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:

Case IH has expanded the 4400 series corn headers lineup with all-new narrow row configuration options designed for enhanced grain savings. These new models are built to meet the needs of operations that plant on 20- and 22-inch rows and to match the performance of Axial-Flow combines.
February 14, 2018

Diesel utility vehicle manufacturer Kubota Tractor Corporation will be rolling out its RTV-X1120 models designed for commercial customers with heavy-duty needs. The lineup is scheduled to hit the market in February 2018 starting at $13,999 MSRP.
January 18, 2018

Recently in Racine, Wisconsin, Case IH demonstrated its continuation of support for the next generation of agricultural advocates and leaders by honoring the finalists from each category of the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers awards program. The prizes included three new Farmall 50A tractors and six large tool chests with $500 Case IH parts gift cards to finalists in each category. There were nearly 100 participants total, and 9 of those walked away with these awesome prizes.
January 11, 2018

Building from its 204K and 304K models, John Deere is rolling out its new L-Series compact wheel loaders built for construction contractors, landscapers and rental center operators. The new line was designed to handle tough jobs requiring peak productivity in small spaces and on rough terrain.
December 6, 2017

Case IH is providing seamless data-transfer capabilities by expanding its Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect farm management system with six new service providers including AgDNA, AgWorks, FieldReveal, GROWMARK, and more. Case IH plans to announce additional data-sharing agreements throughout 2018.
December 4, 2017

The YANMAR//ACADEMY consists of eight technology-driven facilities scattered throughout Acworth, GA. These schools offer courses led by staff experts. Six focus on dealer training, one covers employee training, and one is dedicated to customer training.
November 22, 2017

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

AGCO's Sunflower line is introducing the SF6830 Series high-speed rotary finisher in a narrow-transport version. Available in two models, SF6830-18NT (17 feet, 8 inches) and SF6830-21NT (21 feet, 5 inches), both tools transport at the narrow roading width of 9 feet, 10 inches.
August 18, 2017

First seen on the MF Beta range, this system is now available on the MF Activa S 5- and 6-walker MCS (Multi Crop Separator) models. It uses parallel linkage for machine leveling whilst allowing the fitment of wider tires but maintaining the important 3.5m width for road transport.
August 9, 2017

CNH Industrial and Trimble are enabling wireless connectivity between Trimble Ag Software, Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect, and New Holland Precision Land Management (PLM) Connect telematics platforms in North America. The collaboration enables Trimble and CNH Industrial to integrate their cloud-based software solutions helping farmers make informed decisions with their farm data.
August 8, 2017

Many improvements can be found in the new lineup of Case IH Maxxum series tractors, including powertrain improvements and transmission configuration options, including the new ActiveDrive 8 24-speed transmission. The new ActiveDrive 8 transmission delivers uninterrupted torque through more working speeds, faster shuttle shifts and simplified shifting. The 2018 performance enhancements combined with the configuration options allow you to build the right workhorse for tasks across the farm from row crop fieldwork to livestock feeding.
August 2, 2017

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