In every issue of Farm Industry News, the last page of the magazine is devoted to one “Good Buy” product. The staff selects a new product on the market that we think is a good buy based on that time of year and the innovation behind the product. This year, we featured quite the variety of products, from a new Ford pickup to a grain moisture tester. Browse through all of this year’s “good buys” and let us know which product you’d by in the comments below.
The new guide from Purdue includes information on different tank types and construction materials and how to select the best ones. It also provides information on repairing tanks and buying used tanks....More
U.S. retail sales of tractors and combines were higher in November compared to last year at this time, according to a report released today by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Combines saw the biggest jump, up 25.5% over October’s numbers with 644 units sold. Year to date, a total of 9,487 combines have been sold, an increase of 6.8% from a year ago.
The November report showed tractor sales were up by 9.8% year to date, with 183,846 units sold, and up 5.6% for November, with tractors under 40 hp showing the biggest gains....More
Tires are getting taller to carry heavier loads without increasing soil compaction. Farmers will have new size options in tires when buying their next tractor. New tire sizes are also changing the geometry and design of farm equipment....More
Agrievolution Alliance, a global network of farm machinery associations, came out with its latest report today on how the farm machinery business is faring here and around the world. As with all of the reports we’ve seen, including our own in last month’s Buyer’s Guide, the industry is expressing cautious optimism in sales for 2014, with automation serving as the key safety net....More
Halls crowded by both people and equipment, new technology as far as the eye could see and clear weather for all of the show brought people out in droves. Hosted at Deutsche Messe, the largest convention and event center in Germany, Agritechnica 2013 is an impressive site. Here are 10 key factors about the show from DLG - the show's organizer - to put it in perspective....More