Equipment

Tractor Restoration Club members (from left) Kiel Kruse, Joshua Bauer and Jaythan Scheideler work with support pieces that will be attached to the 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C so it can be moved around for restoration work. Club members are preparing the tractor for display at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice.
Tractor Restoration Club members (from left) Kiel Kruse, Joshua Bauer and Jaythan Scheideler work with support pieces that will be attached to the 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C so it can be moved around for restoration work. Club members are preparing the tractor for display at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Restoring an 'American Treasure' — a 1945 Allis Chalmers October 10, 2017

For students in the Tractor Restoration Club, fixing up tractors from their great-grandparents’ era is part of college life.They're currently restoring a 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C for display at the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice.

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Share Machinery, Reduce Costs — Developing a Joint Ownership Agreement April 5, 2017

Joint ownership of large farm equipment may offer cost savings. If you're considering this, check out the details that need to be included in the Joint Ownership Agreement.

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Biological Systems Engineering Assistant Professor Santosh Pitla (left) talks with BSE Graduate Student John Evans about the class they're teaching where students explore access and analysis of operational data from tractors.
Figure 1. Biological Systems Engineering Assistant Professor Santosh Pitla (left) talks with BSE Graduate Student John Evans about the class they're teaching. Students learn how to access and analyze tractor data.

Agricultural Machinery Data Acquisition and Analytics Research Could Lead to Increased Fuel and Field Efficiencies October 28, 2016

How much power are your farm implements using and how can you make them more efficient? These are among the questions being addressed by Santosh Piitla, an assistant professor of advanced machinery systems in the University of Nebraska Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Pitla is developing software to analyze key data from a tractor's multiple computers. Eventually the data will lead to "real-time," in-the-cab feedback to help operators manage field equipment more efficiently.

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Field of mature soybeans
Figure 1. Keep a careful eye on soybean moisture as the crop dries down. What appears to be wet from the road may be dry enough to harvest. Soybeans in right side of photo had a fungicide application, same variety, thus are staying green longer.

Set Soybean Harvest Goal of 13% Moisture to Aid Profits September 21, 2016

Learn how setting a goal of 13% moisture for harvested soybeans can help maximize potential profit from this year's harvest. Also see recommended adjustments for harvesting greener soybeans.

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