Category: Farm Progress Show ’14

In the Dirt: Making Strip Tillage Work

When Mark Muench was frustrated with the strip tillage tool options available to him, he decided to work with Salford to develop a new tool that would tackle the conditions on his farm near Ogden, Iowa. Over a decade of adjusting his soil management practices and equipment went in to getting strip tillage right on… Read more »

Introducing John Deere’s New 8000 Series Forage Harvesters

John Deere recently launched its 8000 Series of self-propelled forage harvesters with five new models. “The 8000 Series builds upon the best features of our popular 7000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters,” said Shaun Fritchey, marketing representative, John Deere Ottumwa Works, in a release. “This new series integrates cutting-edge crop analysis and documentation with an innovative machine design to provide… Read more »

Michelin SprayBib Tire Line Expands to Include 50-Inch Model

You likely remember Michelin expanding its lineup of AgriBib tires, with new features and sizes. Well, there’s more. In September, its SprayBib tire lineup also expanded, with the introduction of the new 50-inch model, the first VF sprayer tire offered in this size. With a D speed rating, the new VF420/95R50 SprayBib can handle a load… Read more »

Glass, Space and Torque: John Deere’s New W260 Windrower

John Deere’s new W260 self-propelled windrower and 500R platform were on display at the Farm Progress Show this year. “The combination of the W260 Windrower and 500R Platform results in improved cut quality and consistent windrow formation to minimize dry-down time and deliver high-quality hay and forage,” said James Petersen, senior marketing representative, John Deere Ottumwa Works, in… Read more »

GSI Introduces 4″ Corrugation in 40 Series Bins

Grain Systems Inc’s (GSI) 40 series bins are now available with four-inch corrugation. The bins, offered in 2.66-inch corrugation since their launch in 2013, still use the optional Z-Tek Roof System, but are designed to be built taller, offering capacities up to 282 000 bushels. “We now have a much more comprehensive bin offering along with… Read more »

GSI Presents VersaLoop Round Tube Chain Conveyor

Introduced in August, Grain System Inc.’s (GSI) VersaLoop round tube chain conveyer, can move up to 6000 bushels per hour and can reach a maximum incline of 60 degrees. The Versaloop will be debuted in the first quarter of 2015, along with the four-inch corrugation in GSI’s 40-Series Bins. The conveyor, according to Greg Trame, GSI… Read more »

Kinze Sees Corn Yield Bump With New Multi-Hybrid Planter

Switching between corn varieties on-the-go while planting is showing a yield benefit, according to Kinze, as the Iowa-based equipment manufacturer ramps up production of its multi-hybrid planters. The last time we heard from Kinze’s Luc Van Herle on Real Ag, the company was rolling out its new electronic metering system for its 4,900 series multi-hybrid planting units. Bern… Read more »

Exploring Case IH’s 2015 Axial-Flow 240 Combine Series

Case IH’s 240 series of combines, set to release in 2015, bear some of the largest grain tanks available and yet are still exulted for their productivity and efficiency. The Axial-Flow 9240, the most powerful of the three new models, houses 410 bushels of grain, tops out at 625 peak horsepower and runs on a 15.9L in-line,… Read more »

Capacity And Efficiency Drive New Deere Large Square Balers

Whether you’re looking to make a great ration, improve livestock bedding or feed the cellulose ethanol industry, John Deere says you need to check out its new L340 large square baler. Jeremy Unruh, John Deere’s baling and mowing product line manager, gave us a tour of the new balers at the Farm Progress Show last… Read more »

A Preview of the New Case IH Early Riser Planter Ahead of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Did you happen to miss the Case IH launch of the new Early Riser planter in Iowa in late August? Never fear! Real Agriculture’s Bernard Tobin made the trip just ahead of the Farm Progress Show to get all the details on this new planter. Those farmers interested in the unit can do two things:… Read more »

New Fendt 700 Series Tractors Make Their Debut in January 2015

Canadian farmers can expect to see the new Fendt 700 series tractors on dealer lots in January 2015. At the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Conor Bergin, AGCO’s product marketing manager for high horsepower tractors gave a tour of the new tractor, the only one currently in North America. The new Fendt… Read more »

CLAAS Xerion Gets North American Makeover

How do you redesign one of Europe’s most revered tractors to make it fit the needs of North American farmers? At the Farm Progress Show in Iowa, we got the scoop on the new Xerion tractor line makeover from CLAAS Product Manager Drew Fletcher. The German-engineered tractor now comes in three models, ranging from 422… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires — Ep. 4: Bleary-Eyed Bern Wraps Up the US Farm Progress Show

The largest outdoor farm equipment show in the U.S. — the Farm Progress Show — took place Tuesday and Wednesday in Boone, Iowa (Day 3 was cancelled due to rain and lightning risk.) Among the thousands of visitors was RealAg’s Bern Tobin. In the fourth episode of the Kickin’ Tires machinery podcast, Bern and Kelvin (filling… Read more »