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Machinery ownership and operation is a major crop and livestock production cost. Several items combined can significantly affect costs, improve machine reliability and improve profit margins.

How to Get Maximum Machinery Life

This fact sheet discusses five strategies to achieve maximum farm machinery life. These strategies are: machinery maintenance, oil analysis, machinery storage, engine tune-ups, and avoiding modification of tractor engines.