Agricultural Equipment Articles

AGCO, Deutz Sign New Strategic Partnership →

AGCO and Deutz have agreed on a new, long-term strategic partnership that establishes supply security, predictability and reliability for both companies and their customers. The partnership includes a supply agreement for updated 6.1 and 4.1 L engines to be used in selected Fendt tractors. It also entails development cooperation on future technologies. In addition, AGCO and Deutz will explore closer cooperation on engines or engine installation components below 150 hp.  Click for more...


Case IH Introduces New Planter Tech, Applicator Configurations →

Case IH is introducing new technology and configurations to help producers match planting and product application to the unique needs of their fields. For Model Year 2021 equipment, producers can enhance in-field productivity with these solutions: ISO Planter Control for 2000 series Early Riser planters allows producers to monitor row-by-row planter performance and visualize high-resolution as-applied planting data in real time.  Click for more...


Case IH Updates Puma Series Tractor Lineup to Boost Productivity, Power →

Case IH is launching enhancements to its Puma series tractor lineup to provide operators with greater efficiency, convenience and operational flexibility. These updates include longer service intervals and new styling features for greater productivity and a more comfortable in-cab experience. Case IH announced updates to Puma models 185 to 240 in October 2020 — and now Puma models 150 and 165 incorporate these productivity-enhancing updates.  Click for more...


Vermeer Innovation Concepts Address Agricultural Labor Challenges →

Vermeer Corporation has introduced four concepts to help customers optimize their hay operations: an autonomous bale mover, onboard bearing temperature sensors, automated baling assistance technology and Forage Commander — a field data management app. These innovations are designed to help overcome the growing agricultural labor challenges and tight timelines producers continue to face. "Our team is dedicated to developing practical ways to help forage producers make the most of their available labor and get the most out of their time in the field," said Vermeer Research and Development Manager Kent Thompson.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Could Boom in Ag Equipment Sales Be Just What Environment Ordered? →

"All indications are that the farm economy is going to continue to be strong into 2021 and perhaps for years to come," said Curt Blades, senior VP of Ag Services of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). "So the ag equipment sales numbers typically go hand-in-glove with the ag economy." But could that strength in ag equipment sales also lead to a similar boom in sustainable, more environmentally friendly agriculture overall? "One of the things that we certainly find is fuel efficiency does become a deciding factor.  Click for more...


Kubota Awards $100,000 “Hometown Proud” Grant to Wayne County, Tenn. →

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced Wayne County Ag Center, in Collinwood, Tenn., as the winner of the Kubota "Hometown Proud" community revitalization grant program. Wayne County will receive a $100,000 grant and loaned equipment from Kubota to help develop the grounds for the county's first and only dedicated Agricultural Center (Ag Center). Kubota announced its first-ever community revitalization grant program, "Hometown Proud," on March 11, calling on cities, towns, municipalities and nonprofit organizations from across the United States to submit an application for consideration.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Titan Introduces HK458 Hybrid Wheel Loader Tire →

Titan International Inc. — manufacturer of Titan Wheels and Titan Tires — has introduced the new Titan HK 458, a crossover wheel loader tire suited for the most extreme loader applications that require aggressive traction and excellent self-cleaning. The E-4/L-4 dual-rated bias tire combines the tread design of a forestry tire, a wheel loader tire and an ATV tire all in one — making it ideally suited for both muddy, challenging construction sites and agriculture applications, where the sludge and muck are endless.  Click for more...


Bigdogz Crane & Tree Goes Compact With JCB Iron →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A few years ago, Scott Bilhardt had the itch to get out the office and trade his laptop for a piece of equipment and push and move some dirt, while building a company he could hand over to his son, Jeff, when he retires. That is how Bigdogz Crane & Tree LLC was founded in Jacksonville, Fla. Bilhardt started with rental equipment — his first purchase was a new JCB 1CXT compact backhoe loader and it was the first to be bought in the state of Florida and among the first to be purchased in the United States Bilhardt touted the fact that he purchased the smallest tracked backhoe loader in the world, which he added, helps him traverse the swampy Florida terrain.  Click for more...


