New tractor owner ORIENTATION VIDEO


Today we're outside with the Kubota Standard L Series tractor. I'm going to take a couple of minutes and go through a new owner introduction on this tractor. We've done a lot of videos on feature, function, benefit type stuff, and shown how machines work, but there is a particular process that we walk through in conversation that we have with everybody who's buying a tractor for the first time. I'm going to take a couple of minutes here and go around this tractor and show you all the controls, how to operate it.

How NOT to break your loader while back dragging


Neil from Messick’s here out today to show you a quick demonstration on the proper technique to back drag with your loader. I’ve frequently seen guys doing this wrong. If you don't approach your pile and back drag in a right way, you can do some quick damage to your loader. I’m going to walk you through that here today.

Adding a skid steer quick connector to an old tractor


Today's short conversation is going to be about the process that it takes to take an older tractor that has a pin on bucket on the loader and install a skid steer quick coupler

Tips for loading and hauling your equipment


Today we're going to do a video to show you some of the pitfalls that you can watch out for when hauling your tractor on a trailer. The amount of improperly loaded and overloaded trailers that you'll see with equipment on it is shockingly and unfortunately common. One thing's that guys often do wrong when they're sizing their trailer to their equipment is not calculating the GVW properly

HORSEPOWER VS TORQUE - New Holland T8.420 vs A Ford Explorer???


Today, we're outside with my 2013 Ford Explorer and this New Holland 2013 T8.420. Interestingly enough, my car here is 365 horsepower. There's tractor nets out at 367, just two horsepower apart from each other.

6 Tips to prevent emissions system trouble


Neil from Messick’s, here to give you six different preventative measures that you can take on your tier four emissions compliant tractor to avoid having unnecessary problems. There's no doubt if you hop on the internet and read message boards and stuff for equipment, you'll find a lot of guys running into problems with emission systems. By large, from the dealership perspective, we have had problems with this stuff, but it has not been overwhelming problems. 

TESTED - Loader Capacity VS. Height


Neil from Messick's here, out today with the Kubota LA 434 front-loader. Today we're going to do a little bit of load cell testing down in our test pit. I've got here buried about 10 feet underground a tire with a chain attached to it and a loader cell between my loader and that chain going down underground. I'm going to go through and do a couple of demonstrations here for you today showing how lift, height, and the positioning on your loader bucket impacts your lift capacity. 

Understanding Tractor Horsepower. Gross \ Net \ PTO \ Drawbar


Today's short conversation is going to be about horsepower and all the varying standards that exist that are a little bit confusing. 

Who Would Buy A 2WD Tractor?


Today we're going to have a conversation about why somebody might actually consider, in 2019, buying a two-wheel drive tractor. Many guys have the impression that as the tractor industry has grown and companies come out with new models that the complexity of this stuff only grows and grows and grows and in order to find an inexpensive tractor, you have to go to a company importing something from overseas or from India or a place like that and it. 

Get your Tractor out of the mud using your Front Loader


Today, I'm going to show you how to get your tractor unstuck from the mud using your load or there's a little technique that you can do to help get that tractor out on your own, without needing another machine in order to tow you out 

Kubota B-Series vs Standard L-01 Series


We're out today with several Kubota machines, and we're going to take a moment to show you some of the differences when you move from a B-Series tractor into an L-Series tractor. Take a walk here with me around these two machines, and we'll show you some of the things that make these tractors tick.