Agronomic, rugged new Case IH True-Tandem 375 disk harrow brings toughness, flexibility to any field

Tough field conditions require tough tillage tools. The new Case IH True-Tandem 375 disk harrow — featuring a pull frame with heavy-walled tubing, a spring-cushioned hitch, 24-inch Earth Metal blades and a new mounted TigerPawCrumbler option — delivers a new standard for ruggedness and agronomics.

“Saturated soils and heavy, stubborn crop residue this year have reminded producers about the importance of crop residue management and soil tilth,” said Chris Lursen, Case IH Tillage marketing manager. “Our new True-Tandem 375 disk harrow helps improve soil tilth on every front, from crop residue management to reduced surface compaction and thorough soil mixing.”

Case IH Agronomic Design helps make the True-Tandem 375 the best-in-class multipurpose tandem disk, Lursen said. Building on the legacy of Case IH True-Tandem design, blades in the rear gangs track between the blades on the front gangs for a true full-width cut, leaving no uncut gaps. That’s important, whether slicing through crop residue in the fall or taking out an early weed flush before spring planting.… Continue reading

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John Deere introduces the multi-purpose 6E Series Tractors

Three new 6E models offer upgraded comfort, convenience, and value

John Deere adds the 6E Series Tractors to the 6 Family Tractor lineup, which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors.

The design on the new 6E Series initially began with upgrading the pre-existing 6D line. “We took a solid, simple workhorse in the 6D and made it even better with upgrades, like easier operating functions,” says Kory Ross, product marketing manager for John Deere. “We improved it and added so much value that we felt it earned a whole new name – the 6E Series.”

The 6E Series Tractors offer essentials in an economical package, including comfort and visibility for the operator, more transmission options that deliver smooth and consistent operation, and new stackable SCVs. The three 6E Series Tractors range from 105, 120, and 135 horsepower, helping to get work done quickly and efficiently.… Continue reading

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High-powered Case IH Patriot 2250 Sprayer pushes through the toughest field conditions

Engineered with more muscle, the new 660-gallon-capacity Patriot2250 sprayer features best-in-class horsepower, along with the fuel efficiency that comes with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only emissions technology.

“Rough fields and rolling terrain can test the limits of application equipment,” said Ken Lehmann, Case IH Sprayer Marketing Manager. “We designed our new Patriot 2250 sprayer with the increased power, torque and capacities needed to push through those limits and cover more acres, more efficiently every day.”

Using a Case IH FPT 6.7-L engine, the new Patriot 2250 sprayer is rated at 175 horsepower — a 6% increase over the Patriot 2240 model — and peaks at an impressive 190 horsepower, nearly 10 percent higher than its Patriot 2240 counterpart. Best of all, Case IH Efficient Power frees the engine to produce more raw power and torque with less fuel while meeting Tier 4 B/Final requirements.

Additional enhancements include:

  • A new four-speed range hydrostatic drive
  • Sauer Danfoss Series 90 heavy-duty hydrostatic pumps and new front-wheel motors for on-the-go shifting
  • Increased diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) capacities — more than enough to run all day
  • A completely redesigned service center — similar in layout to larger Patriot models — makes tendering the Patriot 2250 sprayer simple and efficient
  • A new, easy-open clamshell design on the rear-engine hood provides improved accessibility

A variety of options, including a new front-fill design and advanced radio features, allows greater customization to suit each operation’s unique needs.… Continue reading

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John Deere unveils new high-horsepower 4-track 9RX Series Tractors

Four new 4-track models provide more power to the ground, comfort and reliability for producers

After years of design, field trials and customer feedback, John Deere introduces its first-ever 4-track tractor, adding to its extensive line of high horsepower 9R Series wheeled and 9RT Series 2-track tractors. The four new 9RX Tractor models – which range from 470 to 620 engine horsepower – feature a large, robust undercarriage and track system engineered to provide superior power, durability, and improved ride quality, especially when handling large implements in the field.

Jerry Griffith, John Deere product marketing manager, 6-9 Family Tractors, says the new 9RX Series Tractors offer customers three distinct advantages compared to similar 4-track models. “The 9RX has a superior undercarriage with a positive-drive track system that effectively delivers power to the ground; it features the outstanding comfort of our CommandView III cab with a new cab suspension system for improved ride quality; and it is designed with integrated performance features already available on our 9 Family of tractors.”Continue reading

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Beck’s collaborates with John Deere for seamless data transfer

Beck’s is pleased to announce a collaboration between its secure, web-based precision ag tool, FARMserver, and John Deere’s Operations Center in to improve data flow and connectivity. The collaboration will allow users the ability to seamlessly transfer data and field prescriptions between their FARMserver account and John Deere equipment.

