the new 2510L liquid fertilizer applicator to its nutrient application product line. The 2510L is offered in two models, vertical or side-fold, and three base…

S Series Enhancements By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

S Series EnhancementsFor the first time in 2014, the S Series combines will be available with 36-inch tracks to reduce ground pressure and allow you to harvest in a variety of conditions. The combines will…

Polaris Ranger XP 900 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Polaris Ranger XP 900Powered by an 875-cc engine with an automatic transmission, the Ranger can haul a whopping 1,500 pounds and tow 2,000 pounds. The dual a-arm suspension system gives the Ranger 10 inches of…

Kubota By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

KubotaKubota is sending a brand new machine out to the evaluation. Unfortunately it is so new that we can’t tell you anything about it yet. Check back after the evaluation for more info.

John Deere Gator XUV 825i By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere Gator XUV 825iThe XUV 825i runs on an 812-cc engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Towing capacity is rated at 1,500 pounds while the hauling limit is 1,000 pounds. Fully…

John Deere Gator RSX 850i By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere Gator RSX 850iThe Gator RSX 850i is John Deere’s recreational utility vehicle. An 830-cc engine with a CVT runs this Gator. Fully independent dual a-arm suspension gives the Gator 9 inches of…

Bobcat 3400 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Bobcat 3400 This hard-working utility vehicle uses a two-range transmission with a 902-cc. diesel engine. This is one of the larger, diesel machines we’ll be testing. The 3400 uses a two-range transmission…

Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX The Prowler is a slightly smaller machine with a 695-cc. engine with an automatic CVT. The cargo box can haul up to 1,000 pounds and the hitch can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Front and…

Bobcat 3650 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Bobcat 3650 This machine isn’t officially a part of the evaluation, but we are going to have it out at the ranch to give riders the chance to try it out. The Bobcat 3650 features a hydrostatic drive and…

Glorious Gardens By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Glorious GardensDennis’s mother was a part-time teacher, homemaker, and belonged to local and state gardening clubs. Many of the beautiful gardens she established remain on the farm. Nine acres of the farm…

Farming Operation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Farming OperationOver the years the Lichtenberg’s have raised a variety of crops, including field corn and soybeans. The original hog house and barn are used to store farm machinery and antiques. The wood…

Country Charm By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Country CharmIn 2012, Dennis hosted his classmates at his 50th class reunion. “There have been many happy occasions at the farm, but the best of all is the wonderful memories," he says. "The farm is a unique…

The Dahl's By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Dahl’sOur next winners, Wayne and Laura Dahl, were newlyweds when they bought their farm in 1977. In 1978, the couple started a family and eventually had five children: Tanya, Tera, Terese, Jarrett, and…

Expansion By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

ExpansionThe Dahl’s have expanded the farm by retrofitting old buildings and building new. In 1979, the couple built a 10,000-bushel steel corn storage bin and retrofitted a 1950’s 4,400-bushel bin into a…

Heritage Wall By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Heritage WallOne of the Dahl’s favorite places to show visitors is the north side of the threshing shed (shown at the left), which they call the “heritage wall.” This wall is adorned with historical…

Country Pride By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Country PrideIn her entry, Laura Dahl wrote, “We are very appreciate of our farm and our way of life. We have tried to utilize every inch of it!” The pride the Dahl’s have in their farm shows from the…

The Heying Farm By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Heying FarmThe last lucky winners to receive an Exmark mower are Dave and Nikki Heying from Granville, Iowa. Dave was the youngest of eight children who were raised on the farm. In 1994, following the…

Helping Hands By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Helping HandsThe landscaping surrounding the Heying’s house includes globe blue spruce, daylilies, hostas, perennial flowers, and vines. The Heying’s four kids, Brady, Meghan, Kennedy, and Lauren, lend a…

Adding Beauty By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Adding BeautyThe path on the left leads you to the Heying’s heated shop. After building their new house, the Heying’s transplanted additional blue spruce evergreens around the house.

Family Tradition By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Family TraditionIn addition to farming 400 acres of corn and soybeans, the Heying’s are the third generation of the family to work with Pioneer Seed. Dave wrote, “It gives me great pride to live on the…

More to Come By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

More to Come!Look for more photos and stories of the winners on agriculture.com and in the pages of Successful Farming magazine. We’d also like to say a special thank you to everyone who entered the contest…

Load Up the Trailer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Load Up the TrailerThe standard two-inch receiver on the Viking can pull up to 1,500 pounds.

Cargo Capacity By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cargo CapacityYou can pack up to 600 pounds in the back of the Viking. The steel box is large enough to fit a fully loaded pallet.

UTV Evaluation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

UTV EvaluationThe Viking is one of eight machines we’ll be evaluating next week in Sheridan, Wyoming. If there’s something specific you’d like evaluated, join in the

Jessie Scott By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Jessie Scott, Successful FarmingJessie grew up riding ATVs on her parent’s farm in Eastern Iowa. However, she hasn’t had as much experience riding utility vehicles so she will particularly pay attention to…

John Lumkes By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Lumkes, Purdue UniversityJohn was raised on a small farm in Wisconsin. His father was a heavy equipment mechanic, so John grew up fixing vehicles. Now John is a professor in the Ag and Biological…

Joe Greving By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Joe Greving, Cedar Rapids TireJoe grew up on a farm in West Central Iowa and has driven 3-wheelers, 4-wheelers, and side-by-side vehicles for more than 20 years. One important feature to Joe is how the machine…

Mell Meredith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Mell Meredith, Little Goose RanchMell has used ATVs and UTVs for more than 30 years, specifically for recreational and lawn care use. Given her experience, Mell will focus on how comfortable the ride is and…

Michael Frazier By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Michael Frazier, Little Goose RanchFor 30 years, Michael has used utility machines for ranch and recreational use. He will focus on the ease of use and driving. In particular, Michael is interested in how easy…

