A new agricultural app makes it easier for farmers to keep barn equipment running efficiently, saving time and money on unexpected repairs and production downtime. The Rakr application is a free app that manages, schedules and tracks preventative maintenance on all barn equipment, and calculates the cost savings when recommended maintenance is complete.
“The Rakr application is a streamlined new way for any farmer to keep ahead of barn equipment maintenance,” says Mohamad Yaghi, CEO of Rakr, developer of the new app. “We’ve created a simple app that helps farmers track the money they save by doing maintenance checks and repairs on their barn equipment. The Rakr application brings all the information together in a maintenance “to do” list. Every time a maintenance check or repair is completed, the app instantly calculates the money saved.”
The Rakr application prompts users to identify all barn equipment by brand and model they want to track and monitor – from fans, robotic milkers, boilers and more. The app catalogues the equipment and creates a preventative maintenance calendar based on maintenance requirements. Timely alerts for maintenance action are sent to the user’s smartphone, and when maintenance is completed, the app tracks the resulting cost savings.
The new app is a precursor to the company’s NeatMeter device that will launch in 2021
Rakr is a new ag tech company based in Toronto, Ontario
Founded in 2017, Rakr develops, manufacturers and markets innovative sensor technology to provide farmers across North America with simple and affordable products that help farmers save time and money in their operations. The Rakr application is the company’s first product for the North American market, with the NeatMeter device to follow in 2021.