Irrigation News

Troubleshooting Compact Utility Tractors

Compact Utility Tractor Troubleshooting Tips

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From starting trouble to engine issues, there is a host of problems one can face when operating a CUT on a daily basis. Here are three of the most common CUT operating issues, along with possible causes and the corresponding troubleshooting tips.
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RDO Employees in a John Deere Gator

Parades Provide Team Building, Community Involvement

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RDO team members get back just as much as they give when volunteering at local parades.
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Vermeer Tub Grinder

A Unique Approach to Complete a Shore Approach

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RDO Vermeer teamed up with ARB Underground to complete the HDD portion of the SEA-US cable system project in Hermosa Beach, CA.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Ben Hilde, RDO Equipment Co.

Ben Hilde, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer invited Ben on the podcast to talk about John Deere’s 4 Series Sprayers, and three of the newer technology offerings: AutoTrac Vision and RowSense, ExactApply, and Carbon Fiber Booms.
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Group shot of RDO Employees outside store location

RDO Equipment Co. Holds Grand Opening at Riverside Store

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Doors are open at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside. On Wednesday, September 13, the team proudly opened the store to celebrate its Grand Opening, an event that included a ribbon cutting, store tours, and lunch.
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Basics of Backhoe Maintenance

Basics of Backhoe Maintenance

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From construction to agriculture, utility work to maintenance, and snow removal to landscaping, backhoes are one of the most popular pieces of equipment, across numerous industries.
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Testing ExactApply Technology in the Field

Field Trial: Precision Application and Curve Compensation on Sprayers

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Sprayers are getting larger, often coming equipped with 120- or 132-foot booms, which can cause drastic differences in application rates on the inside and outside edges of a curve. This can result in weed, disease, or nutrient problems as product is overapplied on the inside of the boom and underapplied on the outside.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Big Iron 2017

John Deere at Big Iron on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer invited three John Deere employees on the podcast to talk about new equipment and what’s being highlighted at the show this year.
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Why Buy from a Dealership's Rental Fleet

Hidden Value of Purchasing from a Dealership’s Rental Fleet

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Regardless of the reason it’s needed, several factors often get in the way of companies actually pulling the trigger and making a new equipment purchase – initial cost and depreciation often at the top of the list. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a “new” addition to your fleet doesn’t have to be “new.”
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Two Arborwell employees cutting down a tree with chainsaws

Why is marketing important? Just ask this guy.

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Peter Sortwell, the founder of Arborwell Professional Tree Management based in Hayward, California, took a huge risk in refinancing his house to start a tree care business. Failing was not an option.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Erin Hightower, RDO Equipment Co.

Erin Hightower, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer invited Erin on the podcast to continue last episode’s discussion of John Deere Field Connect, specifically, the data management side, and areas including soil moisture, leaf wetness, temperature, wind speed, and rain.
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RDO employee standing next to a RDO Equipment Co. worktruck hitched to a Vermeer trailer

A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co. – Account Manager, Chris Stanley

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Chris Stanley has been around equipment as long as he can remember. Growing up in a small farming town and working jobs in the ranching, construction, and highway paving industries since he was out of high school, he has always been drawn to equipment.
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Clock with the words Uptime on the face

Why There is Much More Behind Oil Than a Price

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Proper engine oil maintenance is essential to protecting your equipment. We're sharing a few tips that will answer your questions.
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Gregoire Grape Harvester harvesting grapes in a vineyard

Mechanized and Multi-Functional – Vineyard Solutions from Gregoire

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Thanks to new, specialized offerings from equipment manufacturers, there are more opportunities for grape growers to mechanize practices, leading to more economical, efficient, and effective businesses.
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Arborwell employee using a Chainsaw on a tree

The story of Arborwell

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If you want to talk to someone who knows a thing or two about taking the risk to become a tree care entrepreneur, Peter Sortwell is your guy.
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Inside view of a RDO Shop filled with John Deere Construction equipment

Riverside Construction Update – August

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As the final details and finishes come together, and on the heels of a successful move-in of Vermeer from Fontana, the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside is nearly complete.
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Rodent Management for Strawberry Growers

Preventing Rodents in Drip-Irrigated Strawberry Fields

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Rodents are a major concern for all strawberry growers, including those with drip irrigation systems. Pests like pocket gophers, moles, squirrels, and voles, when not properly managed, eat the plants and fruit, causing crop damage and yield loss.
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Pivot Irrigation Technology

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Irrigation

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In a sense, agriculture technology is encouraging farmers to be micromanagers.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Dr. Abbey Wick

Dr. Abbey Wick, North Dakota State University, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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For how in-tune she is with the crops, fields, and farmers in the Red River Valley, one might think Dr. Abbey Wick grew up in the Midwest and spent years around agriculture. Surprisingly, neither is true.
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