Mick Frazier By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Mick Frazier, Little Goose Ranch Mick has been riding UTVs for eight years. At first it was just for ranch work, but now has shifted toward some recreational use. He will look at how the vehicles perform with…

Ed Meredith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Ed Meredith, Little Goose RanchLike Mick, Ed has worked with utility vehicles for eight years. He uses them primarily for ranch work, but also in his work as a hunting guide. He will place a particular…

Chad Bradshaw By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Chad Bradshaw, Little Goose RanchChad has used ATVs and UTVs since the mid 1980’s. He uses the machines everyday working on the ranch, in particular for hauling feed and supplement. Given his experience…

Justin McKenzie By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Justin McKenzie, Little Goose RanchJustin also works on the ranch and uses utility vehicles to haul feed and for working cattle. He is especially interested in the load capacity of the different vehicles, and…

Broady Murphy By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Broady Murphy, Little Goose RanchBroady has used UTVs and ATVs for three years, at first for pleasure and now for ranch work. He is interested in how the machines handle rough terrain and ease of use.

Nikki By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Nikki Eichenberger from Steinauer, Nebraska, captured some gorgeous sunset colors in this photo.

Nick By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Nick wittily titled this photo “sunset after working on a sprinkler.”

Nick2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This is another beauty shot from Nick taken during wheat harvest.

CJ By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This is CJ’s farm on a beautiful night in Denver, Colorado.

Kaitlynn By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

You can see the outline of Kaitlynn Bewley’s Leola, Pennsylvania, farm in this shot.

Dammann Farms By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dammann Farms shared this photo of their Border Collie, Blaze, watching the sunset.

Cultivation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Depth Control for CultivatorsIn Lemken’s new control system the load acting on the support wheels is constantly measured and hydraulically controls the roller position. If the support load drops, the roller…

Foldable Maize Picker By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Foldable Maize PickerOn this Cressoni foldable maize picker, the side sections are connected to the center section by a vertical rotating shaft. For transportation, they are lifted, then turned 90 degrees, and…

Implement Controls Tractor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Implement Controls TractorImplement Controls Tractor (ICT) is Claas’s new software that uses the application parameters of the implement to control the tractor that is pulling it. The system is first

Axion 800 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Axion 800Claas is also introducing the Axion 800 CMATIC tractor with the new infinitely variable Terramatic transmission. The transmission has four mechanical gears that are changed automatically via multi-pl

PTO Speed Change By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Automatic PTO Speed ChangeDeutz Fahr created a PTO gear unit that can be switched under load capacity. Depending on the engine load, switching takes place automatically between nominal PTO shaft speed and eco…

Munchner Halle By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Munchner HalleIf you’re pursuing beer and bratwurst, you’ll find pure happiness inside Munchner Halle. This beer hall is a popular spot to enjoy some German food and bier.

Circus or Farm Show? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Circus or Farm Show?Yes, that’s a mime at the farm show. You’ll find several scattered throughout Claas’s booth that will demonstrate a few basic machinery and engineering concepts.

Luxury Tractors By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Luxury TractorsThe name Lamborghini most likely inspires the vision of a luxury sports car. But in Europe, you can also find Lamborghini tractors. We bet they won’t move you quite as fast as the car…

Robotics By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Robotics from Under the SeaMeet the robotic Octopus on display in the technology hall. He (or is it a she?) is described as the “useful and friendly data octopus.”

Scooter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Golf Cart or Scooter?At the Farm Progress Show you may feel like a VIP show-goer in your golf cart. But to see the show in style at Agritechnica, you need a scooter like this lad. On a side note, based on this…

Glass on Glass By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Glass on GlassNot only is the show massive but the landscape is dominated with glass buildings and interesting architecture. This crooked cube is one unique piece on the grounds.

Life-Size Village By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Life-Size VillageCompanies at Agritechnica compete with eye-catching and larger-than-life booths. This life-size village is one example of the creative displays.

Farm Kids By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Farm KidsWe may be a long way from home, but some things are remarkably similar. Even in Germany, a farm show isn’t complete without an adorable farm boy decked out in bib overalls climbing on a tractor.

turn By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

To really put the machines through their paces, part of the trail included tight turns and narrow paths.

muddy trail By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rain during the evaluation gave our evaluators the opportunity to test the machines in muddy, slippery conditions.

water By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Little Goose Ranch was named after Little Goose Creek, which runs through the ranch. This spot through the creek wasn’t technically a part of the test trail, but we took machines through it anyway to see how…

rocky road By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This steep, rocky road challenged the machines and showed how well the machine and its tires handled uneven terrain.

cattle By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Little Goose Ranch is a working ranch. This shot shows Tom Meredith, co-owner of the ranch, out checking cattle.

irrigation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tom also took the machines out in the fields to look at the ranch’s irrigation systems.

gravel By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

We filled the Prowler with 500 pounds of gravel and took it out on the trails to see how the machine handled with a load.

seats By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Prowler comfortably seats three people with high-back seats.

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

From the dash on the Prowler, you can easily see how fast you are going and how full the gas tank is.

front By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Arctic Cat Prowler uses a double a-arm front and rear suspension. The front suspension is shown at the left.

rear By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Here's a shot of the rear suspension.

speedometer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

A shot of the Bobcat’s speedometer.

bed By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Bobcat 3400 hauls a whopping 1,100 pounds and can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Our evaluators commented frequently on the workhorse spirit of this UTV. “This could be a best buy, considering it is a diesel…

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Bobcat uses a Macpherson strut in the front suspension system and adjustable dual a-arms in the rear.

storage By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The glove compartment is one available storage area on the Bobcat 3400. Learn more about the Ultimate UTV Evaluation.

