New Holland will be making its new Roll-Belt 560 Round Baler available in a few months. The baler has some significant upgrades from previous models, including ActiveSweep pickups, bale-slice systems, monitor choices and a specialty crop option. According to New Holland, the ActiveSweep pickups will increase the capacity of the machine by 20% and are… Read More

John Deere has introduced two new series of compact utility tractors introduces — the 4M and 4R Series. Six models between the two series (4044M, 4052M, 4066M, 4044R, 4052R, 4066R) offer farmers, ranchers and acreage owners new options for tasks such as loading, mowing, raking and digging. The 4M and 4R models feature Final Tier… Read More

Moving quickly from field to field during harvest isn’t always about cruising speed — it also hinges on how quickly you can get the header between fields. For those who have to typically remove the header and transport it separately, the Case IH 4400 series corn header may before you. Available in a 6, 8… Read More

John Deere unveiled the ExactEmerge high-speed planting unit at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky. Though it’s hard to imagine a unit that allows traditional seeding speeds to double, John Deere claims that under the right field conditions, it’s entirely possible to seed at 10mph with this new planter. Check out more… Read More

To many farmers, seed treatment is not an input worth questioning (check out Shane Thomas’ Three Reasons You Must Treat Your Seed), and as farms grow, it’s likely that the size and capacity of seed treaters will increase as well. Related: Serfas Farms Steps Up Seed Treating with the USC LP2000 In this video, Kaitlyn Dirkson of… Read More

We have ways to kill weeds mechanically, but that typically means tillage, which has its own consequences. But what about a way to destroy weeds mechanically, long before the seeds even hit the ground? The Harrington Seed Destructor does exactly that. “The Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) is based on a mill that processes the chaff… Read More

By Jim Hale, grain farmer, Lancer, Saskatchewan. Find him on Twitter as @FarmerJim79 and at his blog, What I know (And What I Don’t): http://cjkfarm.wordpress.com/. This post originally appeared there.  After tweeting about how the grain terminal that I have my flax contracted with was having rail car logistical issue (that happen to work in… Read More

Lemken’s Heliodor (a compact disc harrow designed to clean up plowed ground) has been manufactured in Europe for over a decade, and has recently been introduced to North America to help with residue management and seedbed preparation. With a three-point hitch linkage available in up to 6m (20′) working widths, the Heliodor’s relatively light-weight means… Read More

Bigger is sometimes better, but everything comes at a cost. Choosing bigger tractors and wider implements may mean a faster planting season, but can the farm shoulder the cost? The idea of finding the right size of machinery for your farm was tackled by John Molenhuis, business analysis and cost of production program lead, with… Read More

Farmers can look forward to a new LEMKEN compact-disc for the 2014 growing season, as the company rolls out the Rubin 12 compact-disc harrow for primary tillage applications. Designed to work at depths of 5 to 8 inches, the Rubin 12 delivers intensive, uniform mixing and crumbling in one pass – even in very heavy… Read More

Precision farming and variable rate application technology matures every year. Whether it’s advances in mapping or data integration or the roll out of new iron up to the challenge, farmers have no shortage of new precision farming tools at their disposal. Kinze Manufacturing is adding to that stable of options with its latest corn concept… Read More

 

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