AEM Encourages Safety 365

Kelly Marshall

June is National Safety Month, but the Association for Equipment Manufacturers is encouraging those who operate machinery to practice safety 365 days a year. “The message of safety is one we should never get complacent about. We need to wake up every day, 365 days a year, with a commitment to being safety conscious,” said James Vos, AEM safety materials …

AEM, Equipment, Safety

Iron Solutions Goes Digital

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Equipment Official Guide has been in print for 80 years but, beginning January of 2018, Iron Solutions has announced the publication will become a one hundred percent digital service. Print subscribers will receive a free trail of the online product at www.ironguides.com along side their printed copies for the remainder of this year and then subscriptions will transfer to …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Website

Kubota Introduces Four Utility-Class Specialty Tractors

Kelly Marshall

Kubota is welcoming four new specialty agriculture tractors to the family. The new M-Series includes three narrow machines, the M4N-071, M5N-091 and M5N-111, and the M5L-111 low-profile, perfect for orchards and vineyards. “Through dealer and customer feedback we have learned vineyard and orchard managers are looking for higher horsepower, more versatile tractors. We designed Kubota’s new M-Series specialty models to …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Tractor

John Deere’s Prospective on Farm Economy & Tech

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Machinery, Video

AEM Highlights Top Priorities from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Anita Sennett and Nick Tindall represented the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a partner of Commodity Classic last week. In a press conference the two pointed out the importance of the agriculture manufacturing industry on the U.S. economy. A new study, which will be released in its entirety on March 9, shows that 27 percent of manufacturing in the U.S. …

AEM, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Farm Bill

Deere – Making Good Farms Better from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

John Deere’s passion for making good farms even better is evident with their commitment to Commodity Classic and the farmers from across the country who take in the event each year. “Commodity Classic is one of the greatest trade show to be at because we have such great growers that attend. Corn growers, soybean growers, wheat and sorghum come and …

Agribusiness, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Video

Apache 1000 Sprayers Earn EquipmentWatch Award

Kelly Marshall

The Apache 1000 Sprayer series has earned the 2017 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award for retaining the highest percentage of original value after five years. Analysts considered 12,536 models for the evaluation and then narrowed it down to 156 series from 36 brands. Residual values of the finalists were calculated by leveraging a database covering more than $412 billion in …

Agribusiness, Award, Equipment, Spraying

Camso Brings CTS Up to Speed at #NFMS17

Cindy Zimmerman

Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked …

Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

#NFMS17 Kicks off Today

Chuck Zimmerman

Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show! Steve Kelly with the Kentucky Exposition Center says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to sell almost that much more for this largest indoor farm show in America. They have made a few significant changes in the show which allows for …

Audio, Equipment, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Kubota Allies with Precision Guidance Tech Company

Kelly Marshall

Kubota Tractor Corporation and Smart Path Systems are now working together to provide guidance technology for the Kubota M, L, and B-Series tractors, F-Series mowers and utility vehicles. The new precision systems allow for autonomous steering for mowing, sweeping, spraying or snow removal with sub-inch accuracy and a simple android tablet app. Operators have the option of taking predetermined paths …

Equipment, Guidance