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

“The John Deere RSX features several high-performance suspension options, including cast aluminum for the upper arms, which reduces unsprung mass and allows the tire contact to be maintained better during…

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The RSX dash displays key machine functions, such as speed, RPMs, and a fuel gauge.

4wd By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Using the front differential rocker switch, you can choose between two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive unlocked, and four-wheel drive locked.Learn more about the

seats By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Choose from high-back, bucket, or bench seats. You can also upgrade to the performance, high-back seats.

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The XUV’s dash is centered on the machine, rather than above the steering wheel. It displays speed, RPM, a fuel gauge, and below there is a toggle switch to select between two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive…

4wd By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With the launch of the Pioneer, Honda introduces one of the few UTVs available with an automatic transmission. “I love the electronically controlled automatic transmission and torque convertor; it accurately…

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Pioneer uses an independent double-wishbone suspension in the front and rear, giving about 8 inches of travel in the front and 9 in the back.Learn more about the machines tested at the

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Here you can see the selection for L/H/N/R as well as the dash that displays speed and the fuel gauge.

storage By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The seats on the Kubota RTV X900 come off for additional storage capacity.Read more about the Ultimate UTV Evaluation.

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Ranger XP 900 features dual a-arm independent front and rear suspension, with 10 inches in front and 10 in the rear. “I like that there are grease zerk fittings on all suspension joints,” says Lumkes…

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The dash shows the miles per hour as well as the fuel gauge. Read more about the Ultimate UTV Evaluation.

grip By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

To make the ride more enjoyable for all three passengers, the Viking has a handlebar in the cab for passengers to hang on to.

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Viking features independent double wishbone suspension, with 8 inches of travel in the front and rear.

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The dash on the Viking displays miles per hour, fuel gauge, and the selected gear.Learn more about the machines tested at the Ultima

ben By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Look at that cute little guy! Ben Jones posted this photo from 2013 calving.

michael By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Michael labeled this shot of cattle grazing on his Almena, Kansas, farm “happy cattle.”

kari2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Here’s another great shot captured by Kari Hollman. This one shows a beautiful, black three-day old bull calf.

dianne2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Four-of-a-kind and so stinky cute! Dianne from Caledonia, Minnesota, labeled these calves as “more anniversary gifts!” See more photos of cute cows, adorable farm kids, and farming experiences on

kaitlynn By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Don’t mention he-who-must-not-be-named around this young calf. The calf’s owner, Kaitlynn Bewley, named him Harry Potter for the lighting-bolt shaped mark on his head.

steelers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This calf was born a Steelers fan. Farmers for the Future member MDL posted this with the caption “this Jersey calf was born on a Steelers football game day and we called it ‘da bus’ and

dianne By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Someone is hungry! Dianne Marie Klinski shared this photo of Lucky the calf sucking down supper.

kari By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

“Good morning, heifers…” is the caption on this shot of a Minnesota snowfall from Kari Hollman.

meters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

High-Performance MetersTo maximize the potential of the brush belt system, John Deere developed a new seed disk. “Our solution is a bowl-shape meter. It’s not a disk anymore,” says Kelby Krueger. “The…

row unit By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

ExactEmerge Row UnitThis illustration of the ExactEmerge row unit shows the placement of the brush belt delivery system and the high-performance meters. You can see that the seed is being released much closer…

powergen By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Power Generation SystemThe all-electric drive planter is powered by the PowerGen system with 56 volts.

seedstar By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

SeedStar 3 HP Monitoring SystemDue to the higher level of seed control, John Deere’s monitoring system has never been so accurate. The user-friendly monitor system features live data you can access without…

precision planting By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Precision Planting Multi-Hybrid Precision Planting is also debuting its multi-hybrid planter at the National Farm Machinery Show. With the retrofitable multi-hybrid system, meters are positioned to fit within…

sunflower By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Sunflower 6631 A true vertical tillage tool, the 6631 is available in seven new sizes with true cutting widths from 20 to 35 feet wide. The new models are built with a more durable frame that is longer and…

case ih By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Case IH 4412F Case IH recently launched its 4200 and 4400 series of corn heads, but the showstopper at National Farm Machinery Show is the 4412F. This 12-row folding corn head helps farmers move more quickly…

puma By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Case IH Puma Tractors Case was also debuting six new Puma tractors. These tractors feature SCR-only Tier 4 Final engines, higher horsepower, and improved cab features more typical in the Steiger and Magnum…

new holland By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New Holland 980CF New Holland was also showing off its 12-row folding corn head. The company has offered folding corn heads in the European market, but this is the first time they’ve made the move with this…

michelin By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Michelin AgriBib 480 95 R50 An extension of Michelin’s popular AgriBib tire lineup, the new model features improved ride quality, longer-lasting tread, better traction, and impressive clean-out. The AgriBib…

earthmaster 3000 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Earthmaster 3000 This improved vertical tillage tool from Alamo Group offers new common-wing design and walking tandem axles to achieve level lifting and more robust scraper and longer scraper tubes to cover…

penny By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Penny Rosa and her family purchased this farm in 2010. They decided to repair the old barn and discovered it was at least 100 years old and was used as the last stage coach switching station in the county…

oak alley By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Oak Alley Farm in Garland, Pennsylvania, is nestled into the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. The beautiful farm features two of the original barns, including the one at left. The farm is owned and…

farm By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This exquisite white barn is also part of Oak Alley Farm.

behselich By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This beautiful red barn is part of the Behselich farm. The five generation family farm currently has three generations living on it. The farm has a hog finishing operation and about 150 laying hens.

