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New high-clearance veggie tractor

New Holland’s TS6030 high-clearance tractor puts the power of 96 PTO horses into rows of tall vegetables or specialty crops without worry of plant damage. A generous maximum crop clearance of 30 inches at the drawbar prevents damage to valuable crops while cultivating or harvesting. Both axles adjust from 72 to 84 inches to accommodate a wide variety of crops and farming practices.

Book explores Caterpillar family tree

Jack Alexander’s new book, “The California Combined Harvester,” has brought new attention to the Gilroy author’s book “The Caterpillar’s Roots,” revised in 2010 and now in its fifth printing.

One of a kind

Tom Cullimore, an avid collector of everything John Deere, had his eye on a certain tractor. Once a year he’d drive from his home in Williamston to St. Johns, where the tractor’s owner Archie Magsig lived, to check it out. It became an obsession. “It really ate at me. I wanted that tractor so bad,” Cullimore says.

Old tractors will be rollin’ on Sept. 17

Bob Baumgras is pretty convinced the Mackinac Bridge Authority had no idea three years ago about the number of antique tractor owners there are in Michigan or how many miles they would travel to parade across the Mighty Mac.

Kick the tires, check gauges to save on fuel

If you’re still riding high after last year’s harvest and a mild winter, don’t let rising fuel prices bring you down. Take a few minutes to consider fuel efficiency, weight distribution, wheel slip and ballasting as you prepare your tractors and field equipment for spring operations.

Check out these tractor, truck offerings

You’ve read about major companies introducing new tractor lines in other stories. Some of those tractors are very large. Here are other new tractors and products for tractors and trucks our editors found at fall farm shows. Perhaps one deserves a home on your farm.

Tractor skills assure safe operation

The frustration was evident on their faces. As young FFA tractor operators struggled to back a four-wheeled trailer into a tight spot, they became impatient with the process.

Tractor technology can save fuel

One perk of ag technology is all the bells and whistles, but they aren’t just for show. Guidance systems and other precision ag tools can help you minimize fuel consumption by reducing overlap. Likewise, late-model tractors with infinitely or continuously variable transmissions can be more fuel-efficient than fixed-gear transmissions when coupecially during spring field operations, which results in less fuel consumption, fewer passes across the field and fewer opera

Cruising the Straits

Antique tractor owners love to show off their vintage machines by parading them through towns across the country. However, from the tractor seat there is only one parade that boasts a majestic view like no other.

Safety training aims at youth

Statistics don’t lie. On average since 1969, 32 Nebraska farmers have died from farm accidents each year. Reversing that trend, especially for young farm machinery operators, is part of a day’s work for University of Nebraska Extension educators Bill Booker and Sharry Nielsen. This spring, they led seven two-day youth tractor and farm safety training courses held around the state.

Johnson: a jack of many trades

Bill Johnson was always intrigued by farming. At a young age he liked working around tractors and large equipment, and all his life he’s treasured the idea of planting a seed and “watching it grow into something.”