We’d love to have you come out to the farm sometime and take a ride in the tractor. Especially now that spring planting is finally underway! You could watch the monitors, observe the planter action, and bump over the terraces with us, if only you could make it out our way. But if you can’t, don’t worry, because today I’m inviting you to take a tour of the tractor without ever leaving your computer!
As you climb up the stairs one of the first things you’ll notice is the handle on the bottom of the door. It may seem odd, but you couldn’t reach it if it were placed in the middle like a car door!
The next thing you’ll notice is the pedals. Why? Because they will be eye level as you climb!
The one on the left is the clutch, the one on the right is the brake. The little one in the middle adjusts the steering wheel. The yellow is a decelerator pedal. You may notice there is no gas pedal. Instead the tractor moves forward by using the clutch, throttle and the orange forward/reverse lever here behind the steering wheel. Kinda crazy, huh?
And since we’re now sitting here in the driver’s seat, take a look to the right.
Here you see screens, monitors, control panels, ipad, and smart phone all working together to gather data about what’s happening in the field. Pretty cool! Find out more about our modern tractor technology in this previous post.
Actually, this side of the tractor has so many buttons and knobs they even store some under the arm rest!
Above you are the climate controls and stereo.
To the left you can enjoy the convenience of cup holders, or…. the buddy seat! Loved by farm families world-wide, this fold down table pops up to hold a child. Or two. Or three!
And behind you is the back window, complete with a pull-down sun shade.
And if you’d care to climb back down, I’ll show you the outside!
Behind the tractor lots of cables and wires attach from the planter.
This pic show how the planter hooks up to the tractor with a three-point hitch.
Take a look under the hood, but first you’ll have to climb up the steps, maybe even climb up a tire!
Case used the space under the step to store a toolbox. Having all the tools you need to fix break downs right in the field is critical since timing is so important to spring planting.
Just a peek under the hood– there is so much stuff under there it would take a whole other post to tell you about it! Hmmm, actually that sounds like an idea! Would you like to stop by again soon?