hartmann By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

“When I was a little girl I used to ride my bicycle from our farm to the neighbor’s farm to admire their farm,” says Patricia Hartmann. “As fate would have it, the farmer’s son would become my…

lange By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In 1915, Lange Farms was established as a livestock and vegetable produce farm in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Today, Jim, the grandson of the original farmer, runs a 1,900-acre cash crop operation, producing corn…

schwinn By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Nestled in the quiet and historic Salt Creek Valley of Leavenworth County Kansas, the Schwinn Produce barn is 4,500-square feet and is built in traditional white oak with timber frame construction, which mean…

smith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gaylon and Carolyn Smith have a cattle farm in Ripley, Tennessee. The couple has four children and all live on the farm. Tracy Sellers submitted the entry for the farm and said, “My dad works from sun up…

eric By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Eric and Eileen Madison farm in Paradise Valley, Idaho. The farming operation has diversified over the years from pasture grasses, cattle, timber, and grains to the current production of ornamental trees for…

dpf By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Jesse and Amy have lived on Drove Pasture Farm in Coolspring, Pennsylvania, for 20 years raising their two sons, Rich and Joe. They farm corn, soybeans, wheat, and manage a cow-calf operation. 

hansen By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Patty Hansen and her family farm in Orangeville, Illinois. “A favorite attraction on the farm is our huge, friendly cow named Blosom,” says Patty. “Blosom is a story in her own right, recently featured…

mcmath By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gerald and Darlene McMath turned this old grain drill into a flower planter. During Christmas it gets a festive spin and they decorate it with white lights. The McMath’s farm corn, hay, and wheat in Shade…

hartmann By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

After their marriage in 1962, Ronald and Patricia Hartmann began working on one landscape project a year, as time and money allowed. “For us, our home is the beautiful farm and farmstead where we’ve spent…

ruebush By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dean and Debbie Ruebush live on a centennial farm in Macomb, Illinois. They decorated the southwest side of the farm with an old wagon planted with red flowers. “Our job is never done and we take pride in…

mashek By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dennis and Barb Mashek have a beautiful new patio behind their home. “You can sit and view the beauty of the farm, smell the fresh, clean air, and see the flowers around the patio,” says Barb about the new…

minor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John and Carol Minor farm corn, soybeans, and manage a cow-calf operation in Fillmore, Missouri. They are another one of the farmers who submitted an entry with an old piece of equipment used as a planter.Do…

watercutter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Jerry and Pat Watercutter from Maria Stein, Ohio, were the fourth generation to purchase their farm and their son became the fifth generation last year. The patio (on the left) was designed and built by Jerry…

koenig By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Not many farms have a pretty in pink theme, but the Koenig’s have a unique pink accent color decorating the side of the shed shown at the left. “Every spring many days are spent planting fresh flowers and…

schumacher By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rollie Schumacher and his wife farm in Lake City, Minnesota. Rollie was a combat soldier in Vietnam and was disabled during his service. But that didn’t stop him from becoming a farmer. “I feel fortunate…

ashby By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gerald and Alberta Ashby started a dairy operation in 1979. In 1994, they transferred from the dairy to row crops. They also began transforming the farm. “A gazebo, coy fish pond, quilt barn, numerous…

haarstad By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Odean and Allienne Haarstad own this beautiful farm in Dexter, Minnesota. Odean is the third generation on the farm. Show off your beautiful farm for an opportunity to win the 2014

young By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tom and Donna Young farm in Burlingame, Kansas. They named the farm after their horse called “Many Victories”, which is a granddaughter of Secretariat. You may recognize the metal sign; the farm was used…

hansen By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In 2010, Patty Hansen took over her father’s farm in Orangeville, Illinois, after he passed away. This truck, named Old Ed, greets visitors to Memory Lane farm.

mcmath By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gerald and Darlene McMath farm in Shade Gap, Pennsylvania. The couple used to have dairy cows but now grow soybeans, corn, and wheat. “We don’t have cows anymore, but we love the stone,” says Darlene…

koenig By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gale and Kathy Koenig farm in Castalia, Iowa. Located throughout their flowerbeds are unique signs that proudly display the Koenig name.

lange By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In 1915, Lange Farms was established as a livestock and vegetable produce farm in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Jim, the grandson of the original farmer, proudly farms 1,900-acres of cash crops.

smith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gaylon and Carolyn Smith live in Ripley, Tennessee, where they operate a cattle farm with their four children. The Smith’s are master beef producers and are beef quality assurance certified.

behselich By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In 2013, the Behselich’s celebrated 100 years with a family reunion on the farm. This five generation family farm currently has three generations living on it.

lingle By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Arlene Lingle farms in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. She bought the farm with her husband in 1953. Her three sons and grandson now farm. Enter the 2014 Farm Beau

pest bait By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cover up pest bait I always use an old plain disk harrow blade as a safe shield to put over rodent bait. The slight cone shape and the square driver axle opening on the disks seem very attractive to rodents…

tractor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tractor topFor $90, I bought a top for my tractor at the local golf cart dealer. I made two angle bars and shelf brackets, then attached them to the roll bar. To bolt the top to the angle bars, I held the…

lineup By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Get the lineup started  When mounting wheels, I always found it difficult to line up the stud bolts, which is necessary to start mounting a wheel on a hub. So to make it easier, I now use this process:…

monitor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

What's in the cart   I’ve mounted a camera in the back corner of my grain cart. Because it’s mounted on an old electric motor once used to adjust the concave on a combine, it will swivel. So I…

shelter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Let’s make it a shelterMy old grain bin (circa 1950s) is out of retirement and back in use as a much-needed storage shed. The walk-through door was widened to make it easier to move things in and out, and…

seats By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With most UTVs, you need a longer, crew cab to fit four seats. When Honda designed the Pioneer, they wanted to give the option of four seats without making the machine any longer. They achieved this with two…

steering By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Another design goal for the Pioneer was to build a durable, reliable machine with a $10,000 price point. To help achieve this, Honda made the decision to forgo power steering. However, they still wanted a UTV…

