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Electric Tractors Present ‘Greatest Opportunity in the World’ for Alabama Dealer

First dealer in the region Columbiana Tractor leans on Solectrac to prepare for servicing the new electric tractors.
As dealers are worrying about electric farm machinery entering the market, Columbiana Tractor’s Chris Mundy is making moves to set his dealership up for success with electric far into the future.
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OEMs Explore, Acquire Electric Farm Power

Recent acquisitions & corporate-level reports indicate startups aren’t the only ones envisioning electric machines in the field.
Recent startup “pure-players” in the all-electric tractor and implement business — companies that are solely devoted to the use of EV technology — are open about their products and vision for the industry, but legacy tractor manufacturers as a whole are tight-lipped about R&D budgets devoted to electrification of their products.
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Ag Prepares for Electric-Powered Future

Just-completed research provide an update on the realistic possibilities for electric-powered machinery on the farm.
Spurred by global environmental concerns and farmer demands for more economic productivity, some equipment makers are increasingly turning their research and development sights to the efficiencies of the electric motor.
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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Field Tests Underway for Electric Planter

Iowa start-up Salin 247 field testing autonomous electric drive unit for planting in Iowa and Tennessee fields. Prototype machine also offers post-emergence capabilities in spraying and side-dressing.

With a lifetime of farming experience and degrees in agronomy and economics, Dave Krog says he’s trying to whittle variable and fixed costs from today’s equipment outlays with an electric, autonomous drive unit aimed squarely at the 24-row planter.

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