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Trying on our latest tractor purchase and outfitting for the season. The 2015 season will see us in one of only six Xerion tractors in the United States.
The Claas Xerion 5000 features:
– Six different steering modes – Standard, All-Wheel, Single-Sided Crab, Gentle Mode, Full Crab.
– Over 500 hp continuously variable transmission.
– 35 mph.
– High torque at low engine speeds, 1000 rpm PTO at an engine speed of 1730 rpm.
Tier 4 compliant.
Accessorizing the Xerion we have ...
Welcome back to the second year of our Growing Season blog. We have been busy out in the fields already, putting a few seeds in the ground. We started April 20th planting corn but only were able to get half our acres in before rain chased us out of the field Sunday the 27th. That’s not all bad however as the temperatures dropped back down into the 40’s and 50’s the last few days so the combination of cold temps ...Continue Reading →
Wheat harvest is finally here, we started cutting our first wheat field Saturday July 19th with help from Jeff Gray, product coordinator and combine guru for Claas of North America. Jeff helped us set all the settings on the combine perfect for a great harvest.
While harvest is going on in the wheat, irrigation is ramping up in the corn and soybean fields. Both corn and soybeans are at their most critical reproductive stages so our job is to reduce as ...Continue Reading →
In today’s agriculture you’re more likely to see a producer with an electronic device in their hand rather than a pitchfork. We still raise the same animals, and grow the same crops, but the way in which we do so has changed. Precision Ag is writing a new chapter in agriculture and it has a digital signature.
From the soil the seed is planted into, to the last kernel put into the bin, a database is tracking it.
Below is a sample ...Continue Reading →
n our last blog we hoped that Mother Nature was done showing off for this spring but that has not been the case here in our neck of the woods. Since we last talked hail, heavy rains, high winds, and Tornados have continued to be apart of the weekly events. We had significant hail damage to a few bean fields and one corn field. Heavy rains have drowned out low lying areas of fields or prevented planting in those spots ...Continue Reading →
Spring is always a coin toss as to what you are going to get in terms of weather. One thing is for sure however, Mother Nature is in charge and deserves our respect. Since our last post we have just about seen it all. 70 mile an hour winds, raining 3 inches in a half hour and let’s not forget tornadoes. How is a person supposed to get their work done ...Continue Reading →
It’s out with the old, in with the new. 2013 is past but we couldn’t let it go without taking one last look at the highlights that made it unique. 2013 was the inaugural year of this blog “The Growing Season”. This tool along with our Facebook page, Youtube channel, and twitter feed provided us with new ways to open up our world of production agriculture to an ever increasing number of interested readers. Through these tools we ...Continue Reading →
We finished planting corn Friday the 17th of May. The chances forecasted for rain on Wednesday never materialized which afforded us the opportunity to get the corn acres in before the weekend. The rain came Friday night into early Saturday day morning hours; we did not experience any severe weather with it. Our first fields planted were a little wet yet when we planted them and had some crusting of top soil and some sidewall smearing. The timing of this ...Continue Reading →
Well, things got hot and heavy here in Eastern Nebraska real fast this week so we will defer our previous conversation till a little later and talk about this weeks events. Planters started rolling in Eastern Nebraska Sunday May 12 with temperatures climbing up to the mid 60° mark and up to 100° plus by Tuesday afternoon. Add winds of 10 to 20 mph and things get hot and dry real fast. The ground was a little wet for planting ...Continue Reading →