Not all concepts exhibited at Agritechnica make it to commercialization. Instead of moving an individual piece of equipment forward, it’s usually a concept that clicks, is picked up by engineers, and moves forward. For Wes Lefroy, agricultural analyst with RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness — Australia and New Zealand, one of the most interesting aspects of… Read More

From an 18-propeller drone sprayer to 16,000 litre spray tanks, Agritechnica’s spray application exhibits covered all the bases, but with an emphasis on European offerings. For North American attendees, the differences were striking, and in some cases, rather surprising. “The nozzle manufacturers are actually trying to play catch up. There’s the pulse width modulation revolution… Read More

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has released their October ag tractor and combine sales report, and perhaps unsurprising to many, sales in all but one category are down compared to 2018. Though October still saw the expected spike in unit sales for the year, the total for farm tractors sold in the month was down… Read More

It may not be described as “bigger, faster, stronger,” but John Deere’s concept sprayer is catching eyes for another reason — it’s autonomous. Exhibited in the Future Technology Zone at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, the light-weight sprayer works on tracks to minimize ground pressure, while offering four-wheel stearing, and a ground clearance of 1.9m. Currently… Read More

The MF1316S RazorEdge pull-type disc mower conditioner is a 16-foot, centre-pivot mower conditioner built for high-throughput and fast serviceability, as the first step to high-quality, consistent bales, says AGCO. Matt LeCroy, hay and forage product marketing manager at AGCO, says the Hesston by Massey Ferguson MF1316S replaces the MF1395, becoming the largest of the heavy-duty,… Read More

New Holland is out with its Roll-Belt 560 Specialty Crop Plus round baler, and it’s packed with features to keep farmers…rolling. Speaking to RealAgriculture’s Bern Tobin at the Farm Progress Show, was George Rigdon, New Holland’s product marketing manager. “We launched this midway through model year 2019, but it’s essentially building off the Roll-Belt 560… Read More