Farm Life Lesson 1: Good Equipment is worth the extra mile It was how I found the AGCO blog in the first place. My husband had been searching for a Sunflower soil finisher (a product of AGCO) for months. Maybe even a couple of years. It appeared finding a used one which someone was willing to sale was quite a challenge.
That is, until last week. Farmer Husband finally found the Sunflower soil finisher for which he had been searching. The only problem was it was 5 states away. And when you live in Texas, 5 states in any direction is a long ways. So the boys talked it over. I can tell you two things.
#1. We are the proud owners of a Sunflower soil finisher.
#2. 1500 miles, 750 of them pulling a wide, heavy load, and only driving 40 mph, covering the back roads of 5 states and 500 gas stations (or something close to that!)… makes for a VERY long trip.
Apparently good equipment is worth the extra mile.
Who out there thinks they have traveled the furthest to pick up their beloved AGCO equipment?
The Farm Progress Show was a success! Despite the rainy weather, minor flooding and muddy conditions, everyone still came out and had a great time. If you missed the show, you missed a lot. But no worries…we have you covered! You can check out videos from AGCO on our Farm Progress Show playlist on YouTube.
We also visited “Big Bud”, the largest operating tractor in the world, weighing in at 65 tons, standing tall at 14 feet and 28 1/2 feet long. Big Bud boasts a modern-day rating of 1000 horsepower and was produced in 1977-1978. It was huge! Just to give some perspective, the signs in the photo to the right stand just about 5’5″ tall-my height!
Check out this video from Larry Kuster on the Sunflower 6630 Vertical Tillage Tool.
“It is more than just a big disc harrow…..there are features that set it apart from the competition. The large producer in the U.S., Canada and in Eastern Europe, and in other broad acre areas and applications has the opportunity to work their ground with the combination of the biggest and the best.”
View the Sunflower SF1550 Series Disc Harrow product literature. You can also find out more information from your local dealer.