Idle Chatter: Hot Rod Farmer

Idle Chatter: Hot Rod Farmer


Latest Episodes

Hot Rod Farmer: Think before you write the check.
April 17, 2024

It is very appealing and, in some instances, smart business to buy a relatively new, low- mileage vehicle in lieu of a brand new one. This week Ray goes over some things for you to consider. Who would

Making the A/C system in your equipment last. Aired 4/6/24
April 13, 2024

Air conditioning has become a necessity in modern farm equipment. It is not only important for a productive day, but it can also be extremely expensive to repair. This week Ray shares some simple tips

Solenoid response time.
April 12, 2024

Hot Rod Farmer: The secret life of engine oil.
April 10, 2024

In this episode I discuss the task of engine oil beyond the obvious, and the importance of piston ring design and sealing. I messed up at the end and hit the stop button instead of the exit music! Tha

Analyzing an oil test from a 2,500 horsepower CAT V-16. Aired 3/30/24
April 06, 2024

A listener from Utah is confused by the sudden increase in copper in the engine oil test from his CAT powered generator set.

Hot Rod Farmer:  The story of my life…
April 03, 2024

Wanting to take a break this week from a technical talk, Ray shares with his listeners a little about how life brought him to this point. He opens his heart to you, his cherished audience.