Category: Farm Progress Show ’13

“Power Tillage” and the Case IH Ecolo Tiger 875

Perhaps you’ve seen a Case IH Tiger tillage implement hard at work in the field. After all, the series has been around since the late ’70s, and the Ecolo Tiger 875 is the eighth generation of this combination tillage implement. Each generation seeks to improve off the one before to better meet the needs of… Read more »

New Holland T9 ’14 SmartTrax Designed to Tread Lightly, Offer Big Power

Farmers looking at the 2014 T9 New Holland tractors may now choose the redesigned SmartTrax feature. These wide, lighter and more cost-effective tracks offer a few changes over the last iteration. As Gary Wojcik, with New Holland explains in this video from the Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois, New Holland’s design team has moved… Read more »

The Challenger MT800E Line is All About Power, Performance & Efficiency

There comes a point in the horsepower range where, quite frankly, you’re done with messing around. It’s time to bring out the big guns, pull some major implements and Do. It. Up. If you’re in the market for some high horsepower tractors, AGCO would like you to get to know its high horsepower line, the… Read more »

The RoGator RG700 is a Great Fit for Smaller Fields

Let’s face it, most sprayers are built to cover a lot of ground quickly. (Hi-fives all around) But what happens when when you don’t have that big area to cover? The old analogy of using a bazooka to kill a fly may not be quite as spot-on as we’d like in this situation, but that… Read more »

The Very High Clearance of New Holland’s SP333F High Clearance Sprayer

You could argue that the high clearance sprayer is one of the hardest working pieces of equipment on the farm. While planters and combines roll in intense spring and fall seasons, the sprayer runs early, often and sometimes even late into the fall for that all-important fall weed control pass. Choosing between a front mount… Read more »

The Versatility & Multi-Purpose Use of Tillage Implements

While it would be unreasonable to expect them to come with bottle openers (for shame!), the modern tillage implement should be a multi-use tool, says Keith Belt, of Salford. RealAgriculture.com’s Bernard Tobin caught up with Belt at the Farm Progress Show this last August to talk tillage and tillage implements. In the video below, Belt… Read more »

New Holland Genesis T8 Tractor Built for Tight Turns, Saving Fuel & a Comfortable Ride

While the new Genesis line harkens back to its beginning 20 years ago, the brand new Genesis T8 line is anything but dated. RealAgriculture.com’s Bernard Tobin (@AgBern on Twitter) got the grand tour of the T8 line at this year’s Farm Progress Show, held at Decatur, Illinois. Changes to the Genesis T8 line start right… Read more »

KINZE’s Automation Project Looks at the Future of Ag

Ever since I was a kid, everything “futuristic”, in books and TV pointed to automation as the pinnacle of what the future would hold. From the Jetsons and their automatic sidewalks and dishwashers to my personal favourite, the old “Science International – What Will They Think of Next” tv show, automation was the future of… Read more »

A Tour of the Case IH Patriot with AIM Command Pro

Covering ground in a timely manner is only half the equation when planning your spray operation. Accuracy, coverage and limiting over-spray have a huge impact on product performance and cost effectiveness. So when it comes to choosing a sprayer and spraying technology, it’s not wonder there are big options with truly high tech precision farming… Read more »

New Hollands’s P2080 Disc Drill Focuses on Longevity to Minimize Downtime

Whether you’re planting beans or wheat, depth control and seed placement are key settings on the drill to establish an ideal plant stand. With that in mind, precise depth consistency, ideal flotation and seedbed moisture conservation are all features on the P2080 disc drill, featured at this year’s Farm Progress Show. RealAgriculture.com’s Bernard Tobin caught… Read more »

Kinze Features “Next Big Innovation” Planter at Farm Progress Show

The 4900 Series of planter has been five years in the making. Why? Because the engineers designing this planter changed just about everything, from the frame, to the row unit, to the metering system. Kinze’s 4900 planter is all about big capacity, best in class in fact, says Rhett Schildroth, but all that capacity gets… Read more »