Agricultural equipment and machinery is designed and produced by mechanical engineers to be utilized in farms and other agricultural settings. Machinery used in the industry covers every stage of the agricultural process, including the harvest, planting, tilling, and irrigation, as well as other important steps. While growing technology may contribute in more efficient machines, the overall methods and equipment in the agricultural field have remained relatively unchanged.
As with any type of engineering, it is required that mechanical engineers take safety into consideration when designing machines for use and manufacturing. Such products include rotary cutters, sprayers, towed implement, tillage and ground engaging equipment, and post hole diggers, each of which has its own specific design, purpose, and set of regulations within the industry. Mechanical engineers working on agricultural equipment often have experience in other similar areas of machinery, including construction equipment, manufacturing equipment, gas supply systems, plumbing systems, and different types of vehicles.
Litigation involving agricultural equipment and machinery may be related to a safety-related incident, technical failure, or insufficient crops due to faulty machinery. The agricultural equipment and machinery expert witness is often knowledgeable in failure analysis, product liability, engineering investigation, accident investigation and/or reconstruction, and safety and design analysis.
Like any other industry with engineering, there is a risk of unforeseen incidents with equipment and machinery within the agricultural field. It is important to utilize the knowledge of an agricultural equipment and machinery expert witness with sufficient background in the mechanics and safety requirements of whichever type of machinery is involved with the case. Take the time to look through our list of agricultural equipment and machinery expert witnesses and submit an expert request form or simply call us for more information.