Agricultural Equipment Articles

Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods →

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel or equipment maintenance resources. As part of the project, H2Dig has developed a sophisticated levy system that allows the property managers to strategically flood portions of the 1,500-acre hardwoods when waterfowl — specifically ducks — are migrating.  Click for more...


Ward McConnell, Longtime Farm Equipment Veteran, Passes Away →

J. Ward McConnell Jr., a longtime veteran of the farm equipment industry, passed away on May 31, 2021. Mr. McConnell was born on July 30, 1931, on the family dairy farm in Prattsburgh, N.Y. Upon leaving the Army in 1956, he returned to Prattsburgh and opened a used car lot. He soon became an Oliver Tractor and John Deere dealer, which fueled his competitive drive and dream to build his own McConnell brand.  Click for more...


CNH Industrial Reports Record First Quarter of 2021 →

CNH Industrial reported first quarter consolidated revenues of $7.5 billion (up 37 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020), net income of $425 million and adjusted EBIT of Industrial Activities of $545 million (up $693 million), with strong performance from all segments year-over-year. Industrial Activities net cash was $0.6 billion as of March 31, 2021, with free cash flow seasonally negative by $0.4 billion.  Click for more...


H&R Agri-Power Announces Acquisition of FB McAfoos →

H&R Agri-Power announced the acquisition of FB McAfoos in Benton, Ill. This is H&R Agri-Power's 18th location and third location in Illinois. The dealership will continue to operate as FB McAFoos, and offer the same customer service and product lines that have been provided in the past to the southern Illinois region. This location carries a full range of turf, agricultural and construction products including Kubota, Landpride, eXmark, Grasshopper, Bush Hog, Vermeer, Kubota Construction, Kubota Rental and Stihl among other product lines.  Click for more...


John Deere Brings the Farm Home With New Minecraft World →

John Deere is bringing the farm to young game enthusiasts with the latest version of FarmCraft, a Minecraft experience. Created by Blockworks, in collaboration with John Deere, the Minecraft experience gives players an introduction to modern agriculture through the virtual use of machines, processes and decisions that go into farming today. The FarmCraft experience, within Minecraft, is intended to educate young people on the importance of agriculture using a familiar, interactive platform.  Click for more...


Doosan Debuts DL380-7 Wheel Loader With Increased Bucket Capacity →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Doosan Infracore North America LLC is debuting one of its new -7 Series wheel loaders, the DL380-7, at World of Concrete 2021. The next-generation Doosan DL380-7 replaces the DL350-5 in the company's wheel loader lineup. The standard bucket of the DL380-7 has 7 percent greater capacity than the DL350-5. "An increase in bucket capacity means more material moved, in less time, for our customers," said Aaron Kleingartner, dealer and product marketing manager, Doosan Infracore North America.  Click for more...


John Deere Celebrates 50 Years of Backhoe Loaders →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere is celebrating 50 years of backhoe loaders, a history of innovation and excellence that first started with the introduction of the JD310 model in 1971. Today, the 310L, the latest generation of the original model, remains a cornerstone within the John Deere backhoe lineup as a result of the continuous improvement to the design and efficient performance. "This anniversary celebrates half a century of reliability and providing customer value stemming from the introduction of our backhoe lineup in 1971," said Brian Hennings, product manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry.  Click for more...


Messick Farm Equipment Breaking Ground On New Facility in Mount Joy, Pa. →

Messick Farm Equipment has broken ground on a new facility that will serve as its primary location in Mount Joy, Pa. After decades of growth and multiple expansion projects in Elizabethtown, the decision was made to move the Elizabethtown location to Mount Joy. The new facility will have additional indoor and outdoor space for the sales, parts and service departments and has the capacity to allow for growth into the future.  Click for more...


Wacker Neuson WL95 Articulated Wheel Loader Helps Operators Work More Efficiently →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Wacker Neuson's newest and largest articulated wheel loader model is the WL95. The WL95 has received excellent reviews for its performance and high payload in a compact design, allowing operators to load, move and place material more efficiently, according to the manufacturer. The WL95's variable hydrostatic transmission provides enhanced traction and high travel speeds (12.4 mph). With a standard 2-cu.yd.  Click for more...


