In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share a conversation from our sister publication Farm Equipment, Editor Mike Lessiter sits down with co-founder of Laforge’s North American operations, Lars Paulsson, who helped established the North American presence of the French manufacturer with owner and product innovator Hubert Defrancq in 1991.
A behind-the-scenes kind of manufacturer, Laforge supplies the hitches you see on the front of tractors for snowblowers, triple mowers and crimpers. More recently, they’ve began making a name on the other side of the tractor with their entry into implement guidance segment, which earned a Gold Medal for the 2019 SIMA Agribusiness show.
Lars, our first Swede to be featured in the podcast series, has been in the U.S. farm equipment world for many decades now. He brings an array of expertise in tractors, hitch configurations and a global perspective to this recording, among less-serious observations as well.
“The precision positioning of seeds and nutrients in depth and distance between in all directions, that makes a lot of sense, and farmers spend a lot of money on getting auto-steer on the tractor. They get the RTK and you get sub-inch accuracy on the tractor. Well, it's nice to know where your tractor's at. But if you can be sub-inch, there's little things that the tractor does that easily move your implement off way more than an inch. There's little things people don't think about…” — Lars Paulsson.
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