Vintage tractor enthusiasts can test their tractor trivia skills, enjoy stories of classic machines and more, on the go, with a new free smartphone and tablet app from farm broadcaster Max Armstrong.
"Max Armstrong's Tractor App" is available for free download from iTunes for iPhone and iPad and from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets.
Users will hear Armstrong's distinctive voice inviting them to the app version of his popular TV segment "Max's Tractor Shed," to play "Tractor Trivia" and "What Engine is This?" games, and tune in to his daily Midwest Digest reports on Farm Progress America Radio. They can also download ringtones featuring Armstrong's voice.
Armstrong, who owns a pair of restored vintage Farmall tractors, is excited to share his passion for iron old and new through the app. He has reported often on the technology agricultural producers use to help them farm more efficiently, to better market their crops and to care for our environment. Providing the free tractor app to growers adds a little levity to the mix.
"I don't think it hurts to have some fun in this magnificent industry that feeds us all," Armstrong says. "We know that our farmers are always challenged by a variety of factors, but I am often reminded of the great sense of humor of my farmer friends, and I know they and others will love this app."
As part of the launch of the app, Armstrong also appears in his own music video featuring vintage tractors and a catchy song using his recorded phrases from the app.
The app is sponsored by Great Lakes Hybrids and Genuity.