Case IH Steiger 620 Sets New Records

Kelly Marshall

The Case IH Steiger 620 has been proven the most fluid-efficient and highest drawbar horsepower tractor in the world by recent tests at the University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL).  The 620 set new records in drawbar fuel efficiency, drawbar horsepower and maximum pull. “It’s one thing to generate a lot of horsepower,” said Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger tractor …

Award, Case IH, Equipment, Tractor

John Deere Extends Warranties for Ag and Turf

Kelly Marshall

John Deere has extended a retroactive warranty on Ag and Turf Equipment parts sold after November 1, 2016. This includes dealer-installed original equipment manufactured (OEM) parts and labor and non-dealer or customer-installed John Deere OEM parts. These warranty terms give greater value to OEM parts and to dealership services for all customers, no matter what they own, says project manger …

Agribusiness, Equipment, John Deere

John Deere Receives SIMA Award for Prototype Electric Tractor

Chuck Zimmerman

In advance of the Paris International Farm Show (SIMA) in France John Deere has unveiled what it says is the “First fully battery-electric high-hp tractor.” This photo is from the SIMA new products website page. Here is information from the company news release about the SIMA award winning product. Citation Award: SESAM: the first all-electric tractor With its SESAM Tractor …

Equipment, International, John Deere, Tractor

John Deere Rolls Out 2017 Solutions

Kelly Marshall

John Deere is announcing several new solutions for 2017. For producers looking for additional in-cab display, the Gen 4 Extended Monitor has the ability to monitor multiple machines, implements and precision ag functions and allows for easy movement of pages and display functions from one monitor to another.  It’s easy to install, easily customizable and offers more information during key times.  The …

Agribusiness, Equipment, John Deere

AGCO Honors Star Operators

Cindy Zimmerman

AGCO Corporation presented its 11th annual Operator of the Year award at the Ag Retailers Association convention and expo this week in Orlando. The award, which recognizes the best custom applicators across the country, was given this year to Tony Kornder of Genesis Growing Solutions in Le Sueur, Minnesota. “We’re proud to have recognized the agricultural industry’s hard-working custom applicators …

ARA, Equipment

Farm Equipment Exports Down 14 Percent

Kelly Marshall

The first three quarters of the year show a 14 percent drop in U.S. agriculture equipment exports compared to the same time frame in 2015.  That’s a difference of more than $5 billion, says the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Europe and Central America continued to be the growth leaders with Asia leading the double-digit declines for the other world regions, according …

AEM, Equipment, Exports

Trelleborg Earns SIMA Innovation Gold Medal

Kelly Marshall

Trelleborg has earned top honors at the 2017 SIMA Innovation Awards with a gold medal for their newly developed Variable Inflation Pressure (VIP) system. These soon-to-be-launched tires were developed in conjuncture with AGCO FENDT.  It consists of an autonomous wheel that can self-adjust the tire’s pressure based on the load from the combine.  This innovation optimizes the tire’s footprint to reduce …

Agribusiness, Award, Equipment, Soil

AEM “I Make America” Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) honored 2016 recipients of the “I Make America” advocacy awards during their recent annual meeting. The awards recognize AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in the program to build grassroots advocacy for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America. AEM honored 32 companies for achieving Gold status, …

AEM, Equipment

New Members Inducted into AEM Hall of Fame

Kelly Marshall

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is inducting two new member into their AEM Hall of Fame. These individuals are being honored for their contributions to the off-road industry, their legacy of innovation, service and leadership. Ray Hagie is the founder of Hagie Manufacturing LLC. Although he never intended to bring the world’s first self-propelled sprayer to the market, his …

AEM, Ag Group, Award, Equipment

#NAFB16- Kubota Committed to Quality

Kelly Marshall

Kubota was one of the many participants at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event in Kansas City, Missouri last week. I had the opportunity to talk with Kent Brown, Senior Product Manager of tractors over 100 HP, and David Palmer, Senior Product Manager covering hay and forage implements, each with something new and exciting to talk …

Agribusiness, Equipment, NAFB