National Farm Machinery Show 2012

Farm Industry News editors covered all 27 acres of the National Farm Machinery Show, held February 15–18, in Louisville, Ky., to bring you news of the hottest products and latest technologies in agriculture. View videos right from the show floor and articles about show events and new products, below.

Then keep coming back to this page for more stories and videos from the largest indoor farm show in America. For even more information, visit www.farmmachineryshow.org

  • Videos from the Show

    • Mar 1, 2012
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      Team FIN farmers find virtual rain gauge, alert for backing up, and more at National Farm Machinery Show - Part 2

      Scott and Clark McPheeters find more equipment and tools at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show, including an anhydrous metering system, an alert system for backing up with equipment, a virtual rain guage, and tool storage with swivel drawers....More
    • Feb 29, 2012
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      Kuhn Krause introduces 8-row Gladiator strip-till, 40-ft. vertical-tillage implements

      Curt Davis with Kuhn Krause shows the new 8-row Gladiator strip-till implement and the 40-foot Excelerator 8000 vertical tillage system during the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show. He explains how the new hydraulic gang-angle adjustment works on the Excelerator....More
    • Mar 1, 2012
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      Massey Ferguson introduces redesigned 9560 combine at NFMS 12

      The new Massey Ferguson 9560 combine from AGCO-MF is the largest in the 9500 Series. Greg Fonger with AGCO-MF explains the features of the totally redesigned combine from header to spreader. The combine was on display at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show....More
    • Feb 23, 2012
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      Young farmer's wrap-up of National Farm Machinery Show

      Through the eyes of a young farmer, Clark McPheeters of Gothenburg, Neb., gives his view on the nation's largest farm equipment show — from tillage and tractors, to telemetrics....More
    • Feb 22, 2012
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      John Deere introduces four-seater Gator XUV model

      John Deere launches its first four-seater utility vehicle called the Gator 550-S4. The new Gator is designed for the “convenience transport” market. Kevin Lund, product line marketing manager, gives a short walk-around of the Gator’s new features....More
    • Feb 21, 2012
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      Team FIN farmers find easy-mount loader, rock extractor, trencher at National Farm Machinery Show - Part I

      Nebraska farmers Scott McPheeters and his son Clark give us a sample of unique equipment found at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. In this two-part video, they discover an easy-mount tractor loader, a rock extractor and a trencher for field tiling....More
    • Feb 20, 2012
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      Michelin launches new CerexBib combine tire

      Michelin unveils the CerexBib combine tire, the industry’s first high-flexion tire specifically designed for combines. New IF and VF flexion technology is incorporated in the combine tire to allow for 40% lower air pressures than standard radial tires so that the tire footprint spreads out over more ground to minimize soil compaction. Michael Vandel, segment marketing manager for Michelin North America, explains....More
    • Feb 20, 2012
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      AGCO's redesigned Hesston WR Series windrowers for easy steering, more comfort

      AGCO Hesston shows off its new, redesigned WR Series self-propelled windrowers that offers a comfortable environment for the driver. The new windrower also features electrohydraulic steering, a plug-and-play virtual terminal and self-cleaning radiator fan to make operating a windrower easier. Jason Wire, senior marketing specialist, gives a walk-around tour....More
    • Feb 18, 2012
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      Major tractor manufacturers summarize 4-WD tractor market trends

      What is the direction of sales and the buyer trends for 4-WD tractors among manufacturers, such as AGCO, Case IH, Claas, John Deere, New Holland, and Versatile? See this brief summary, produced at the National Farm Machinery Show tractor seminar by Jodie Wehrspann.  ...More
    • Feb 18, 2012
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      Pump and Meter Solutions introduces water-resistant meter

      Roving reporter Clark McPheeters goes under water to demonstrate the water-resistant Dura-Meter from Pump and Meter Solutions, Arcadia, Ind.  The unit is used for portable refillable containers and features a moisture-sealed construction so that the electronic circuit is impervious to moisture. The meter also features a Calibration Quick List, which allows the user to choose from a list of commonly used products and selected temperatures to automatically calibrate the meter. Clark brings his camera into a water tank for a live dunk test!<...More
    • Feb 16, 2012
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      Case IH introduces modestly priced Farmall 140A tractor

      Denny Stroo, marketing manager for Case IH North America, explains features of the new value-based Farmall 140A tractor. An economy model, it is geared toward smaller, practical farm applications. Priced between $54,000 and $58,000, this tractor rounds out the Case IH family of Framall series tractors....More
    • Feb 16, 2012
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      Kinze introduces corner-auger grain carts, planter-IOS capabilities, seed sensor

