Moving Forward: Blog

Proper O-Ring Installation will keep you running!

By: TDS Author | Oct 28, 2014 11:35:11 AM

SAE O-Ring Boss Fitting Installation:

Mud Hog Start-Up Procedure Vital to Running Properly

By: TDS Author | Oct 15, 2014 4:34:33 PM

At Mud Hog, we want to ensure that once you have your axle, that you don't run into any unnecessary problems.  So, here is the start-up procedure to help you get up and running for your best harvest! Start-Up Procedure After having completed the installation or servicing of the rear wheel drive system on a hydrostatic drive machine, the following start-up procedure must be performed to insure adequate bleeding and flushing of the newly installed or serviced hydraulic components. This procedure also serves to check proper plumbing of the hydraulic circuit.

Announcing the Winner of the "Free Mud Hog Sweepstakes!"

By: TDS Author | Oct 14, 2014 11:06:14 AM

All of us at Mud Hog would like to congratulate Robin Bauer of McClusky, North Dakota, who was recently chosen as the winner of the "Win a Free Mud Hog Sweepstakes."

The Dangers of installing an old rear axle on a new combine

By: TDS Author | Sep 19, 2014 12:09:40 PM

Here at Mud Hog, we’ve received dozens of calls asking us whether or not it’s a good idea to transfer a Mud Hog rear-wheel drive axle from one combine to another. Given that every Mud Hog hydraulic rear-wheel drive system is engineered to fit one specific combine model, we feel it necessary to explain the risks involved with installing a rear-wheel drive axle on a machine for which it was not intended.

Top 5 Corn Harvest Tips

By: TDS Author | Sep 11, 2014 3:19:24 PM

Thanks to cooler temperatures and a relatively wet summer, Corn Belt farmers are set to achieve record yields in 2014. To help you make the most of this year’s harvest and boost profits in the face of lower commodity prices, we’ve compiled a series of tips that will enable you to maximize yields while minimizing losses.  #1 - Ready Equipment and Storage Facilities

How to Get Farming Equipment Unstuck from the Mud

By: TDS Author | Aug 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM

There's nothing more frustrating than getting equipment stuck in the mud. It's a huge inconvenience, and you don't have time to waste. Every moment impacts your yield at harvest time, so you need a solution now. But don’t rush to free your equipment by grabbing the first set of chains or ropes you can find, hopping in your truck, and trying to tug it free. Not only is it unlikely that you’ll be successful, but you’re also endangering yourself and everyone around you. So what’s the solution? A combine stuck in the mud isn’t easy to excavate. But where do you start?

5 of the Best Free Mobile Apps for Farmers

By: TDS Author | Aug 12, 2014 9:54:00 AM

It’s no secret – advances in technology are playing an increasingly large role in the agricultural world, providing essential information for the planting, growing and harvesting of virtually any crop, no matter the region.  Smartphone apps – available for iPhone, iPad and most Android devices, are one piece of the digital pie that farmers have begun to adopt in large numbers. Apps allow farmers to receive incredibly detailed weather information, significantly increase yield rates, keep track of every aspect of their operation and much more. Below, we highlight five of the best farming apps available today. Apps that can help you save time and maximize production. 1) Farm Progress

5 Ways to Increase the Fuel Efficiency of Your Farm Equipment

By: TDS Author | Jul 3, 2014 7:00:00 AM

No matter what kind of business you run – from a small convenience store to a large soy farm – finding new ways to reduce costs will always be a top priority. One of the easiest and most effective ways for farmers to increase savings is to use less fuel while operating tractors, combines and other heavy machinery. Below, you’ll find tips and advice you can put into practice right away to achieve greater fuel efficiency in the field. Drop warm-up times

Options for Financing Used Farm Equipment

By: TDS Author | Jul 1, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Unlike that used work truck you may have paid for with cash, pre-owned farming equipment requires hefty sum to purchase. So you’ll probably find it necessary to obtain financing in order to afford a quality used combine, tractor or other piece of machinery essential to the success of your farm. Below you’ll find several different financing methods and terms, most of which are made available to purchasers of new or used equipment. Different outlets will offer different financing options, so be sure to contact the bank or finance company you’re interesting in working with to find out if they offer the loan that’s right for you.