Monday, August 14, 2017

Gearing Up for the Largest Outdoor Farm Event in the U.S.

As a manufacturer of a wide range of bearing solutions, agriculture is a big industry for us. This year we will be attending the Farm Progress Show 2017 from August 29-31. We’re excited to learn more about the latest in farm technology and what’s new in the field of agriculture. This show is a great way to see what’s new, connect with others in the agricultural industry, and get our hands on the latest and greatest farming equipment.


Among notable trends, we’re hoping to learn more about new mass harvesting equipment for corn growers. We’ve seen reports on multiple companies designing new corn heads to provide mass grain harvesting. Some models have been developed that can accommodate any row spacing while driving the combine in any direction. This is an exciting innovation for corn growers, as it will improve efficiency in harvesting.


We’ve also been seeing more news related to autonomous tractors and other related farm equipment. This is a trend that we definitely see picking up in the future as more equipment goes high-tech for greater productivity. It also addresses the current skills-gap, which is a pressing concern as less young people are entering agriculture.


For these trends to succeed, it’s crucial for manufacturers to select the right parts for each product. Designers should take into account the lifespan of critical components, such as bearings, to keep equipment running smoothly. We have a number of maintenance free agricultural bearings that are ideally suited to for working in harsh environments. Especially for autonomous vehicles, having maintenance free bearing options can save a lot of time and money down the road.


Representatives from PEER Bearing will be roaming throughout the Farm Progress Show, taking a look at what’s new and exciting in this sector. If you’re going to be exhibiting, we’d love to stop by and take a look at what you’ve got to offer. Let us know your booth number on Twitter, and we’ll try to pay you a visit!