In the wake of Kramer, Ltd. announcing its intent to exit the agricultural equipment business, CLAAS of America has made immediate plans to fill the gap left by its long-time dealer with two new, full-service dealerships in Saskatchewan. The move, part of a planned dealership expansion in Western Canada, will ensure that CLAAS customers in… Read More

Let’s all take a moment to confess our less-than-safe bad habits — sending a quick text while driving, donning only the minimum of safety gear while mixing chemical or giving the wee ones a ride on the tractor or quad, even if there isn’t a seat for them. Are all of these excusable because, hey,… Read More

Horsch has been selling the Maestro planter for over two years in Europe, and now, with a few minor adjustments, Horsch has catered the outfit to its North American cliental. The unit, ISOBUS-compatible, holds up to 1,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer and is available with 12 or 24 rows on 30 inch spacing. Besides being equipped… Read More

Do you remember those Jenga commercials as a kid?  You know the ones with the jingle, “you take a block from the bottom and you put it on top!”  Come on admit it, you played the game all the time as a kid back when there were no ipods or Playstations. Caterpillar has released video… Read More

Getting recognized by your peers can be special. For three equipment manufacturers, getting recognized by the North American Equipment Dealers Association is very special. Without dealers, a machinery manufacturer has very limited access to the farmer and the farmer has limited access to warranty and service. Recently the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) announced… Read More

Whether you’ve recently purchased a planter, or you’re bringing it out of hibernation, making sure it’s in good working order is essential to good establishment. Besides greasing, checking hydraulic hoses and vacuuming mouse-made nests, you should also check that the planter is running level, and with the correct amount of down pressure. Related: The Pros and… Read More

 

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