#NFMS17 Enjoys John Deere’s New 5R Tractors

Kelly Marshall

Chris Lammie is pretty excited about his job with John Deere small tractors– especially the brand new 5R Series being shown at the National Farm Machinery Show. The 5R series features incredible maneuverability with a 12.1 foot turning radius, a comfortable cab, brand new loader, improved visibility and a fully electronic clutch. It also comes with a fantastic lighting package, …

Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Tractor

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 …

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Kubota Honors Farmer Veteran

Kelly Marshall

Kubota has donated another tractor to a farmer veteran as part of their “Geared to Give” program. Chad Tackett served in the U.S. Air Force before he came home to manage 200 acres of pines, hardwoods and pasture ground with his wife Shirlene. At a special ceremony, Tackett was presented the keys to a new Kabota L-Series compact tractor as …

Agribusiness, Tractor

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

SIMA Honors Concept Autonomous Tractors

Cindy Zimmerman

The autonomous tractor concepts revealed this year from CNH Industrial brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture are receiving Silver Innovation medals from the SIMA Organization which hosts the bi-annual international farm machinery exhibition to be held February 2017 in Paris, France. These awards recognize new developments which “demonstrate design and innovative features that have the potential to offer significant …

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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

AgNerds Unite on this week’s ZimmCast

Kelly Marshall

A self driving tractor generated a lot of buzz during the Farm Progress Show. New Holland, a sponsor of our event coverage, had their brand new autonomous concept tractor displayed in the center of their show lot and it was getting a lot of attention. In this week’s program Chuck Zimmerman spoke with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a …

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

Two Tractors In One- New Holland Concept

Kelly Marshall

Designed for maximum flexibility, New Holland’s concept tractor is actually two tractors in one.   The NHDrive concept tractor was announced at the Farm Progress Show, where operators could view a machine that has the capability to be driven with the attached cab just like a normal tractor or run driverless and be controlled by a portable device or computer. Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Bret …

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

Kubota Honors Iowa Farmer, Midwest Veteran

Kelly Marshall

Aaron White is now the owner of an L-Series compact Kubota tractor, thanks to the “Geared to Give” program. White was given the keys during a ceremony at the Farm Progress Show last week in honor of his years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and his dedication to farming. “Geared to Give” is a partnership between Kubota and …

Agribusiness, Award, Farm Progress Show, Tractor

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