Agricultural Equipment Articles

Case IH Releases Powerhouse Lineup of Hay Equipment to Increase In-field Potential →

A successful hay season starts with industry-leading equipment. While Case IH RB5 series round balers, DC3 series disc mower conditioners and the small square baler family have long-delivered the reliability and efficiency producers can count on, new models and upgrades to each lineup — as well as the addition of an all-new, high-efficiency Professional (Pro) series of round balers — further improve that reliability.  Click for more...


Bobcat Unleashes T86 Compact Track Loader, S86 Skid Steer Loader →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Bobcat has unveiled its most powerful loaders ever produced — the T86 compact track loader and S86 skid steer loader set new standards for productivity, attachment versatility, speed, control and weight-to-horsepower ratios. Only Bobcat offers a compact loader that delivers three hydraulic flow options in one machine, setting a new industry benchmark in performance and attachment versatility.  Click for more...


Combine Sales Continue to Grow in August, Tractors Mixed →

Combine sales grew for August in both the United States and Canada, while total tractors fell in the United States, but grew in Canada according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Total U.S. ag equipment unit sales rose above the 5-year average for the first time since April 2022. U.S. total farm tractor sales fell 11.7 percent for the month of August compared to 2021, while U.S.  Click for more...


Case IH Offers Productivity-Boosting Updates for Early Riser Planter Models →

Updates to Case IH 2000 series Early Riser planter models are designed to help producers achieve a more efficient planting season. With the introduction of the 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter in February 2022, Case IH gave producers a high-performance split-row configuration option to increase planting productivity. Now the latest updates include greater liquid capacity for the 2150 Early Riser front-fold planter, a dealer-installed 48th row option for the 2160 Early Riser large front-fold planter, and planter software updates for the AFS Pro 1200 display.  Click for more...


Trimble to Target Aftermarket, International Markets in Agriculture →

According to analysis from JP Morgan of Trimble's 2022 Investor Day, the company is thinking globally and focusing on its aftermarket offerings in its agriculture applications. During the event, held Sept. 7, Trimble's management discussed the company's $20 billion addressable market for aftermarket precision solutions, attributing around $16 billion of that to international markets aside from North America, where over half of Trimble's ag revenue is generated.  Click for more...


Case IH Launches AFS AccuSync, AFS Connect Updates →

Case IH has announced two new updates to the suite of AFS Connect tools available to producers: AFS AccuSync machine coordination and productivity-boosting AFS Connect features. With the introduction of AFS AccuSync, producers will be able to share real-time data between machines in the same field for a fully connected operation. New AFS Connect features will enable growers to use their connected fleet more efficiently than ever before, with Insights Dynamic Machine Reporting, Machine Reports & CSV Exporting, CAN Parameter Visibility and Archived Vehicle Benchmarking, according to the company.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Case IH, Raven Industries Introduce Autonomous Spreader →

Case IH and Raven Industries introduce the agriculture industry's first autonomous spreader: the Case IH Trident 5550 applicator with Raven Autonomy. Unveiled at Farm Progress Show 2022, this solution delivers on customers' demands for autonomous equipment to help solve labor challenges and increase productivity on their operations. "This is a significant milestone in our accelerated product development efforts between Case IH and Raven, highlighting our intense collaboration and robust product innovation following CNH Industrial's acquisition of Raven in late 2021," said Scott Harris, Case IH global brand president.  Click for more...


Trimble Ventures Invests in Sabanto Inc. →

Trimble Ventures, Trimble's corporate venture capital fund, announced its investment in Sabanto Inc., a U.S.-based agricultural technology company focusing on autonomous workflows throughout the farming cycle being offered as Farming as a Service (FaaS). This investment supports Trimble Ventures' mission to invest in early and growth-stage companies that are accelerating innovation, digital transformation and sustainability in the industries Trimble serves — such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.  Click for more...


CNH Industrial Announces Future Senior Leadership Team Change →

CNH Industrial N.V. announced that Brad Crews, president North America, has indicated his intention to retire. Crews is a longstanding member of the company's senior leadership team and also is the leader of the North American agricultural segment. During 2023, Crews will focus on a new role, supporting Derek Neilson, president agriculture, by spearheading various strategic initiatives. Crews will retain his current responsibilities until his replacement as president, North America, is announced.  Click for more...


Buyers Out in Force for RES Auction Services' Ohio Sale →

RES Auction Services conducted its construction and ag equipment consignment auction at its 64-acre facility in Wooster, Ohio, on Sept. 3. This location also is the company's headquarters. The auction drew a large crowd of equipment buyers on site, including contractors and farmers, while attracting heavy online bidding as well. The sale featured a large selection of equipment including dozers, drum rollers, excavators, skid steers and a variety of trucks, as well as a wide range of other agricultural and construction related machines and support equipment.  Click for more...


