Farm Equipment

Storing grain goes high tech

By Matt Reese Tractors guided by satellite can place a seed within an inch of accuracy. That seed can be treated to resist disease problems and genetically engineered to thwart insects, tolerate herbicides or provide nutritional value to consumers. Agriculture is in the midst of countless technological advances to improve efficiency and production, yet many [...]

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New Case IH tractors set records

Preliminary Nebraska Tractor Test Lab results indicate that new Tier 4A Case IH tractors with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology have set new industry records for fuel-efficient power. In all, the tests confirmed several advantages for the new Case IH tractors, including: · Record-breaking fuel efficiency of up to 12% advantage over competitors’ Tier 3 [...]

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First Tier Four CASE IH Tractor Delivered to Ohio Farmer

PAUL FORTKAMP OF FORT RECOVERY RECEIVES WORLD’S FIRST TRACTOR MEETING NEW EPA EMISSIONS STANDARDS Case IH shipped the world’s first tractor that meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4A emissions requirements for agricultural equipment. The engine in the new Magnum Series tractor uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to reduce particulate matter and nitrogen [...]

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Ag equipment outlook: strongest growth overall in export sales

In the just-released agriculture equipment “business outlook” survey of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM): • Agricultural machinery manufacturers predict overall business in the United States to close out 2010 with 2.4% growth, then gain 3.7% in 2011 and 2.4% in 2012, followed by 2013 growth of 3.0%. • Canadian business overall is expected to [...]

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Avoid distracted driving, on road and farm

By Kent McGuire, Ohio AgrAbiltiy program Most Ohio farmers multi-task to increase productivity. Loading seed while re-fueling and planning the next day’s activities while waiting for the livestock water trough to fill are typical examples. We tend to see this as a way to make more efficient use of our time. However, there is one place where trying to do two (or [...]

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After harvest equipment checklist

By Jason the Mechanic Now that harvest is over and we all have time to stop and catch our breath a little, it’s time to start the long task of cleaning everything to be put away for the winter. The first question is what to clean first. Taking advantage of this warm weather is nice [...]

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Ohio CAT to Open Location in Washington CH

The Ohio CAT Agri Business Division has agreed to lease a facility in Washington Court House, Ohio. The seven (7) acre site on Route #22 just east of Washington Court House will serve as a sales, parts, and service facility. Ohio CAT plans to open for business on February 14, 2011. Facility preparation for the [...]

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