Farm Industry News editors hit the show floor early today, on the even of the 2014 National Farm Machinery Show, to get a look at what's new this year. As companies put the finishing touches on their booths, we snuck around the exhibit halls and dodged a number of forklifts busy bringing in the last of the products in order to bring you a glimpse at what you'll see if you're at this year's show. And if you can't make it, we'll be bringing you galleries and blogs all week while we're here so you don't miss a thing.
“NFMS ’14,” the mobile app for the National Farm Machinery Show to be held Feb. 13 through 15, 2014, in Louisville, Ky., is now available for download. Available in formats for smartphones (iPhone, Android and Blackberry) as well as iPad, the mobile app “NFMS ’14” is a free download and features an interactive exhibitor map and listings, seminars and speakers, Championship Tractor Pull schedules, and even Louisville area information to plan your trip to the largest indoor farm show in America. Don’t miss it!...More
This week while Jodie Wehrspahn was testing her mettle on heavy duty construction equipment I was traveling to Waukon, Iowa for the Farm Progress Hay Expo - cosponsored by Hay & Forage Grower our sister publication. It was a chance to see some big equipment hard at work making hay and chopping forages....More
New equipment at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville included products from Balzer, Air Barn, Unverferth, PECO, Chandler Spreaders, GVM, JCB, MacDon, Agromatic, Salford, Schulte, and Loftness.
Farm Industry News held a seminar titled "Robotic Technology on the Farm" during the National Farm Machinery Show. Afterwards, we asked the seminar presenters about the future of robotics in farming. Here's what Rhett Schildroth from Kinze, Robert Dyar from John Deere, and Dave Swain from AGCO had to say....More
Nebraska farmer Scott McPheeters walks through the National Farm Machinery Show pointing out new and favorite products. At Digi-Star, he found the new Scale Link and SST 3400 seed tracker, as well as other weighing options that help with productivity on the farm....More
The National Farm Machinery Show features a wide array of products. Team FIN farmers for Farm Industry News identified a number of products that caught their eye, from a bagging system for dry hay and a 3-in-1 welder/compressor/generator to durable work lights and a simple rack for storing hose. Here's a look at products from Thunder Creek, Digi-Star, Norstar Industries, Gecko's Toes, Kemco Manufacturing and Trouble Free Lighting as well as the Air Barn and Creatherm products.
Mike Martinez, Trimble, discusses new products from Trimble at the National Farm Machinery Show, including fleet and productivity reporting through the Connected Farm, which allows farmers to gather field data from vehicles to one location. Productivity reporting helps farmers find inefficiencies in their operations. Also new is the Remote Assistant, which allows a farmer to view cab data remotely rather than visiting the cab in the field. Visit trimble.com....More
John Lipscomb, AGCO, hits on three main features of the RoGator and TerraGator sprayer cabs: triple air filtration, better visibility and optional air-ride suspension on the seat. Visit agcocorp.com....More
Kinze provides a close-up look at the workings of its electric-motor-driven seed meters on the new Kinze 4900 Series planter. The planter can travel at speeds up to 8 mph while achieving near-perfect seed placement.