“Since the inception of FARMserver, we have worked hard to deliver a product that is not only farmer friendly and easy-to-use, but that is compatible with all colors and brands of equipment,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “We recognized data connectivity and transfer are some of the biggest obstacles for farming operations. Our partnership with John Deere enhances the user experience for our customers.”

Beck’s FARMserver team identified one of the biggest pain points for farmers was the process of manually transferring agronomic data between equipment monitors and a precision ag data platform. Beck’s has worked in conjunction with John Deere to give farmers the ability to use and apply their data more efficiently.… Continue reading

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John Deere “Gear Up For Fall” promotion set for participating dealerships

Customers to get additional savings on turf products, as well as chance to win equipment package during fall Drive Green Demo Day events through October 31.

For people looking to purchase lawn, garden and other equipment, fall just got a little greener, thanks to the just-announced John Deere Gear Up For Fall program. The program, which runs from August 15 to the end of October, gives customers who attend Drive Green events an extra $250 off a wide range of turf equipment, in addition to the other Drive Green program product discounts and the sweepstakes.

According to Tom Elliott, product marketing manager for John Deere, customers can get the $250 Gear Up For Fall coupon when they attend a fall Drive Green event and apply it toward the purchase of a new John Deere ZTrak, EZTrak, QuikTrak mower, Signature or Select Series tractor, or select Gator utility vehicle models.

“Fall is a great time for residential and rural property owners, farmers and ranchers and others in the green industry to check out a wide selection of John Deere equipment,” Elliott says.… Continue reading

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Archbold Equipment Company celebrates the opening of its new facility in Bowling Green

Archbold Equipment Company, the 6-location CASE IH equipment dealer, recently celebrated the opening of its new facility in Bowling Green. This facility increases the shop, parts storage and showroom size by more than triple of the previous dealership and has increased staffing to provide excellence in customer service.

Archbold EquipmentThe dealership features a larger shop to service the growing size and demands of today’s farm equipment. The new service shop is four times larger at 18,000 square feet and is equipped with two five-ton remote controlled cranes and an interior wash bay. Parts storage space has tripled, allowing for more parts availability, and the all-new showroom features CASE IH parts, tools, apparel and more. Cub Cadet, Kinze, Grasshopper and Unverferth are among the other brands that will be sold and serviced at this dealership.

“Our purpose behind this new facility is to meet the needs of local farmers and homeowners in Wood, Henry, Lucas, Hancock and surrounding counties.… Continue reading

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AGCO’s 10th Annual Operator of the Year Program

AGCO will be kicking off nominations for its 10th Annual Operator of the Year program at MAGIE. Ag retailers nominate their top operators to recognize the vital role of custom applicators in the agricultural industry.

AGCO would like to meet with you during MAGIE to discuss the program, and the benefits it provides the finalists/winner, as well as the nominating ag retailer.

MAGIE 2015
McLean County Fairgrounds
1106 Interstate Drive
Bloomington, IL  61705

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Conor Bergin, tactical marketing manager, AGCO Application Equipment
Mike Pluimer, 2010 Operator of the Year winner. Pluimer has more than 25 years experience and covers an average of 68,000 acres a year.

The Operator of the Year program is open to all ag retailers and custom applicators regardless of the machine brands in their application fleet.… Continue reading

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First commercially approved drones are taking to the skies for Ohio agriculture

Those involved with American agriculture have an ongoing love affair with new technology and ways that it can be put to use addressing challenges on their farms.

There are plenty of farmers out there who could find a use for an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, in their operation. The problem, though, is that they are not allowed to use a drone for anything that could make money, based on rules of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“Recreationally, there has been an advisory where if I wanted to buy a drone and fly it I can based on the rules from the FAA. But if you use that film from the drones to make money than it’s illegal,” said Brian Kronenberger. “It is your drone, your field, but it is not your air space. The second you start doing it for money is when the FAA starts to consider it to be unsafe.”… Continue reading

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Euler named Archbold Equipment Bowling Green general manager

Archbold Equipment Company has named Roger (R.C.) Euler the General Manager of the Bowling Green CASE IH dealership.

“We are excited to have someone of Roger’s caliber and a native to the local area leading the new Bowling Green store,” Zach Hetterick, CEO said. “He deeply believes in customer service, which is a core value of Archbold Equipment Company and his daily leadership will allow us to develop into the dealership of the future in the months and years to come.”

