Farm Progress Show News Briefs

AGCO, AgWired Precision, Case IH, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

As always, there was lots of new equipment announcements at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. Here are some of them: AGCO CorporationFendt IDEAL Combine Takes Center Stage at 2018 Farm Progress ShowMassey Ferguson Debuts the 1700M Series Compact Tractor at Farm Progress Show 2018Massey Ferguson Introduces the RB Series Silage Baler at Farm Progress Show 2018 Case IHCase IH Adds … Read More

Case IH Improves Steiger and Magnum Series Tractors

AgWired Precision, Case IH, Equipment, Tractor

Case IH announces updates to both its Steiger® Series and Magnum Series tractor lines for 2019. The Steiger® Quadtrac® and Rowtrac tractor lineup includes new features that reinforce the series’ already proven performance. Several drive system advancements, including a new high-speed Rowtrac design, join a factory-fit enhanced telematics offering that increases management capability and flexibility. In addition, all Model Year … Read More

AEM’s Ag Equipment Sales Numbers Remain Strong

AEM, AgWired Precision, Equipment

Self-propelled combines and 4-wheel-drive tractors lead the way in a July 2018 report by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), reflecting continued strong U.S. sales. July U.S. sales of self-propelled combines gained 37 percent compared to last year, with year-to-date growth of nearly 24 percent compared to last-year’s January-July numbers. U.S. sales of 4-wheel-drive tractors jumped 77.5 percent for July … Read More

Ag Equipment Sales Higher at Mid-Year

AEM, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Equipment, Tractor

All categories of agricultural machinery sales are in the plus column so far this year compared to last, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “We view 2018 as a rebuilding year for agriculture; we’ve experienced a steadily improving economy, tax reform provides incentives and machines need to be replaced,” said Curt Blades, AEM senior … Read More

More News from John Deere

AgWired Precision, Equipment, John Deere

John Deere made several new equipment announcements this week, including three combine updates already featured. The new W170 windrower for canola growers makes swathing faster and easier in heavy crop and hilly conditions. With 46 inches (116.8 cm) of ground clearance and 12-inch (30.48 cm) wider walking beams, tall windrows can flow easily beneath the machine’s frame and are corralled … Read More

Equipment Manufacturers See Strong April Sales

AEM, AgWired Precision, Equipment

The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows strong U.S. sales of self-propelled combines and 4-wheel-drive tractors in April 2018. “We saw that 2017 was better than 2016, and in 2018, growth is sluggish but still positive,” said Curt Blades, AEM senior vice president, AG services. “The downward trend in net farm income obviously is a concern … Read More

Deere Introduces New Chisel Plow & Nutrient Applicator

AgWired Precision, Equipment, John Deere

John Deere introduces two new products aimed at increasing precision and productivity for primary tillage and nutrient application. The 2430 Chisel Plow and 2430C Nutrient Applicator share common new features that differentiate them from the 2410 models they replace, including the TruSet precision depth control system, radial tires and rear hitch. For both the chisel plow and nutrient applicator, TruSet … Read More

Deere Plans New Test Lab at Iowa State University

AgWired Precision, Equipment, John Deere

Deere & Company has announced plans for a new test lab at Iowa State University focused on agricultural spraying and applications technology. “As a leader in precision agriculture, John Deere is focused on providing customers with innovative, high quality products and services,” said Aaron Wetzel, Deere’s vice president of the global crop care platform at John Deere. “Our customers will … Read More

AEM Releases First-Quarter Sales Data

AEM, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Equipment

The latest sales data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows total U.S. 2-wheel drive tractor sales gained four percent for March compared to last year, while 4-wheel drive tractors sales dropped five percent. Self-propelled combine sales declined 20 percent. First-quarter 2018 U.S. sales were essentially flat for the smaller-size tractors and 100-plus HP 2-wheel drive tractors declined about … Read More

WEDA Acquires Friend Management Systems™

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, WEDA

Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) announced today that it is acquiring Friend Management Systems (FMS), pairing two leading providers of management consulting and professional development services for equipment dealers. Friend Management is a Canadian-based management consulting firm providing leadership development and peer-to-peer learning to agricultural, consumer, and golf equipment dealerships in Canada, United States and Australia. The company is also … Read More