Traditionally, tractors and other equipment used on farms and construction sites rely on loud, dirty diesel engines. But, that’s starting to change. A variety of manufacturers are unveiling battery-powered machinery that is energy efficient and powerful, yet quiet and environmentally friendly.
Demand for "big iron" is booming, fueled by the rebounding global economy and the Biden administration’s infrastructure initiative. That’s good news for manufacturers of tractors and other types of agricultural and construction equipment.
Autonomous cars and trucks are still in development and years away from real-world deployment. However, many types of off-road vehicles are already emerging for daily use in agriculture, construction, mining, port logistics and other applications.
MAPLETON, ND—To accommodate significant growth, agricultural equipment manufacturer Horsch Anderson has begun building a new assembly plant here. The plant will employ at least 80 people within five years.