Euler comes to Archbold Equipment Company from Allstate Peterbilt of Findlay, where he held various roles including General Manager and Regional Used Equipment Manager. He began his career at Whiteford Kenworth starting in sales and moving up to Corporate Used Equipment Manager.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to come into an organization that is in such a growth stage.” Euler said. “We can better serve customers with our completely new facility that features a 18,000-square-foot shop, new showroom and a parts storage area that is three times larger.… Continue reading

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Small Unmanned Aerial Systems webinar covers legal issues

There are plenty of questions out there about the legalities of the use of drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). A recent Ohio State University Extension webinar addressed some of the legal aspects of UAV operation in particular.

“We are on a project to talk about small UAS in agriculture and preparing for the legal issues that we’re seeing and will continue to see evolve with the development of this new technology,” said Peggy Hall, Ohio State University assistant professor of Agricultural and Resource Law. “After much anticipation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published proposed regulations that would govern the operation of drones used for agricultural and other activities. The proposal would allow farmers and ranchers to operate drones, referred to in the rule as ‘unmanned aircraft’ and ‘unmanned aerial systems,’ subject to requirements intended to address public safety and national security concerns.

“Under the proposed small UAS rule, operators must comply with a certification process, register and maintain aircraft, and follow limitations on aircraft operation.… Continue reading

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Evolution Ag announces opening of new Plain City location

After over three years of planning and construction during the past 12 months, Evolution Ag announced the opening of its new dealership south of Delaware at 13275 US 42, Plain City (intersection of Jerome road and SR 42).

Doug Loudenslager, Principal and one of the owners said that the 45,000 square foot facility has been designed to serve not only the agricultural community but the suburban homeowner as well.

“Our principle business is to provide agricultural producers the Case IH line of agricultural equipment, parts and service support required to profitably produce and harvest a crop today. We provide homeowners the tools they need to manage their mini-farm and landscapes,” Loudenslager said.

The dealership sells and services lawn mowers, tractors and utility vehicles through Gravely, Kioti, and Grasshopper. The dealership is now considered a full-line sales and service center for Stihl handheld power tools and is an authorized Gold Dealer for the Big Green Egg line of smoker/grill.… Continue reading

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JD Equipment to host annual combine clinic

JD Equipment, the largest John Deere dealership group in Ohio is proud to announce that its 6th annual World’s Largest Combine Clinic registration is now open. This event will be held on Friday, August 28 at their London location.

Since its inception in 2010, the World’s Largest Combine Clinic has become a comprehensive seasonal review of many subjects relevant to combine owners and their harvest. This year’s event will welcome guests from all across Ohio and surrounding states.

Participants at this year’s World’s Largest Combine Clinic have the opportunity to attend classes focused on various functions of John Deere combines and related products. Class topics at this year’s clinic will cover Header Equipment | Combine Settings, IS Software, Field Site Preparation and Grain Bin and Harvest Safety. Classes will be offered in the morning with and an optional afternoon session that will take place in the field. The afternoon session will review combine checks and adjustments to gain top harvest potentials.… Continue reading

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Evolution Ag hosting the “Be Ready” Harvest Conference

Evolution Ag announced that it will be holding its first Case IH “Be Ready” Harvest Conference at its new dealership location on August 6. Producers will be able to participate in several breakout sessions including: Managing the electronics monster; Maximizing combine efficiency and cutting harvest losses; Grain and corn head adjustments; and Harvest and grain bin safety. In addition a revolutionary new fire suppression system for combines and tractors will be demonstrated. Factory representatives and technicians will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on how to maximize this year’s harvest.

The company’s new soon to be opened dealership location and corporate headquarters will host the event. The new facility is located at 13275 US Route 42 approximately 4 miles northeast of the SR 33 and SR 42 interchange between Plain City and Delaware.

Registration is free but reservations are requested by contacting the Evolution Ag location in Circleville, Delaware, Lisbon, Upper Sandusky, Utica and Plain City.… Continue reading

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Salford Group rolls out new air carts and tillage models

Salford Group continues to raise the bar in the seeding and tillage equipment sectors with the introduction of several new products this summer. The global agriculture equipment manufacturer has rolled out a giant air cart, the AC4000L dry/liquid hybrid quad tank, and two new additions to its Independent Series line of tillage equipment, the vertical tillage I-2200 and a hybrid tillage specialist, the I-4200.

The AC4000 is the company’s largest implement to date in the large-scale air cart class. The new four-tank offering is available in an all-dry 945 bushel configuration, as well as a hybrid dry/liquid configuration to match the real needs of large acreage operations. Known as the AC4000L, the dry/liquid hybrid features 550 bushels of dry capacity across three tanks, along with a massive 4000 gallon liquid tank.

