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Slideshow: From an electric skid-steer loader to a modern windmill, these products can make work on the farm more efficient.

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This slideshow is a bit like a virtual walk through your favorite fleet store where you may find just the thing you’ve been looking for but didn’t know you needed. In this gallery of new ideas, you’ll find an electric skid-steer loader that can still use hydraulic attachments, and a bin sump tool that could end your days of crawling into bins to free up grain.

As you click through the items here, you’ll see some interesting tech coming to market. For example, you’ll find an automated drone system that could patrol fields every day to capture and transmit images.

There’s a windmill that’s similar to one your granddad might recognize from a distance. However, when you get close, you’ll find it’s less for pumping water and more for creating electric juice.

And you’ll find some familiar brands with some new tools to make life on the farm a little easier. One is a new compact fuel trailer with features you’d find on larger machines, and a pneumatic grain system that can boost your productivity.

So take a gander at what’s been collected here, and you might find something you can’t make do without.

About the Author(s)

Sierra Day

Field editor, Farm Progress

A 10th-generation agriculturist, Sierra Day grew up alongside the Angus cattle, corn and soybeans on her family’s operation in Cerro Gordo, Ill. Although she spent an equal amount in farm machinery as she did in the cattle barn as a child, Day developed a bigger passion for the cattle side of the things.

An active member of organizations such as 4-H, FFA and the National Junior Angus Association, she was able to show Angus cattle on the local, state and national levels while participating in contests and leadership opportunities that were presented through these programs.

As Day got older, she began to understand the importance of transitioning from a member to a mentor for other youth in the industry. Thus, her professional and career focus is centered around educating agriculture producers and youth to aid in prospering the agriculture industry.

In 2018, she received her associate degree from Lake Land College, where her time was spent as an active member in clubs such as Ag Transfer club and PAS. A December 2020 graduate of Kansas State University in Animal Sciences & Industry and Agricultural Communications & Journalism, Day was active in Block & Bridle and Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, while also serving as a communications student worker in the animal science department.

Day currently resides back home where she owns and operates Day Cattle Farm with her younger brother, Chayton. The duo strives to raise functional cattle that are show ring quality and a solid foundation for building anyone’s herd.

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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