Agricultural Equipment Articles

Bloomfield Robotics Announces Investments From Kubota Corporation, Oeneo →

Bloomfield Robotics, a Pittsburgh-based company that develops AI-driven plant imaging technology for use in specialty crops, announces investments from Kubota Corporation and Oeneo Group SA. Kubota, a world leader in the design and manufacture of agricultural tractors, is renewing its investment and strengthening its commitment to Bloomfield. The aim of this deepened relationship with Bloomfield is to ensure that each farm vehicle becomes a platform for continuous data collection to assess both the health and performance of each plant in the specialty crop sector.  Click for more...


CNH Industrial Takes Minority Stake in EarthOptics →

CNH Industrial announced a minority investment in the U.S.-based ag tech company EarthOptics through its Ventures arm. EarthOptics' proprietary sensor technology precisely measures the health and structure of soil through a combination of ground-based sensors, satellites, physical soil samples, machine learning models and agronomic expertise. By providing such a wide range of soil data, this technology enables farmers to better manage their land and enhance its value.  Click for more...


John Deere Announces Its 2023 Startup Collaborators →

Deere & Company has released the names of eight companies chosen for its 2023 Startup Collaborator program. The Startup Collaborator was launched in 2019 and helps John Deere enhance precision technology in its agriculture and construction equipment. "This year's group shows the importance of connecting with the startup community across a broad range of applications and technologies," said Julian Sanchez, director of emerging technology at John Deere.  Click for more...


New Holland Wins Good Design Award With Straddle Tractor Concept →

New Holland's Straddle Tractor Concept and T4K Tractor are winners in the Good Design Award in the Industrial 2022 category. The Good Design Award is presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and each year it honors the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world. The Straddle Tractor Concept was revealed at SITEVI (salon international des équipements et savoir-faire pour les productions vigne-vin, olive et fruits-légumes) 2021 and is a co-production of New Holland Agriculture and Pininfarina, the internationally recognized design house.  Click for more...


Volvo CE Introduces Collision Mitigation System for Jobsite Safety →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Delivering on its vision for zero accidents, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched its collision mitigation system for Volvo wheel loaders — an automatic braking feature that supports operator response and helps reduce the risk or consequences of collision when working in reverse. The first system of its kind from any original equipment manufacturer (OEM), it assists operators while working in reverse and automatically applies service brakes when the wheel loader approaches any obstacle, alerting the operator to take further action.  Click for more...


John Deere Debuts New Planting Technology, Electric Excavator During CES 2023 Keynote →

During John Deere's CES 2023 keynote address, the company revealed two new technologies — ExactShot and an electric excavator — that will help Deere's customers be more productive, profitable and sustainable. "Everything we do at John Deere is focused on real purpose and real impact," said Jahmy Hindman, CTO at John Deere. "This means we're developing technology that enables our customers to provide the food, fuel, fiber and infrastructure that our growing global population needs." ExactShot allows farmers to reduce the amount of starter fertilizer needed during planting by more than 60 percent.  Click for more...


CLAAS Breaks Ground in Kentucky →

When Boyd CAT made its exit from the agricultural equipment business, CLAAS made a commitment to its Kentucky and southern Indiana customers to find the best way possible to deliver the service and sales they deserved. CLAAS immediately addressed the first of those needs — service — by contracting with a different dealership: Ag Revolution. However, that was not intended to be the long-term solution.  Click for more...


Monroe Tractor Acquires Three Lamb and Webster Locations →

Monroe Tractor, a distributor of agriculture and construction equipment in New York state, has acquired three Lamb and Webster locations — Springville N.Y., North Java, N.Y., and Grove City, Pa. This acquisition will enhance Monroe's ability to continue to serve the agricultural industry with the same dedication and customer support Lamb and Webster customers have been accustomed to. The purchase of the Lamb and Webster locations further increases Monroe Tractor's offering in the agricultural equipment market.  Click for more...


Illinois Contractor Operates Versatile Equipment for His Company's Tilling Projects →

Colt Roderick works in the field, but not with crops. You'll find him trenching and plowing field tile or grading soil with a mix of heavy and compact equipment. Roderick, a natural entrepreneur, discusses scaling his Mattoon, Ill., drainage business with bigger and newer construction equipment. "We started with an excavator and a dozer," said Roderick. "We got to where we would lay a tile on a lot of our jobs.  Click for more...


Bobcat's S86, T86 Loaders Set New Industry Benchmarks →

From Construction Equipment Guide... From the inventors who introduced skid-steer loaders to the compact equipment industry comes the R-Series lineup of loaders — the most comfortable, durable and powerful machines ever made by the company. Bobcat Company's latest offerings to the construction and landscaping arena are the T86 compact track loader and S86 skid-steer loader, setting new standards for efficiency and versatility, along with added control and comfort for the operator.  Click for more...


