Articles by Dan Crummett

Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Autonomous Field Operations are Here

Farm tractor auto-steer technology was conceived initially to relieve operator stress and improve precision equipment tracking. Over the past 20 years, it has been quietly developing and gestating to a point that it’s nearly ready to give birth to full-scale automated field operations where the number of humans required “in the cab” will soon be dwarfed by the number of machines “in the field.”
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ahead of curve

Ahead of the Curve: Autonomous Field Operations are Here

Farm tractor auto-steer technology was conceived initially to relieve operator stress and improve precision equipment tracking. Over the past 20 years, it has been quietly developing and gestating to a point that it’s nearly ready to give birth to full-scale automated field operations where the number of humans required “in the cab” will soon be dwarfed by the number of machines “in the field.”
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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

CTIS Offer 'Cheap Corn' Advantages for Efficiency

With market realities causing American grain farmers to plug in $3 corn to their spread sheets in place of $7, the machinery industry has seen a rapid slowing of demand for new, increasingly efficient farm equipment as producers defer replacing machinery and scramble to cut expenses.
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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Small Tractor OEMs Embrace Tier 4

While strict EPA Tier 4 emission standards for small off-road diesel engines have been in effect since January 1, 2013, many customers for new small tractors have been buying “built ahead” Tier 3-compliant models — but the inventory of those machines is rapidly dwindling.
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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Is 3-D Printing Coming to a Dealership Near You?

Could 3-D printing revolutionize the parts and service department in the dealership of tomorrow? Robert Saik, author of The Agriculture Manifesto and founder and CEO of The Agri-Trend Group, thinks 3-D printing is one of the drivers that will shape agriculture in the next decade. Saik writes, I think this is going to revolutionize the parts and the equipment industry going forward and it's going to drastically change how we handle our inventories and the delivery of repair parts to farmers.
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Ahead of the Curve: Is 3-D Printing Coming to a Dealership Near You?

Could 3-D printing revolutionize the parts and service department in the dealership of tomorrow? Robert Saik, author of The Agriculture Manifesto and founder and CEO of The Agri-Trend Group, thinks 3-D printing is one of the drivers that will shape agriculture in the next decade. Saik writes, I think this is going to revolutionize the parts and the equipment industry going forward and it's going to drastically change how we handle our inventories and the delivery of repair parts to farmers.
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