More Power, Fewer Emissions: the Newest in Case IH Equipment
Just a few generations ago farmers were harnessing the power of real horses to work the land.
Technology long ago eliminated the need for the horse, but the horsepower has continued to rise with the typical row crop style tractor at between 250 and 350 horsepower and four-wheel drive tractors ranging from 450 to 600 horsepower. Jim Goodale, store manager at Titan Machinery in Pipestone, said he remembers when his grandfather bought a 175 horsepower tractor and that was viewed as “a big tractor.”
He said the advancements in power and technology since then have “shocked and amazed” his grandfather.
“When he started farming the best technology was an M Farmall and he thought that was the greatest thing since sliced bread compared to horses because when he started as a kid he started with horses,” Goodale said. “From the horse and plow to a 600 horsepower tractor on tracks.”
Goodale said he’s seen continued and rapid technological advancement in the industry since he graduated from South Dakota State University in 1998 with an agriculture business degree and began his career.
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