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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Agricultural advocates encourage farmers to tell their story. Maybe the most interesting storyteller on the farm would be the tractor. We’re seeing tonnes of innovation in autonomous and intelligent machines — what if a tractor could tell its own story? Every tractor would have a very interesting tale to tell. The tractor pulls many implements,… Read More

It looks like a standard New Holland T8 tractor, but there’s one thing missing – the driver. The New Holland NH Drive autonomous concept tractor was the second driverless tractor unveiled at this week’s Farm Progress Show. But unlike the Case IH concept machine, the high horsepower New Holland version maintains a traditional cab, allowing… Read More

AGCO has introduced what it calls an entirely new category of tractors with its new Challenger 1000 Series. Dubbed the largest fixed-frame tractors in the world, the Challenger 1000 is touted as a single solution for both heavy draft and row crop work. The new tractor series was unveiled at a media event at the… Read More

Farmers got a glimpse of the future on Day 1 of the Farm Progress Show. Case IH rolled out an autonomous concept tractor and John Deere talked about plans for a carbon fibre farming revolution that could see sprayer booms and more made of the material in the near future. Real Agriculture’s Kelvin Heppner and… Read More

The day when tractors drive themselves on farm fields across North America feels a little bit closer than it did yesterday. CNH Industrial — the parent company of Case IH and New Holland — became the first of the big tractor manufacturers to publicly unveil its own autonomous unit, lifting the veil on a cabless… Read More

If there was a “celebrity” category for machinery, Versatile’s one-of-a-kind four-axle, articulated tractor might top the list. Nearly everyone who passed by it at Ag in Motion this week stopped to take or pose for a photo with “Big Roy.” As part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration, Versatile unveiled the fully-restored 600 horsepower machine… Read More

A Dutch tractor manufacturer has developed a stabilizer system to improve safety and driver comfort when operating articulated loader tractors. Giant’s Stabilo System made its Canadian debut at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last month, participating in the Farm Progress Innovation Showcase. As Frank Michielsen of Prairie Side Equipment at Taber, Alberta explains in this short… Read More

Challenging times in the machinery market continue, as tractor sales in Canada slump. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ April data, year-to-date tractor sales in Canada are down 18.6 percent from last year. 4-wheel-drive sales are down 22.1 percent, while 2-wheel-drive sales are down 18.4 percent. Combine sales in Canada are bucking the trend,… Read More

 

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