Lower horsepower tractors might be enjoying strong sales in the U.S. and Canada, but when it comes to combines, bigger is always better. For a discussion on trends in farm equipment, dealer networks, and the value of new and nearly-new combines, we’re joined by Torey Hadland, western Canadian division director with Claas Canada, for this… Read More

The new X9 series John Deere combine has plenty to offer at the back end, but there’s been significant changes at the front of the combine too, with an all-new header model line-up. Joining Bernard Tobin for a breakdown of the new headers, is Matt Daniels, product manager for front end equipment with John Deere…. Read More

Since the release of the new X series combines from John Deere, there’s been a lot of curiosity and perhaps some controversy surrounding the new line-up. RealAgriculture covered the initial launch of the X Series back in June (that story here), and though we couldn’t join John Deere in person at the Farm Progress Show… Read More

AGCO Corporation has launched the latest Fendt IDEAL combine. The 10, and 10T Fendt IDEAL combines have a maximum engine power of 790 HP, and up to 20 per cent more throughput capacity than previous models. The harvesting automation makes operation easier and helps ensure top grain quality. The IDEAL 10 and 10t join the… Read More

After many months trending behind historical levels, July marked the second straight month of higher tractor and combine sales in Canada, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Sales of new two-wheel-drive machines in Canada were up 32.5 per cent versus July of last year, and are now 5.3 per cent… Read More

CLAAS of America has launched the all-new LEXION 6000 series straw walker combines with two new models, targeted for small grain crops, such as wheat and canola. The straw walker combines will make it easier for farmers who want efficient separation without over threshing grain or damaging straw. Blake McOllough, product manager for combines with… Read More

A self-propelled beet harvester may seem like an overly-specified piece of equipment to own, but for beet farmers, there is often a short window to get the crop in, and few hands to help. “It’s just the efficiency and maneuverability — one man is operating a defoliator and a harvester and a cart,” says ROPA’s… Read More

By now you’ve most likely seen the new seed green and white CLAAS Lexion combines that were launched in North America last year. The traditional colours offer CLAAS users a sense of nostalgia, the company says, while unifying branding. But as Eric Raby of Claas explains to RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney at Agritechnica 2019, there are… Read More

Operating a combine in variable conditions can prove fatiguing, with constant adjustments necessary to prevent over- or under-loading the machine. A new technology from John Deere is offering the automation of that process. “It’s called predicted feed rate control,” says John Deere’s Nathan Greuel, “and it uses a combination of both cameras and satellite imagery… Read More

Claas’s new 8000-7000 series combine is delivering more throughput, while also showing its true colours — no, really. “Finally, after many years of being yellow and black because of our affiliation with Caterpillar in the past, we finally got back to the [seed] green and white colours that are traditional CLAAS colours,” says Patrick Arnold,… Read More

RealAgriculture’s coverage of Agritechnica 2019 is made possible by Brevant seeds. The latest technology, locally tested. Brevant seeds. Seed. Yield. Easy. Day one of Agritechnica featured a big reveal for the show. With test machines ready to hit the field in the fall of 2020, John Deere unveiled its X series combine. The X series a twin… Read More

 

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