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 1

      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 9

      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 1

      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 1

      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 1

      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 7

      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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