Category: Farm Progress Show

Case IH Rolls Out New Strip-Till Applicator

As North American strip-till acres continue to grow, Case IH has rolled out a redesigned strip-till applicator — the Nutri-Tiller 955. It’s a one-pass seedbed prep unit that looks after crop residue, soil tilth and nutrient availability, explains Dave Long, Case IH’s seeding equipment and fertilizer applicators marketing manager, in this video filmed at the 2016 Farm… Read more »

Designing Tracks for the Field And Road

As farms grow and span larger geographies, tractors are putting on more road miles than ever before. “It’s definitely a concern we’re getting more and more from farmers. They need to travel more and more and it does have a big impact on the tracks, going these distances,” says Eric Blondeau of Camso (formerly Camoplast Solideal)…. Read more »

A Smooth Ride For Fertilizer Spreaders

It all comes down to more acres per day for John Deere’s new F4365 high capacity nutrient applicator. At the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, John Deere product manager Jason Beuligmann showcased the new, 330-cubic-feet dry spinner spreader. He explained that the company’s engineers had two goals in mind for the design – operator comfort,… Read more »

AGCO’s New Folding Corn Head Reduces Downtime

It takes time to detach a corn head, roll in a cart, and transport the header to another field. AGCO says its new 3200 Series folding corn heads will eliminate that downtime and keep your combine rolling. The company introduced the new heads at the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video,… Read more »

Claas Adds Overload Response and Improved Slope Compensation to ’17 Lexion Combines

Engineers keep designing harvest equipment to make it harder to do a poor job combining. An automatic overload response system and improved slope compensation are two highlights for 2017 Lexion combines from Claas, explains product coordinator Jeff Gray in this video, filmed at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Iowa. Updating the 3D cleaning system that’s… Read more »

Agrimatics Bringing Weighing and Data Platform to Feed Mixers

A Saskatoon-based company known for its wireless grain cart (or buggy, if you prefer) weighing and data management system is bringing the technology to feed mixers in feedlots and dairies. Agrimatics will be introducing its Libra TMR (total mixed ration) system shortly, explained co-founder and CEO Ian Meier, as we caught up with him at… Read more »

Case IH Brings AIM Command Flex to 2017 Sprayers

Case IH has unveiled its latest offering in spray technology, known as AIM Command Flex. All 2017 Patriot sprayers will come factory-equipped with the nodes required to run the ISO Virtual Terminal (VT) compatible Flex system, explains Mark Burns, Case’s marketing manager for application equipment, in this video. “It’s the new generation of spray technology… Read more »

US Ag Slowdown Making Late Model Equipment Harder to Find

Tight profit margins are leading many farms to hang on to equipment longer before trading it in. The major manufacturers have also slowed down production significantly, coinciding with the drop in demand for new iron. And all of this means there’s less late model machinery hitting the market. “It’s getting really hard to find a… Read more »

Case IH Releasing Silver Anniversary Patriot Sprayers

It was the fall of 1991 when Tyler Industries started building its Patriot high clearance sprayers at Benson, Minnesota. Bought by Case IH in 1998, 2016 marks the 25th anniversary for the Patriot sprayer. “This is our opportunity to celebrate a significant milestone with this product line,” explains Mark Burns, application equipment market manager for… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires – Ep 12: Intelligent Machines and Iowa State Troopers — Highlights from Farm Progress ’16

Back home from the US Farm Progress Show in Iowa, Bern Tobin and Kelvin Heppner take over the Kickin’ Tires podcast for this episode to reflect on what they saw and heard at the massive farm equipment and technology trade show. With crowds exceeding 100,000 over three days, many companies use Farm Progress to launch… Read more »

No Screens to Clean in Mixed-Flow Dryer

Are you tired of cleaning grain dryer screens? If so, Sukop’s new mixed-flow grain dryer is worth a look. “We’ve had a lot of customers say they are just tired of cleaning screens… They want a screenless dryer and the mixed flow gives us that capability,” says Sukop dryer sales director Kerry Hartwig. Sukop showed… Read more »

The Future of Hagie Sprayers With John Deere

For those who closely follow the equipment industry, there was something unique about John Deere’s deal with sprayer-maker Hagie Manufacturing. The two companies announced a joint venture this past spring that saw Deere acquire a majority stake in the Iowa-based company known for its innovative front boom, high clearance sprayers. Unlike most of its other… Read more »

New Holland Goes Big on Bale Density

The latest generation of New Holland’s flagship BigBaler promises to raise the bar for big square density and uniformity. New Holland unveiled the BigBaler 340 Plus last month at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video, New Holland hay and forage marketing manager Seth Doman explains that the key feature making this… Read more »

Drone Giant DJI Bringing a Spraying Drone to North America

Chinese drone manufacturer DJI is introducing a spraying model to North America, as it foresees a day when farmers use swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to control weeds, diseases and other pests. The Agras MG-1 is an octocopter capable of carrying 2.5 gallons and covering 7 to 10 acres per hour, explains DJI’s Jan… Read more »

Carbon Fibre Sprayer Booms: Can They Take a Licking and Keep on Ticking?

Would a carbon fibre spray boom be strong enough to withstand the rigour of continuous field spraying? That’s a question John Deere intends to answer as it continues to look for ways to substitute the composite material for the steel and aluminum traditionally used in farm equipment, such as boom sprayers. At its annual product… Read more »