Diesel Equipment Vital to the Agricultural Sector

Jul. 27, 2021

U.S. agriculture is one of the most productive and economically valuable in the world; higher yields in less time and with fewer inputs, thanks to advances in the machinery and equipment used to plant, harvest, and tend the land. Today, diesel engines power most of the agricultural equipment in the United States and around the world that is necessary to grow and harvest crops and deliver them to market or for processing and then ultimate delivery to consumers.

In the United States, diesel engines power more than two-thirds of all farm equipment, transporting 90 percent of its produce and pumping one-fifth of its water. Ninety-six percent of the large trucks that transport agricultural products to railroad hubs and warehouses are powered by diesel engines. The freight locomotives, marine inland grain barges and ocean-going vessels that transport these products to domestic and international markets use 100 percent diesel fuel.

Agricultural Machinery Engine

Agricultural Machinery Engine

In agriculture, there is no cost-effective alternative to diesel engines with the same combination of energy efficiency, power and performance, durability, and reliability. Diesel dominates the entire "farm supply chain" - growing the product, caring for the crop (watering, fertilizing, and pesticides), harvesting the product, and even bringing it to market by truck, rail, or ship. Farm tractors, combines, irrigation pumps, and other equipment are the workhorses of an industry that is vital to our national economy and quality of life. If you want to get more information about the best agricultural machinery engine wholesale, welcome to contact us today or request a quote. 

Farms have become more mechanized and productive, shifting from gasoline-powered machinery to more efficient and powerful diesel-powered equipment. But the world is growing, and so is the demand for more food, so farms must become more productive. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, global food production would need to increase by 60 percent by 2050 to meet the projected needs of an expected 9 billion people. With more sustainable farming practices and more efficient farming techniques, more efficient and effective machinery will be needed.

One way to improve farm productivity is to invest in equipment - tractors, and harvesters - that can do more work in less time and use less fuel. Self-driving cars may soon be on city streets, but they've been around for years in agriculture. Today's tractors are connected to farmers' tablets, each other, dealers, the cloud, and the field through real-time data tracking and GPS guidance, and provide feedback on everything from ground conditions to the direction of travel. This connected, smart farming technology allows farmers to precisely pre-program equipment operations to maximize equipment and fuel utilization while minimizing soil compaction and crop loss, resulting in time savings and reduced use of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, and other farm inputs. 

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