My recent trip to watch an engine teardown in Greensborough taught me a lot about oil. In order to cover the topic I had to do a little research before and after I wrote the Shell Rotella piece on its new experimental oil it says will be the wave of the future....More
Remote monitoring of farm inputs is becoming commonplace. The grain drying industry is no exception, as we found out at National Farm Machinery Show. Four companies are offering technology that allows for remote monitoring of grain as it dries in real time....More
We don't have to sit through a lot of team-building meetings and exercises here in our organization. Sure, they're all the rage in corporate America, but not so much here in real America. We know how to get things done and aren't afraid to have others help us if we can....More
Editors were recently invited to an engine teardown event hosted by Shell Lubricants in Greensboro, NC, to see how the company’s new low-viscosity engine oils perform. Howard Hill, director of Shell’s field trial product development program in N.A., gives a close-up look at a Destroit diesel DD15 420 hp engine from a truck that was on a two-year trial....More
Hilti unveiled the world’s first cordless combination hammer drill, the TE 30-A36. It has all the operating stats of pneumatic
and corded tools with the
convenience of being cordless.
Team FIN tested the mega tool
and rated its performance on a scale of 1 to 5.
With a high-efficiency brushless motor and a high-mass
hammering mechanism, the tool delivers single impact energy
of 2.7 ft.-lbs. and a full hammering frequency of 4,500
impacts/min. According to Hilti, the tool drills and chips into...More
The face of farm technology is undergoing another major change. Sensors, power and even cloud computing will be enhanced in the future. Deploying these technologies will be important in the next decade.
The Agricultural Electronics Foundation (AEF) is working on expanding the ISO 11783 standard to include some new technologies coming on farm equipment. High-voltage tractors, electric motor drives, and video surveillance systems are all systems being given a common language to usher in a new era of intelligent machinery....More
Polaris rolled out the red carpet at its Wyoming, MN, R&D center to show us its new commercial vehicle fleet that has use on farms. Among the offerings: a side by side utility vehicle with an integrated PTO, on-road electric cars, and a SxS with a built-in generator to power tools in the field.