“NFMS ’14,” the mobile app for the National Farm Machinery Show to be held Feb. 13 through 15, 2014, in Louisville, Ky., is now available for download. Available in formats for smartphones (iPhone, Android and Blackberry) as well as iPad, the mobile app “NFMS ’14” is a free download and features an interactive exhibitor map and listings, seminars and speakers, Championship Tractor Pull schedules, and even Louisville area information to plan your trip to the largest indoor farm show in America. Don’t miss it!...More
Ever since Raven unveiled its multi-hybrid planter control system last summer, the company has been trying to find a planter company to incorporate the technology. Today Raven announced it has found one.
The collaborating company is Kinze Manufacturing, which just last month announced it is has developed a multi-hybrid planter but declined to disclose the technology provider. The announcement puts those story lines together....More
Cordless tools have been stepping it up. Farmers are recognizing how convenient portable tools can be on the farm, and cordless tool technology has advanced in recent years to match the performance of some corded tools. In the past year alone, hundreds of new cordless tools have come to market from the big players: Milwaukee, DeWalt, Porter-Cable, Makita, Black and Decker, Hilti, Ryobi and others. So just what technology is fueling this new generation of cordless tools? ...More
Goodyear Farm Tires has launched a new category called Extreme Flotation. These new tires offer a number of advantages, including tighter turn radius, a smoother ride, reduced soil compaction and better flotation.
Two tires are being offered in the Extreme Flotation category — the Goodyear Super Terra Grip XT 1000/40R32 and the Goodyear DT930 1100/45R46. Low Sidewall (LSW) technology allows the tire to have better lateral stability on hillsides, and it also reduces road lope and power hop....More
Precision Planting today announced a concept seed delivery system designed to allow Midwest farmers to plant at speeds up to 10 to 12 mph as opposed to the traditional 5 go 6 mph. The system, called, SpeedTube, takes the place of the traditional seed tube and controls the seed from the top of the seed meter to the bottom of the tube. More control of the seed ensures the seed is spaced evenly, even though speeds are being increased....More
Is your shiny new smartphone from the holidays being put to use? While there is still some downtime until planting, now is the perfect time to fire it up and download some agricultural apps that may help you out a lot this growing season. But where do you start?