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Fawcett Tractor Parts to Display at Chatham-Kent Farm Show

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Fawcett Tractor Supply to Display at Chatham-Kent Farm Show
Fawcett Tractor Supply, an All States Ag Parts Company, will be exhibiting at the Chatham-Kent Farm Show in Chatham, ON from Tuesday, January 28 thru Thursday, January 30. Parts experts will be on hand in Booth B10 to assist farmers, repair shops and dealers with their parts needs for tractors, combines, skid steers and other ag equipment. 

All States Ag Parts and Fawcett Tractor Parts are the leading suppliers of new, remanufactured and used tractor and combine parts in North America with 12 locations, including 11 salvage yards.
Fawcett Tractor Supply representatives will also be on hand to discuss how their acquisition by All States Ag Parts has been a factor in improved inventory availability and better pricing with more buying power. 

Fawcett Tractor Supply can be reached at 800-372-7149 on on-line at fawcett.cc
To shop in the U.S. contact All States Ag Parts at 877-530-4430 or https://www.tractorpartsasap.com.
The Chatham-Ke…

Why should I switch to LED?

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Why should I switch to LED? 
Light has come a long way since the candle days; from incandescent bulbs to halogen bulbs, and now LED’s run the game. So, you’ve probably heard that LEDs are efficient and last a long time, but what is the hype all about? Should you make the change to LED bulbs on your tractor? These facts may help you make that decision. 
LED bulbs stand the test of time. LED bulbs usually rank between 30,000-40,000 hours of life, with zero maintenance. Whereas, Halogen bulbs only last around 500 hours. 
Looking at the price, there is a temptation to buy the halogen bulb, because halogen bulbs can be significantly cheaper, but remember that the LED bulb can last eighty times longer! 
Let’s take a bulb that would fit a John Deere 2040 for example, the LED bulb would cost $39.99 and last between 30,000-40,000 hours of life, coming out to $.001 of cost per hour (less than a thousandth of a cent).

The Halogen bulb would cost $16.00 and last 500 hours of life, coming out to $.032…

Winterize your Tractor: for tractors being stored in the winter

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Winterize your Tractor:  for tractors being stored in the winter 

Is your tractor ready to hibernate for the winter? When preparing to store a tractor for the winter, taking the appropriate steps is vital in order to maintain the optimal condition of your machine. 
First and foremost, repair. The final fall harvest was likely done in a rush and repairs were pushed off. Now is the time, repair before they get worse; so the machine is ready for the spring. 
Second, get a good clean on that machine. Keeping excess dirt, grass, and seed on your machine will only lead to corrosion. Get the pressure washer in there and restore your machine to clean. After the machine has been thoroughly cleaned, take one final inspection and check belts, hangers, blades, etc. Don’t leave a broken one on, get it replaced during the winter months while your machine is down. 
Third, change your oil and air filters. Air filters will be dirty from the working summer months and your fluids need a change before the ma…

5 Tips for Summer on the Farm

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5 Tips for Summer on the Farm
During the summer months, one clear concern is the effect of the heat. Often times, farmers consider the effect of the heat on their product more than the effect on themselves. One important thing to remember is that you aren't safe and healthy you can't properly take care of your product. Take care of yourself first. Remain hydrated, stay cool and protect yourself from the sun. Getting a severe sunburn can set you back for days with sun poisoning or burns if you aren't careful. Reapply sunscreen and remain hydrated. Remember, if you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated. Keep that water nearby!  Check your machinery regularly. Your equipment goes from an asset to a nuisance if it’s not regularly checked.  It could even leave you stranded, mid-season. Do a quick check on your equipment after each day to look for signs of serious damage and to prevent issues like combustion.  Make an effort to keep things that make you more comfortable in …

Safety on Farms

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Saftey on Farms
Safety on farms is vital in maintaining a successful environment. Children often frequent family-run farms, so many safety rules must be set up from the start. We have compiled a list of safety reminders for all farms; from the Midwest to the Southern Highlands of Australia, every farm needs these reminders.

Use this as a reminder that no matter how many times you've driven a tractor or used a baler, that it takes one day of carelessness, one day of throwing safety precautions to the side for there to be a tragic accident.

When using equipment, remain aware. It’s early, you're exhausted because, well you run a farm. But if you're exhausted, this isn't the time to be on a piece of equipment. Wake up first, rest if you have to. Being drowsy at the wheel of any machine is a bad idea. If you wouldn’t step behind a car in that state, don't step behind a piece of farm equipment. Rogue parts lying on the ground like a skid steer part, tractor part or a bla…

Mother Nature- Women in Farming

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Mother Nature-Women in Farming 
American women in farming work to provide us with invaluable insight into agricultural developments and scientific research to propel us forward into new ways of providing food to the people of our world, like hydroponics. These hard-working farmers also provide us with livestock, produce and veterinary services. Unfortunately, these women often get overlooked in what is called “a mans industry.” 
The USDA found that “Nearly 1 million women are working America’s lands. That is nearly a third of our nation’s farmers. These women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales.  Women are also scientists, economists, foresters, veterinarians, and conservationists. Women are in the boardrooms and the corner offices of international enterprises, and are the owners and operators of small businesses. Women are property owners and managers. Women are policymakers and standard bearers. Women are involved in every aspect of agriculture.”
Seeing that nearl…

Pre Harvest Combine Checklist

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Fall harvest is around the corner. Before you hit the field, give your combine a once-over with this 12-point checklist.
Clean the machine of dust and dirt for better operation and to help spot wear and potential problems.Attach headers to combine and make sure they are operational, checking height and contour controls.On the grain table header, inspect sickle blades and guards, inspect teeth in augers and reel.On the corn head, inspect gathering chains and sprockets, adjust the width of stripper plates. Check and adjust drive chains. Remember: Row unit gearboxes operate as mini transmissions and need to be checked once a year. Refill with grease or oil depending on age and brand of corn head.Check all belts for wear and replace as needed.Check all chains and bearings for wear; replace chains that can’t be adjusted or tensioned correctly.For axial combines, inspect rotor and concave, checking wires for damage and bars for wear.Check unloading system auger. If edges are sharp like a ra…