nets By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

If you’re in the market for a UTV, you’ve probably noticed that most machines have doors, nets, and in some case, as in the Pioneer, they have both. Nets and doors may seem like a bit more of a hassle than…

end By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

At this time, Honda is offering two versions of the Pioneer: the 700 and 700-4. The Pioneer 700, which is the two-person machine, is available for $9,999. The Pioneer 700-4 seats four people and starts at…

insects By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Stinging insects won’t nest too close to home To keep wasps and bees from building nests in the outdoor electrical boxes on my farmstead, I use livestock fly ear tags. I place one in each electrical box…

workbench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Workbench is portable but solid  The rolling workbench I made was a great addition to my shop. The two cabinet spaces below hold all my tool sets that are kept in cases. Six easy-sliding, 32-inch-deep…

load tester By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Load tester does inexpensive diagnostics  Recently, I had a hard time trying to tell whether or not my engine frost plug heater was working. The local repair shop said it wouldn’t be able to help me for…

monitor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Locate all the monitor plugs in one place     After ripping the electrical apart and searching for the right plug for planter and sprayer monitors, I consolidated the plugs by mounting them…

cutter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

When you don’t have a plasma cutterWhen I need to drill larger hole in carbon steel and I want a better hole than a cutting torch will produce, I use a hole saw. I drill into the steel until the hole saw…

brian By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

“One of the nicer sides to farming: Must be spring.” That was the caption Brian Dudhill from the United Kingdom used to describe this shot of a mama cow and calf.

tony By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Spring is a time to share the farm with the younger generations. Here is a photo of Tony Wall with his granddaughter in Jemison, Alabama.

brenton By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The shot of this Kinze planter was taken by Brenton Benway in Strawn, Illinois.

dwight By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dwight from Alma, Wisconsin, showed off his spring newcomers, including this adorable calf named Giggles.

jeremiah By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

We hope you don’t see anything remotely like this photo this spring! Jeremiah Jones from Beulaville, North Carolina, shared this with the caption “wet spring.”Check out

pail By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Everyday item keeps plastic pails from sticking together I use plastic pails for carrying feed. It’s frustrating when I stack the empties, because they then tend to stick together. I solved the problem by…

boot By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Built-in boot dryer  My home has floor vents with removeable covers. So I took one out and purchased a plastic vent cover to replace it. Then I cut out two holes for 1.5-inch PVC pipes. I also put a few…

atv By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New starter switch?The starter switch on my ATV went bad. I learned that a new one would cost $75. With nothing to lose, I drilled a 1∕16-inch hole into the case, being careful not to go too deep. Then, I…

riser stand By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Riser stand-in works temporarily     When a riser gets damaged, I don’t always have the time to fix it. I keep extra pipes made up in advance by recycling other damaged risers. The…

floor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dual-use tool I have discovered that the fitting brushes used by plumbers for cleaning pipe fittings make excellent tools for cleaning up battery cable terminals. The brushes are available in different sizes…

terry By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

These tool hangers are versatile I have found that using plastic conduit and plastic pipe (PEX) hangers is a great way to hang tools on my shop walls. The PEX hangers work especially well for open-end…

keith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Just hold your hammersI made this organizer for my hammers out of steel pipe. It’s made of 1/4x2-inch flat iron and a series of pipes, starting at 3/4-inch inside measurements. The pipes were adjusted as…

doug heims By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Repurposed feedersWhen I quit farrowing, I didn’t have a great deal of luck selling off the used equipment. But I was able to put the stainless steel sow feeders to good use. These bins help me keep parts…

craig By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Organize specialty tools To store, organize, and protect specialty tools that I take to the field or elsewhere for a specific job, I use old lunch box coolers. For example, one contains my small orbital sander…

tom By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Preserve order    Finding misplaced parts trays was always a problem when all the trays were the same color. I’ve had no more issues with that since I color-coded all of my trays and the…

craig2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tool identificationI decided to brand my tools after several of them were permanently “borrowed.” So I used a ¼-inch (6 mm) letter and number punch set to mark all my tools. Now they show my initials and…

jd exactemerge By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere ExactEmergeNot to be outdone, this winter John Deere released a new planter with electric-driven meters. In addition to the meters, the John Deere ExactEmerge planter also replaced the traditional s

seedstar By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere SeedStar MobileIn conjunction with the launch of the ExactEmerge planters, John Deere introduced SeedStar mobile to help producers better visualize, document, and access their planting data in real

speedtube By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Precision Planting SpeedTubePrecision Planting is also rethinking the seed tube but is taking a slightly different approach. The Precision Planting SpeedTube is a flighted belt that picks up seed from the disc

raven By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Raven OmniRowOmniRow is an integrated planting solution that can be retrofit and customized for your existing iron. In addition to variable rate population control, the system also has multi-hybrid functionali

kinze mh By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Kinze Multi-Hybrid PlanterTo help you optimize seed hybrids and increase yields, Kinze also announced an electric multi-hybrid concept planter. Multi-hybrid technology allows you to change the seed hybrid auto

pp mh By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Precision Planting Multi-Hybrid Precision Planting is developing a retrofitable multi-hybrid metering system that uses the company’s vSet meters and the vDrive electric meter system. With the system, meters…

planter future By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Meet the Planter of the FutureThe number of technology advancements and mechanical solutions introduced during the past few years highlight the potential of this critical piece of iron. It also makes you…

machinery show By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Machinery Show SpecialFor an in-depth look at the newest planter technologies, watch this Machinery Show special on planters.

tune up By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Get Ready! And as planting season quickly approaches, don’t be caught off guard! Get ready for planting with these planter tune-up tips.

