Tillage System to Cut Cover Crop Costs

Kelly Marshall

Kelly Engineering in South Australia has developed a tillage system to cut costs and boost productivity for cover crops.  The patented diamond-shaped tiller and air seeder allow the entire sowing process to be completed in a single pass.  Testing has begun in the United States and the product is expected to be available in 2017. Timing is good for U.S. …

Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Equipment

AEM: Small Tractor Sales Continue to Lead

Lizzy Schultz

The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows that, while U.S. retail sales of tractors under 40HP and 40-100HP continued to lead the way in September and larger tractor sales rebounded from last month, year-to-date tractor sales are still down. The report also noted that September U.S. retail sales for 2WD tractors …

AEM, Ag Group, Equipment, Research, Tractor

New Holland’s Propane Tractor a Hit

Joanna Schroeder

Powered by propane on the farm has new meaning with New Holland’s launch of the third-generation Alternative Fuels Tractor prototype powered by propane autogas. The propane tractor was a hit during the recent Farm Progress Show. I got all the details about the cutting-edge tractor from New Holland’s Mike Cornman who said the concept tractor can also be adapted to run …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, propane

New Holland Showcases Next Gen Balers

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the Billion Ton biomass report and recently made an updated version available. The study shows that there is more than 1 billion tons of biomass available to be used for bio-products including biofuels. For many years, New Holland has been committed to growers who harvest biomass and when the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

New Composite Fuel Tank for @JohnDeere 9R Tractors

Kelly Marshall

Last week’s Farm Progress Show was the site of many new reveals, including the newly redesigned composite fuel tank for the 2017 9R Series Wheeled and Scraper Special Tractors.  The fuel tank has been reworked to offer users better rear visibility from the driver’s seat and improves the overall aesthetics as well. The composite fuel tanks also offer more efficiency for …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Tractor

Case IH Field Cultivator Creates High-Efficiency Seedbed

Kelly Marshall

Case IH is offering a new Tiger-Mate 255 field cultivator designed to create an ideal spring seeding bed. The Tiger-Mate 255 create a smooth, flat subsurface that, when combined with the Case IH Early Riser planter, helps growers meet productivity goals and achieve maximum yield.  It can run at up to 10 miles per hour with no loss in seedbed …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Equipment, Planting

John Deere Expands Compact Utility Tractor Family

Kelly Marshall

John Deere knows every farm and every budget is different.  That’s why they’ve expanded their 3E and 2R Series Compact Utility Tractor lineup. The 3025E features an easy-to-use, two-range hydrostatic transmission and Twin Touch foot controls for an automatic-like experience.  This 25 horsepower options also provides color-coded controls that are ergonomic and intuitive and comes with a comfortable, contoured seat. …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Tractor

Deere Rolls Out High Capacity Nutrient Applicator at FPS

Kelly Marshall

The Farm Progress Show is full of interesting sights and exhibits, and one of the best things is seeing something brand new from a company. John Deere didn’t disappoint, rolling out their first entry in a dry fertilizer spreader. I spoke with Jason Beuligmann, Product Manger at John Deere, about this new F4365 High Capacity Nutrient Applicator and why John …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Fertilizer, John Deere

Eight Row Folding Corn Head Unveiled by @JohnDeere

Kelly Marshall

Brand new from John Deere is an option for an 8-row folding corn head.  The 608FC corn head can be used with group 6 and 7 S-Series combines, offering an easier solution for transporting on narrow roads.  It also eliminates the need for header trailers, tow vehicles and related manpower. “Harvesting with a new John Deere 8 row folding corn …

Corn, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Harvesting, John Deere

ET Apache Sprayers Get An Upgrade

Kelly Marshall

The Apache sprayers saw some pretty great upgrades in 2016, but they’re not done yet.  The 2017 model offers growers enhanced durability, simpler operation and great precision application to take farming to the next level. Apache spray booms will now come standard with leak-proof, quick-service Banjo boom manifold fittings, Hypro nozzle bodies and an option for stainless steel boom plumbing. …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Spraying