In the field of drivetrain fluids, one of the toughest applications is the hydraulic system of an agricultural tractor because a typical Universal Tractor Transmission Oil (UTTO) has to perform a multifunctional role.
The UTTO must:...More
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers gives Farm Industry News an exclusive, in-depth look at five of its 50 AE50 award winners that are changing how we farm.
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
The utility vehicle companies have been busy lately, with many launching brand new models for 2015 and some providing upgrades to existing machines. Throughout 2014, Farm Industry News test-drove a number of these new vehicles that range in function from recreational to utility, or even both. And we found another new group of vehicles at National Farm Machinery Show earlier this month, too.
Browse through the new models available this year, and you’ll notice the diversity in offerings that can be tailored to just what your needs are on your farm.
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