cordless By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cordless EssentialsInnovations abound in the latest cordless tool introductions. See the newest products, including Milwaukee’s M18 cordless grease gun, Craftsman’s C3 cordless drills, and Ryobi’s 4-volt…

wrench innovations By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Wrench InnovationsLeave it to innovative tool engineers to create new designs that take ordinary hand wrenches to a new level of performance. Here are four such examples, including Craftsman’s Max Axess Long…

tire tools By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tire ToolsThe increasing interest in setting up your shop to tackle tire repairs has inspired tool companies to innovate devices to make quick work of flats. In equipping your shop with repair tools, you are…

bed By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cargo Bed OptionsThis machine can come with a heavy-duty hydraulic bed lift kit ($999 optional add-on). It also has a factory-option spray-on bed liner to protect the cargo bed from damage. Base price of the…

windshield By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

WindshieldThere are several options in windshields, depending on model and cab style. This clear acrylic windshield (also comes tinted) is transparent thermoplastic, lightweight, and shatter-resistant. Bolts…

canopy By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

CanopyThis black plastic canopy is an economical and stylish option for sun and rain protection. Approximate price: $288. A metal FOPS (falling object protective structure) canopy is also available.

doors By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

DoorsSome Kubota RTV models come with a factory-installed cab. However, you can also have this side door added as an accessory to the X900 for added safety and comfort. It is made of roof-to-floor metal…

winch By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

WinchThis add-on winch kit has 4,000 pounds of capacity and can be mounted on the front or rear of the machine. It is especially engineered for the Kubota RTV X900. Approximate price: $599.

ingersoll rand air saw By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Ingersoll Rand Reciprocating Air SawIn this video, you’ll see another Ingersoll Rand innovation – the 429G Reciproca

semi automatic driver By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Semi Automatic DriverAre you looking for a new driver? In this clip, Dave shows the WORX SD Semi Automatic Driver and Milwaukee Tool’s 1

mantus tight access tool By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Mantus Tight Access ToolIn this video, Dave shares the Mantus Tight Access Tool, Ken-Tool T131 Utility Tire Pneumatic Bead Expander,

ingersoll rand air impact wrench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Ingersoll Rand Air Impact WrenchCheck out Ingersoll Rand’s 259G Air Impact Wrench, Milwaukee Tool’s four-piece nut drive

craftsman mechanics tool set By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Craftsman Mechanics Tool SetThis clip shows a whopper of a tool set – the Craftsman 131-piece Max Axess Mechanics Tool

crescent ratchet and socket set By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Crescent Ratchet and Socket SetHere Dave takes a look at the Crescent X6 Pass Through Ratchet and Socket Set,

grease joint rejuvenator By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Grease Joint RejuvenatorDiscover the Grease Joint Rejuvenator Master Kit, Compact Wheel Dolly, Ken-Tool Lug Nut Remover, and Thin-Wal

extendable flashlight By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Extendable Flashlight Light hard to reach areas with the EMF-2 extendable flashlight. Also see the Gearwrench 84 tool r

terminal maintenance kit By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Terminal Maintenance KitIn this video, Dave shares the Fleet Technicians Electrical Terminal Maintenance Kit, Briggs and Stratton 330

gator jaws By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gator JawsThis selection of tools includes two with quirky names – the Gator Jaws canister removal tool and Groovy Grip locking pli

digital flow meter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Digital Flow MeterIn this video, Dave looks at fuel tools, including the Digital Flow Meter, Jarhead Gauge, PT500 Transfer System, and the

soldering iron By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Soldering IronCheck out the Weller soldering iron, Ingersoll Rand impact wrench, Striker mechanical pencil, and Hazet hose clamp pliers.

finger pick-up meters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Finger Pick-Up MetersThe planter expert describes his process for preparing finger pick-up seed meters.

white and kinze seed meters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

White and Kinze Seed MetersDo you have a White or Kinze planter? Kimberley goes over some issues specific to Wh

pneumatic seed meters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Pneumatic Seed MetersKimberley shows Dave Mowitz what to look for on pneumatic seed meters to make sure they operate proper

tire pressure By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tire PressureThis video covers the importance of proper tire pressure on your planter, as well as properly cleaning planters.

parallel linkage By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Parallel LinkageKimberley shows Mowitz how to check the row unit's parallel linkage and down pressure to ensure accurate p

disc openers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Disc OpenersWatch this clip for tips on how to set disc openers and the importance of checking seed tubes.

seeds By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

SeedsLearn about different seed shapes and sizes and the importance of proper calibration of seed meters.

brush units By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Brush UnitsKimberley explains the proper adjustments for seed meter brush units and when to replace worn units.

Dewalt 20-volt max grease gun By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

DeWalt 20-volt MAX Grease GunThe MAX battery-powered grease gun from DeWalt delivers up to 10,000 maximum psi to bust through the most rusted or dirt caked grease zerks. In addition, the gun’s flow rate can…

Worx maxlithium blower By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Worx Maxlithium BlowerLawn blowers offer an ideal tool to clean off combines and their engine compartments to prevent combine fires. And the Worxair WG575 eliminates power cords operating off a 32-volt lithium…

Channellock 830 adjustable wrench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Channellock 830 Adjustable WrenchThe jaws on this monster of an adjustable wrench open out 3 inches wide to envelop super-sized fasteners. Channel Lock created the 830 adjustable wrench to generate extra

Wilton vise By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Wilton ViseWilton calls this the All Terrain Vise because it readily slips into use on any 2-inch truck receiver hitch to apply clamping force up to 1 ton. The vice’s 6-inch jaws open up to 53/4 inches wh

Rockwell VersaCut Max By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rockwell VersaCut MaxThis narrow-profile Compact Circular Saw from Rockwell is ideal for working on building roofs, under rafters, or in tight corners. The 41/2-inch diameter blade has the ability to cu

