US Ag Equipment Exports Decline 16 Percent

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Equipment, Exports, Machinery

The first half of 2015 showed a drop of 16 % in the exports of U.S.-made agricultural equipment as compared to 2014.  In total $4 billion were shipped to global markets. Exports to Europe dropped 31% and South America was down 30%.  Markets in Asia grew by 19% and sales were up in Central America as well. The second quarter of … Read More

Ag Leader Brings Growers New Choices

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Equipment, Machinery, Spraying

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. has announced the addition of their latest high clearance sprayer and crop nutrient applicator. The MAKO 400HC sprayer is being developed with GVM, Inc.,the supplier of the ISOBUS-compatible application control technology.  Mark Anderson, President of GVM recognizes the importance of offering a grower-focused machine with ISOBUS application control technology for end-user flexibility.  “Ag Leader’s superior quality and … Read More

Tractor Trends See Growth in Smaller Horsepower

Kelly MarshallAEM, Agribusiness, Machinery, Tractor

The month of April saw a rise in sales of 40-100-horsepower tractors and July continued the trend with 10 and 8 year highs for the period. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers report that production ag machinery has been in a downward trend, with over 100 horsepower 2WD tractors, 4WD tractors, and combines showing negative numbers for the month. Adding to those … Read More

JCB Offers Master Technician Program

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Equipment, Machinery, Training

A new ‘Master Technician’ program from JCB is set to roll out to dealerships in North America.  The global company offers equipment such as backhoe loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers, excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks. The  program is designed to continue to build the skills of JCB Service Technicians, as well as provide recognition for those at the top of their class. … Read More

New Holland History on Display

Cindy ZimmermanMachinery, New Holland, Video

The recent New Holland Media Days featured a visit to the New Holland Historical Society Museum. The museum features a permanent exhibit of historical items of the New Holland company, including photos of company founder Abe Zimmerman, and interesting items like this battery box for a New Holland Hit or Miss Engine. New Holland’s agricultural heritage also is responsible for … Read More

John Deere to Make Carbon Fiber Boom

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, John Deere, Machinery

Deere & Company will be partnering with King Agro to develop and distribute carbon fiber booms.  Deere chose King Agro, a world leader in carbon fiber application, because of its 22 years of innovative experience. “We believe our collaboration with King Agro demonstrates Deere’s commitment to this innovative technology,” says Aaron Wetzel, vice president, Crop Care Platform, John Deere. “By … Read More

Kubota Striving to Meet Consumer Demand

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Machinery, Retailers

Kubota Tractor Corp. and Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., have plans for a new manufacturing plant in Gainsville, GA.  The facility will be located on 180 acres with an estimated 502,000 square feet.  The existing plant, which has been operating since 1988, will also be expanded.  The upgrade is estimated to cost $80 million. All of this comes on the … Read More

Vermeer Gets Equipment Dealer’s Choice Award

John DavisAgribusiness, Equipment, Machinery

Dealers sure like ag equipment maker Vermeer Corporation. The Iowa-based company has been named “Dealer’s Choice” in the Ag/Shortline Manufacturer category for the third consecutive year by the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA). “Our customers spend so much time interacting with our dealer network on a day-to-day basis, continuing to support that network is key to maintaining our high … Read More

Case IH Introduces Certified Pre-Owned Program

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Case IH, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Machinery, Tractor

Dan Danford, Case IH, talked with Ag View‘s Ken Rahjes at the 2015 Commodity Classic about the Case IH Certified Pre-Owned Program. The program is aimed to give customers the best warranties and financing on late model Case IH Steiger tractors, Magnum tractors and Axial-Flow combines. “This is targeted for those who over the past five or six years have … Read More

Deere Highlights Machine Sync Upgrades at #Classic15

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Machinery, technology

John Deere was pleased to showcase new enhancements to Machine Sync at the Commodity Classic last week. J.C. Funke, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, spoke with Taylor Truckey during the event to learn more about Machine Sync’s expansions. “We’ve taken John Deere Machine Sync to the next level in multi-machine automation and operational logistics,” said J.C. “We’ve expanded the original … Read More