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.
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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.
A new stalk chopper, a portable soil tester and a sprayer attachment system that allows for late-season nutrient application all drew the attention of about 1,500 growers at the 360 Yield Center summit.
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