Now 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 nationally known farm broadcaster Max Armstrong.
The interactive "Max Armstrong's Tractor App" is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones 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."
Armstrong commissioned Martinez Creative Group of St. Charles, Ill., to develop the app, with the support of sponsors Great Lakes® Hybrids and Genuity®.
"Great Lakes Hybrids is excited to work with Max to launch this creative and fun app that blends the heritage of vintage tractors with today's agricultural news, using the latest in mobile technology," says Doug Little, Brand Manager at Great Lakes Hybrids general manager.
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.
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. "Tractor Boy" has had more than 8,000 views on YouTube, and the song is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and as an Amazon MP3. More information at www.TheTractorBoy.com and www.TractorGirlRecords.com
About Max ArmstrongMax Armstrong is one of the most widely recognized and highly regarded agricultural journalists in America. He is director of broadcasting for Penton/Farm Progress Companies; co-host of the television show This Week in AgriBusiness, seen across the United States each weekend; and he helps host a weekly hour-long ag program on WGN Radio in Chicago. Millions of farmers, ranchers and consumers have viewed Max's TV programs and heard his radio broadcasts during his nearly 40 years of industry experience.