National Geographic : 1967 Aug
In90%of the world, it takes 8 farmers to produce as much as one American farmer. Avco's out to make it 10. It isn't that Americans are supermen. Nor that we try harder. A big difference is that the American farmer has learned to put farm equipment to work for him. (There are over four and a half million farm tractors in the U. S . compared to less than one and a quarter million in Russia, for example.) Yet American farmers have only started. The trend is to even more advanced equipment. Like Avco New Idea Division's Uni-System harvesters. With these a farmer needs only one power source to which a number of different interchangeable implements may be attached for harvesting corn, soybeans, grain and forage crops. Simple, sensible, economical and efficient. What more could American farmers ask for? Plenty. For a starter, more equipment for their Uni-System power units. And we're working on them. The farm equipment people who make aircraft engines and design space probes. 35,000 people moving ahead in more than a dozen growing businesses. Avco Corporation,750 Third Avenue, N. Y .10017. An equal opportunity employer.