You could say the day when tractors “talk” to each other in the field has arrived, as John Deere has expanded its field automation system to include coverage map and guidance line sharing between machines. New Machine Sync features unveiled last month build on the application’s ability to link a combine with a grain cart to allow the combine operator… Read More

Case IH and New Holland are the latest ag equipment brands to come out with Certified Pre-Owned programs that offer farmers additional warranty and financing options on used tractors and combines. “This program will offer used equipment customers the reliability, warranty, special financing offers and peace of mind typically found only with new equipment purchases,”… Read More

When Mark Muench was frustrated with the strip tillage tool options available to him, he decided to work with Salford to develop a new tool that would tackle the conditions on his farm near Ogden, Iowa. Over a decade of adjusting his soil management practices and equipment went in to getting strip tillage right on… Read More

Many farmers will be familiar with vDrive, a technology that allows each planter to be controlled and monitored independently. The result, powered by a 12-volt motor, is variable rate planting, that accounts for real-time changes in speed (including around corners). On January 21 of this year, Precision Planting announced the same technology would be used for granular insecticide… Read More

A relatively new product for the North American market, Geringhoff’s Horizon Elite XL corn header offers a rather unique feature — two stalk management options within one header. Real Agriculture’s Shaun Haney caught up with Eric Quanbeck, national sales manager for Geringhoff, at Louisville’s National Farm Machinery Show, to get a good look at how… Read More

Case IH launched its 2015 Maxxum line at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, with what the company is calling “an aggressive new look.” The lineup includes 4-cylinder models with 116-145 rated engine horsepower (HP), and one 6-cylinder, 145HP tractor: the Maxxum 150 (the name chosen for differentiation). Some of the upgrades and… Read More

In 2015, AGCO Corporation will be offering its Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program to dealerships across North America. “Farmers are savvy businesspeople, and particularly in a down market, they are squeezed to maximize their net profit,” said Eric Lescourret, AGCO director of commercial strategic initiatives, in a release. “Key areas of focus for farmers are capital… Read More

Who makes the best equipment salesperson — a former mechanic? How great is your local equipment dealer at trouble-shooting all the new tech and equipment in the tractor and combine cab? For this very special FarmTech edition of the Kickin’ Tires podcast, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Jim Hale are joined by spray application specialist and… Read More

Farmer customers of Saskatchewan-based G-Mac’s AgTeam retail sites will have access to Decisive Farming’s My Farm Manager data platform, following an announced agreement between the two companies. Launched in 2014, My Farm Manager is a data platform designed to manage precision farming and variable rate application technology on-farm. “We’re a growing company and My Farm… Read More

Sometimes it’s the little things that go unnoticed that actually have a big impact. Who hasn’t been waylaid by one tiny little part that breaks or goes missing? Big-picture considerations are important too, but the devil, as they say, is in the details. When it comes to spraying, details can easily be overlooked. When’s the… Read More

Farmers looking to pick up the Bluetooth-controlled CX-6 SMART Seeder can now talk to Rocky Mountain Equipment dealerships. Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd., the company that developed the SMART Seeder, has announced a three-year distribution partnership with RME, one of Canada’s largest agriculture and construction equipment dealership networks with branches located throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and… Read More

 

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