Category: Farm Progress Show

Change blades in seconds with new mower-conditioner

Looking to cut your hay close, clean, and quick while conditioning it for faster dry down and nutrient preservation? If that’s the plan, it may be time to take a closer look at New Hollands’s new Discbine 209 and 210 disc mower-conditioners. The side-pull mowers were rolled out at the recent Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa…. Read more »

Guardian sprayer delivers tons of torque

More power and manoeuvrability top the list of improvements to New Holland’s Guardian sprayers. At the recent Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa, New Holland rolled out its SP370F and SP410F front-boom sprayers. Don Keller, sprayer product marketing manager, explains that both models come with a Cursor 9 FPT engine as well as an enhanced propulsion system. Ground drive… Read more »

2019 Deere 8RT tractors designed for better ride, more maneuverability

For those people who like two-track tractors but always thought the ride could be a little better, good news: John Deere agrees with you and is making the cab suspension more operator friendly on its new two-track tractors. RealAgriculture had a chance to talk to Tiffany Turner, product marketing manager, large tractors, for John Deer,… Read more »

IntelliSense automation adjusts combine settings every 20 seconds

Maintaining proper combine setup as field conditions change throughout a day of harvesting is always a challenge. But that job is about to get a lot easier for operators of CR Revelation combines with new IntelliSense automation system, says New Holland. The goal of IntelliSense is to help combine operators manage and adjust quickly to the… Read more »

Sensor technology coming to new CLAAS 5300 balers

RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner was in Boone, Iowa attending the Farm Progress Show where he had the opportunity to talk to Andreas Saile, CLAAS product manager, about the new 5300 Quadrant. Saile says, “This is the new machine replacing the 3300 it’s the three by four big square baler called the 5300 now. We offer that… Read more »

New Holland double shoot disc drill offers long-wear, precision placement

The New Holland’s P2082 double shoot disc drill takes seed and fertilizer placement seriously. This new drill is designed for accurate one-pass placement of seed and fertilizer for uniform emergence, better stands and higher yields, says New Holland. It’s available in seeding widths of 30, 40, 50 and 60 feet with available 10-inch row spacing…. Read more »

New Steiger tractors for 2019 feature suited-for-Canada tweaks

Steiger wants to hit the ground running, even on narrow tracks. RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner was in Boone, Iowa, recently for the Farm Progress Show. While he was there he got a chance to talk to Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger marketing manager. He says there is quite a bit new this year, “Especially for the… Read more »

Camso offers new tracks designed for road speeds

The reality is that farms are getting bigger and fields farther apart. Time spent on the road is time not spent doing field work, so there’s a lot of focus right now on tracks that handle travel at road speed to get between fields faster. RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner caught up with Martin Lunkenbein, Camso’s business… Read more »

Significant changes made to Tribine harvester

While in Boone, Iowa, for the Farm Progress Show, RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner had a chance to check in with Ben Dillon, president of Tribine Industries, about where things are at with his new twist on the combine. In this interview, Dillon talks about his vision for a new generation of harvesters. “What we’ve been doing… Read more »

Silage baler a first for Massey Ferguson

The new Massey Ferguson RB Series silage baler is engineered for durability, reliability, and high throughput, according to AGCO. It’s the first silage-specific baler ever offered by Massey Ferguson, says Matt LeCroy, tactical marketing manager for hay and forage at AGCO. He says the RB Series is a tough, heavy-duty choice for producers who bale corn… Read more »

Vermeer introduces nimble ZR5 self-propelled round baler

Have you ever looked at a self-propelled lawn mower and said, “I wish my baler turned that sharp.”  Well, Vermeer said, “We can do that!” RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner got a chance to talk to Josh Vrieze, with Vermeer, at the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa, about their new ZR5 self-propelled baler, that turns like… Read more »

Case IH adds auto-adjustment on new 250 series combines

Field conditions can change significantly during harvest, and although it would be nice to have experienced operators who are able to make the appropriate adjustments, sometimes it would be helpful if the combine could provide a little help to the person in the driver’s seat. That’s what Case IH had in mind when it developed… Read more »

Case IH rolls out new double-shoot disc drill

Case IH has come out with a new one-pass option for seeding and fertilizing in spring, as the manufacturer debuted its Precision Disk 500DS air drill at the 2018 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. The new double shoot drill places seed one inch above and one inch over from fertilizer in the same pass…. Read more »

348 acres in eight hours (yes, Guinness has a record for cutting hay)

Yes, Guinness has a record for hay mowed in an eight hour period. And a custom haying operator near Greeley, Colorado holds that record, as of July. Tate Mesbergen says he was inspired to attempt breaking the record while visiting Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany last November, when he saw a Polish manufacturer advertising how its… Read more »

New Holland Kombi bales and wraps in one pass

The new Roll-Belt round baler with a Kombi wrapper from New Holland allows producers to bale and wrap simultaneously, eliminating the need to make a second pass with a tractor and bale wrapper. New Holland says the baler-wrapper, which debuted at the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, will also significantly reduce regrowth damage and the… Read more »