A Farmall F20 with a Camaro engine helps share E15 message

What do you get when you cross a 1936 Farmall F20 with a 1969 Camaro engine? Just one of the coolest exhibits you’ll find at this year’s Ohio State Fair. The fact that it is a piece of farming history is enough to place it in the Ag/Hort Building on the fairgrounds, but another reason it more than qualifies to be there is because this tractor runs on E15 ethanol with a 750 CFM Edelbrock carburetor.

“My step son, Colton Garrison and I built this for a hobby,” said Brad Moffitt of The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association and Ohio Corn Marketing Program. “With my day job it also serves as a nice piece to use to promote the merits of corn ethanol and to help Ohio farmers increase demand for the product they produce.”

IMG_6240 (800x533)Thousands of visitors that walk through the Ag/Hort Building at this year’s Ohio State Fair will not know a whole lot about agriculture, so seeing this red relic with a classic engine in clear view will start many conversations that Moffitt sees as an opportunity for an ethanol message.… Continue reading

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Ag Leader brings new features to AgFiniti Cloud-based platform

On July 1, Ag Leader Technology announced a firmware update to the Ag Leader Integra display, which adds increased functionality to the AgFiniti cloud-based platform. A new feature included in this update is the ability to transfer Smart Report application details collected by application controllers and logged in the Ag Leader Integra display.


“In the past, Smart Reports were only transferable through use of a USB drive,” explains Dave Wilson, AgFiniti Product Specialist. “With the recent firmware upgrade, growers using the Ag Leader Integra display can now export these Smart Report files wirelessly to AgFiniti, and they can then be shared through email or other AgFiniti sharing options, which makes reporting a more fluid process.”


Additionally, AgFiniti now accommodates advanced search functions for desired files. Users can filter their searches according to date or time period, and by a particular grower or field, adding a new dimension of flexibility and customization to the AgFiniti cloud-based platform.… Continue reading

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New AGCO Global iPad App debuts featuring application equipment lineup

Other AGCO Brands Coming Soon

AGCO has launched a new iPad app that showcases the company’s lineup of application equipment, offering an interactive, three-dimensional “walk-around” of the machines, downloadable product information, video content and much more.

The free AGCO Global iPad App, which can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store at, features the full family of RoGator® self-propelled sprayers and TerraGator® high-floatation spreaders operated by professional applicators and farmers.

Key features of the AGCO Global iPad App include:

  • Rotating, 3-D product images with “hot spots” users can click to view highlights of the corresponding machine features and benefits.
  • Machine videos, product brochures and other brand information that can be downloaded to other devices for offline viewing, such as in the field.
  • Customer videos of key product benefits they experience in their operations.
  • A dealer locator for easy access to AGCO Application Equipment dealerships in North America.

The new app also provides a link to access the company’s application equipment website, www.applylikeapro.comContinue reading

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New Case IH Patriot sprayers highlighted at field day

Earlier this week, Evolution Ag, LLC held field days in Ostrander to demonstrate new sprayers from Case IH.

“We really wanted farmers in the area to get the opportunity get their hands on this new equipment and to see it in action,” said Doug Loudenslager, with Evolution Ag . “They can then take the information they get in this field and go home and see how it might work in their operation.”

Because of there being more moving parts in spraying equipment, Evolution Ag made sure that the service needs of their customers would be met.

“We decided when we took on the sprayer line from Case IH that we would have to have the personnel on staff that would specialize in that piece of machinery,” Loudenslager said. “We invested in folks that have a lot of experience in the area of sprayers and our customers appreciate that and know that our best people are coming out to help get them back up and running.”… Continue reading

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Case IH Produces 150,000th Magnum Tractor

The 150,000th Case IH Magnum tractor was recently produced at the Case IH Racine, Wisconsin, plant. Each Magnum is unique and custom-built, allowing producers to select components to best meet the needs of their operation. Today’s Magnum lineup offers 180 to 380 rated horsepower, an improved operator environment and increased fuel efficiency from the only manufacturer with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only solution to meet Tier 4 B emission standards.

For more information about Case IH Magnum tractors, contact your local Case IH dealer or visit… Continue reading

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Keep nitrogen in place with new attachment from Yetter

Making the most of fertilizer investments is on the top of producers’ minds as overall input costs continue to rise. The new 6200-060 N Keeper from Yetter Farm Equipment seals the slot that is opened during fertilizer application, helping ensure growing plants can take full advantage of either pre-plant or side-dress applied N.

The N Keeper is designed to attach to the Yetter 2995 or 2996 Parallel Linkage or single arm Fertilizer Coulters. “By adding the N Keeper to seal the slot cut by the coulter, growers can prevent their fertilizer from evaporating,” said Jared Head, Yetter territory manager.

