Usually it’s the iron that draws attention at the Farm Progress Show, the mother of all outdoor farm shows here in the U.S. And anyone in attendance this year couldn’t help but look closely at the new half-tracked, half-wheeled tractors by Case IH and New Holland, or John Deere’s first-ever four-track vehicle.
One month prior to the official launch date, New Holland gave media a preview of its new farm equipment lineup for model year 2015. Mark Hooper, New Holland’s marketing director for North America, says 2015 is a significant launch year for hay and forage equipment, in particular, which is where the company has its roots. Over half of the new products, and there are 25 of them in all, are designed for this segment.
The 11th Annual Fendt Saaten Union Field Day was held recently in Wadenbrunn, Germany. Held every two years, the field day attracts thousands of visitors from across Germany and from several foreign countries. The latest from Fendt is on display, along with equipment demonstrations and booths from farm suppliers. Saaten Union is a major seed supplier for Europe.