Category: Forage

Canadian dealer listed in top 10 North American Krone outlets

Krone North America has announced their highest retail sales volume dealers for fiscal year 2016 and a big surprise is that a Canadian retailer made the list. Krone manufactures and sells hay and forage equipment in 40 countries around the world but has relatively small distribution in Canada. With a heavy focus in the forage market, Krone… Read more »

Lely Focusing on Robotics, Sells Forage Division to AGCO

AGCO is expanding its forage equipment business, acquiring the forage division of Lely Group. Lely, which is known more for its dairy equipment in North America, manufactures balers, loader wagons, mowers and rakes in Europe. The two companies have reached an agreement-in-principle, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. “The integration… Read more »

Kongskilde Deal Sees New Holland Expand Tillage and Forage Lineup

New Holland plans to add tillage equipment to its product lineup after signing a deal to purchase Kongskilde Industries’ tillage and forage equipment business. The Danish company manufactures and sells farm equipment under several brands, including Kongskilde, Överum and JF. “The acquisition of the tillage and hay and forage activities of Kongskilde adds a key… Read more »

New Holland Goes Big on Bale Density

The latest generation of New Holland’s flagship BigBaler promises to raise the bar for big square density and uniformity. New Holland unveiled the BigBaler 340 Plus last month at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video, New Holland hay and forage marketing manager Seth Doman explains that the key feature making this… Read more »

TechTour: Bye-Bye Mechanical Transmission, Hello Electric Hay Rake

It’s been an exciting year for Fendt’s forage branch. The company presented their brand new rotary hay rake at Agritechnica in November and have since received two silver awards for the innovation. The first, from Agritechnica itself, and the second from the International Agricultural Machinery Fair, FIMA, in Spain. “We believe that there is a… Read more »

Techtour: John Deere Brings Synchronization to Forage Equipment

John Deere wins at the Agritechnica’s 2015 Innovation Awards had RealAgriculture representatives hopping in Hanover, Germany in November. You’ve already seen footage from their ProCut technology and their GoHarvest combine simulation system. In this episode of the TechTour, we move over to forage production, and Deere’s “Active Fill Control Sync” (AFC Sync). Don’t Miss Out: Enter to Win a Meridian… Read more »

TechTour: Krone Launches Updated Big X 770 at Agritechnica

Krone launched its new Big X 770 forage harvester at Agritechnica, bringing updated technology and new style to the Big X lineup. The forage harvester boasts a 16.16 litre V8 engine, and outputs 775 horsepower, with improved safety features, including: additional indicators in mudguards, an extra step on the access ladder, and better overall visibility of all… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: Fliegl’s Power Feeders Offer All-in-One Option to Livestock Producers

A large silver tub hangs in place of a front-end loader, accentuated by its own strikingly red grapple. “It’s an all-in-one machine,” Fliegl’s Christoph Hierl explains in the video below. “So with one tractor, you have the possibility to load…the bale, to cut the bale, to mix it, and to feed.” Don’t Miss Our Next TechTour… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: John Deere’s New ProCut Technology Heads Home with a Gold Medal in Innovation

John Deere’s new ProCut technology won the company a gold medal in innovation at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany this year. The technology revolves around sensors incorporated in the shearbar on self-propelled forage harvesters. Don’t Miss Our Next TechTour LIVE – Register Today! “The ProCut really is on-the-go measurement of the condition of the knife, and… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: The Silage Compactor – Great Pack, Simple Design

Not all booths at Agritechnica provide the most highly technical of products.  Sometime innovation comes from the simplest of ideas. Fortschritt introduced RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and Jason Stroeve to the Silage Compactor at the Agritechnica show in Hannover, Germany.  One of the interesting features of this product is the packers look and feel like train wheels…. Read more »

Jiffy Equipment Bought by RENN Mill Center

A short-line ag equipment manufacturer headquartered near Lacombe, Alberta is adding another Alberta-based equipment line to its business. RENN Mill Center has acquired the manufacturing and distribution rights to Jiffy Agricultural Equipment from ProAll International Manufacturing at Olds. With a product line that includes bale shredders, hay rakes, combine headers and harrow drawbars, Jiffy equipment has… Read more »

Dairy Feed Refusals — Waste or the Cost of Doing Business?

Every year in the US, feed left in the bunk costs dairy producers $2 billion. That’s about eight percent of all the feed placed in front of dairy cows, says J. W. Schroeder. The North Dakota State Extension Dairy Specialist told a packed presentation room last month at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin,… Read more »

Corn School: Baling Stalks — Can You Harvest Too Much?

Have you tried baling corn stalks? Agronomist Pat Lynch thinks you can’t bale enough. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show last month, Lynch helped co-ordinate the Corn Stalk Baling Demonstration. Afterwards he joined the Corn School to share his thoughts on whether Ontario farmers should be jumping on the stalk baling bandwagon. Today’s corn hybrids are… Read more »

Tier 4B, Intellifill and Cab Comfort — New Holland Updates Forage Cruiser Line

New Holland has upped the ante on its Forage Cruiser line for model year 2016. The line has five models, with the smallest (the FR480) listed at 476hp and the top model (FR850) at 824hp. The line has seen the replacement of the engines in the smaller models, now Tier 4B compliant with ECOBlue He-eSCR technology. The… Read more »

Why Bale When You Can Pellet — Premos 5000 Wins Agritechnica Gold

Author’s Note: Okay, there are probably plenty of reasons you should bale instead of pellet (like: we don’t really have a choice yet). It’s just, well, it’s not every day that I get to use a noun as a verb in a headline.  Last week I stumbled upon one of the coolest tweets I’ve seen all… Read more »