John Deere Expands G-tier Wheel Loader Offerings in North America →

From Construction Equipment Guide... After a successful introduction into the Canadian market in 2021, John Deere expands its G-tier wheel loader offerings to the United States with the 644 G-tier wheel loader, continuing the transition to Performance Tiering . As part of the John Deere Performance Tiering Strategy, customers can benefit from tailored offerings that provide more performance, comfort and economical options. The expansion of this line up also includes the new 544 G-tier wheel loader now available in Canada.  Click for more...


AGCO's Fendt Launches 700 Vario Series to North America →

AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, is bringing the seventh generation of Fendt 700 Vario series tractors to North America. This version introduces a new design, engine and technical innovations to its best-selling range, which will debut at the 2022 Farm Progress Show and be available for order through Fendt dealerships for delivery in 2023.  Click for more...


Loftness Introduces Matt Morrison as Its New Director of Sales, Marketing →

Loftness, the manufacturer of vegetation management and agricultural equipment, has hired Matt Morrison as its new director of sales and marketing. He will lead the sales effort by managing Loftness' territory representatives, establishing pricing programs, forecasting sales and coordinating sales efforts with other departments. He'll also help ensure a high level of customer satisfaction through technical and sales support.  Click for more...


Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Preventive maintenance "is a very broad term," said George MacIntyre, product manager at ConExpo-Con/AGG exhibitor Case Construction Equipment. "It can be as formal as the critical practice of performing regular service, as prescribed by the manufacturer of the machine, throughout the machine's life. Or it can be as simple as the daily walkaround you do of the machine at the beginning and end of each day to identify any potential issues that may impede safe and efficient operation." Preventive maintenance is routine/scheduled maintenance of machines done "to keep them running reliably to prevent premature costly unplanned downtime," David Young, product application specialist, Caterpillar, added.  Click for more...


Fairbanks Scales to Showcase Weighing Innovations at Farm Progress Show 2022 →

Fairbanks Scales Inc. , the oldest scale company in the United States and a world leader in weighing equipment, announced it will be showcasing several industrial scales at the Farm Progress Show, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 2022, in Boone, Iowa. On display in booth # 444 will be Fairbanks' Aegis Floor Scales, the FB1200 Instrument, the 1605 Remote Display and the Perten 5200 Farm Grain Moisture Meter. The low profile Aegis floor scales, featuring the latest advancements in weighing technology, will be promoted at the show.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Hydrograss Technologies Inc. Hydroseeds Challenging Job Sites With Ease Using Terramac RT9 Crawler Carriers →

Growing up, Robert Arello Jr. spent countless hours learning the commercial landscaping industry from his father. After graduating from Utah State University with a degree in soil science and amassing over 13 years of knowledge in the business, he founded his own company that specializes in hydraulic soil stabilization and storm water management — Hydrograss Technologies Inc. — in North Oxford, Mass., in 1993.  Click for more...


John Deere Invests in Hello Tractor →

Deere & Company has made a minority investment in Hello Tractor, an ag-tech company based in Nairobi, Kenya. Hello Tractor connects tractor owners with smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia through a farm-equipment-sharing app, which allows farmers to track and manage their fleet, book customers and access financing options. Hello Tractor was among the first group of companies to participate in John Deere's Startup Collaborator program, launched in 2019 to enhance and deepen Deere's interaction with startup companies whose technology could add value for customers.  Click for more...


Technology for Loading Sprayers Infiltrating Ag Industry →

Sprayer operators everywhere know the frustrations with slow pumps, dumping jugs and inaccurate flowmeters that kill the productivity of their sprayer. When an operator is in the field, they may be covering 3 acres per minute. But when they're sitting at the edge of the field loading, zero acres are being covered. Fortunately, technology that automates the mixing and loading of sprayer batches has been developed and brought to the industry.  Click for more...


Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Adds Holland Equipment Services to Its Dealer Network →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced July 28 a dealership agreement with HES — Holland Equipment Services, Holland, Mich., under which HES will sell and service Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators in western Michigan. Aric Geurink, president of HES, said the agreement with Hyundai represents a major growth opportunity for the dealership, which has built a large presence in southwest Michigan as a supplier of used equipment, attachments, parts, service and rentals.  Click for more...


Fecon Appoints Power Equipment Company as Distributor in Arkansas →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Fecon announced the addition of Power Equipment Company as a new stocking distributor of the full lineup of Fecon mulching tractors, forestry mulchers and attachments in the state Arkansas. Power has locations in Knoxville, Nashville, Kingsport, Chattanooga and Memphis, Tenn., Tupelo, Mississippi, and Little Rock and Springdale, Ark. In addition to new machinery sales, Power Equipment also provides rentals and has extensive parts and service capabilities in each location.  Click for more...



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