Hesston Celebrates Production of 100,000 Windrower

Kelly Marshall

Tuesday, March 29th was an historic day for Hesston by Massey Ferguson.  They rolled the 100,000 windrower off the production line, an accomplishment more than 60 years in the making.  The achievement was celebrated by the Hesston manufacturing plant with company executives, employees, and special guests like Ray Robinson, the buyer of that windrower. “Manufacturing the 100,000th windrower is a …

Agribusiness, Hay, Machinery

Kelly CL2 Cutting Disk Premiers at National Farm Show

Kelly Marshall

Kelly Engineering introduced the second generation of a cast link (CL) cutting disc to the United States during the National Farm Machinery Show last month.  Shane Kelly, president and owner, shared a video with attendees that highlights how quickly the CL2 disc works to prepare the seedbed for planting. “The CL2 cutting disc is a revolutionary option for land management practices,” …

Agribusiness, Machinery, Tillage

KIOTI Tractor Brings Power to Any Project

Jamie Johansen

The KIOTI team was present at the recent National Farm Machinery Show to talk about their newest product introductions to the market. KIOTI Tractor supplies tractor models in the 22-90 horsepower range to the US and Canadian markets. Scott Brush, territory manager, said, “KIOTI Tractor was the first one to come to market with the tier 4 compliant engines. We …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Machinery, National Farm Machinery Show, Tractor

FarmLink Splits Company to Position Growth

Jamie Johansen

FarmLink has made the decision to split the company into two businesses. FarmLink will focus on advanced data analytics and MachineryLink Solutions will steer towards equipment sharing solutions. “For local farmers, global agribusiness and others across the industry, new technology brings much needed insights and solutions to pull early adopters to the head of the pack. As we talked with …

Agribusiness, Data, Equipment, Machinery, Software, technology

Equipment Records Easier With TractorPal

Taylor Truckey

AgWired spoke with the creators of TractorPal, Keith King and Erik Schlimmer, while at the National Farm Machinery Show last week. TractorPal is a mobile app that serves as an inventory record keeper for equipment on your farm. It takes that old notebook you have laying around the shop to track maintenance in and puts it in the palm of …

Agribusiness, Apps, Equipment, Machinery, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Tractor

A Bird’s Eye View at #NFMS16

Jamie Johansen

For the best view at National Farm Machinery Show, America’s largest indoor farm show, you must climb high. For this opportunity I turned to our friends at New Holland Agriculture. J. Cole Sanford, New Holland product specialist, climbed their CR6.80 combine with me to share the latest on the new model launched late last year. “The smaller machine really goes …

Agribusiness, Machinery, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, Video

MachineryLink Sharing Adds Revenue For Growers In Off-Season

Taylor Truckey

Sometimes referred to as the Airbnb of ag equipment, MachineryLink Sharing offers growers a way to access equipment that they need while respecting that current market conditions aren’t favorable towards purchasing new equipment. MachineryLink Sharing also offers an added revenue stream for both growers and ag retailers who would have equipment sitting idle at various times of the year. I …

Audio, FarmLink, Machinery, NAFB

CNH’s Brazil Site Celebrates 40 Years

Kelly Marshall

CNH Industrial first agricultural machinery plant in Curitiba, Brazil has reached the 40 year milestone.  The plant was built in 1975, producing it’s first combine harvester in 1976.  Now, 40 years later, it is considered to be one of the world’s most modern and versatile plants.  The site produces components, tractors and combines that are exported throughout Latin America. “It …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Machinery, New Holland

JohnDeere Acquires Monosem

Taylor Truckey

Yesterday John Deere announced an agreement to acquire the European market leader in precision planters, Monosem. Four facilities in total will be purchased with two in France and two in the United States. John May, president, Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer, said the business will maintain it’s independent nature by retaining its own brand and trademark, and will leverage …

John Deere, Machinery, Planting, Software

MachineryLink is Now MachineryLink Solutions

Kelly Marshall

MachineryLink continues to better serve growers with new products and services.  Now they are announcing the addition of MachineryLink Sharing to that list.  The site is agriculture’s first peer-2-peer online sharing community.  Growers, retailers, and professionals can list their equipment for use during its idle-time and see what others are sharing when they need assistance. “People helping people is what MachineryLink …

Agribusiness, Equipment, FarmLink, Machinery, Website