Looking for an intuitive and user-friendly tractor that makes loader work less taxing on the operator? Kubota says its M7-4 Series tractors, with an LM2606 front loader and a new loader joystick, fits the bill. In this report from Commodity Classic at Houston, Texas, Kubota product manager Morgan Ludwig shares how the loader-joystick combination allows… Read More

Sales of new 4-wheel drive tractors in Canada are up 10.8 per cent over last year, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ monthly sales data for January through March. It’s the lone category that has seen year-to-date growth in both the Canadian and American markets, as sales of 2-wheel drive tractors of all sizes… Read More

In 2019, John Deere’s eAutoPowr concept arrived at Agritechnica touting the potential of the world’s first electric variable transmission. That year, the new transmission concept, developed through a partnership with Joskin, won Agritechnica’s gold innovation award. Fast forward to Agritechnica ’23 and eAutoPowr was again attracting throngs of farmers at the innovation show’s John Deere… Read More

It wasn’t the biggest new tractor roll-out at Agritechnica, but the Valtra S Series certainly attracted its fair share of attention thanks to a unique combination of size and technology. The Valtra S Series is a sixth generation tractor from the Finnish manufacturer, which operates plants in Finland and Brazil. Models range from 280 to… Read More

There’s no timetable for its arrival, but when it does hit farm fields Steyr expects its hybrid CVT to pack a powerful punch. In this report from Agritechnica, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and CNH Industrial business manager Marco Otten discuss how Steyr plans to place significant power, speed and manoeuvrability at the tractor operator’s command. In… Read More

Massey Ferguson plans to deliver the most powerful tractor it has ever produced for fall 2024. The MF 9S Series includes six models with power ranging from 285 to 425 horsepower. The tractor drew plenty of eyeballs at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. Beyond the power boost, the manufacturer also says it’s the most straightforward tractor… Read More

There are at least two options for increasing efficiency on the farm: use wider, larger equipment or use smaller technology that gets the job done faster. In the race between larger equipment and automation, which class do you think is winning? (Hint: it’s bigger engines and wider equipment). This week was Commodity Classic in Houston,… Read More

North America is a growing strategic market for the SDF Group, manufacturers of Deutz-Fahr tractors. Farmers in Canada and the U.S. can expect to see a bigger footprint for the brand in 2024 with arrival of the new Deutz-Fahr Agrofarm 5 Series tractor, says SDF international regional director Umberto Miceli. In this report from Agritechnica… Read More

As the possibilities of farming with autonomous tractors and implements gain traction, many manufacturers are working on how autonomous machinery will run efficiently without human hands and eyes as it travels on or through the ground. At Agritechnica, Lemken shared how its iQblue tool monitoring technology uses sensor systems to monitor performance as well as… Read More

 

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