Now that’s a good calendar
The year is off to a better start already, compared to 2009. Last year my CaseIH calendar didn’t arrive in the mail until sometime in April (that was for the 2009 calendar year) so it really was too late.
I had already found a good calendar to put on the wall above my office phone. So I wasn’t going to change it in April. For 2010, the CaseIH calendar arrived in late December, just in time to make the cut.
Now for the month of January I can observe on a daily basis this happy farmer driving a red chore tractor as he cleans up manure in a dairy feed yard. I did cheat and looked ahead to February, and it features someone with a front-wheel assist red tractor, cultivating a field and in the corner of the photo is a satellite receiver atop a tripod in the field.
I’m assuming it is one of those RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) systems that helps those with GPS and autosteer to reduce implement overlap to a micrometer. (I didn’t know it either until I looked it up, but a micrometer is one millionth of a metre). I don’t think the RTK systems are quite that accurate, but they can supposedly reduce overlap to a few centimeters.
Regardless of tractor color, the most important feature of a calendar to me is the size of the print. How easy is it to read from 2 ½ to three feet away? Do I have to squint, or put on my glasses? Are the boxes for each day well defined? Do they have room for a couple notes? Does it show the phases of the moon, and most Christian holidays?
The CaseIH calendar does all that and more. It even has a daily count off, so you can see how many days of the year are completed, and how many days there are left in the year. (July 1 is actually the truest mid-point – 182 days completed, and 183 days to go. – I cheated again and looked ahead. July features a big red round baler, putting up hay on what might be a dairy and elk farm.)
The CaseIH calendar passed the test on all counts, and the calendar even offers a contest to win a $1,000 CNH gift card. I will leave the contest for the paying customers. My luck I would win, but what could I get for $1,000 from Case? I guess I could give it to my brother-in-law who has all green machinery, but then that would really confuse things.
Anyway, I can easily read the calendar dates from a good three feet away, without glasses, and that’s a good thing. CaseIH is the best.
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