When AGCO set out to build a rear steer option for the Hesston WR9800 windrower, it had western Canadian farmers in mind. At the recent Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, AGCO Hay and Forage Marketing Manager Kyle Kitt told Real Agriculture that its RearSteer design option was really driven by canola growers and grain… Read More

It was only two years ago when Bernard Tobin first spoke to Jason O’Flanagan about AGCO’s Fuse technology. This year, at Farm Progress Show, the duo reunited to discuss some recent changes that will allow AGCO customers to access machine data through other farm and fleet management tools. Agco’s Jason O’Flanagan joins Bernard Tobin to… Read More

AGCO Corporation has announced its AgCommand API (Application Programming Interface) is now open to approved third party developers and service providers of farming applications, including management dashboards and mobile apps. This new capability will enable AGCO customers to access their machine data through their other farm and fleet management tools, the company says. The AgCommand… Read More

As regulations surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles are loosened and they become more common on North American farms, one of the world’s largest agricultural machinery manufacturers has announced it’s entering the UAV market. Built on the 3D Robotics Solo platform, AGCO introduced the SOLO AGCO Edition UAV this week. “We thought through everything a farmer needs to not… Read More

It’s been almost 30 years since Caterpillar launched the first rubber tracked tractor for farming — the Challenger 65 was created in 1986 and introduced to the market in 1987. There are obvious similarities between the original and the latest version of the Challenger, but there have also been some noticeable changes, including the transition to… Read More

In 2015, AGCO Corporation will be offering its Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program to dealerships across North America. “Farmers are savvy businesspeople, and particularly in a down market, they are squeezed to maximize their net profit,” said Eric Lescourret, AGCO director of commercial strategic initiatives, in a release. “Key areas of focus for farmers are capital… Read More

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

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

Let’s face it, most sprayers are built to cover a lot of ground quickly. (Hi-fives all around) But what happens when when you don’t have that big area to cover? The old analogy of using a bazooka to kill a fly may not be quite as spot-on as we’d like in this situation, but that… Read More

Harvesting technology continues to evolve as manufacturers attempt to  improve the harvesting process.  Last week, Gleaner introduced the first Series 8, Transverse rotary combine.  We encourage you to listen to the interview with Kevin Bien, Gleaner to get a better understanding of the machine and its benefits.   Below are some pictures from the launch… Read More

 

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