      Luc van Herle, national sales manager for Kinze, gave Farm Industry News editors a tour of its booth at NFMS, featuring three hot new items this year, including a new 1,300-bu grain cart, advancing from its prototype stage in four bushel capacities of 900, 1,100, 1,300, and 1,500.  Kinze also introduces new planter configurations.  ISO electronics capability makes the new planters compatible with any monitors, including those sold by John Deere, Case IH and others. ...More
    • Feb 16, 2012
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      Geringhoff concept row-independent corn head - Part II

      Senior Field Editor Scott McPheeters demonstrates the mechanics of the prototype combine head from Geringhoff, exhibited at the National Farm Machinery Show. The new combine head will harvest crops including corn from any direction across all rows opening up the future for solid-seeded corn....More
    • Feb 16, 2012
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      Case IH features special skid-steer loader at NFMS

      Scott Rash, public relations manager for Case IH North America, previewed a special skid-steer loader to be donated to the national Future Farmers of America (FFA) through auction.  The multipurpose skid steer was lit up in red lights and named "Red Power" at the Case IH booth....More
    • Feb 16, 2012
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      New Holland launches three new series utility tractors

      New Holland's Director of Marketing John Elliott talked with FIN Senior Editor Jodie Wehrspann about the company's new utility tractor series, including the PowerStar T4 series, and the TS series. The TS6 tractors range from 90 to 115 hp; the T6 series range from 90 to 120 hp. The PowerStar T4, named for the new Tier 4 compliance, ranges from 75 to 100 hp....More
    • Feb 16, 2012
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      Trimble Centerpoint RTK offers improved connectivity

        Trimble introduced "My Connected Farm" at the NFMS this week, with Brian Stark talking with FIN editor Karen McMahon. He describes the forthcoming product innovation to access and manage mapping applications in real time, precision farming data and vehicle performance, all in in one package. Trimble also announced products for planting and spreading operations. Vehicle Sync seed-monitoring capability, application management and spinner speed control will help increase the quality of seed placement and improve communications....More
    • Feb 16, 2012
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      How Geringhoff developed its 'concept' row-independent corn head

      Geringhoff unveiled it's "concept" corn head at the NFMS this week.  The breakthrough product harvests corn regardless of row spacing or equipment configuration.  Scott McPheeters, FIN senior field editor, talks with Wolfgang Drewer and Joseph Jandrisch about their new product entry, expected for introduction in 2015 with pricing to be announced....More
    • Feb 14, 2012
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      Preview of 2012 National Farm Machinery Show

      Farm equipment manufacturers take the wraps off of new tillage equipment, chopping corn heads, track vehicles and telemetry products, among many others, at the National Farm Machinery Show this week in Louisville — with FIN editors Karen McMahon, Jodie Wehrspann, and Kathy Huting....More
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  • Press Releases

    • Feb 9, 2012
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      Precision irrigation technology from Valmont

      Omaha, Neb. – Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) from Valmont Industries is true precision irrigation technology. It is an easy way to apply water where you want it. It allows for automatic, user defined application depth of water and crop inputs by sector or management zone as defined by the grower. Zone Control allows growers to manage up to 30 zones along the length of the center pivot in increments as small as two degrees around the field for over 5,000 management areas....More
    • Feb 2, 2012
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      Schulte FX-530 Rotary Cutter

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    • Jan 13, 2012
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      Blizzard Buster front mounted box blade

      Parkston, S.D. – The BLIZZARD BUSTER is our newest product. This snow pusher is designed to fill many voids in your attachment line. It is a snow pusher, silage pusher, manure pusher and all-around front mounted box blade. It has the potential to replace dozer blades. MDS has three different models available: Skid Steer, Tractor Loader/Telehandler and Wheel loaders....More
    • Jan 12, 2012
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      VERSA Display

      Ames, Iowa - The new VERSA display from Ag Leader Technology features a robust range of precision functions, from built-in manual guidance and full-screen mapping to yield monitoring, automated steering and real-time data logging. The VERSA display features four video camera inputs and is compatible with the ISO 11783 (ISOBUS) Virtual Terminal standard....More
    • Jan 9, 2012
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      Miller Spray-Air air boom for Nitro 4000 Series sprayers

