9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, through Saturday, February 16
Ramps: All exhibit areas, restrooms and Freedom Hall (tractor pull) are wheelchair accessible.
Parking: Vehicles with disabled parking permits may be parked in marked spaces on the drive in front of the West Hall, in the lot located near the entrance to the South Wing, and in the rear lots of Freedom Hall....More
The Kentucky State Fair Board proudly welcomes you to the 48th National Farm Machinery Show — the largest indoor farm show in America. We hope you discover what more than 300,000 attendees do every year with the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products and services available from more than 850 exhibitors. You will find the products and services you need, the name brands you trust and the individual assistance from industry experts you want as you browse through 27 acres of indoor exhibit space at the Kentucky Exposition Center....More
The new E-Series line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs) from John Deere feature enhancements that were developed after extensive input from customers. The new line includes five skid steer models and four new compact track loaders, each with Interim Tier 4 or Final Tier 4 engines and several improvements designed to enhance operator and machine productivity....More
More than 800 exhibitors feature their newest products at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 13-16, 2013. The exhibits spread over 27 acres of indoor show space, where more than 300,000 attendees view the new products and services. Here is a sampling of the products at the 2013 show.
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Case Construction Equipment today announced its line of skid steer loaders that meet the federal Tier 4 Final emission standard with upgrades to four products in its Alpha Series line. Leading the way are the Case SR175 and SV185 medium-frame skid steers which meet the mandate with new engine technology and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) solution only. The SR130 and new SR160 compact frame skid steers meet Tier 4 Final status using the more typical cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) with diesel particulate filter (DPF)....More
Krone HighSpeed large square balers
The new Krone BiG Pack HighSpeed range of large square balers delivers up to 20% more throughput, an increase that has been made feasible by two major modifications: an increase in throughput capacity of the Variable Fill System (VFS) packer system and an increase in plunger strokes....More
As the chief marketing officer for Thurston Manufacturing Company, Nick Jensen travels the farm show circuit year-round, showing the company’s Blu-Jet tillage and fertilizer application equipment. The company markets NH3-, liquid- and dry-fertilizer applicators under the LandRunner, Legacy, and AT (All Terrain) brand names.
Q. What’s hot in fertilizer applicators right now?...More
Cloud-based computing in precision agriculture took a huge leap forward in 2012 and is likely to make another big gain in 2013.
In the past 12 months, options for using “the cloud” to provide wireless connectivity to tractor and combine displays grew dramatically, to the point it is now possible to eliminate the frustration of shuffling thumb drives to keep precision ag data up to date....More
New products at the Iowa Power Farming Show held last week in Des Moines, Iowa, were Capstan's PinPoint nozzle system, Unverferth Seed Runner, Parker grain cart with tracks, Rite Way land roller, Quality Plus grain conveyor and a PLA self-propelled sprayer from Argentina.
New equipment on display at the Iowa Power Farming Show held last week in Des Moines, Iowa, include machinery from Westfield, Brandt, Great Plains, Miller, and Landoll, as well as the Gaspardo planter from Italy.
Over the past year, the market for ag-specific smartphone and tablet computer applications has gone mainstream. Now many of the big names in agriculture are offering apps to improve crop and machinery management.
Here’s a look at some of the new offerings for Android and iOS (Apple) smartphones and tablet computers....More
The product unveils continue as Farm Industry News editors continue their coverage of the 2013 Ag Connect Show at the Kansas City convention center. View the first gallery of new products from the show here.
With corn continuing to sell for $7 and soybeans for $14 a bushel, farmers are showing more interest in investing in new planters and combines. Companies like Kinze Manufacturing Inc. are spending more time talking to farmers and finding what they need to improve production and returns on their investment....More
Horsch, a German-based company with manufacturing in the U.S., entered the planter market last year. The company reports that sales of its inaugural planter called the Maestro have been through the roof. “Right now, our North American models are all sold out,” says product representative Jesse Kappenman. “It has been a huge success and is a very sought-after product.”...More
Farm Industry News senior editor Jodie Wehrspann travelled to Kansas City, Mo., to cover the 2013 Ag Connect Expo, the biannual global trade show of farm products and technologies. Farmers, manufacturers, engineers and others in the agriculture industry from the around the globe gathered at this three-day event held at the Kansas City Convention Center. Nearly 400 companies exhibited, requiring 30% more exhibit space than previous years.
Kinze Manufacturing introduced a new Kinze 4900 planter series during a launch at their world headquarters in Williamsburg, Iowa. The new planter features a narrow transport front-fold frame design, 30-in. row spacing, and a choice of 12, 16 or 24 rows....More
Kinze Manufacturing held a grand opening of the Kinze Innovation Center on Friday, Jan. 25. The center, located at Williamsburg, Iowa, is designed to serve as a destination for customers, dealers and friends from all over the world....More
Monticello, Minn., is becoming known as “Swan City” due to its large Trumpeter Swan populations during the winter months. More than 2,000 Trumpeter Swans enjoy a winter vacation along the banks of the Mississippi River within the city limits each winter. The location of the nuclear generating plant upstream allows for the water to remain unfrozen for the swans during the winter months. The dense swan population is largely attributed to the late Shiela Lawrence of Monticello, who began feeding the swans daily 25 years ago.
Kubota chairman and president Yasuo Masumoto indicated in an interview with Kyoto News on Thursday his readiness to acquire a foreign maker of large field-farming machinery by the end of this year to expand overseas operations, Kyodo News reported.
Masumoto, 65, also said the Osaka-based machinery maker plans to raise the ratio of overseas operations in its group sales to more than 70% in fiscal 2017 through March 2018....More
A new rugged rain sensor is being used to automatically close vents and windows. Hydreon Corporation of Minnesota has introduced the RG-11 Optical Rain Gauge. With the RG-11, applications such as greenhouses, agriculture, and louver vents are provided simple and effective ventilation. The ventilation is also closed properly in the event of a downpour. In some cases these systems can replace far more costly and less efficient air conditioning systems....More
CAL Manufacturing Inc. has released its new TowTender Model 185 seed tender, which allows users to fill up to a 36-row conventional box planter without moving the tow vehicle or swinging an auger. Using only a three button remote key fob, the user can place the TowTender directly where they need it, and the brakes are automatically applied whenever the user releases the remote control’s 'forward' button....More
The newly redesigned 2400 Series Weatherproofer I tillage tools from Landoll are available in six- through 13-shank models for a total of five sizes. The WP I allows for easy setting and leveling.
The machine is set with a single front-mounted depth control crank, which allows producers to pull into the field and, with one control, set the machine to disc and deep till the soil in one pass, uniformly mixing residue, while penetrating the compaction zone for enhanced water intake and root growth....More