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Each year a gamut of new farm products make their way to the market, each trying to find its own niche of making the job of farming easier, more efficient, more profitable or just plain-old more exciting.
Do you remember the central tire inflation systems (CTIS) by Inflation Solutions, LLC, that we wrote about last year? It’s an onboard inflation system that adjusts inflation pressures in your tractor tires automatically using an onboard air compressor. The product was voted by readers to be one of the top most innovative products that ran in our magazine in 2014.
Well, today we got the heads-up that the company has adapted the same technology for use on commercial semi-trailer tires to reduce tire wear and failure on the road....More
A clear trend developing this year is the offering of Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) programs. These programs let you step into used tractors, combines and other farm equipment with some assurance that it won’t break down, or, if it does, the dealerships will have you covered. Buyers can trade up to later model machines with newer technology and extended warranty....More
With farm budgets tight and commodity prices down, 2015 is shaping up to buyers’ market for farm equipment. At the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY, this month, all of the major OEMs, along with some short-line companies, had signs up advertising deals on new and used equipment. These special promotions include interest-free or low-interest financing on new and used equipment, cash back bonuses, and certified pre-owned reconditioning programs. ...More
Take a look through more unique finds from National Farm Machinery Show earlier this month in Louisville, Ky. In this gallery, we offer up quite the variety of products, from an inexpensive air filter cleaner that helps with big cost savings to a new simplified guidance system for first-time users.
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Protecting bales from moisture, cleaning up big rocks and making mower maintenance easier are all accomplished with these new products from National Farm Machinery Show. Browse through these six new products found at the show in Louisville, Feb. 11-14.
All photos: Mike Boyatt
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New ideas are thriving in agriculture, as seen at this year’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 11 -14. Each year the 850 booths at the largest indoor farm show in the country offer up a range of new technologies, innovations and improvements to existing product lines. The 2015 show is no exception. In this gallery we take a look at eight unique finds, from a smaller-scale spreader to an electric comfort brush for cattle.
All photos: Mike Boyatt
Farm Industry News staffers landed in Louisville today to meet up with Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh and walk through the National Farm Machinery Show halls as exhibitors put the finishing touches on their booths. Bridenbaugh and wife Peggy spent the day getting a sneak peek at the new equipment they found interesting throughout the show. Here’s a look at what caught their attention.
Farm innovators have new places to turn for development funding. Silicon Valley players are changing the way innovation is financed. And the system offers more than money, providing entrepreneurs with added management help....More
The Case IH Maxxum series tractors have been given a bold new look. The series is known for its reputation as versatile workhorses for the field and livestock operations. And Case IH is launching five new models with the new appearance at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio.
Case IH says the redesigned hood and roof on the Maxxum line foreshadows an updated, dramatic new styling coming soon to the Case IH high-horsepower families of tractors. And the improvements are going beyond esthetics.
Last month, Titan, maker of Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires, held a two-day summit for dealers, giving them a brush-up on new tire technology. The reason for the summit, organizers say, is that farm equipment keeps evolving with each new model year, with bigger engines and heavier, more powerful machines. With those changes come some challenges, such as road lope, power hop and soil compaction. Tires need to change in suit. So the company invited dealers back to school to learn how the tires they sell can meet those challenges.