Milwaukee M12 LED Stick Light By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Milwaukee M12 LED Stick LightBe careful not to stare into the LED bulbs on the M12 Stick Light when turning it on because its illumination is blinding. The mechanics light turns out an amazing 220 lumens…

Trouble free light By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Trouble Free LightFinally, here is a trouble light that is no trouble to use. Aptly named the Trouble Free Work Light, this innovative device employs a bank of LED blubs to turn out 11/2 times mor

Same stuff, smaller container By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Same stuff, smaller container Petroleum jelly has multiple purposes, so I always like to have some on hand. The jar it comes in is pretty cumbersome, so I transfer a small amount to a discarded prescription…

Toolbox transforms into a trailer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Toolbox transforms into a trailer  I built this very lightweight cargo box trailer from an old pickup toolbox and axle. It is U-bolted on at the bottom of the box. I use it to take timber-cutting supplies…

Prepare just the right amount By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Prepare just the right amount     When I only needed enough cement to pour around an anchor post, I devised a way to prepare a small batch without my cement mixer. I used a 40- to 50-pound…

Give calves a respite By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Give calves a respite     Since calves love to get away from their mothers, we set up a way for them to do so without the mothers getting upset. We removed some of the slats from an old big…

Don't throw out that old inner tube By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Don’t throw out that old inner tube    All efforts aside, sometimes large tractor inner tubes do get beyond repair. That’s OK, because they make excellent work pads for getting on the floor…

Beaver By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

4. Because this tractor loves all tractors, which is why it’s green and yellow AND red.GS&M 12-24 Beaver - 1909

Waterloo Bronco By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

5. Because today’s tractors weigh a little more than 1,500 pounds.Waterloo Bronco 100

Cletrac Model A By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

6. And cost a lot more than $835.Cletrac Model A - 1942 for $835

Holt Caterpillar By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

7. Because today’s metal doesn’t spend its off days in the military towing artillery to battlefields.Holt Caterpillar Model 75 - 1914

Lennox Kittytrack By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

8. Because of cute little tractors like this one called the “Kittytrack.”Lennox Kittytrack 600 - 1960

Allis-Chalmers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

9. Because we loved the look of that orange paint before it faded away.Allis-Chalmers D-15 - 1962

Graham-Bradley By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

10. And because you just can’t find a tractor quite this stylish at your local dealer.Graham-Bradley - 1930

55 to 64 years old: The fastest-growing age bracket on Twitter. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

But the 25-34 age group out tweets everyone else.Source: Global Web Index

$25 billion: The amount of revenue that apps generated in 2013. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Impressive when you consider the average price of an app is 19 cents.Source: Gigaom

2: The number of users who join Facebook every second. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

A little late to the party, aren’t you?

70%: The amount of YouTube traffic that comes from outside the U.S. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

You can access YouTube from 61 countries in 61 languages.Source: YouTube

2.5 billion gigabytes: The amount of data created every day. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

And that number doubles every month.Source: IBM

82 billion: The number of apps that were downloaded worldwide in 2013. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Facebook is the number one downloaded app in the U.S.Source: Mashable

By 2018, more app revenue will come from tablets than smartphones. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

And by 2017, there will be more Internet-connected devices worldwide – 8.2 billion – than people.Source: IHS

14 million: The number of jobs the cloud will generate by 2015. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Hope there’s enough room in the cloud for all of those cubicles.

1 in 4: The number of apps downloaded and abandoned after the initial use. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Not surprising considering the average smartphone user downloads 25 apps.Source: Mashable

YouTube reaches more U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 than any cable network. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Each month more than 6 billion hours of video are watched. That’s almost an hour for every person on Earth.Source: YouTube

82%: The percentage of mobile media consumption within apps. 18% is from mobile browsers. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Smartphones and tablets will increase mobile web traffic by 26 times during the next four years.Source: Cisco Systems

Tools of the Future By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tools of the FutureAre you a tech-savvy farmer who wants to learn more about drones, micro-climate sensors, or other advanced technology? Attend Tools of the Future this summer to learn how these futur

Ageless Iron By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Ageless IronThey just don’t make them like this anymore. This Graham-Bradley defined beauty in tractor design in the 1930s and is still one of the most stylish tractors.

Summer Sunset By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Summer SunsetNick sent us this beautiful photo with the witty caption “sunset after working on a sprinkler.”

Mom's Helper By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Mom’s HelperJennifer Chilton sent in this photo of her daughter checking in on the horses.

Early Application By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Early ApplicationAn eager farmer applies anhydrous ammonia on a brisk morning near Caroll, Iowa. David Ekstrom also took this photo.

Colorful Sunset By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Colorful SunsetJamie Scott captured this gorgeous sunset from her home in Marengo, Iowa.

Time for a treat! By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Time for a Treat!These farm kids take a timeout from playing to feed the hungry goats. This photo was taken at their grandparents farm in Minnesota. In addition to their own petting zoo, the farm also has a…

Planting Time By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Planting TimeWhat a beautiful day for spring planting. Thanks to assistant agronomy editor Kacey Birchmier for these action shots.Do you want to see more? Follow us on Instagram!

Accessories By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Pioneer 500 has a 1.25-inch square rear receiver slot to attach a hitch accessory. This makes it easy to pull a wood splitter or cargo trailer to the deep woods for work. Maximum towing capacity is 1,000…

Rear Mirrors By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Outside rear mirrors on the Pioneer 500 are an optional accessory, and well worth the investment if the machine is used in tight quarters or on roads or trails with other vehicles.

Paddle Shifter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

A unique feature of the five- gear machine is the paddle shifters mounted just under the handgrip areas on the steering wheel. Pull the right paddle to shift up, and the left to shift down. It's very…

Kari Hollman By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With his jeans and boots on, this little guy is ready to farm. All he needs is a cowboy hat! Kari Hollman posted this photo of her son Wesley.

