Farm Equipment News

Read the latest agriculture and farm equipment news, articles, videos and information. Stay informed of newly released machinery and the latest innovations from agriculture equipment manufacturers around the globe. Here is some recent news from the farm industry:

Kubota has debuted six new specialty ag tractors designed for narrow, low profile and high clearance applications at its annual dealer meeting. The new M Series introductions include the M4N-071 ROPS, M5N-091 ROPS and M5N-111 ROPS narrow tractors; the M5N-091PK Power Krawler tractor; the M6L-111 low profile* tractor; and the M6H-101 high clearance* tractor. The new M Series specialty tractors bring greater variety, performance and operator options for specialty crop producers. These tractors are available at Kubota dealerships now.
October 26, 2017

Fendt’s new Xaver system uses small robot units operating in swarms and a cloud solution to plan, monitor and accurately document the precise planting of corn. Satellite and data management in the cloud allows navigation around the clock operations, with permanent access to all data. The exact position and sowing time of each seed is accurately recorded. Knowing exactly where the seed has been planted opens up new potential for further processes, since subsequent operations such as crop protecting or fertilizing, can be performed precisely at the individual plant.
October 2, 2017

AGCO and Fendt have launched the Fendt e100 Vario, a practical, all-electric compact tractor with 67 HP (50 kW) power output, which can operate for up to 5 hours under actual operating conditions. The energy source is a 650 V high-capacity lithium-ion battery with a capacity of around 100 kWh. The battery is charged either with 400 V and up to 22 kW via a standard CEE outdoor socket, or by a supercharging option with direct voltage. With a standard CCS type 2 plug, the battery can be recharged up to 80% in just 40 minutes. In addition, energy can be recovered thanks to the use of an electric motor.
September 11, 2017

John Deere looks to accelerate their agriculture technology with an acquisition of Blue River Technology, a tech firm developing smart machines for agriculture. Blue River has built technology that uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to detect, identify, and determine treatment of plants. For instance, it can distinguish subtle differences between cotton plants and weeds.
September 7, 2017

At the Farm Progress Show, New Holland Agriculture demonstrated the latest development in its vision for the sustainable future of farming: a methane powered concept tractor that reimagines the design of this machine and reveals a connected future. The brand imagines the farm of the future as being completely energy independent: a farm that produces not only food, but also the biomass it needs to generate the energy it uses to run its operations and power its tractors and other machinery.
September 4, 2017

New advancements to the Case IH lineup of tillage tools help create an optimal seedbed, from the flat subsurface floor to the smooth surface finish, to ensure planting success. The new harrow and rear hitch options for the Tiger-Mate 255 field cultivator provide more ways to customize the tillage tools to individual field conditions. Additionally, the True-Tandem 335VT has a new Earth Metal blade option for cutting through tough residue.
August 30, 2017

Ram Trucks unveiled their latest edition at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois today--the Ram Harvest Edition. The new Ram model was designed specifically for America’s farm families and is visually distinguished by two new colors: Case IH Red and New Holland Blue.
August 29, 2017

John Deere has introduced its new 0 Series Round Balers, which will be available for the 2018 haying season. The eight models that comprise the new 0 Series Round Balers build upon the 9 Series Balers and include new features, including the the MegaWide HC2 feed system, that improve hay pickup and overall baling speed and productivity in the field.

In conjunction, John Deere has added two models of round bale accumulators providing the ability to carry up to two round bales behind the baler while making a third bale in the chamber.
August 29, 2017

Case IH has rolled out a new planter, the 2140 Early Riser pivot fold planter, which will help farmers more quickly convert from corn to soybeans. Six configurations are available with ultra-narrow 15-inch row spacing options combined with accurate and rugged row unit for high-efficiency planting. The new planter has an operational width of 44 feet, folds to a transport width of 13.5 feet, and provides excellent ground clearance so farmers can traverse any terrain and move from field to field.
August 29, 2017

Farming is often portrayed as a relatively low tech industry, but new agricultural innovations are prompting what many feel is a new era of high tech farming where human labor is reduced to a minimum in favor of automated robotic machinery. Leading industry experts believe automated bots could be poised at the forefront of a high tech farming revolution, and as agricultural equipment manufacturers race to research the best fully-automated farmer tools, many farmers are left wondering exactly how new agricultural technology with robots will change the way they farm.
August 21, 2017

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