Category: National Farm Machinery Show 14

TechTour: On Track(s) to Mitigating Compaction Concerns

Tractors seemed to keep getting bigger and wider, and when farmers started looking at triples, Case IH opened the gate to a four-track prototype tractor. And, says Case IH’s Mitch Kaiser, producers loved it. Related: Case IH Maxxum Tractors Sport “Aggressive New Look” Every system has its pros and cons, and although the cost of tracks… Read more »

Sunflower Expands Width, Flexibility and Technology with New 6631 Tillage Models

Early this year, Sunflower announced seven new models to its Sunflower 6631 vertical tillage series. The new models offer widths from 20’5″ to 34’9″, expanding on previous models above 32′. Sunflower 6631 units feature the much-touted Sunflower Saber blades, which are 22 inches in diameter, with twenty-five flutes and a serrated edge. The blades are staggered, offset… Read more »

Introducing New Holland’s New Centre-Pivot Disc Mower-Conditioners

New Holland’s new Discbine models, the 313 and 316 centre-pivot disc mower-conditioners, offer 13 and 16.3-foot cutting widths, respectively, and improvements in cutting, floatation, efficiency and durability. The models, which are available as both flail and roll conditioning units, feature what New Holland is calling the MoxMax II cutterbar. The cutterbar has larger discs and heavier components,… Read more »

653HP, V8 Mercedes Engine and Continuous Flow Readings: The Claas Jaguar 960

It’s hard to think of cutting crops when we haven’t finished shoveling the seeders out of snowbanks, but boy is it nice to imagine sitting in this harvester in the sunshine. Meet the Jaguar 960, from Claas. This harvester runs with at 653 hp, with a large cooling system in the centre and a Tier… Read more »

Air Spring Suspension, Accuracy & All-Wheel-Drive: AGCO’s New RG700 Sprayer

The RG700 sprayer is AGCO’s newest addition to the market, with 165HP, a 700 gallon tank, and a single hydrostatic 110cc drive system, meaning infinite speed systems without the burden of shifting. In the field, the RG700’s air spring suspension system and parallel c-channel flex frame makes for a smooth ride, with constant adjustment as… Read more »

Keep the Farm Running: Choosing a Temporary Power Source

For modern livestock operations, a temporary power source is a must; animals’ lives depend on it! But for many others — farms and rural dwellers, and even ice-storm prone urbanites —  having some form of generator or power source as back up to the grid is incredibly important, too. There are several options available for… Read more »

Increasing Bale Shelf-Life with John Deere’s B-Wrap

Keeping bales from losing value is a difficult endeavour, and unfortunately, we don’t always have the ability to store straw and hay under a roof. Many ranchers have taken a keen interest in net wrap, as it typically offers better weather protection than twine and takes a fraction of the time to wrap and remove…. Read more »

New Size, New Features of Michelin’s Agribib Tires

Farm machinery continues to increase in size to match an ever-evolving industry, and bigger equipment puts pressure on your wallet, the ground and tires. Are tire manufacturers reacting to concerns over compaction? Have tires been changing? What do they have to offer? Read more: Does the freeze/thaw cycle break up compaction? In this video, RealAgriculture’s… Read more »

How does an Automatic Greasing System Sound? Lexion 780 Upgraded for 2014

If 543 horsepower and a 360-bushel carrying capacity don’t impress you, then how about Lexion’s  accelerated pre-separation threshing system, which separates up to 30% of grain before the crop even enters the main cylinder? An increased net performance of 20% without added fuel consumption doesn’t sound half-bad.  And what about the 740TT combine, which can now… Read more »

Fendt’s New 900 Series Offer Driver Stability, Tier 4 Compliance and More

Fendt’s new 900 series models of Tier 4-compliant tractors are not only more environmentally friendly, they’re also more efficient in the field. With the integration of Fendt’s selective catalytic reduction technology, the new models provide up to 7% better fuel economy than their predecessors. They are available in a 200 to 300 PTO horsepower power… Read more »

New Holland’s CR Combines Bulk Up for Bigger Yields

New Holland is introducing upgrades to their Twin Rotor CR combines. The changes touch on operator comfort, with an emphasis on overall capacity, efficiency and durability. Perhaps one of the most drastic changes comes from a 15% increase in capacity through the “Dynamic Feed Roll.” The updated setup speeds up crop movement through streamlined feeding… Read more »

The CASE Steiger RowTrac QuadTrac – A Tractor for All Seasons

The Steiger RowTrac could aptly be described as the Hulk…..with bunny slippers. It’s a tractor that CASE designed to tackle the heaviest of farm jobs, yet tread as lightly as possible when needed. It’s highly adaptable as well, with the ability to pull almost any implement you’ve got on the yard, with multiple adjustments for… Read more »

New Holland Rolls Out New Round Baler for 2014

New Holland will be making its new Roll-Belt 560 Round Baler available in a few months. The baler has some significant upgrades from previous models, including ActiveSweep pickups, bale-slice systems, monitor choices and a specialty crop option. According to New Holland, the ActiveSweep pickups will increase the capacity of the machine by 20% and are… Read more »

How Kinze’s Multi-Hybrid Planter Works, Plus Where to Find it in 2014

Kinze is rolling out in 2014 its new electronic metering system for its 4900 series planters, enabling farmers to enter in a prescription map, fill up with two corn hybrids and plant multi-hybrids in the same field. Click here to see more machinery videos from the National Farm Machinery Show RealAgriculture field editor, Bernard Tobin,… Read more »

The CaseIH 4400 Folding Corn Header

Moving quickly from field to field during harvest isn’t always about cruising speed — it also hinges on how quickly you can get the header between fields. For those who have to typically remove the header and transport it separately, the Case IH 4400 series corn header may before you. Available in a 6, 8… Read more »