All States Ag Parts Acquires Rubbertrax and Pentom Supply Company →

All States Ag Parts (ASAP), an agricultural and heavy equipment aftermarket parts supplier in North America, announced the acquisition of Rubbertrax and Pentom Supply Company. Rubbertrax specializes in aftermarket rubber tracks and undercarriage for a wide variety of construction equipment. Rubbertrax headquarters is in Conyers, Ga. Also based in Conyers, its subsidiary, Pentom Supply Company supplies aftermarket undercarriage parts and rubber tracks for construction and landscaping machinery.  Click for more...


May 2021 U.S. Farm Tractor Sales Show Small Blip →

A slowdown in the sales of sub-40 hp units pulls total U.S. total farm tractor sales negative, while all other segments and Canada continue strong growth according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales fell 3.9 percent in May compared to 2020, marking the first overall negative result in a year, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales climbed a healthy 33.2 percent.  Click for more...


Rockland's Krypto Klaw Grapple Rake Helps Operators Get a Firm Grip →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Combine the versatility of the Krypto Klaw with the land clearing abilities of an excavator rake, and you have yourself a Krypto Klaw grapple rake. This new tool Rockland has added to its attachment arsenal allows operators to get a firm grip on large, bulky materials and debris using 100 percent of their excavator's reach. The dual cylinder clamp delivers more clamping force in all positions than any bucket thumb, making the Krypto Klaw Grapple Rake a much better alternative to a standard rake and thumb setup, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Cat Mulchers Bring Reliable Performance, Easy Maintenance →

Two new Cat mulchers for tracked and wheeled excavators and forest machines deliver reliable operation in tough forestry applications. With their easy-to-maintain design, these mulchers incorporate a number of safety features to protect both workers and equipment at the job site. With the addition of the new Cat HM3013 and HM5515 models, Caterpillar now offers a mulcher attachment for Cat front-reach machines from 11 to 36 tons (10 to 32.7 t and long-reach front machines from 40 to 52 tons (36.3 to 47.2 t).  Click for more...


Florida Coast Equipment to Purchase Two Gulf Coast Turf & Tractor Kubota Dealerships →

Despite national labor and inventory shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida Coast Equipment, a family-owned and operated full service Kubota dealership, will add 35 high paying jobs in just the first 12 months as part of its expansion deal to purchase two Gulf Coast Turf & Tractor Kubota dealerships. The move brings Gulf Coast Turf & Tractor dealerships in Land O'Lakes and Plant City to the Florida Coast family, making Florida Coast Equipment the largest Kubota dealership in the southeast region and one of the top five largest Kubota dealerships in the nation.  Click for more...


Hutson Expands Network in Michigan →

Hutson Inc. , a John Deere dealership is expanding into Michigan with the acquisition of two multi-location dealerships: Bader and Sons Co. and D&G Equipment. Both dealerships will be rebranded as Hutson Inc. effective immediately. "We are excited about the additional economies of scale and overall value created by combining these dealerships," Josh Waggener, president and chief executive officer of Hutson Inc., said.  Click for more...


AGCO Enters Into Targeted Spraying Technology Collaboration Agreement With Bosch, BASF Digital Farming, Raven Industries →

AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, has entered into a proof of concept (PoC) collaboration agreement with Robert Bosch GmbH, BASF Digital Farming GmbH and Raven Industries Inc. , with the objective of evaluating targeted spraying technology to make the application of crop protection products more effective and efficient by reducing crop input costs while driving farm and environmental sustainability.  Click for more...


Performance-Matched Attachments Now Available for Kubota's SCL1000 Stand-On Track Loader →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Kubota Tractor Corporation announced a new line of attachments now available for its SCL1000 stand-on track loader, which hit the market itself just this year. The SCL1000 became available earlier this year and comes equipped with wide tracks, narrow body and a rated operating capacity (ROC) of 1,000 lbs. to meet the demands of landscape contractors and rental yards alike. And now, with the new attachment package, contractors will be able to add compact buckets, trenchers, pallet forks, a compact mount for breakers and even a skid auger or power rake to the SCL1000, increasing functionally on a job site.  Click for more...


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...



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