Labour shortage is an issue for farming around the globe and an expanding list of agricultural equipment manufacturers are looking to autonomous robots to provide a solution for their customers. At Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, Kuhn rolled out KARL — an autonomous 175 hp robot prototype capable of performing field work in broad acre production…. Read More

New Holland is taking alternative fuel technology further up the power scale with the debut of its new T7.270 Methane Power CNG (compressed natural gas) tractor. Agritechnica visitors had the first opportunity to view the tractor at the innovation showcase in Hanover, Germany. The new tractor actually features the NEF 6.7-litre methane-fueled engine currently used… Read More

Keeping it simple has been a key to 35 years of market leadership for MacDon’s FlexDraper headers. In this report from Agritechnica, MacDon product support specialist Myles Shastko tells RealAg’s Shaun Haney that while some competitors have tried to “reinvent the wheel”, the Manitoba-based company has opted to focus on the consistent, dependable performance delivered… Read More

The Case IH 715 Quadtrac, the most powerful commercially-produced tractor in the world, attracted plenty of attention during its debut at Agritechnica 23 in Hanover, Germany. With a 715 horsepower-rated, 778 peak horsepower engine, the tractor delivers built-in power and speed to cover more ground in less time, but it’s also nimble, says CNH Industrial’s… Read More

Linamar Corporation is set to acquire Bourgault Industries Ltd. of St. Brieux, Saskatchewan, for C$640 million. Linamar’s existing agricultural brands include harvesting specialist MacDon and tillage and crop nutrition expert Salford. The company says that buying Bourgault positions Linamar to increase its market position as it now possesses a full lineup of products in the… Read More

Spraying enthusiasts visiting Agritechnica 23 had plenty of good things to say when visiting the Agrotop location to check out the company’s easyFlow M self-cleaning chemical transfer system. All the chatter prompted RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney to ask Agrotop’s export manager Joachim Herfort for a hands-on demonstration of how the closed, contamination-avoiding and self-cleaning transfer system… Read More

After 100 years in business, the Farmall tractor brand now boasts an electric model. Earlier this year, Case IH announced that the new electric drive Farmall 75C would be available to farmers for 2024. In this report from Agritechnica 23, CNH product specialist Florian Gessner shares some of the features of the new tractor after… Read More

When agriculture is ready for hydrogen-powered tractors, TAFE says they’ll be ready to roll. Last month at Agritechnica 23, the India-based tractor manufacturer displayed a prototype hydrogen tractor with a 55 hp Simpson combustion engine. The tractor, which has participated in field demonstrations, has hydrogen tanks strategically positioned behind the seat and under the platform… Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) is well known for its grain storage and conveyance services and technology, but a big part of the company’s business in North American and around the globe focuses on its feed platform. At Agritechnica 23, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney caught up with Noam Silberstein, AGI’s senior vice president for global feed, to… Read More

It’s bad news for weeds. Travelling at speeds of up to 18 km per hour, Garford says its Robocrop guided hoes will either pull out the pests or cut them down. In this report from Agritechnica 23, host Shaun Haney and Garford’s technical sales and marketing manager Allan Knight discuss how the U.K.-based company uses… Read More

Farmdroid, the autonomous seeding and weeding robot, began working Canadian soils in 2022. The solar-powered robots first landed in Canada with the ability to seed 30 different crops, including sugar beets and a range of vegetables. In this report from Agritechnica 23 at Hanover, Germany, FarmDroid’s Eddie Pederson notes that the evolving robot will now… Read More

One spreader for both lime and granular fertilizer — that’s what Amazone has delivered with its new trailed ZG-TX combi-spreader. In this report from Agritechnica 23 at Hanover, Germany, Amazone’s Jeff Schott shares how the ZG-TX can apply both granular mineral fertilizers and earth-moist limes precisely through the one machine. “Both operations can be achieved… Read More

John Deere continues its push to bring fully autonomous tractors and tillage to farmers around the globe. At Agritechnica 23, the farm machinery maker’s 8RX 410 tractor with an autonomy kit attracted plenty of attention from farmers visiting the agriculture innovation showcase held in Hanover, Germany. In this video report, Derek Targerson, Deere’s global product… Read More

 

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