Laforge introduces its EZ Ballast product, allowing operators to add about 3,400 pounds of tractor weight in seconds without having to get out of the cab. Compatible with John Deere 7R series tractors, the unique system attaches to the bottom of the machine with the push of a button and does not reduce ground clearance. “It’s a lot easier than adding wheel weights and we see more farmers in North America interested in accurately ballasting tractors if they are moving from a haying or mowing to a tillage operation where they need to add some weight,” says Lars Paulsson.
No-tiller David Groff from Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, Pa., talks about the farm’s experience this year no-tilling hemp and the cover-crop mix and fertility plan they followed during the growing season.
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.