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Another major concern: it took the system about
two minutes to deflate the tires.
“If you’re not a farmer you may not appreciate
that, but for a farmer whose work is seasonal and
where every second counts, two minutes is a long
time to sit at the side of the road to wait to go into
the field, especially if you want to do three or four
loads in an hour,” Kraayenbrink notes.
It became readily apparent to Kraayenbrink
that a system more closely-suited to agriculture
would be necessary so he, engineer Maurice
Veldhuis and truck mechanic Steve Bailey cre-
ated an entirely new system catering to farm
vehicles, called the Automatic Air Inflation
Deflation (AAID) control, which incredibly is
able to deflate tires in just 20 seconds.
“We’re really excited about it and it’s all done
without leaving the tractor seat,” Kraayenbrink
says. “The three of us worked the winter of 2011
at the Kraayenbrink Farms shop to develop the
new system.”
“For a farmer whose work is
seasonal and where every
second counts, two minutes is
a long time to sit at the side of
the road to wait to go into the
field, especially if you want to do
three or four loads in an hour.”
– Jake Kraayenbrink
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