Many farmers have adopted no-till or minimum tillage farming, but this year, there has been a bump in demand for tillage equipment, according to dealers and machinery experts.
Joe Beckstrand with Valley Plains Equipment in Jamestown, N.D., says farmers in his area are somewhere between minimum till and full tillage. “Some years nobody buys tillage equipment, and the next year farmers are looking for chisel plows,” he said, speaking with U.S. Farm Report's Tyne Morgan.
Greg "Machinery Pete" Peterson says search traffic for tillage equipment has increased significantly on MachineryPete.com over the last three weeks. He thinks it’s a good time for farmers looking to add new tillage equipment to their lineup to take action. “I think it’s a great time to look to be a buyer,” he says. “Call your local dealer. There are some good deals to be had.”
Peterson says that the number of auctions is up right now and that he’s seeing a lot of late model tillage equipment available for sale.
Watch Tyne and the machinery experts in the video below.