Helping out dad By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Kari also shared this photo of her kids helping out dad in the tractor.

Kid at Heart By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

He may not technically be a kid, but props to this guy for staying young at heart. Brittany Smith Saylor posted this photo from a New Century Farmer Alumni Conference.

Bakker family By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

That’s one good lookin’ family. This is the Bakker family photo taken in front of an old barn.

You been farming long? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

You been farming long?Rick Houston shared this famous farming photo with the caption “this always makes me smile!” It does the same thing for us, Rick. Those may have been the cutest farm kids ever.

Independent suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Complementing cab comfort is the ride itself. The extended wheelbase and all-wheel independent suspension with 8.1 inches of travel gave a smooth ride over rough terrain. The strong hydraulic disc brakes…

Powerful engine By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Viking VI pulls power from a 686 cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine proven on the Viking and optimized for the Viking VI. The engine gets a redesigned intake system…

Ultramatic transmission By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Yamaha’s Ultramatic fully automatic transmission incorporates a CVT system with centrifugal clutch, which maintains constant belt tension so there are no slamming belts or jerky transitions. The system also…

Cargo capacity By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With 600-pounds hauling and 1,500-pounds towing capacity, the Viking VI promises to work as hard as you do. The steel cargo bed holds a full pallet and makes hauling gear easy with standard tie down hooks and…

Steering By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

A specially designed rack and pinion layout and the electric power steering (EPS) setting provides natural assist with just the right amount of feedback. The EPS steering assist lightens the steering effort…

Big Horn tires By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Reaching down to the ground are new Maxxis Big Horn tires that were designed exclusively for Yamaha and optimized specifically for the Viking VI. The aggressive tread patterns are similar to the original…

OnCommand By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

For varying terrain, you can move easily from two-wheel, to four-wheel, to four-wheel drive with a fully locked front differential, simply by turning the rotary dial on the dash.

Automative-style dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

When you step into the Viking you’ll notice it’s set up with an automotive-style driver position, including dash-mounted controls, an adjustable driver seat, and a full digital display panel with…

Available models By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The all-new Viking VI will be available this July and comes in hunter green, red, and Realtree AP HD camo. MSRP starts at $12,799 for non-EPS and $13,799 for EPS models.

It's a tank By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

It’s a tankThe new Mule Pro-FXT is a major workhorse for the farm, ranch, or recreational use.  The machine is powered by a three-cylinder Kawasaki liquid-cooled gasoline engine that can generate up to…

Leg and seat room By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Leg and seat roomThe back seat is slightly raised in stadium fashion to allow for good visibility. Bench seats are plenty wide to allow for three big people and full auto-style seat belts. The steering wheel…

Simple controls By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Simple controls For a workhorse that does so much, the dashboard is simple and intuitive. There are only four gear lever settings: neutral, hi, lo, and reverse. There’s a toggle switch for two-wheel and…

Speed demon By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Speed demon The Mule Pro-FXT will top out around 40 mph, which is handy when you’ve got some distance between fields or farms. The side-by-side has a 7.9-gallon fuel tank, which normally lets it operate all…

Powerful power plant By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Powerful power plantThe new 812 cc three-cylinder engine is mounted in the rear, under the cargo bed, to balance weight. This photo also shows the 10.2 inches of ground clearance under the Pro-FXT. The front…

Extra extras By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Extra extras Kawasaki has designed more than 60 accessories for the Mule Pro-FXT. Shown here is a gun carrying case that firmly clamps in the cargo bed and a rugged ProVantage Plow System for moving snow…

Pickup pulling power By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Pickup pulling powerPerhaps the greatest indication of the toughness of the Mule Pro-FXT is its towing capacity. With an optional drawbar in the 2-inch rear receiver, it can tow up to 2,000 pounds (where…

The sticker By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The stickerThe Pro-FXT comes in four models. The non-electric power steering (EPS) has standard steel wheels and two DC outlets in the cab for powering electronic devices. The MSRP is $12,999. The EPS model is…

Tiling By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

D.K. Farms is a massive farming operation in northern Minnesota that grows sugar beets, wheat, soybeans, and corn. To save on costs, the farm installs all of their own tiling with the help of a Ranger crew…

Mowing By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

At the Polaris event, the company demonstrated the capabilities of the Brutus HD PTO with a finishing mower, which features a wide side discharge deflector to safely and evenly disperse clippings, durable…

Sprayer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With a sprayer in the back of your UTV, you can spray smaller, hard-to-reach areas and can better maneuver around corners. Polaris offers a 60-gallon boomless utility sprayer kit that easily mounts into the…

Sportsman Ace By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Sportsman Ace was designed to be an entry-level, fun-to-drive ATV. While it certainly is a blast to drive around the farm, it is also a hard-working machine. The Ace can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Heavy-duty clothespins By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Keep regular clothespins around, but have something heavier on hand  I was having a hard time keeping coveralls, other bulky work clothes, and heavy quilts hanging on the clothesline, especially on windy…

Just release the quick coupler By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Just release the quick coupler  I wanted something that could quickly add extra weight to the back of the utility tractor when operating the loader. So I welded three-point brackets onto a rock box I…

Don't have the right size screw extractor? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Don’t have a screw extractor?  I had a ½-inch brass pipe fitting break off of my grain hopper’s glad-hand air connection. It broke off even with the end of the glad hand, and I needed to remove the…

Hay, that will work! By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Hay, that will work!     I use a children’s slide from an old swing set as a hay slide. I pound temporary nails into a 2×4 at the base of the slide and also into the floor of the hay…

When building a chain-link fence By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Building a chain-link fence        Even though chain-link fence posts can be cemented in, it’s still a good idea, before adding the cement, to drive the posts into the…

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