Category: Farm Progress Show

Farmers Edge announces deal with Planet to deliver same-day satellite imagery

Farmers Edge has announced an exclusive arrangement with San Francisco-based aerospace and data company Planet to offer high-resolution, daily satellite imagery to farmers. With over 180 satellites orbiting Earth, Planet operates the world’s largest fleet of earth imaging satellites. Described as a “multi-million dollar, multi-year global distribution agreement,” Farmers Edge says it is now the… Read more »

AGCO introduces classification system for square balers

AGCO has introduced a classification system for square balers and is inviting other baler manufacturers to use the standards. Similar to the classification system for combines based on their capacity, the eight baler classes are defined by plunger weight, which, according to the company, is the most measurable factor impacting density. “Bale density is a… Read more »

Displaying grain quality on the go with Lexion

Claas unveiled a few new features for its 2018 Lexion lineup at Farm Progress Show in Illinois last month. “We’re continuing to make the machine smarter,” says Jeff Gray, product coordinator for Lexion. The changes start with a new grain quality camera, which is mounted on the clean grain elevator, giving the operator a screenshot… Read more »

AGCO eliminates dead-end pipe with C Series Rogator

AGCO has expanded its Rogator lineup, unveiling and exhibiting its C Series this summer at several farm shows, including the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. The new series features a SmartDrive system, updated cab interior and the new LiquidLogic recirculating plumbing. “With the prevalence of herbicide-resistant weeds throughout the country and the introduction of… Read more »

Salford intros the Valmar 9620, high capacity addition to the Air Boom line

Salford’s Valmar 9620 was on display at Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois last month. The newest addition to Salford’s Valmar Air Boom line features a 660 cubic foot hopper, and 70 foot hydraulic booms, allowing it to cover at least 110 acres per hour, with less time needed to re-fill. In addition, the machine… Read more »

Kinze introduces prototype split row 60-foot planter

Kinze has debuted a prototype planter that gives soybean growers the ability to plant narrower rows while covering the same ground of a 60-foot, 30-inch corn planter. The split row, centre pivot unit was on display at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois last month. It’s capable of 24-row, 30-inch corn planting and 15… Read more »

New Holland brings Auto Command CVT to articulated T9 tractors

New Holland is now offering its continuously variable transmission (CVT), referred to as ‘Auto Command’ in its T9 Series tractors. “We’ve always had the power-shift transmission, but for the model year ’18, we’re gonna add a CVT transmission option for customers to choose from,” says Ken Paul, marketing manager with New Holland, in the video below,… Read more »

Two planters, one machine: introducing Case IH’s new 2140 Early Riser

The public caught their first glimpse of Case IH’s new 2140 Early Riser at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois last month. The new pivot-fold planter succeeds the 1245, offering 400 gallons of liquid fertilizer capacity, 80 bushels of seed capacity, and split-row configuration options. “The 2140 Early Riser is two planters in one efficient… Read more »

Soybean rubber compound hitting the road in new Goodyear tires

New tires coming from Goodyear this fall will feature a rubber compound derived from soybeans. Not only is there a sustainability story to using a plant-based ingredient, but engineers with Goodyear found a performance advantage when using tread compounds made with soybean oil: they remained pliable or soft at lower temperatures, while increasing tread life…. Read more »

Longer strands in ‘Shredlage’ boost cow health, says Claas

After acquiring ‘Shredlage’ technology from its inventors last year, Claas is emphasizing the cow health benefits of the forage harvesting process. Shredlage, says Matt Jaynes, self-propelled forage harvester product manager with Claas, is a patented term used to describe the harvesting technique that takes corn through a special kernel processor, as well as cutting it… Read more »

Case IH presents ‘fastest converting combination applicator’

Case IH’s new Trident 5550 was on display last week at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois. Like something out of Transformers, the 5550 is a combination liquid/dry applicator, and according to the company, the conversion between the two is the fastest in the industry. Unlike last Christmas, when you and three other adults worked… Read more »

SIMPAS takes printer & cartridge concept to the field

Think of your planter as a high-resolution field printer. Instead of multiple colours of ink, it’s dispensing combinations of micronutrients and crop protection products in-furrow. A U.S. company is following the concept of an inkjet printer, with plans to commercialize a system for applying precise amounts as needed at varying rates in each row. SIMPAS,… Read more »

Hesston powers up new generation of windrowers

AGCO Corporation announced its ‘next generation’ of Massey Ferguson self-propelled windrowers, this week, designed to deliver more horsepower and greater throughput capacity. The WR9900 series, built under the Hesston brand, includes four models that replace the WR9800 series. The models are capable of operating 9200 series auger and disc headers and 5400 series draper headers…. Read more »

John Deere accumulator brings strategy to baling

John Deere unveiled two models of round bale accumulators and a new series of precutter round balers last week, at the Farm Progress Show (FPS) in Decatur, Illinois. Round bale accumulators Among the most talked about new releases at FPS, the A520R and A420R Plus2 round bale accumulators allow baler operators to carry and drop up… Read more »

New Holland moves from Elevation to Revelation

New Holland’s CR Revelation combine turned heads at Farm Progress Show (FPS) last week. Besides changes to the appearance from previous models (like the Elevation), the new combine demonstrates an up to 10 per cent increase in average total capacity, according to New Holland, and lowers the power needed to separate grain by up to… Read more »