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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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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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Improving Productivity in Agriculture with Versatile Attachments BarnCat

Improving Productivity in Agriculture with Versatile Attachments

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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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Utilizing Technology for Compact Machines on Construction Jobsites RoyBrookhart

Utilizing Technology for Compact Machines on Construction Jobsites

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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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Building A Legacy: Farm Transitions BarnCat

Building A Legacy: Farm Transitions

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Think about the last farmer you interacted with – chances are, you were the younger person involved in that conversation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the United States Department of Agriculture, the average American farmer is 57 years old. In fact, over 60 percent of farmers in our country are 55 years old or older. Since more than 87 percent of farms are family owned, farm transition planning is becoming an important topic. 

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How Safe Are Your Jobsites?

How Safe Are Your Jobsites?

Machine owners and operators face pressure to complete tasks quickly on a regular basis, which can create a dangerous situation if deadlines take priority over safety. All it takes is being distracted for a fraction of a second to cause equipment damage or injury to an operator or ground personnel.

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Can You Match 10.5 Litres per Hour?

Can You Match 10.5 Litres per Hour?

Let's face it – watching the fuel needle slide to the left isn’t a great feeling, especially when we all know that fuel prices are only heading in one direction.


I clench my teeth with every tank I pay for – and that's just me paying for diesel to get me to work and back. I can only imagine how miffed farmers and contractors must feel when they spend 15-18 hours at peak season working on a clamp, knowing that making the needle move back to the right costs more year on year. Yet the loading shovel is an essential piece of kit and you just have to grin and make jokes about it guzzling fuel like the ushers swigging down beer at a wedding party, right?

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Reduce Your Fuel Burn with Cat Small Wheel Loaders

Reduce Your Fuel Burn with Cat Small Wheel Loaders

Cat® Small Wheel Loaders equipped with hydrostatic power train, low speed and high torque engines, and intelligent power management technology can save up to approx. 7500 litres of fuel a year. And less money spent on fuel quickly translates to lower overhead.

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Cat Emission Technology with Passive Regeneration Allows You to Keep Working

Cat Emission Technology with Passive Regeneration Allows You to Keep Working

Cat patented emissions systems use state-of-the-art technology to reduce exhaust temperatures, minimizing accident and injury risk. These systems utilize a clean emissions module designed to require no operator intervention or disruption of work cycles – which means more time the wheel loader is up and running working on your farm or ranch.

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