Agricultural Equipment Articles

Perkins Syncro Tractor Engine Range Debuts at Agritechnica →

From Construction Equipment Guide... At Agritechnica 2019 Perkins is building on its promise to develop outstanding solutions for agricultural customers with the launch of its second new compact engine — the Perkins Syncro 2.2 litre — designed exclusively for tractors. While the Perkins Syncro 1.7, 2.2, 2.8 and 3.6 L industrial engines already meet the needs of a broad range of farm machinery, Perkins made a promise to expand its offering to include solutions specifically tailored for tractors at some of the market's key power nodes.  Click for more...


Selecting the Right Overhaul Option for Your Agricultural Machine →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Perkins offers a comprehensive range of overhaul solutions for agricultural engines, all of which are designed to deliver maximum performance from the engine and machine and reduce the risk of disruptive downtime. For farmers, having a machine out of service can mean lost productivity, revenue and profits. Farmers need to know their equipment is powered by an engine that can be trusted — and that support is in place to keep it operating reliably, whatever its age or condition.  Click for more...


Perkins Invests in Hybrid and Electric Power Systems for Agricultural Machines →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Over the last decade, Perkins has made significant investments in hybrid and electrification research and has recently released a range of technologies that can add real value to agricultural machine manufacturers as it develops the next generation of farm machines. With the potential to lower running costs and reduce emissions even further, Perkins is offering hybrid technologies on a wide range of agricultural machines across its EU power range from 8 to 800 hp (6 to 597 kW).  Click for more...


Attendance at OSU's Farm Science Review Tops 100,000 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Sponsored by the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 57th Annual Farm Science Review was held on Sept. 17 to 19. The event was held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Designed to provide agricultural education opportunities along with an industry exposition showcasing the latest in equipment, products and services presented by 600 commercial exhibitors, the event attracts more than 120,000 farmers, industry professionals, FFA students and others involved with the agricultural field from throughout the United States and Canada.  Click for more...


Sunbelt Ag Expo Attracts Trailers Full of Visitors →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The 41st annual Sunbelt Ag Expo, "North America's Premier Farm Show," took place Oct. 16 to 18 at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga. The expo, which consistently attracts approximately100,000 visitors, had more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services representing more than 4,000 different product lines, as well as an onsite opportunity for in-depth learning through educational seminars and demonstrations at the venue's 600-acre world renowned research farm.  Click for more...


Giving Back to Our Nation's Veterans: Kubota Tractors Awarded to Farmer Veteran Coalition Members →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Kubota Tractor Corporation has announced five new farmer veteran tractor recipients as part of its 2018 "Geared to Give" program in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC). This year, for the first time, Kubota is honoring five veterans, adding a fifth veteran to represent its newly-created Midwest operating division. Each veteran will receive the keys to their new Kubota L Series compact tractor in their respective hometown in a special ceremony in recognition of their past U.S.  Click for more...


5 Maintenance Tips to Extend Farming Equipment Life →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A lot of people fail to realize the importance of paying close attention to the maintenance of farming equipment, which can do more harm than good in the long run, considering how failing farming equipment affects productivity and the quality of yields obtained. If that is not enough, farming equipment will break down more often, which can cost a fortune in the form of repairs and/or replacements. Furthermore, safety becomes a huge concern if things are allowed to remain as they are.  Click for more...


New, Gas-Powered Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick Makes Official Debut at National Farm Machinery Show →

From Construction Equipment Guide... From the National Farm Machinery Show, Kubota Tractor Corporation publicly unveiled the all-new Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick. The introduction of Kubota's new Sidekick has been highly anticipated by dealers and customers alike as it is Kubota's fastest utility vehicle yet, with a powerful 48 horsepower gasoline engine, delivering speeds of up to 40 mph, compared to the top speed of 29 mph for its RTV-X models.  Click for more...


Manitou Launches NewAg MLT Telehandlers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A new wave is hitting the North American agricultural market with the introduction of Manitou's NewAg telescopic loaders. The new line unveils essential innovations in comfort, performance and efficiency for the agricultural industry, according to the manufacturer. Three new MLT (Manitou loading telescopic handlers) NewAg models will be launched in North America in 2018 — the Manitou MLT 630, MLT 733 and MLT 737.  Click for more...


Virnig's V50 Root Rake Grapple Proves Versatile Attachment Across Industries →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Virnig's V50 root rake grapple skid steer attachment is a two-cylinder, single jaw grapple designed for digging, raking, piling and loading debris. The jaw opens more than 40 in. (101.6 cm) and allows the user to back-drag or rake debris; the jaw and rake tines are made from 3/8 in. (.9 cm) Grade 80 steel (80,000 PSI yield strength). No front comb at the tine tips means users can easily drive the bottom of the grapple deep into piles of branches, logs, and debris.  Click for more...


