Horsch has been selling the Maestro planter for over two years in Europe, and now, with a few minor adjustments, Horsch has catered the outfit to its North American cliental. The unit, ISOBUS-compatible, holds up to 1,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer and is available with 12 or 24 rows on 30 inch spacing. Besides being equipped… Read More

Do you remember those Jenga commercials as a kid?  You know the ones with the jingle, “you take a block from the bottom and you put it on top!”  Come on admit it, you played the game all the time as a kid back when there were no ipods or Playstations. Caterpillar has released video… Read More

Getting recognized by your peers can be special. For three equipment manufacturers, getting recognized by the North American Equipment Dealers Association is very special. Without dealers, a machinery manufacturer has very limited access to the farmer and the farmer has limited access to warranty and service. Recently the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) announced… Read More

For modern livestock operations, a temporary power source is a must; animals’ lives depend on it! But for many others — farms and rural dwellers, and even ice-storm prone urbanites —  having some form of generator or power source as back up to the grid is incredibly important, too. There are several options available for… Read More

Keeping bales from losing value is a difficult endeavour, and unfortunately, we don’t always have the ability to store straw and hay under a roof. Many ranchers have taken a keen interest in net wrap, as it typically offers better weather protection than twine and takes a fraction of the time to wrap and remove…. Read More

The potential benefits of cover crops are vast: improved soil tilth and nutrient availability, interruption of disease/pest cycles and improved soil biological activity is just the tip of the iceberg. Cover cropping is not all roses, though, and like any  cropping endeavour, it comes with management challenges and re-cropping considerations of its own. But, once you’ve… Read More

Farm machinery continues to increase in size to match an ever-evolving industry, and bigger equipment puts pressure on your wallet, the ground and tires. Are tire manufacturers reacting to concerns over compaction? Have tires been changing? What do they have to offer? Read more: Does the freeze/thaw cycle break up compaction? In this video, RealAgriculture’s… Read More

If 543 horsepower and a 360-bushel carrying capacity don’t impress you, then how about Lexion’s  accelerated pre-separation threshing system, which separates up to 30% of grain before the crop even enters the main cylinder? An increased net performance of 20% without added fuel consumption doesn’t sound half-bad.  And what about the 740TT combine, which can now… Read More

Fendt’s new 900 series models of Tier 4-compliant tractors are not only more environmentally friendly, they’re also more efficient in the field. With the integration of Fendt’s selective catalytic reduction technology, the new models provide up to 7% better fuel economy than their predecessors. They are available in a 200 to 300 PTO horsepower power… Read More

New Holland is introducing upgrades to their Twin Rotor CR combines. The changes touch on operator comfort, with an emphasis on overall capacity, efficiency and durability. Perhaps one of the most drastic changes comes from a 15% increase in capacity through the “Dynamic Feed Roll.” The updated setup speeds up crop movement through streamlined feeding… Read More

 

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