One of two SIMA Gold Medal recipients, Trelleborg launched its VIP (variable inflation
pressure) tire system, capable of automatically increasing and reducing pressure based on
load weight. The system, initially tested in Fendt combines, features a compressor and
enclosed sensing control unit in the axle that adjusts tire inflation to reduce compaction by
about 10% and increase crop yield by about 5%, according to Lorenzo Ciferri, marketing
director for Trelleborg. The system is still in the prototype stage and being field-tested on
wheat, Ciferri says.
Addressing a gathering of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water, Russell Hedrick of Hickory, N.C., shares a presentation on the impacts on water quality that can be realized by utilizing regenerative ag practices, such as growing cover crops, reducing soil disturbance, maintaining soil armor, and integrating livestock.
Finding solutions to the problems farmers face is what inspired Harry and Etta Yetter to open a small machine shop in west central Illinois in the 1930s. Today, four generations later, Yetter continues the tradition of solving agricultural problems to meet the needs of producers all over the world.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.