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

John Deere has made a move toward deploying more electric battery power in its machines with the acquisition of Austrian battery company Kreisel Electric. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Deere has signed an agreement to acquire majority ownership of the company that makes high-density, immersion-cooled electric batteries and the related… Read More

Unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continue growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8 per cent in October compared to last year, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales jumped 72.9 per cent, the fourth… Read More

Fendt’s Vario 300 Gen4 Series tractors are a compact, powerful, built-to-order piece of machinery. “Brand new to North America, excited, excited, excited to bring this tractor here,” said David Soliday, senior marketing manager of tractors at AGCO, at the 2021 Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois. There are four different models on offer from Fendt,… Read More

Recently, at Farm Progress Show 2021 at Decatur, Illinois, John Deere showcased their 8RX tractor/planter combination that creates what the company likes to call a “total solution.” Ryan Jardon, marketing manager at John Deere, says the tractor/planter combo was introduced about a year and a half ago, and is the first fixed frame four-track tractor… Read More

 

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