The world’s largest electronics manufacturer is preparing to build tractors. Foxconn, a Taiwan-based company that has supplied and assembled products for Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many other brands, has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Monarch Tractor — a California-based company that is planning to mass produce small, driver-optional, electric tractors. The agreement, which was… Read More

An Edmonton-based autonomous agriculture start-up is developing a camera-based system that allows self-driving tractors to recognize and respond to changes in their surroundings. Mojow Autonomous Solutions was incorporated in early 2020. “We’ve developed an autonomous navigation and control kit that uses a camera for its main sensor,” explains founder and CEO Owen Kinch. “It allows… Read More

More than a thousand workers at two CNH Industrial (CNHi) plants in the U.S. that make farm tractors and construction equipment have gone on strike, as of May 2 at noon. The United Auto Workers said workers in Racine, Wisconsin and Burlington, Iowa set up picket lines after “the company failed to present an agreement… Read More

AGCO says it has acquired JCA Industries, Inc., a Manitoba-based company that develops software and electronic systems to control and automate tractors and agricultural machines. Headquartered in Winnipeg, JCA has worked behind-the-scenes with many agricultural equipment manufacturers on their electronic designs in the past, including projects focused on automation and robotics. For example, JCA worked… Read More

It’s not the most common tractor name in the yard, but Deutz-Fahr’s Warrior line caught the attention of plenty of attendees at the 2022 National Farm Machinery Show. Kara Oosterhuis, with RealAgriculture, was there to chat with Andrew Winkels, product marketing manager for Deutz-Fahr. In this video, Winkels talks about the new Warrior line of… Read More

Buhler Industries has replaced one of its Russian directors who was seen as a potential target for sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The company, which makes Versatile tractors and Farm King equipment, says its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Konstantin Babkin, who has served on Buhler’s board since the Russia-based farm… Read More

With strong farm commodity demand and high crop prices, confident farmers attending the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) at Louisville, Kentucky in February look to be eager to replace equipment and upgrade technology. In this interview from the floor of the NFMS, Kurt Coffey, Case IH vice president for North America, tells RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin that the Association… Read More

Despite production and supply chain challenges, major farm equipment manufacturers are reporting better than expected earnings thanks to strong demand for tractors and combines. On Friday, Deere & Co. joined competitors CNH and AGCO in publishing quarterly financials this month that have exceeded analysts’ projections. Deere said net sales from equipment operations for the first… Read More

 

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