CNH Industrial Adds New Automation, Autonomy Solutions to Ag Tech Portfolio →

CNH Industrial debuted its latest automation and autonomy solutions at its Tech Day in Phoenix, Ariz. New driverless tillage and driver assist harvest solutions from Raven, and baler automation from Case IH and New Holland, deliver automation and autonomous equipment enhancements. They all help solve farming's biggest challenges: to increase productivity and to do more with less resources, more sustainably.  Click for more...


RES Conducts Ag, Construction Equipment Auction in Ohio →

Contractors, farmers, commercial landscapers and weekend warriors headed to Wooster, Ohio, on Dec. 10 to attend RES Auction Services' live and online ag and construction equipment auction held at the company's headquarters and 64-acre auction facility. Up for bid were a wide variety of compact track loaders and skid steers, dozers, drum rollers, excavators, work trucks and a range of agricultural and construction related machines and support equipment.  Click for more...


Bane-Welker Expands Ashland Construction Brand Into Ohio →

Bane-Welker announced the addition of the Ashland construction brand in Plain City, Ohio. The company has a super center in Pendleton, Ind. "We're excited to expand the Ashland brand in our Ohio markets offering it to our construction and ag customers," stated Jason Bane, president of Bane-Welker Equipment. "Our Indiana super center has outperformed our expectations and the expansion into Ohio will be of great value to our customers in that market." Adding the sales and service of this construction equipment helps expand Bane-Welker's coverage area for service.  Click for more...


Butler Machinery Company Welcomes Ben Studer as Director of Ag Division →

Butler Machinery Company has welcomed Ben Studer as director of its Ag division. Studer began his career in 2005 at AGCO in Jackson, Minn., as a technical service specialist. Throughout his 17-year career at AGCO, he held many different roles: product specialist to director; product management; global advanced technology solutions (ATS) and electronics functional group (EFG); director of product management — global crop care; application, seeding and tillage.  Click for more...


CNH Industrial Presents Electric Tractor Prototype With Autonomous Features →

CNH Industrial revealed the New Holland T4 Electric Power — the industry's first all-electric light utility tractor prototype with autonomous features — at its Tech Day in Phoenix. A concentrated effort between experts in the United States (Burr Ridge, Detroit) and Italy (Modena) was able to halve this prototype's development time due to collaboration with strategic partner Monarch Tractor — an electrified Ag innovator based in California.  Click for more...


New Holland Agriculture Debuts LNG Tractor →

The importance of energy is at a historic peak. New and efficient ways of generating, using, and storing energy are required to address this global issue. CNH Industrial keeps its customers moving forward with smart and sustainable equipment and services. Always advancing and evolving to deliver future-proof solutions for farmers, the company's long-term R&D investment in alternative fuels is part of what makes us the industry leader in agriculture.  Click for more...


John Deere Wins Two CES 2023 Innovation Awards →

John Deere has been named a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation honoree in the Robotics category, and an honoree in the Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility category for its fully autonomous tractor. This is the fourth consecutive year John Deere has received an Innovation Award from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The announcement was made ahead of CES 2023, the world's most influential technology event, during which John Deere will deliver a keynote.  Click for more...


Deere Reports Net Income of $2.246B for Q4, $7.131B for Fiscal Year →

Deere & Company reported net income of $2.246 billion for the fourth quarter ended Oct. 30, 2022, or $7.44 per share, compared with net income of $1.283 billion, or $4.12 per share, for the quarter ended Oct. 31, 2021. For fiscal-year 2022, net income attributable to Deere & Company was $7.131 billion, or $23.28 per share, compared with $5.963 billion, or $18.99 per share, in fiscal 2021.  Click for more...


Yanmar Demonstrates Autonomous Agricultural Machinery at Joint Thailand-Japan Project →

Yanmar S.P. Company Limited, a leader in agricultural machinery in Thailand, and Yanmar Agribusiness Corporation Limited, have joined in a project to adopt high-precision positioning technology for agricultural machinery in Thailand. This pilot project is aimed at boosting productivity and solving labor shortages in the agricultural sector. The project, supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Thailand-Japan cooperation committee, included a demonstration of the operation of autonomous agricultural machinery equipped with GNSS technology at Tha Maprang, Kaeng Khoi District in Sara Buri Province.  Click for more...


Kubota Awards Equipment to Five New Farmer Veteran Coalition Members →

In honor of those who served, Kubota Tractor Corporation announced five new farmer veteran recipients of new Kubota equipment through its 2022 "Geared to Give" program in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC). Every year, one veteran from each of Kubota's five operating divisions is selected to receive new Kubota equipment through the "Geared to Give" program, with awarded equipment ranging in horsepower across agriculture tractors, utility and compact tractors, and utility vehicles.  Click for more...



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