Idle Chatter: Hot Rod Farmer

Idle Chatter: Hot Rod Farmer

Imparting knowledge about all aspects of equipment that is employed in modern production agriculture.

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May 21, 2022 29 min
Rural America has the heart of a servant. This week, the Hot Rod Farmer, Ray Bohacz, provides insight to the special service requirements for the vehicles employed by rural EMS and fire departments. The importance of pulley alignment is explored in the Under the Sheetmetal segment.

Success on the farm or ranch requires efficient machinery. I am Ray Bohacz, the Hot Rod Farmer from New Jersey, and I want to help you maximize ...

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The combustion sound of a diesel engine is a true indicator of how the fuel is burning and must be recognized as a diagnostic tool. In this episode Ray Bohacz, the Hot Rod Farmer, explains why each engine has a certain combustion sound and it is a language that you must learn to understand.

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May 13, 2022 1 min
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When it comes to your farm or ranch, decisions about investing in equipment and trucks need to be rooted in business sense and not emotion. All too often we make the wrong choice and over time, it has the potential to have a huge impact on our operations profitability.

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May 10, 2022 59 sec
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May 6, 2022 1 min
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Ray Bohacz, the Hot Rod Farmer, expands on an answer he provided a listener in a previous episode regarding exhaust back pressure. He also touches on why engine coolant is degraded during heavy field work.

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May 2, 2022 57 sec
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April 29, 2022 1 min
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This episode was triggered by the discussion in the ethanol industry to encourage higher octane blends. Though Ray Bohacz, the Hot Rod Farmer, is a huge supporter of biofuels, the ethanol community’s claim that octane is the sole key to engine performance is false. For the good of everyone it needs to be debunked.
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April 26, 2022 1 min
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April 25, 2022 74 min
If you were to meet this three times world champion NHRA nitromethane funny car driver on an airplane and ask him what he did for a living, he would tell you that he is a farmer. This is no hobby farm though. He is a first generation farmer that started his operation from nothing. He now runs 3,400 acres along with a 1,400 head commercial angus heard. The man behind the fire suit is a husband, father, son, and loving brother.
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April 22, 2022 1 min
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We are all guilty of identifying a rough running engine as experiencing a misfire. That is not always true. Technically, a defined set of circumstances constitutes a misfire. This is important for you to take the proper diagnostic path.
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April 19, 2022 1 min
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April 15, 2022 1 min
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In today’s world everything is not what it seems. But this charade began more than 40 years ago in the auto industry with the Japanese. It is known as perceived quality and is by design. In this episode of Idle Chatter, the Hot Rod Farmer explains the roots of perceived quality and how it is migrating into agricultural machinery.
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April 12, 2022 57 sec
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