Tractor parts may soon sprout in farmers’ fields

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Paul Manaigre, director of engineering at Buhler Versatile, stands in front of tractor components made from hemp and agave fibre.  Photo: Shannon VanRaes


Paul Manaigre, director of engineering at Buhler Versatile, stands in front of tractor components made from hemp and agave fibre.  Photo: Shannon VanRaes


Farmers are one step closer to growing their own tractor parts.

Buhler Versatile has begun field testing tractors with a number of resin-infused hemp and agave biofibre composite parts manufactured by the Eastside Group of Companies in Winnipeg.

So far, the results from field tests in Canada and the United States have been positive. Now the products will move on to a second round of testing.

 

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