Empire Farm Days 2014

Lost in the jumble of activities from the past two weeks¬†was my coverage of the largest farm related show in the Northeast, the Empire Farm Days. Just like last year, the latest in agricultural technology was on display in the form of tractors, implements, and other devices that non farmers would find strange. Have you ever heard of a remote controlled manure agitator? It’s a crazy looking device with large tires, multiple pumps, and nozzles pointing every which way. I didn’t take any photos because I knew I couldn’t out do this stock photo from the manufacturer, Nuhn Industries.

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I don’t know what it is about a the farm show but the discussion usually breaks down into a conversation about poop. Read more about the lagoon crawler by clicking here.¬†After cracking the case of the Nuhn the rest of the day was spent browsing new tractors and watching a few demos. Seeing all this equipment in action I really wonder how anyone can afford this stuff. These machines seem to become larger with each passing year. One oddball of note, have you ever heard of heavy equipment manufacturer SDLG? It stands for Shandong Lingong and is another brand of the Volvo Empire. Look for it to become your next low budget value loader.

Tomorrow I’ll fill in the gaps regarding the equipment auction that also takes place during the show. Sooooo many Mack trucks went across the block. Make sure to check back.

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