Category: Machinery

Take a Tour of the Quick, Efficient and Comfortable Fendt 828

They may not be the most common sight on North American farms, but those who use Fendt tractors speak very highly of their driver comfort, high fuel efficiency and maneuverability. Available in the 600, 700 and 800 series, Shaun Haney took a tour of the 828 model at Louisville’s National Farm Machinery Show. In this… Read more »

Row Spacing Won’t Limit the Geringhoff Independence Corn Header

As average corn yields are pushed higher and higher, some companies view the traditional row crop corn header as approaching maximum capacity. Geringhoff, a specialized corn header company, has unveiled a new type of corn header that combines aspects of both the row crop type and the solid-seeded type best suited for corn silage. The… Read more »

The Case IH Early Riser Planter Designed for Quick Emergence

Demands and expectations are very high on seeders and planters. Seed must be delivered quickly and gently, then metered accurately and placed precisely in the furrow, regardless of conditions. The planter then has to close up the furrow, pack it down and carry on, all the while adjusting for terrain and trash at over five… Read more »

The Kinze 4900 Planter Defines Precision

The National Farm Machinery Show, held each year at Louisville, Kentucky, is a dream show for anyone who likes iron. It’s a huge show, with giant crowds and all the latest and greatest machinery on display. At this year’s show, KINZE Manufacturing unveiled its newest planter — the 4900 model. The 4900 features a brand… Read more »

A Seeder Showdown Down Under

While Australia and Canada have much in common in regards to farming, the two countries’ growing seasons are also drastically different in many ways. One major similarity is farmers’ love of a good head-to-head equipment comparison, and what better to compare than seeder set-ups. That’s exactly what ABC News’ Landline program covered in a recent… Read more »

National Farm Machinery Show 2013 in Pictures

RealAgriculture.com attended the National Farm Machinery Show for the first time last week.  We will definitely be attending again the future. We have a number of videos and interviews from the show in the coming weeks but until then here is all the photos that Shaun Haney took down in Louisville We think that you will… Read more »

How Much Can Sectional Control Save You on Input Costs?

Investing in a sectional control option on a new seeder isn’t an inexpensive proposition, however, you may change your perception of the true cost once you see just how much it can save you. Chris Morson, with Seed Hawk, took Shaun Haney on a tour of Seed Hawk’s software program that incorporates Google Earth images… Read more »

Corn School: 3 Planter Flubbs to Avoid & The One Thing you MUST do this Year

Ken Ferrie wants you to slow the planter down. And then stop. Yes, really.  While the planting season is a hectic one, rushing, especially in wet conditions, is a recipe for disaster. Ferrie, an independent agronomist, wants farmers to slow down and better match planter speed to planting conditions. What’s more, he wants you to… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Using a Corn Planter to Seed Canola

Seeding (or planting for our eastern and southern friends) is the single most important pass you’ll make on your field this year. The piece of equipment you chose to place and pack seeds typically has to work for all the crops in your rotation, and that can mean using something better suited for large seeds… Read more »

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In our drive to continuously deliver the content you want to see, RealAgriculture.com has launched the RealAg Machinery Update. This twice-a-month email update will feature our most recent machinery content — from new tractors, to precision ag applications, to the latest in tillage tools. As always and like all of our other updates, the RealAg… Read more »

John Deere/MacDon Partnership Rolls Out First Swather Models

From the outside it looks like another piece of John Deere machinery — a swather (or windrower, if you’re so inclined) with the trademark green paint and jumping deer. But underneath all that green and yellow paint is a Canadian success story. What you’re looking at is actually a product of Winnipeg-based MacDon Industries, and… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Storing Fertilizer in Grain Bags

Six years ago, Albert Wagner needed 100,000 bushels-worth of added storage. The traditional bin route would have cost him about $2.45/bu over 10 years (including a residual value for the bins), but he also had one of two fertilizer bins nearing the end of its useful life. That got him thinking about bagging grain, which… Read more »

Be Prepared to Cover Some Serious Acres With the Bourgault 7950 Air Seeder

There is nothing that draws a crowd quite like battleship-sized machinery. While most people come to gawk at the spectacle with no real practical use for it, keep in mind, manufacturer’s don’t make these things for their own entertainment. The Bourgault 7950 Air Seeder is a gargantuan machine, but for the producer with a lot… Read more »

Narrow and Mighty: The New Case IH Steiger RowTrac

Bigger isn’t always better. What’s better is matching the size of tractor you need on your farm that has all the capabilities you’re looking for with some added features that make an upgrade worth it. Case IH’s new Steiger RowTrac isn’t small by any means, but it is designed to be narrower and is available… Read more »

Case IH Rolls Out Roomy, Redesigned Combine Cab

Combine and tractor cabs become like a second home during the busy season, and few can complain about the amenities included in the cabs of modern farm equipment. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t always room for improvement. For more Crop Week ’13 coverage, click here. With its 2013 models, Case IH has rolled out… Read more »