Massey Ferguson has enhanced its MF 5700 S Essential and MF 7700 S Exclusive packages for ‘NEXT Edition’ versions of the series, to take future consumers to the “NEXT level of performance and straightforward dependability.” NEXT Edition specifications are available on models: MF 5711 S Dyna-4 (110hp); MF 5713 S Dyna-4 (130hp); MF 7720 S… 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

Re-designed for the North American market, Equipment Technologies’ series of hydrostatic sprayers offers operators strength, stability, and performance. “We launched the line for sale about two years ago in North America,” says Matthew Hays, CEO, Equipment Technologies.  “We’re in the process of setting up dealers. We’ve sold probably 30 units so far.” The Bruin HS1100… Read More

An international group of independent journalists has named Fendt’s new Vario as Tractor of the Year 2020, for its level of connectivity, combined with several mechanical attributes. “Here we combine connectivity, smart farming, as well, with complete efficiency,” says Fendt’s Edward Snieder. The Vario 942 features a 6-cylinder, 9-litre MAN engine, optimized to deliver high… Read More

It takes a special occasion for a Massey Ferguson to roll off the line in something other than the signature red. The 50th anniversary of the moon landing, it seems, is momentous enough. At this year’s Agritechnica, AGCO’s Massey Ferguson brand showcased a white Massey Ferguson concept tractor, the Next. Benoit Modde, with Massey Ferguson,… Read More

We’ve all heard the phrase “plant to moisture,” but we’ve also seen the moisture variability that can occur within a few paces, never mind over an entire field. Precision Planting LLC is working on a technology that will take moisture variability into account, automatically adjusting drilling depth on-the-go. The system uses SmartDepth (a prototype) in… Read More

While it may not help to build calluses, nor a respect for our ancestors, the Kivi-Pekka rock picker comes with character (not to mention the efficiency over hand-bombing rocks into a tractor bucket). Manufactured in Finland, Kivi-Pekka’s rock picker is offered in four widths — 13, 17, 20, and 23 feet. And the optional flex… Read More