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And the fields still refuse to get planted
May 11, 2017 4:19:00 PMLeave a Comment
So far this spring, wet fields have delayed planting in many parts of the U.S. and Canada. As farmers fall behind historical planting norms, the anxiety to get into the fields regardless of conditions continues to grow. While we at ATG understand the eagerness to get the seed into the ground, we also know this is the time of year to practice patience, as one of the most common mistakes made by farmers is entering their fields too early.
With spring rapidly approaching, farmers across the United States are gearing up and preparing to re-enter their fields. Depending on the location and what type of crops the farm is growing, the equipment used and needs of the crops vary. However, the challenges presented during the spring remain the same throughout much of the U.S., as spring brings wet fields and inconsistent weather—which means that farmers need to be mindful of the load and traction of their machines, avoid soil compaction, and be able to move quickly and cover lots of acres during windows of good weather. Below is a look what will be happening on farms across the U.S. this spring and how Alliance farm tires can help overcome the challenges presented by the season.
On a trip through the Midwest this past summer, we were fortunate to meet with a few of the people working with our Alliance 363 IF tire in the field and record their thoughts on what makes the Alliance 363 an excellent tire. The people we spoke with ranged from an Alliance Sales Manager and Field Engineer to a pair of corn and soybean farmers from Iowa to a custom applicator from Minnesota—and the praise this group gave the Alliance 363 IF is nearly as diverse as the group itself.
With 42 years of experience working for Central Farm Service (CFS) in Kenyon, Minnesota, it’s safe to say that custom applicator Steve Aldrich has driven a lot of different machines and ridden on a lot of different tires over the years. Because of this, we were very excited when we learned he was willing to share the great experience he’s had with our Alliance AgriFlex 363 IF tires on video.