Agriculture Proves Key to Construction Equipment Sales →

From Construction Equipment Guide... As farming operations get larger and more diverse, so does the equipment and machinery they use. And more and more, that includes equipment that was once only seen on construction sites. Rob Lynch, the owner of Rob's Hydraulics, based near the coast in Grimesland, N.C., knows that very well. As Hyundai dealer, he said, “Farming is the biggest industry in eastern North Carolina, and since our beginning in 1989, farmers have always been some of our most important customers.”Lynch said that while practically all of the construction equipment he sells has farming applications, one of the most important uses — as farm operations continue to grow — is land clearing.  Click for more...


Sunbelt Agricultural Expo Attracts 100,000 Attendees →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, "North America's premier farm show," was a success once again at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga. Held this year on Oct. 17 to 19, the expo consistently attracts approximately 100,000 visitors to see more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. Attendees had the opportunity for in depth learning through educational seminars and demonstrations on the 600-acre research farm.  Click for more...


John Deere Foundation Remembers Its Roots When Giving Aid →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere was one of the most influential blacksmiths and inventors of 19th-century America. His breakthrough invention, the self-scouring steel plow, is the tool that helped reshape the American Midwest from a muddy clump of territories into the nation's breadbasket. Since its start in 1837, the company has risen in importance in the United States and beyond, expanding past its agricultural focus and delving into the philanthropic realm, as well.  Click for more...


Skid Steers Prove Vital Resource for Farmers With Sick Cattle →

From Construction Equipment Guide... It's no secret skid steers are common for moving all sorts of things on construction sites, but among dairy farmers, they have a unique function. Dairy Herd Management reported the equipment is one of the best ways for farmers to move sick cows from where they are lying to an area better suited for treatment and recovery. The challenge, however, is getting the cow into the skid steer's bucket to begin with.  Click for more...


Extreme Sandbox's Newest Adventure Offers People the Chance to Work the Land →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to use farm equipment or harvest crops? Extreme Sandbox's newest adventure, Extreme Harvest Experience, will get people away from their day job and onto the farm. A partnership between local farmers with thousands of acres in the Hastings area and Randy Stenger, CEO/founder of the Hastings-based adventure company, is helping to bring the good 'ole fashion farming experience to those interested in getting behind the wheel.  Click for more...


Department of Agriculture Makes $103M Investment in Emergency Watershed Protection Program →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that it is investing in recovery projects in 19 states. These projects relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms and other natural occurrences. BackgroundThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, which responds to emergencies created by natural disasters.  Click for more...


Manitou MLT 1040 Agriculture/Multi-Purpose Telescopic Loader Offered to North American Market →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Manitou introduced the MLT 1040 agriculture/multi-purpose telescopic loader to the North American market. With a maximum capacity of 8,800 lbs. (4,000 kg) and a maximum lift height of 31 ft. 6 in. (9.60 m), this machine has the highest lift height and longest maximum reach, 21 ft. 6 in. (6.55 m), of the current Manitou MLT agricultural telescopic loader line. Powered by a 137 hp (102 kW) Tier IV-certified, John Deere diesel engine, the MLT 1040 is fully-loaded with the right power and torque to complete large jobs.  Click for more...


Equipment Veteran Makes Inroads for Autolube in Farming →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Goodridge is on a mission to introduce farmers, contractors and municipalities to the dollar and sense of adding automatic lubrication to their equipment that runs day in and day out. “I got to know the Beka-Max system becauase of my past experience being a John Deere dealer,” he said. “They became standard equipment on the self-propelled forage harvesters, and during all that time, due to their reliability and robustness, we never had any service calls because the lube system was not working.”According to Dave McDougall, product manager of Beka-Max of America Inc., the main pump holds approximately 6 to 8 tubes of grease and is transparent so the operator can see if it’s getting low.  Click for more...


Words Into Action: Route 202 Parkway Finally Advances →

From Construction Equipment Guide... After many years of discussion, an ambitious project to ease congestion in Pennsylvania’s densely populated Bucks and Montgomery counties is finally under way with construction of a long-awaited parkway. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has estimated that by 2020 the new highway will be traveled by between 23,700 and 28,300 vehicles dailyCertain changes, however, had to be made before ground could be broken for the project.  Click for more...


T.J. Lambrecht Performs Bypass Work on Congested Highway 167 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... By Zoie CliftCEG CORRESPONDENTA 9-mi. (14.5 km) bypass to west of the city of Sheridan is being built in Arkansas. When completed the route will be a four-lane divided highway anticipated to ease congestion along Highway 167. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) let the first contract for the job in April of 2008 to T.J. Lambrecht Construction Inc. of Joliet, Ill., for $8.6 million.  Click for more...



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