An international group of independent journalists has named Fendt’s new Vario as Tractor of the Year 2020, for its level of connectivity, combined with several mechanical attributes. “Here we combine connectivity, smart farming, as well, with complete efficiency,” says Fendt’s Edward Snieder. The Vario 942 features a 6-cylinder, 9-litre MAN engine, optimized to deliver high… Read More

It takes a special occasion for a Massey Ferguson to roll off the line in something other than the signature red. The 50th anniversary of the moon landing, it seems, is momentous enough. At this year’s Agritechnica, AGCO’s Massey Ferguson brand showcased a white Massey Ferguson concept tractor, the Next. Benoit Modde, with Massey Ferguson,… Read More

We’ve all heard the phrase “plant to moisture,” but we’ve also seen the moisture variability that can occur within a few paces, never mind over an entire field. Precision Planting LLC is working on a technology that will take moisture variability into account, automatically adjusting drilling depth on-the-go. The system uses SmartDepth (a prototype) in… Read More

While it may not help to build calluses, nor a respect for our ancestors, the Kivi-Pekka rock picker comes with character (not to mention the efficiency over hand-bombing rocks into a tractor bucket). Manufactured in Finland, Kivi-Pekka’s rock picker is offered in four widths — 13, 17, 20, and 23 feet. And the optional flex… Read More

FendtOne, Fendt’s new terminal interface offers operators unique task management features, and the ability to access data from home or the tractor. “So we tried to merge the world that you will find onboard on your tractor, and the world that you will find at home on your PC,” says Fendt’s Stefan Pscheidl, in the… Read More

Case IH has a new guidance system for the company’s model year 2020 Magnum tractors, focusing on connectivity, support, and comfort. AFS Connect enables operators to view current field operations, fleet information and agronomic data, as well as share select data with third parties from a tablet or computer anywhere. The technology’s remote service tool… Read More

Perhaps a somewhat surprising candidate for enhancing telecommunications, John Deere is currently running a prototype in Brazil that is giving remote and rural farmers the opportunity to use equipment and technology to its fullest. “This is a first try to get real, good connectivity, and 5G technology, and with broadband,” says Johannes Bosch, in the… Read More

The Xerion name may be familiar to North American Claas customers, but seeing the series on tracks might come as a surprise. The new offering, launched at Agritechnica this year, in Hanover, Germany, uses a crawler track system from Dutch manufacturer Zuidberg. The CAMSO tracks have a width of 30 inches, increasing the machine’s footprint… Read More

Unveiled for the first time at Agritechnica, Fendt’s new telehandler offers something of a view. The Cargo T955 — the first telehandler under the Fendt brand — features a lifting cab, with floor-to-ceiling visibility with its continuous windscreen. RealAgriculture’s coverage of Agritechnica 2019 is made possible by Brevant seeds. The latest technology, locally tested. Brevant seeds. Seed…. Read More