How Large Can Equipment Get?
This is a picture of a Lexion Combine at the North American Farm and Power Show. It was hard to believe that they could get that combine into the Four Seasons Complex on the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. Last November I was at the Farm Broadcasters Convention in Kansas City talking with an engineer. I asked him how much bigger this equipment could get? His answer was pretty simple, “there is no limit to how big we can build equipment.” However, the limiting factor is transporting the equipment on the highway. The equipment must be hauled on a truck from the factory and the Farmer must be able to get the equipment from Farm to Farm. So, the engineer’s real challenge is getting more capacity out of a machine that can still be moved down the highway!