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The push for alternative engines in tractors as prices continue to climb

Record fuel prices have an equipment manufacturer studying alternative engines for farmers and ranchers.

Daryl Theis, Head of Sales and Marketing with CLAAS North America, says the cost and emissions of a diesel machine could create a market for electric engines. “As infrastructure develops, certainly we’ll see more and more opportunities for electric. It’s going to be one of those slow races, it won’t be a sprint. It will certainly be a marathon.”

He tells Brownfield technology and infrastructure are the biggest challenges for development.