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Recent Posts

Lower Fertility Prices Likely Coming / Nozzle Selection

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Lower prices on the horizon? We are expecting fall fill prices to come out soon.  From all indicators, it looks like fertilizer will be lower and possibly much lower than last season.  […]

Beware Locking in 2017 Urea / GPS and Sprayer Boom Section Control

June 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz I have been getting reports of people trying to lock in 2017 urea right now. It better be priced pretty low because we can get urea out of the Twin […]

Fertilizer Prices Continue Decline / Dig to Check Seeding When Planting

June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Fertilizer prices are heading down. Urea is now available in the Twin Cities for less than $260.00/ton. This puts dry N at a huge price advantage over liquid sources […]

Fertilizer Prices Continue Slight Declines / Harvest Safety on the Road

October 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Fertilizer Prices Continue Slight Declines / Harvest Safety on the Road

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz Fertilizer prices are heading down. Urea is now available in the Twin Cities for less than $260.00/ton. This puts dry N at a huge price advantage over liquid sources […]

Lock in Fertilizer Prices/Is Your Combine Ready for Harvest?

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

It is still looking like the right time to lock in fertilizer for next season, especially nitrogen. N is lower than last season and the markets look to keep rising as we go into harvest. P and K are flat and should stay that way with only small increases expected.







Equipment Tips

Is Your Combine Ready for Harvest?

The harvest season puts huge demands on your equipment and unexpected breakdowns or poor performance can cost money. With the season ahead, now is the time to give your harvester a full service so it’s ready to go at a moment’s notice.

The importance of replacing worn components on a combine harvester cannot be overemphasized. Worn components result in poor combine performance, reducing profits. For example, up to 80 percent of crop loss can occur at the platform or header area of the combine. Whether you’re harvesting wheat, barley, rice, soybeans, corn, grain-sorghum, or other crops, proper cutter bar or gatherer unit maintenance and regular replacement of worn parts will reduce loss and increase profits.

Feeding, threshing, and separating performance is reduced if maintenance and replacement of worn parts are not done at the proper time. Poor feeding of material to the threshing area can cause plugging, which can result in cylinder drive component failure or incomplete threshing. Worn threshing components cause incomplete threshing or grain damage when cylinder speed is increased to compensate for worn components.

Worn material-handling components, such as augers and elevator paddles, can result in reduced combine productivity. So in a nutshell, spend some time going over your combine to save yourself from the unexpected breakdowns during harvest this year.

Doug Gaspar Give us a call at 1-800-274-3389 if you have any questions. Click here to send us an e-mail.   [table “3” not found /]