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Farm Transition Planning Can Never Start Too Early

Farm Transition Planning Can Never Start Too Early

As farm operators continue to age and the next generation prepares to take on the family legacy, farm transition planning is becoming one of the most important challenges farm families will face. The planning process covers several areas including asset distribution, operation assessment and successor development, all of which can prove to be difficult and complicated.

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Engineered for the Dairy Industry

Engineered for the Dairy Industry

Ask anyone who knows anything about the UK farming industry and they’ll tell you that it’s the dairy businesses that are facing the biggest challenge. Specifically, a dairy farmer’s biggest headache is managing his cost of production. “Keeping a cap on your costs, while knowing what you’ve got to spend to produce the expected product. And trying to do that with the fewest number of surprises.”

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Operate a Cat Machine the Way You Want

Operate a Cat Machine the Way You Want

For the first time, Caterpillar is offering Hand and Foot Controls as an option on 14 Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loader models.


Designed with extensive input from Hand and Foot Control operators, these controls feature ergonomically positioned foot pedals and single-axis joysticks that provide a feel that operators expect.

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Cat 299D2 XHP Delivers Solution to Large Estate

Cat 299D2 XHP Delivers Solution to Large Estate

Laid out by famed landscape architect Humphry Repton in 1791, the grounds and 370-acre park at Courteenhall House are in the classic English fashion, lending style and substance to the rest of the 2,000 acre estate.

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Caterpillar's New Hand and Foot Controls Option SkidSteerJeff

Caterpillar's New Hand and Foot Controls Option

SkidSteerJeff

Caterpillar recently announced that Hand and Foot Controls are now an option on 14 Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loader models. Since then, questions about the new option have been pouring in. We want to take this opportunity to answer some of the top questions from equipment owners and operators.

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Improving Productivity in Agriculture with Versatile Attachments BarnCat

Improving Productivity in Agriculture with Versatile Attachments

BarnCat

Certain attachments are particularly useful in agriculture applications, and with performance abilities continuously improving, it is helpful to stay on top of the latest advancements when considering your next attachment purchase.

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Year Round Contributor

Year Round Contributor

After working for a landscaper in his teens, Greg Cote knew early on that he wanted to work for himself. In 2007, at the age of 21, Cote broke off and formed his own lawn care service in Newington, Conn.  Starting out with a small pickup truck, a trailer and a lawn mower, Cote went to work.

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3 Ways to Improve Undercarriage Life

3 Ways to Improve Undercarriage Life

Did you know that undercarriage repair and maintenance can be as much as 50 percent of your machine’s maintenance cost over the life of the machine? While undercarriage maintenance is not complicated, track machines, which have much better flotation than wheel machines, can be managed so that the undercarriage life is optimized and owning and operating costs are reduced.

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Utilizing Technology for Compact Machines on Construction Jobsites RoyBrookhart

Utilizing Technology for Compact Machines on Construction Jobsites

RoyBrookhart

Running a successful construction business takes strategic vision, and advances in technology give machine owners and operators the ability to manage each aspect of the company more effectively. Everything from fleet management and preventative maintenance to jobsite productivity and sustainability standards can be implemented through specialized technology systems. I called on my colleague, Dave Stafford, our Technology Application Specialist, to help me write this post. He provided some extensive input on technology use for small and compact machines, and I’m thankful for his expertise.

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Your Business Needs a Budget

Your Business Needs a Budget

From time to time, we feature experts in a particular field or specialty contracting service. Here, Mike Lysecki of The Landscape Management Network – a member-based suite of software, tools, systems and education to help landscape contractors increase productivity and profits – explains the importance of a budget to your business.

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