AgWired spoke with the creators of TractorPal, Keith King and Erik Schlimmer, while at the National Farm Machinery Show last week. TractorPal is a mobile app that serves as an inventory record keeper for equipment on your farm. It takes that old notebook you have laying around the shop to track maintenance in and puts it in the palm of your hand.
“The app allows you to put in all of your inventory from your agriculture machinery down to your four-wheeler, golf cart, truck, car, and even your lawn mower. You put all of the inventory into the app; when you bought it, how much you bought it for, where you bought it at, and the hours you bought it at. When you service the machine, you put in the part numbers you used, the amount of oil you used, some notes along with it, and how many miles or hours were on the machine.” Keith said.
TractorPal allows you to email reports as well which can be useful when contacting your local dealership or equipment mechanic. Interest in the app has been great so far with users all over the country and internationally finding ways to personalize the tool for their operations.
“We’re moving forward on making the app as universal as possible. Another feature that is coming out will make the app able to sync between devices.” explained Erik. With multiple employees, this feature will be useful in notifying what equipment was worked on when, and what was repaired.
TractorPal will also be partnering with dealers soon to offer a personalized TractorPal app that the dealers will then be able to provide to their customers.
Listen to the full interview with the TractorPal creators here:
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