Feeding the world's population is a tall task. Many advancements have been made in agricultural machinery (ag machinery) over the years and hydraulics have played a major role in that development. Because of the explosion of the world's population over the last one hundred or so years, automation of farming had become necessary.
With credit given to ag machine designers and builders, progress continues with the usage of GPS locators, computer-driven monitoring systems for planting and fertilizing, and self steer and start up programs that allow maximum performance from agricultural machinery. Hybrid systems offer fuel efficiency to ag machines much in the way they have improved on-road equipment.
Although the market for ag equipment and machinery fluctuates as so all other mobile equipment sectors, the future continues to be promising for this market. That reason for optimism comes from the need to produce food, using crops for fuel, and the coming trends in Agriburbia.
Hydraulics & Pneumatics has provided our readers with coverage of the hydraulic systems of farm equipment and there is so much more to report on. So much goes into this machinery including engines, drivetrains, and cab accessories. In addition to the big ag machine makers, shortliners make up a substantial market for components and related products.
Shortliners are the suppliers of implements and attachments that are used in farming including sprayers, fertilizers, and other devices. This makes the overall market for components sold to the ag market significant.