Category: Tractors

Canada’s 2017 first quarter ag equipment sales are stronger than a year ago

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers April 2017 Flash Report, Canadian tractor and combine sales are very strong when you take into account both the month to month and year to date numbers. Here are some highlights: Year to date – 4WD tractor sales are up 48.6% in comparison to 2016 Year to date… Read more »

Monsanto Cancels Deal to Sell Precision Planting to Deere

Monsanto, the parent company of The Climate Corporation, has cancelled its deal to sell Climate’s Precision Planting equipment business to Deere & Company. The agreement, which was announced in November 2015, was delayed by a U.S. Department of Justice legal challenge. “We are deeply disappointed in this outcome as we remain confident the acquisition would… Read more »

Canadian Farm Equipment Sales Showing Strength

Sales of new farm equipment through the first quarter of 2017 are up compared to the same time last year. Whether it’s due to the currency market benefiting Canadian producers on the selling side, dealer program timing, or a combination of different factors, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ latest report doesn’t go into the “why,”… Read more »

What Will Farmers Do When They No Longer Drive Tractors?

Think about how much time is spent driving on a farm. Sitting in a cab operating a truck or tractor is a fundamental part of what farming is today. So what would farmers do if they didn’t have to spend that time driving machines? As artificial intelligence advances and faster computing speeds enable machine-learning, driving… Read more »

Maxxum 2WD Tractors Return for 2017

Smaller horsepower tractors with the ability to maneuver in tight spaces were all the rage at last month’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Several manufacturers showed off new models for the category. From Case IH come the new Maxxum series 2WD tractors that combine efficient power with enhanced maneuverability and a tighter turning… Read more »

New Deere 5R Tractors Carry the Load in Tight Spaces

John Deere has leveraged technology from some of its larger tractors to increase operator comfort, tractor manoeuvrability and visibility in its new 5R Series tractors. The tractors where unveiled last month at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Product manager Chris Lammie explains that the tractors, which range from 90 to 125… Read more »

Massey 8700 Tractors Add Precision Technology

A new control terminal will bring more advanced technology to Massey Ferguson’s 8700 high horsepower tractor series. Technology advancements include Massey’s new Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO’s common electronic architecture and full integration of on­-board precision technologies. AGCO says this combination will provide farmers with the tools and flexibility needed to improve the accuracy and efficiency… Read more »

AccuTurn Makes Headland Turning Hands-Free

Case IH wants to help farmers take the guesswork out of turning on headlands. The company says tractor operators can now use its new AccuTurn automatic headland turning technology to navigate hands-free, automatic, repeatable turns for increased productivity and reduced operator fatigue. Case IH unveiled the Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) auto guidance technology last week… Read more »

KIOTI Tractor Introduces Two New Models to the CK10SE Series

KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., is excited to introduce two new special edition cab models to its CK10SE Series tractor line. The CK3510SE HC and the CK4010SE HC feature the same hydrostatic transmission (HST) and minimal vibration experience that low-maintenance operators know and love about the CK10 Series with added features and benefits of a factory-installed cab. “We’ve taken what… Read more »

TechTour: How To Build A Driverless Tractor

Innovation is a constant part of life on most farms. A farmer’s mind is often focused on figuring out how to make something run more efficiently. Together with Dow AgroSciences we’re excited to launch the 2017 season of the TechTour here on RealAgriculture. Over the coming months we are going to shine a spotlight on innovations that have occurred… Read more »

More Options for New Holland SmartTrax

New Holland is expanding its SmartTrax offering for 2017. The new SmartTrax options for T9 Series tractors were rolled out earlier this year at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video, New Holland cash crop marketing segment lead Dan Valen explains the evolution of the company’s SmartTrax technology and how it compares… Read more »

John Deere Debuts Electric High-Power Tractor Prototype

John Deere has unveiled its first electric high-power tractor ahead of the upcoming SIMA agriculture show in France. Built on the chassis of Deere’s 6R tractors, the SESAM (Sustainable Energy Supply for Agricultural Machinery) prototype features a set of 130kW lithium-ion batteries which power two independent 150 kW electric motors, producing the equivalent of roughly… Read more »

New Holland Goes Two-Wheeling For Maneuverability

Looking to make sharper turns and also save money? Beginning in 2017, New Holland will offer a two-wheel-drive (2WD) version of its T6 series tractors. The new tractors, unveiled earlier this year at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, offer enhanced maneuverability on two wheels for sharper turning, making them a good fit for… Read more »

New Mid-Range Massey Does the Heavy Lifting

Looking for power, stability, and lift capacity for your farm operation? If so, AGCO believes its new Massey Ferguson 6700S series mid-range tractors are a good fit for you. The new series debuted at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. AGCO tactical marketing manager Eric Zimmerman says the tractors are a good fit… Read more »

Case IH Optum Wins “Tractor of the Year”

Every year a jury of 23 European farm equipment journalists compare the latest tractor models and hand out their “Tractor of the Year” awards. The 2017 prizes were handed out at the EIMA exhibition in Bologna, Italy last week (the awards alternate annually between EIMA and Agritechnica in Germany.) CNH won two of the four awards, as the Case… Read more »