Supply chain challenges are far from over in 2023. Even with fertilizer availability improvement, other equipment-related problems and parts headaches remain in the mind as planting season draws nearer. Leading equipment manufacturers like Case IH, John Deere and Great Plains say supply chain issues still impact production.
While new technologies dotted the National Farm Machinery Show, ag equipment leaders say the supply chain remains a hurdle in bringing new products to market. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) projects improvements to come later in the year, but farmers will still have to manage to get through planting and much of the growing season.
But what parts remain in the shortest supply? According to the head of Case IH, it depends on the day. “It could be tracks one day, it could be tires the next day,” he said. AEM’s recent survey of its members shows that tracks continue to be the most sought-after component.
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