Agricultural Equipment Articles

Case Announces Approval of B20 Biodiesel for All G Series Wheel Loaders →

From Construction Equipment Guide... FPT Industrial announced at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo that it has approved B20 biodiesel for use in its NEF4, NEF 6 and CURSOR Tier IV Final diesel engines. This announcement makes all Case Construction Equipment G Series wheel loaders approved for use with B20 biodiesel directly from the factory. Wheel loaders in these size classes are used extensively in construction, public works, road and bridge construction, concrete and asphalt production, aggregates and agriculture.  Click for more...


Cummins Equipment Now Authorized Kubota Dealer →

Hammonton, N.J., farmers will once again not have to travel far for Kubota equipment. Cummins Equipment Co. Inc. , located at 717 White Horse Pike, is the area's only authorized Kubota dealer. "Our areas are Atlantic County, half of Camden County, half of Burlington County and some of Gloucester County. We have a pretty good area of responsibility with Kubota. We reach out to a pretty big area," said Ed Bober, the general manager of Cummins Equipment Co.  Click for more...


U.S. Tractor, Combine Sales Continue Growth →

Growth in both ag tractors and combine harvesters continues in the United States, while a slowdown in harvesters in Canada brings overall unit sales slightly below 2020 north of the border, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed a healthy 8.7 percent in November compared to 2020, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales saw a gain of 37.8 percent, the fourth month in a row of growth near or above 20 percent for harvesters.  Click for more...


GreenMark Equipment Appoints Jeffrey Oldham as CEO →

GreenMark Equipment announced the appointment of Jeffrey Oldham as chief executive officer (CEO), effective Jan. 3, 2022. Oldham is an experienced leader in the agriculture industry with experience in the retail dealer business model, and most recently served as president of Arrow Truck Sales, a division of Volvo Trucks. In this role, he oversaw all operations for a captive finance company, as well as managing Arrow's 18 retail outlets located across the United States and Canada.  Click for more...


Focus On Service Propels Sonsray →

Transportation equipment and heavy equipment are, at first glance, about as similar as apples and oranges. But one entrepreneur that sells both says that perception could not be further from the truth. "Selling and servicing excavators requires nearly the same business model as refrigerated trailers," said Matt Hoelscher, owner of Sonsray, who added you might as well throw combines into the equation as well.  Click for more...


Birkey's Transfers 100 Percent Ownership of Company to Employee Stock Ownership Plan →

Birkey's Farm Store, headquartered in Champaign, Ill., is now 100 percent employee-owned, as it has transitioned its business structure to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) as of Dec. 31, 2021. "Our employees are the reason for our success and creating the ESOP will recognize and reward them for their efforts going forward," said Mike Hedge, Birkey's president and CEO. "Being employee-owned allows us to preserve our culture for many years in the future, and provides us a way to move forward seamlessly and achieve our goals, while preserving the service our customers have come to expect." "Recent research has shown companies who are ESOPs are typically faster, more productive, growing more, and more profitable with less turnover," Mike Hedge said.  Click for more...


John Deere Reveals Fully Autonomous Tractor at CES 2022 →

During a press conference at CES 2022, John Deere revealed a fully autonomous tractor that's ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere's 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system and new advanced technologies. The autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year. The autonomous tractor serves a specific purpose: feeding the world. The global population is expected to grow from about 8 billion to nearly 10 billion people by 2050, increasing the global food demand by 50 percent.  Click for more...


Werk-Brau Pavement Removal Buckets Speed Slab Removal →

From Construction Equipment Guide... New Werk-Brau pavement removal buckets are designed to easily wedge under pavement, maximizing the force of the excavator to quickly and easily remove pavement slabs. The C-type profile and inclined sides aid the prying action and expedite the removal of broken concrete and pavement slabs. Bottom wear straps provide extra protection and allow a long service life. Standard designed buckets sized from 18- to 54-in.  Click for more...


ASV Launches New Line of Branded Attachments Matched to its Compact Track Loaders, Skid Steers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduced a line of branded attachments tested for use on ASV machines. The ASV-branded attachments include a full range of buckets, pallet forks, grapples and brush mowers, with each attachment type available for every machine in ASV's lineup. Contractors benefit from being able to work with an ASV dealer as a single point of contact for a comprehensive package of ASV equipment and attachments, as well as the confidence that the tool is tested to ensure maximum efficiency with their equipment.  Click for more...


