Draper headers have earned a reputation for moving a smooth, steady flow of crop through the combine feeder house head first. It’s a key factor that helps draper heads increase harvesting rates by more than 25 per cent, says Caleb Schleder, AGCO harvesting tactical marketing manager. “With the new 9300 DynaFlex draper header, farmers get… Read More

Curious, enthusiastic and sceptical farmers welcomed Dot Technology Corp (Dot) to eastern Canada this week as the company rolled out an autonomous row crop planter prototype at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Dot has been a Western Canada phenomenon as Norbert Beaujot, founder of Saskatchewan-based SeedMaster Manufacturing and Dot Technology Corp, has quickly created a buzz… Read More

Case IH is delivering more power and connectivity with its new AFS Connect Magnum 400 horsepower tractor. Jay Barth, Case IH high-horsepower marketing manager, says the company’s goal is to match Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) technology with a 400 horsepower Magnum to help improve producers’ workflow, productivity, and efficiency for demanding jobs that require additional… Read More

Making its eastern Canada debut, Dot — along with SeedMaster — will unveil a new prototype for a planter at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, at Woodstock, Ont., September 10 to 12. “When Dot first launched, we had many farmers asking when they would see an autonomous planter added to our lineup,” says Norbert Beaujot, founder… Read More

Forage producers can rake up to a 30-foot swath with the New Holland Rolabar 230 twin basket forage rake. New Holland product marketing manager George Rigdon says the high-capacity rake is a good fit for producers looking to increase overall efficiency and productivity by reducing the number of field passes. The manufacturer unveiled the Rolabar… Read More

When farmers harvest crops with Lexion 8000-7000 series combines, they’ll be riding with more efficiency, precision, convenience and reliability. That was the key message Claas shared with farmers when the manufacturer unveiled its new combines at the Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois. In this interview, Claas combines product manager Blake McOllough notes the 8000-7000… Read More

John Deere is expanding its 4-Series sprayers to increase the power, traction and capacity of 2020 models. Last week at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, the company rolled out the 1,600-gallon (6,057 litre) capacity R4060 sprayer with the new CommandDrive powertrain; R4045 sprayers will also come standard with the powertrain beginning in 2020…. Read More

AGCO has introduced the Fendt 900 Series tractors at the 2019 Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois, and RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin is there to get all the details. “This is a ground-up development, purely focused on the North American farmer,” says Andrew Sunderman, AGCO tactical marketing manager for high horsepower tractors. The series features five… Read More

CLAAS has announced the full commercial launch of the AXION 900-800 series at Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois. RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin had a chance to catch up with Drew Fletcher, product manager with CLAAS of America, to talk about the 200 to 440 horsepower tractors’ release into American and Canadian markets. Fletcher says the… Read More