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Share Information and Ideas About Farm Equipment Maintenance, a website that helps farmers maintain and extend the operating lives of their tractors, added a blog to the site on July 11. The blog addresses an array of topics about tractors and farm equipment, including tractor maintenance, new products, implements, tier 4 engines, safety issues, and fuel efficiency – as well as things to consider when buying or selling tractors.

Mark Moore, a well-known agricultural communications professional, hosts the blog. He has edited and contributed to agricultural publications as varied as Farm Industry News

, Corn and Soybean Digest, No-Till Farmer and Farm Equipment, to name a few.  Moore is a member of both the North American Agricultural Journalists and American Agricultural Editors' Association.

"The blog, like the website, is about helping farmers extend the useful and productive life cycles of tractors and other farm equipment," Moore said. "We want to help farmers be proactive about maintenance to get the most out of their tractors. And that includes posts about engine oil, hydraulic tractor fluids and many other tips about machinery maintenance."

Moore added that, when possible, he relates timely news events that affect the agricultural community to the blogs he posts on multiple times per week. Many farmers get maintenance information from local tractor dealerships and co-ops. The blog provides farmers with a personable and friendly format for exchanging timely and relevant information with farmers from around the country to help improve performance and protect expensive farm equipment.

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