Florida Coast Equipment Acquires Trail Saw & Mower's Turf and Tractor Kubota Line →

Florida Coast Equipment has acquired Trail Saw & Mower's turf and tractor Kubota line, making FCE Orlando's premier Kubota dealership, the company announced. "Jason, the Florida Coast Equipment and BIG ORANGE Rental teams and I couldn't be more excited," said Florida Coast Equipment President Todd Bachman. "This acquisition consolidates the Orlando market into one dealership group and allows for us to make the investments needed in facilities and people to deliver superior customer service and unrivaled product support for current Kubota owners in Orange County." For the last 10 years, Florida Coast Equipment and BIG ORANGE Rental has been one of the nation's top volume Kubota Dealerships.  Click for more...


Texarkana John Deere Dealership Relocating →

United Ag & Turf, a John Deere dealership, is moving to a new facility on the west side of Texarkana. The current facility, located at 4015 E. 9th St., has been around since the '70s as a John Deere dealership known as Green Line Equipment. It is now owned by United Ag & Turf, a John Deere dealer active in central Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The current property is just short of 10 acres; the new building will be a 22-acre facility and is currently under construction.  Click for more...


Gooseneck Implement to Build New Location →

Gooseneck Implement has announced plans to build a new dealership in Dickinson, N.D. This new location will house the parts, sales and service all in one location. This new investment will allow for many improvements such as better efficiencies amongst the departments, improved parts storage and increased space for parts availability, as well as a safer work environment for the Gooseneck employees, according to the company.  Click for more...


AGCO Invests in Greeneye Technology, an Innovator in Smart Farming Solutions for Precision Spraying →

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, has announced a 2.9 percent equity investment in Greeneye Technology, an emerging leader in precision spraying technology. Greeneye's proprietary AI-enabled precision spraying system detects and sprays individual weeds, which is designed to significantly reduce herbicide usage compared to standard broadcast spraying.  Click for more...


Tellus Equipment Solutions Expands Operations to Austin, Texas →

Tellus Equipment Solutions LLC, an authorized John Deere equipment dealer for central and south Texas, announced the opening of a new Austin, Texas, store as part of its continued expansion plan. The new store will be located on Highway 290 West, and will have the mission of supporting the Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Dripping Springs and Pflugerville communities with equipment, parts and service to fill customers' needs.  Click for more...


AGCO Announces Technician Training Program at Parkland College →

AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announced a new program with Parkland College's Midwest Center for Precision Agriculture (MCPA) in Champaign, Ill., to expand dealer technical training offerings in January 2022. The program will leverage AGCO technical experts to train technicians from existing dealerships to support the company's agricultural equipment, such as tractors and planters.  Click for more...


Deere Adds New Material Collection Systems, Mechanical Grapple for Compact Utility Tractors to Frontier Lineup →

John Deere has added new material collection systems and a mechanical grapple to its popular line of Frontier equipment. The new PTO-driven Frontier MC2014 and MC2120 Material Collection Systems offer 14- and 20-bushel capacity respectively for John Deere 1, 2SC, 2LC and 3R compact utility tractors. The new Frontier MG20F mechanical grapple is compatible with John Deere 120R, 220R and 300E loaders.  Click for more...


PapĂ© Machinery Agriculture & Turf Acquires Valley Truck & Tractor →

Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf has completed the asset purchase of Valley Truck & Tractor, a nine-store John Deere dealership with locations in Chico, Colusa, Dixon, Elk Grove, Gridley, Robbins, Willow, Woodland and Yuba City in Northern California's Sacramento Valley. No terms of the transaction will be announced. "We welcome our new customers and employee members to Papé," said Ryan Papé, president of Papé Machinery Agriculture & Turf.  Click for more...


New Holland Agriculture's Horizon Ultra Tractor Cab Earns ASABE AE50 Award for 2022 →

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named New Holland Agriculture's Horizon Ultra tractor cab a 2022 AE50 award winner. The AE50 awards program emphasizes the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers increase efficiency, enhance quality, improve safety and increase profits.  Click for more...


Loader Backhoe Prices Up 15 Percent in U.S. According to Ritchie Bros. December Market Trends Report →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Ritchie Bros. ' December Market Trends Report continues to show positive pricing trends across all its equipment indexes, with truck tractor prices up 55 percent in the United States, while medium earthmoving equipment and vocational trucks are up 43 percent and 41 percent respectively (for the three months ending November 30, 2021). With this month's report, Ritchie Bros. has included a special focus on loader backhoe sales in the United States and Canada.  Click for more...


Electric Drive Cat 988K XE Wheel Loader Features Technology, Efficiency Updates →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Built on a solid switch reluctance technology foundation leveraging more than 15 years of Caterpillar electric drive experience, updates to the Cat 988K XE deliver up to 10 percent faster downhill speed, improved rimpull and increased hydraulic breakout force for up to 5 percent better production. The updated design improves cycle times in load and carry applications, while an optional counterweight increases stability and offers faster maneuverability with these tasks.  Click for more...



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