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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.

“We know farmers are always looking for ways to control costs and save money,” says Yaghi. “The Rakr app is a great

new tool that helps farmers keep equipment running more efficiently, avoiding costly downtime and unexpected repairs – and it gives them the satisfaction of seeing how much they saved with preventative maintenance.”

The Rakr application is available for free on Google Play and the App Store. Individual user information is always accessible, regardless of local connectivity, from the Rakr Cloud.

The new app is a precursor to the company’s NeatMeter device that will launch in 2021

The NeatMeter will deliver real-time monitoring of barn equipment to unlock energy efficiency and savings. Through its unique predictive maintenance function, the NeatMeter will identify malfunctions in barn equipment before unexpected repairs add time and money in lost production.

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.

New Rakr App at a glance: •	Catalog your farm machinery quickly and easily •	Manage, schedule and track preventative maintenance •	Stay informed of your cost savings  •	Receive prompts and reports when tasks are completed •	Limit the rate of depreciation of your assets