Cat 980, 982 Series Wheel Loaders Deliver Performance, Productivity →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Offering premium performance in the 10- to 12-ton wheel loader class, the Cat 980 and 982 medium wheel loaders are up to 10 percent more productive and lower maintenance costs up to 20 percent when compared to the previous 980M and 982M powershift models. New to this class of medium wheel loaders, the Cat 980 XE and 982 XE models feature a Caterpillar designed and manufactured continuous variable transmission (CVT) that delivers increased fuel efficiencies up to 35 percent and lower maintenance costs up to 25 percent compared to the M series models, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Preventing Overgrowth Damage on Your Property →

You may notice trees and heavy brush on your property becoming unruly. Unfortunately, this overgrown vegetation can do more than just ruin your curb appeal. Additionally, if you let it pile up, it can become overwhelming to maintain. Getting rid of brush can help reclaim lost ground and make it like new. Here are some ways your property can suffer damage from overgrown brush: Losing track of your property line: Trees can help define your property line.  Click for more...


Get the Most Out of Your Stand-On Skid Steer Attachments →

From Construction Equipment Guide... With the rising temperatures of the summer months comes the rise in demand for landscape, hardscape, tree care and other construction grade jobs. One of the biggest machine assets for operators in these spaces is a stand-on skid steer. Today's stand-on skid steers offer power, 360-degree visibility and simple maneuverability — all benefits that are keeping operators efficient on the job site.  Click for more...


VIDEO: First Monarch Tractor Reports to Work at Wente Vineyards →

Monarch Tractor, the world's first fully electric, driver-optional, smart tractor manufacturer, announced the first deployment of its flagship tractor at Wente Vineyards, the oldest, continuously operated family winery in the United States. This is the first of 15 pilot series deployments prior to its production deliveries in Q4 of 2021 as the company continues to electrify the agriculture industry globally.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Driverless Ag Technology Synchronizes, Simplifies, Optimizes Your Farm →

Raven Industries Inc. announced the launch of its new product brand and autonomous growth platform, OMNi. This new product brand highlights Raven's advancements in autonomous solutions for agriculture with a strategic offering of two integrated products: OMNiDRIVE and OMNiPOWER. The OMNi name (meaning "all") will take center stage within Raven. "Empowering ‘all' is exactly what OMNiPOWER and OMNiDRIVE bring to the agriculture industry.  Click for more...


John Deere Improves Window Quality On Its G-Series Harvesters, Forwarders →

Improving the durability of its machines, John Deere now features RENCRAFT super hard coat polycarbonate windows as a standard offering on its G-Series harvesters and G-Series forwarders. Providing enhancements over the windows previously used, the upgraded windows are designed to withstand external wear. Additionally, the windows are improved to enhance scratch resistance and withstand chemicals and cleaning solutions, while also enhancing optic quality.  Click for more...


April 2021 Farm Tractor Sales Grow Over Already-Large 2020 Gains →

U.S. farm tractor unit sales continue double-digit growth rate in both United States and Canada, and inventories continue to fall, after a strong month of April according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 22.7 percent in April compared to 2020, which was the first month of the current sales growth trend, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales fell 3.2 percent.  Click for more...


With Help From Michigan AgrAbility, Area Loggers Overcome Injuries →

For Duane Berg, owner and founder of Berg Logging in Gladstone, Mich., business was booming in 2010 — right up until he fell off a roof. "I got injured in November 2010. Besides [being] a logger, I was a construction worker, and I was helping one of my friends do a job," Berg said. Berg's T10 vertebra was severely injured in the fall, leaving him paralyzed from his waist down. This created a vicious circle: he was forced to run his business remotely, which led to production difficulties.  Click for more...


Trimble, VayaVision Alliance Moves Toward More Automation →

When a company has been involved in a range of ag technology systems that have advanced guidance, control, and record-keeping — where next? For Trimble, it's a new alliance to help advance technology in machine perception. "One of the things that is quite important is awareness of what is happening around us when operating a machine," said Guillermo Perez-Iturbe, marketing director, agriculture, Trimble.  Click for more...


Five Stand-On Skid Steer Attachments to Invest In →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Stand-on skid steers are some of the most versatile machines on the market. With the ability to easily switch out attachments, they can take on almost any task a job site throws at them and can even open the door for contractors to take on jobs in different industries. But what are the best attachments to help you get that most out of your machine? Here are the five attachments beyond a bucket and fork that will up the ROI of your stand-on skid steer.  Click for more...


ASV Strengthens Lineup With Addition of MAX-Series Skid Steers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ASV Holdings Inc. has expanded the new MAX-Series lineup with the addition of the vertical-lift VS-75 and radial-lift RS-75 skid steers. The MAX-Series line was first introduced with compact track loaders in mid-2020, giving operators a premium experience to match the machines' impressive performance capabilities. Like the tracked machines, the skid steers benefit from a new, next-generation cab available with industry-leading 360-degree visibility, a roomier operator area, a more comfortable seat, a new high-tech touch-screen display and more.  Click for more...



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