Remote monitoring of farm inputs is becoming commonplace. The grain drying industry is no exception, as we found out at National Farm Machinery Show. Four companies are offering technology that allows for remote monitoring of grain as it dries in real time....More
The Agricultural Electronics Foundation (AEF) is working on expanding the ISO 11783 standard to include some new technologies coming on farm equipment. High-voltage tractors, electric motor drives, and video surveillance systems are all systems being given a common language to usher in a new era of intelligent machinery....More
Everyone is talking about planting, so now is never a better time to brush up on the latest news on how planter manufacturers are making them more efficient and allowing you to plant more accurately. From the launch of John Deere’s high-speed planter at National Farm Machinery Show this year to digging into the hot topic of electric seed meters, here we offer a range of our coverage on the latest in planter technology.
In December 2013, Kinze unveiled an industry-first concept: an electric multi-hybrid planter. The system allows a grower to switch hybrids on-the-go without having to stop and refill the seed hopper. The technology that allows for the multi-hybrid planting lies in the electric-driven motors. Kinze unveiled those electric motors on their 4900 Series planter, and now they are taking it one step further by offering multi-hybrid planting....More
We aren’t quite done bringing you new products from this year’s National Farm Machinery Show. There was a lot to cover with over 850 exhibitors, and here we bring you a roundup of another group of interesting new things we saw.
On-farm sprayers are gaining value due to crop protection, productivity improvement tasks. Maintaining your farm’s sprayer means working through numerous details. Look at key factors when considering an update or a trade for better performance....More