Irrigation News

John Deere Combine Harvesting corn against a mountain backdrop

Finding New Precision Ag Opportunities in Older Equipment

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Whether to buy new or used equipment has been and continues to be an important topic for growers. When it comes to precision agriculture technology, many used machines are outdated and lack features for implementing variable rate prescriptions, documentation, or monitoring and calibrating yield.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Aaron Brehmer, RDO Equipment Co.

Aaron Brehmer, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer takes us where few podcasts have been: inside a new John Deere S780 combine with Product Specialist, Aaron Brehmer.
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5 Tips for Buying a Used Tractor

5 Tips for Buying a Used Compact Tractor

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Growth. Diversification. Simply upgrading. Every business has numerous reasons to add new equipment to its fleet. For companies seeking to add more machines yet unable to swing the cost of purchasing brand-new, used equipment continues to be a viable option.
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RDO Account Manager Sara Epps standing next to a RDO Water pickup

A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co. – Account Manager, Sara Epps

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From innovative new practices to tried-and-true methods used for decades, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” irrigation solution for growers these days. That’s where experts like RDO Water Account Manager, Sara Epps, come into the picture.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Nate Dorsey, RDO Equipment Co.

Nate Dorsey, RDO Equipment Co. Agronomist, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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With recent, exciting updates to the Operations Center, it's a great time to have another another conversation about new offerings from John Deere.
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MVI Valley Irrigation System spraying in a field

Four Important Ways Precision Technology Is Impacting Irrigation

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Water management is becoming an increasing concern in agriculture, whether that’s dealing with too much or too little water. This is highlighted by recent events such as last year’s drought in California, flooding in Southern Texas, and depleting aquifers, such as the Ogallala that lies beneath several Midwestern states.
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Accurate Operation with Vibratory Plows

5 Tips for Better Accuracy in Underground Utility Plowing

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From upgrading existing services to installation of high-quality broadband, a vibratory plow is an in-demand piece of equipment. Utility installation projects, both rural and urban, can go quickly and smoothly with the help of this machine – when it’s operated correctly.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Dick Muhlbeier, RDO Equipment Co.

Dick Muhlbeier, RDO Equipment Co., on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Host Tony Kramer invited Dick on the podcast to talk about the different displays available in the Gen 4 family, how these new models differ from the Green Star 3 2630 display, and the options growers have for making these ideally-suited to their individual needs.
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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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RDO Water Names Frank Garcia Account Manager in Salinas

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A native of King City, Frank Garcia has nearly 20 years of agriculture and irrigation experience
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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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