“We’ve had a lot of requests from customers to incorporate liquid fertilizer into our carts. Larger acreages really tighten the seeding window.… Continue reading

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Unverferth announces Buyer’s Bucks reward program

Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., announces the Buyer’s Bucks reward program for purchasers of its brands of new grain carts from July 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015.  Purchasers of Brent, Killbros, Parker and Unverferth grain carts during this time period will earn up to $3,000 in Buyer’s Bucks toward future purchases of select Unverferth-manufactured brands of products including high-capacity grain wagons, sprayers, seed tenders, header transports and Rolling Harrow, Ripper-Stripper, Ripper Roller, Zone-Builder and Ripper-Bedder tillage products.

The Buyer’s Bucks coupon amounts are $3,000 for 1,500- through 2,000-bushel capacity carts, $2,000 for 1,100- to 1,300-bushel capacity carts and $1,000 for carts with 500-1,000+ bushel capacity.  Registered purchasers will automatically receive a Buyer’s Bucks coupon good in the appropriate amount. The coupon can be redeemed on future purchases of a wide range of products from July 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2016, and will be deducted from the dealer and buyer established price on a future purchase.… Continue reading

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Teamwork to find water quality solutions

Lake Erie was once known around the world for its pollution and water quality problems, but in the 1970s, farmers, environmental groups and industry teamed up to clean up the Lake. This was done by dramatically reducing the total amount phosphorus, much of it attached to soil particles. For farmers, conservation tillage and no-till were an important part of the solution. No-till reduces soil erosion, which reduces the amount of phosphorus attached to soil particles that are leaving the field.

The improvements in Lake Erie were amazing, but, unfortunately the problem is back, and this time it is the more vexing form of dissolved phosphorus. To complicate matters, no-till actually may facilitate the loss of dissolved phosphorus. A similar team effort is required to address the complexities of current water quality issues.

Without tillage to incorporate fertilizer, over years of application nutrients can get concentrated at the soil surface. At the surface, nutrients are less useful for plants and more prone to be dissolved in solution during big rain events.… Continue reading

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New Case IH Precision Air 5 Series air carts offer larger tank sizes and improved accuracy

Case IH recently introduced its new Precision Air 5 series air carts, developed to get the most from every plant’s potential through highly accurate seed and fertilizer placement. As the newest member of the Case IH Precision Air seeding equipment line, the next-generation air carts boost capacity and use AccuSection section control technology to help producers do more work in less time — and seed with the highest level of confidence.

“When it comes to seeding, producers told us they want larger capacity and more precision to match up with larger drills and higher-horsepower tractors,” said Dan Klein, Case IH Crop Production Marketing Manager. “We’re excited to provide a solution that not only meets these requirements but also offers more than 50 new patented and patent-pending features designed to provide the ultimate control over crop inputs.”

The 5 series’ modular metering control system provides best-in-class accuracy of seed and fertilizer placement.… Continue reading

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John Deere announces agreement with King Agro

Collaboration with carbon fiber technology expert includes exclusive development and distribution of carbon fiber booms for application equipment 

Deere & Company and King Agro, a manufacturer of carbon fiber technology products, announced a partnership focused on developing and distributing carbon fiber booms exclusively for John Deere application equipment.

Deere is collaborating with King Agro because of its extensive 22-year experience innovating and developing carbon fiber applications. King Agro is a world leader in producing carbon fiber applications for boating and marine products, including masts for racing sailboats. The company has expanded into developing innovative carbon fiber structures for agricultural equipment.

“We believe our collaboration with King Agro demonstrates Deere’s commitment to this innovative technology,” says Aaron Wetzel, vice president, Crop Care Platform, John Deere. “By integrating carbon fiber technology into our products, we can offer solutions to help growers improve productivity.”

The agreement between Deere and King Agro is focused on offering growers the significant advantages of carbon fiber’s versatility, strength and durability integrated into self-propelled spraying equipment.… Continue reading

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John Deere beefs up utility tractor performance with new 5E & 5ML models

New 4-cylinder and specialty models offer more in power, durability and operator comfort.

Like a boxer fighting above his weight class, the new four-cylinder 5E and 5ML Series Tractors from John Deere pack a lot of heavy-duty power and versatility for utility tractors of their size.

“We’ve taken our popular, market-proven 5 Series Utility Tractor lineup and added new models that make it even easier to perform more jobs on the property or around the farm, ranch or orchard,” says Brad Aldridge, 5 Series product marketing manager for John Deere. “These versatile 5E and 5ML Tractors combine durability with value and are the perfect choice for many types of customers.”

The new four-cylinder 5E Series Tractors are built for a variety of applications such as livestock feeding, haying operations, roadside mowing and property maintenance. The two new 5ML models are low-profile machines that are perfect for working in orchards, livestock barns and other environments with restricted heights.… Continue reading

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