      St. Nazianz, Wis. - Miller St. Nazianz, Inc. (Miller), is pleased to announce the introduction of the Miller exclusive Spray-Air™ air boom technology on the Nitro 4000 Series sprayers, as well as a 4 wheel steer option....More
    • Jan 3, 2012
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      Michelin Cerexbib

      Greenville, S.C. - MICHELIN®, the leader in Agriculture tire innovation, is proud to introduce the Michelin Cerexbib®. Michelin Cerexbib® is the latest addition to the Michelin Ultraflex Technologies family of products. The Michelin Cerexbib® combines the best attributes of the Michelin Axiobib® (IF technology) and Michelin Spraybib® (VF technology) for harvesting applications....More
    • Dec 28, 2011
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      New G2, 2 x 2 Liquid Fertilizer Disc from Schaffert Mfg.

      Indianola, Neb. - Schaffert Mfg.  & Sales, the leader in Seed and Fertilizer Application Systems, is excited to introduce our new, Generation 2, 2 x 2 Fertilizer Disc. Its unique one-piece design will keep the down pressure even on both press wheels as they move in unison. The arm of the G2 is mounted on a pivot point that is greaseable and attaches to the tail section with 4 bolts....More
    • Dec 13, 2011
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      Seed Consultants' Corn Hybrid for Spring 2012

      Washington Court House, Ohio— For Spring planting 2012, Seed Consultants, Inc. will be releasing a powerful new corn hybrid for the Eastern Corn Belt. We believe SC 1092™ will be delivering dominant results and higher-corn-yields this fall. In SCI’s replicated testing over the last 2 years, SC 1092™ demonstrated a +29.2 to 12.1 bushel/acre yield advantage over industry leading hybrids....More
    • Dec 20, 2011
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      Goodall Power Centers

      Eden Prairie, Minn. - The Goodall Power Centers are all-in-one products designed to meet the needs of today’s mobile service mechanics. Units are engineered to reduce the amount of space necessary to fit inside most service vehicles, by 50% in many cases. The 1150 contains:...More
    • Dec 20, 2011
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      GVM E-Series Prowler

      Biglerville, Pa. - The E-Series Prowler is the industry’s most versatile, large capacity piece of application equipment on the market today — the perfect replacement for yesterday’s floater. Choose a sprayer, spreader or combo unit in addition to floater or row crop tires to operate the Prowler all year long and maximize its versatility....More
    • Dec 14, 2011
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      Turbo-Max — Evolution of a Vertical Tillage Tool

        Salina, Kan. - Great Plains was one of the first ag manufacturers to produce vertical tillage tools when it began delivering the original Turbo-Till model back in 2002. A couple of years later a heavy-duty model went into production sporting thicker blades and heavy-duty gauge wheels. A Series ll Turbo-Till model was introduced in late 2007....More
    • Dec 14, 2011
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      SeedWeigh Elite Delivery System from Par-Kan Company

      Silver Lake, Ind. - Par-Kan Company is proud to display one of its newest products in their Seed Handling Equipment line at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show. The SeedWeigh elite delivery system was developed with current technology as well as new features designed specifically for this product....More
    • Dec 8, 2011
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      Loup III Monitor

      Lincoln, Neb. - The Loup III Monitor allows for both Drill Monitor and Planter Monitor applications. The user can choose and display up to eight functions simultaneously. User-friendly menus allow the user to change what is being displayed, turn sensors on and off and change any implement settings....More
    • Dec 8, 2011
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      CDS-John Blue Dual Adjustable Rate Piston Pump

      Huntsville, Ala. - CDS-John Blue Company introduces the Dual Adjustable Rate NGP-8055-AR Piston Pump that enables growers to apply two products with one piston pump. Other features of the NGP-8055-AR are:...More
    • Nov 21, 2011
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      Brown Bear ST7 Skid Steer Snow Blower

      Corning, Iowa – Brown Bear Corporation has introduced a new ST7 skid steer mounted snow thrower/blower attachment to its product line of composting and brush mulching skid steer attachments. The new Brown Bear ST7 is designed for use with standard flow and high flow skid steer loaders....More
    • Nov 21, 2011
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      Ace Pumps’ New Stainless Steel Options

      Ace Pump Corporation, Memphis, Tenn. - The new FMC-200SS-HYD-304 pump combines the durability of stainless steel with the high flow capability of the popular 200 Series pumps. Pump life is greatly increased with chemicals and fertilizers which may aggressively attack cast iron pumps. The pump housing, frame liner, and impeller are made of 316 stainless steel for the ultimate in corrosion prevention....More
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