Sharing the Road With Farming Equipment

Farm Equipment

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MASON CITY, IA – With all those farmers now in the fields, more farming equipment is out on the roads.

Tractors, planters, and other equipment take up quite a bit of space, and move at a slower pace.

That may be frustrating to drivers eager to get on their way, but local equipment dealers say it’s important to be patient.

They say drivers need to be aware of what the farmer can and cannot see.
Brakke Implement Sales Manager, Tim Lodin said, “In the springtime, planters have very limited visibility in the back of them. Some of these guys have got a camera system in the back that goes right into the cab of the tractor, so they can see there, but people behind them gotta remember, they don’t always have a good visual behind them.”

Tim also says roadways should return to normal in a few weeks when planting is finished.

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