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  • Jun 19, 2013
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    Special report: Ride and drive of John Deere skid steers and loaders 6

    This week, in Moline, IL, I am taking part in a ride-and-drive of John Deere’s new large-frame construction equipment, rated 75 hp and up, launched at the World of Concrete earlier this year. The lineup includes the E-series skid steers and compact track loaders, G-series compact excavators, and 644K Hybrid 4WD loader....More
  • Jun 14, 2013
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    Farm machinery sales reach five-year high 39

    U.S. sales of farm tractors and combines continued to climb in May, reaching a five-year high in units sold, according to a report released today by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). A total of 24,171 farm tractors were sold in May, up from 19,842 units sold the same month last year, a jump of 21.8%. Year to date, 83,561 farm tractors have been sold compared to 74,201 in 2012, an increase of 12.6%....More
  • Jun 11, 2013
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    The farm tech we take for granted? 2

    Advancements that have come fast and furious have us pretty satisfied, for now....More
  • Mar 11, 2013
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    FIRST LOOK: Versatile tractor on tracks? 4

    Farm Industry News received an anonymous tip last month that Versatile would be coming out with a high-horsepower tractor on tracks. Well, now we have some proof that such a tractor exists. You Tube clips shot two weeks ago at the 2013 Versatile Dealer Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif., showed a Versatile tractor on tracks, an unprecedented move made by the Canadian company Buhler Industries, Versatile’s parent company. ...More
  • Oct 5, 2012
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  • Oct 4, 2012
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    Fendt unveils new 500 Vario series tractor in Germany

    A recent tractor rollout event in Marktoberdorf, Germany, drew a large crowd as Fendt took the wraps off its new 500 Vario series tractors. The 500 series tractors were born in the company's brand new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, which was a $300 million investment. Walter Wagner, European product manager, Fendt, introduces the new compact tractor....More
  • Sep 20, 2012
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    No driver needed for Kinze’s Autonomous Harvest System 42

    Farmers in the Monmouth, IL, area have spent three weeks harvesting corn with Kinze’s new Autonomous Harvest System. The system requires no operator for the tractor that follows the combine with a grain cart. The video above shows a combine that has just finished unloading and the tractor with cart driving away. The tractor moves to the edge of the field where it “parks” and waits for an operator to drive it to a semi for unloading....More
  • Sep 17, 2012
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    New tracked Challenger MT700D tractor improves ride, traction 9

    The mobile track system on the new Challenger MT700D features oscillating mid wheels that provide a smooth ride and improved traction. Conor Bergin, AGCO senior marketing specialist, explains the engineering behind the track system....More
  • Sep 10, 2012
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    Challenger MT700D tractor offers more power, lower fuel consumption 27

    AGCO introduced its new Challenger MT700D Series track tractors in August at the Farm Progress Show. The new line boasts more horsepower and torque with reduced fuel consumption than previous similar models, according to Conor Bergin, AGCO senior marketing specialist....More
  • Aug 29, 2012
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    Case IH and New Holland announce final approach to fight emissions 38

    And they say it couldn’t be done. Ever since the EPA came out with its latest emission guidelines, called Tier 4, most engine experts purported that it would take two engine technologies to meet the required reductions in soot and smog. For more: Reinventing the Engine...More
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