I remember the first time I met Russ Green, director of product and brand strategy for Agco. It was in the late 90’s, right around the time of the famous merger of the then-rivals Case IH and New Holland, and Green was serving as the senior director of marketing for Case IH.
He was seated at the head table in a lakeside restaurant wearing a dark tailored suit, a striped red necktie, and a big gold ring, remnants from his college years....More
In the last five years, manufacturers had to devote much of their R&D dollars to redesigning engines that met Tier 4 emissions regulations. Now that most of that work done, machinery manufacturers can now focus time and dollars to other areas, combines being a big one.
Most of the major OEMs have come out with new combine models or feature upgrades for 2016. To save you some time in comparison shopping, here are some company links that will give you roundup of what’s new.
Case IH Axial-Flow 140 series combines...More
From an all-new corn head to updates to its Challenger tractor line, the diversified company has been busy. We offer a deeper look at a new corn head, and other new products and improvements launched for 2015 and beyond.
Agco's Fendt 500 Vario tractor is heading to the United States, we got our first look at this machine in Germany. The machine is built in a new state-of-the-art facility and offers power in a compact footprint....More
Agco Corporation announced its latest investment in planting. Agco has entered into an agreement with Precision Planting that introduces factory integration of select Precision Planting technology to Agco’s White Planters line. New options will soon be available to give customers the ability to utilize new and emerging technologies. ...More
The 11th Annual Fendt Saaten Union Field Day was held recently in Wadenbrunn, Germany. Held every two years, the field day attracts thousands of visitors from across Germany and from several foreign countries. The latest from Fendt is on display, along with equipment demonstrations and booths from farm suppliers. Saaten Union is a major seed supplier for Europe.
Fendt last week unveiled its new 700 Series tractor line, designed to give buyers a range of sizes and option packages to fit their specific operation. The series is made up of six models rated 145 to 240 maximum engine horsepower....More
Massey Ferguson, a brand of Agco, today announced the unveiling of its new 7700 Series mid-frame tractors, a more powerful and enhanced replacement for the 7600 Series launched in 2011. This five-model series, ranging from 185 to 255 max engine HP, made its debut in Europe. They will have their first showing here in the U.S. at the Farm Progress Show being held next week....More
SPONSORED: Custom applicators play a key role in supporting U.S. agriculture. Farmers depend on timely, accurate applications of fertilizer and crop protection products to maximize their crop production.
It’s a job that requires long hours in the field, skill in operating sophisticated application equipment and the ability to adapt to the latest technologies designed to improve application precision and efficiency. ...More
The North American Farm and Power Show featured new application equipment including a RoGator from Zeigler, Equipment Technology's Apache sprayer, John Deere's 4830 self-propelled sprayer, and a pull-behind fertilizer applicator from Fast. Also shown were residue managers from Yetter and monitor from AgLeader.
Each growing season, custom applicators spend long hours in the field applying fertilizer and crop protection products over millions of acres. The spring planting season is especially demanding, as professional operators race the clock to complete farmer field applications on schedule.
That’s why recent advances in application equipment not only focus on improved accuracy and efficiency, but also on greater operator comfort and safety. ...More