Saturday, February 18, 2012

A big tractor

Back home they just got a new tractor (this is a John Deere 8295). This is the kind of thing that causes a lot of excitment for farm kids. However, at 300 horsepower it is far from a toy. New tractors today have additions that even a generation ago would have been unimaginable. From a fuel saving smart transmission to total GPS guidance this tractor is highly sophisticated. It is also pretty expensive with it being equivalant to about 48,000 bushels of corn. Good luck on the math.