Moving Forward: Blog

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.

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

5 Tips for Maximizing the Value of Your Farm Equipment

By: TDS Author | Jun 27, 2014 10:00:00 AM

No matter how long you’ve been using your existing farm equipment, chances are you’ll need to exchange it for newer, more advanced machinery sooner or later. Proper maintenance combined with a little TLC can help you protect the resale value of your combines, tractors and more. Below you’ll find tips and advice that will allow you to fetch top dollar come trade in time. Condition matters