Best of the Farm Equipment Web: September 2, 2022

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Farm equipment editors come across a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our formidable agricultural machinery industry. Here’s our favorite content from the last week on the web:


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from Nebraska Zipline Brewing has partnered with AKRS Equipment Solutions, a John Deere dealership with more than two dozen locations to produce AKRS Ale. “Just as our customers associate the AKRS name with quality in the field, we want them to seek out AKRS Ale when it’s time to unwind,” says AKRS CEO Kevin Clark, noting that the brew is made with corn grown in Nebraska.


Solve the labor shortage with an internal solution

Like most small, rural employers, Illinois-based equipment maker HCC is struggling to attract workers with the skills needed to maintain demand. In this 2-minute video, HCC explains the challenge and showcases its creative solution to a welder shortage, citing tactics, partners and processes.


Independent Innovation: The College Kid & Wunderkind Welders

As our special edition on short, independent machines makes its way into dealer mailboxes in the coming days, here is a fascinating article on a great success story. This machine allowed an independent company to build its brand and “was created in a small garage by an engineering student and 2 brilliant metalworkers”.

In a secret garage in Fargo, young engineer Paul Nystuen worked with veteran builders Jerry Joubert and Al Lieberg to design and assemble a four-wheel-drive tractor for International Harvester.  Photo courtesy of Paul Nystuen Collection

In a secret garage in Fargo, young engineer Paul Nystuen worked with veteran builders Jerry Joubert and Al Lieberg to design and assemble a four-wheel-drive tractor for International Harvester. Photo courtesy of Paul Nystuen Collection


Breaking the code in the dealership

In this week’s popular Rural Lifestyle Dealer Blog, Tim Brannon talks about “Code Talkers” in daily dealership events. For example, if a tech comes in and says the unit they’re working on is a piece of “excrement,” someone should pick up the code that they’re having trouble with that job and need help. Always entertaining, Brannon advises dealers to be code breakers instead of talking code.

Tips, Tales and Takeaways for Equipment Dealers with Tim Brannon

Messicks breaks down current inventory and interest rate issues

In this 15-minute video, Neil Messick explains how equipment availability is dramatically different across segments and financing rates have increased. This conversation covers what it’s like to buy gear right now.


Product of the Week: Verge Ag Introduces Launch Pad

Verge presented Launching ramp — the world’s first interactive software tool to help farmers of all sizes and colors of equipment optimize their path planning in the field. The new technology creates a set of course maps – customized for each farm – that eliminates unnecessary travel and easily integrates into modern GPS systems, with no additional hardware required.

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