Designed by Stara, Brazil’s largest agricultural machinery manufacturer, the Imperador 4000 sprayer claims to feature the world’s only centrally-mounted boom. The sprayer was introduced in 2010 with a mid-mount boom between the two axles, designed deliver more stability, better targeting and higher spraying quality, says Stara’s export area manager Douglas Fernandez. In this report from… Read More

Large seed capacity and the ability to fold into a three-metre (about 10-foot) travelling width are two key features of the new Efecta CM 1200 air seeder from Bednar. In this report from Agritechnica, the company’s business director, Jan Bednar, explains how operators can manage seed flows from the two 6,000-litre tanks and monitor seed… Read More

CLAAS is the latest equipment manufacturer to share its plans to market autonomous tractors. At Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, CLAAS showcased an Xerion autonomy-enabled prototype tractor and a two-step process to automation. In this interview, CLAAS head of technology management, Christoph Molitor, tells RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney that the company’s first step will be a “co-pilot”… Read More

When it comes to farm equipment manufacturers, Spalding, United Kingdom-based Horizon Agricultural Machinery is a relatively new kid on the block. The company has a growing dealership across 27 countries and is making inroads into the strip till and planter market, notes Horizon’s technical lead and national agronomist Jon Myhill. With the growth of strip… Read More

Farmers Edge has entered into an agreement with its largest shareholder to take the company private, pending approval from other shareholders. The deal would see a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, which owns approximately 61 per cent of the common shares in the digital agriculture company, purchase the remaining shares for a price of C$0.35… Read More

Helping farmers prep soil and seed crops in small spring planting windows is the driving force behind a new harrow and seeder combination for Kuhn. In this report from Agritechnica, Kuhn product line manager David Hild explains how European farmers who fall plow typically utilize two separate machines — a power harrow followed by a… Read More

New Holland is redesigning and restyling its line of forage harvesters. Up front, farmers will notice a renewed version of New Holland’s UltraFeed grass pickup on its range of FR forage harvesters for 2024. The UltraFeed will be available in working widths of 3.o, 3.5 and 4.0 metres. In this interview from Agritechnica, Laurent Libbrecht,… Read More

Winter is making itself known across all of Canada this week, after a polar vortex descended on Alberta, all the way to Ontario getting hit with snow, wind, and cold temps (for Ontario, mind you). That sparked some questions on fall-seeded crop survival, including canola, alfalfa, and wheat, which host Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson answers… Read More

It’s taken a few years, but John Deere has quickly evolved its See & Spray technology, moving from broadcast and targeted spraying of fallow ground to weed identification and targeted spraying in-crop. In this report from Agritechnica, Deere product marketing manager Solenne Bourgeois discusses how the company has combined its ExactApply system with camera technology… Read More

AGCO is touting a five to seven percentage fuel efficiency gain for its new AGCO Power Core50 engine. The 4-cylinder 5.0 litre engine first appeared in the the Fendt 600 Vario tractor and AGCO is billing it as the  “most advanced diesel engine platform on the market today.” It’s set to debut in other AGCO… Read More

How about an 18-row corn head that folds for transport and also flexes to follow the contours of fields with eroded hills or terraces? That’s the big news from combine head manufacturer Geringhoff at Agritechnica, the agriculture innovation showcase in Hanover, Germany. In this report, Geringhoff product manager Hendrik Schneider tells RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney that… Read More

Labour shortage is an issue for farming around the globe and an expanding list of agricultural equipment manufacturers are looking to autonomous robots to provide a solution for their customers. At Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, Kuhn rolled out KARL — an autonomous 175 hp robot prototype capable of performing field work in broad acre production…. Read More

New Holland is taking alternative fuel technology further up the power scale with the debut of its new T7.270 Methane Power CNG (compressed natural gas) tractor. Agritechnica visitors had the first opportunity to view the tractor at the innovation showcase in Hanover, Germany. The new tractor actually features the NEF 6.7-litre methane-fueled engine currently used… Read More

 

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