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About Hot Rod Farmer

Ray is a farmer in New Jersey, USA. He wants to use his knowledge and love of machinery to help farmers prosper. He says; I want your yield bump and business savvy reinvested to bring more value to the next harvest season and not consumed by avoidable equipment failures. For this reason, I have created the Farm Machinery Digest website and Idle Chatter podcast. It is a means for me to transfer knowledge to you about all aspects of the equipment that is employed in modern-production agriculture.

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Ray’s Farming Toolbox Test #6

Test your knowledge every month with Ray’s Toolbox Tests. Simply answer the questions, hit the Submit button, and find out…

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Curing small engine starting woes with Ray

The small gasoline engine is employed for a myriad of tasks on the farm. For the most part they are…

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Ray’s Farming Toolbox Test #5

Test your knowledge every month with Ray’s Toolbox Tests. Simply answer the questions, hit the submit button, and find out…

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3 simple steps to decrease equipment failure

Do not let your profits fly out the farm shop door! It is not what you make… it is what…

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Ray’s Farming Toolbox Test #4

Test your knowledge every month with Ray’s Toolbox Tests. Simply answer the questions, hit the Submit button, and find out…

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Slow cooked: Reducing the impact of heat soak.

Everything on a farm works hard and an engine is no exception. Regardless of whether it is gas or diesel,…

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Ray’s Farming Toolbox Test #3

Test your knowledge every month with Ray’s Toolbox Tests. Simply answer the questions, hit the Submit button, and find out…

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Ray’s farming Toolbox Test #2

Test your knowledge every month with Ray’s Toolbox Tests. Simply answer the questions, hit the Submit button, and find out…

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Ray on ground circuit diagnostics and repair

There is not a type of farm equipment that has not been exposed to the integration of electronics. Long gone…

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Ray’s farming Toolbox Test #1

Test your knowledge every month with Ray’s Toolbox Tests. Simply answer the questions, hit the Submit button, and find out…

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Using octane and cetane on farm – what’s the difference?

  Ever wonder what you are paying for at the pump? Farmer and machinery journalist Ray Bohacz explains how octane…