The N Keeper features an adjustable down stop to set down travel of the closing wheel. The spring pressure has three settings for different conditions. The N Keeper’s closing wheel angle is also adjustable so the proper aggressiveness can be maintained in various tillage conditions.

An 11″ cast closing wheel with bevel is standard on the N Keeper; other closing wheel options are available.… Continue reading

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World’s Largest Combine Clinic registration is now open

J D Equipment announced they will be holding the 5th annual World’s Largest Combine Clinic on Friday, Aug. 22 at their store located at 1660 US 42 NE in London, Ohio 43140. Registration is now open for this event.

At the World’s Largest Combine Clinic, participants will attend a half-day session in which they choose three out of four classes to attend. These classes go in-depth on a range of combine and harvest related topics. There will be back-to-back sessions, in which participants can choose to attend either the morning or afternoon session.

Class topics at this year’s clinic include:

  • S-series combines — this class covers the new changes and updates, as well as discusses experiences and lessons learned from 2013. The course will go over new flex drapers, cab and controls, cleaning system, grain handling, and moisture sensor to mention a few.
  • Flex Drapers, Platforms, and Corn Heads — changes and updates on the flex draper over the past year, in addition to maintenance tips on all platforms and corn heads will be covered.
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Introducing Quick Disconnect 2 – new and improved corn head stalk leveling device

Many value-added features at no additional cost

May Wes Manufacturing re-engineered their popular Quick Disconnect STALK STOMPER and have taken it to a new level with the launch of their new Quick Disconnect 2 (Patent Pending).

Check out the new features

A. Stalk Stomper assembly locks into place with self-contained spring-loaded lock pin– no loose parts

B. Includes Chain Sleeve to protect from binding & debris buildup

C. Adjustable spring provides ease in changing height & down-pressure

D. The Toolbar Mount Bracket delivers both operating and transport positions

May Wes offers an upgrade package to enable corn head owners with previous May Wes STALK STOMPERS design to make a practical conversion to the new Quick Disconnect 2.


May Wes lays claim to being the Original STALK STOMPER manufacturer with over 30 years of proven experience. The May Wes STALK STOMPER shoe comes with a .”… Continue reading

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More than a new dealership for Evolution Ag, LLC expansion

What is currently a field along a heavily traveled State Route 42 near Plain City will soon be new buildings that will house a new headquarters for Evolution Ag, LLC, a training facility for Case IH and New Holland technicians and, most importantly for farmers in the area, an implement dealership featuring red iron.

“We hope to be pushing dirt very soon,” said Doug Loudenslager, Evolution Ag Principle. “This 45,000 square foot dealership will allow us to better serve our customers in this area.

“We also just found out recently that Case IH and New Holland are going to use this facility as a training center, so we will be bringing in technicians and other key management folks from this part of the country to get their training rather than receive it in the distant locations that they have had to travel in the past,” he said.

This expansion from Evolution Ag, LLC comes at a time when the landscape of farming, from a financial standpoint, has shifted in the last 12 months.… Continue reading

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Kubota introduces two new models to its MX-Series diesel tractor lineup

The MX4800 and MX5200 models combine big features in a just-right, mid-size utility tractor

Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces two new models to its MX-Series utility ag tractor line with the MX4800 and MX5200; both offer two- and four-wheel-drive models and HST models, and deliver 49.3 or 54.7 horsepower, respectively. With enhanced environmental performance, compliant with Tier 4 Final emissions, as well as increased engine power, greater comfort and upgraded ergonomics, the new MX-Series maintains many of the powerful and versatile features inherited from previous MX-Series models.

“Kubota’s MX4800 and MX5200 diesel utility tractors offer one of the smoothest running 4-cylinder diesel engines in the industry,” said Paul Williams, senior product manager for Kubota. “The added bonus is the new bold design – including the new seat, wide deck with ample leg room, and the digital LCD dash panel. The MX-Series delivers exceptional comfort that will allow the operator to maximize productivity and minimize fatigue.”… Continue reading

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New digital tool helps producers find the right red tractor for their operation

Case IH is simplifying the decision of choosing the right red tractor for many operations with the new digital Right Red Tractor tool.

“We designed the Right Red Tractor digital tool in the spirit of helping producers be ready to make beneficial equipment purchasing decisions for their operations,” says Zach Hetterick, Tractor Marketing Manager for Case IH. “From landscaping to livestock, from feedlot to vineyard, Case IH has a tractor that will meet customers’ needs and we are dedicated to helping them find it.”

Using the Right Red Tractor digital tool is simple for producers looking for a tractor up to 120 horsepower. After logging on to, producers are asked five simple questions they need to consider when purchasing a new tractor. The questions include how much they will be using the tractor, how much power they will need, whether or not they would like a cab, etc. As soon as the questions are answered, the producer gets a recommendation of which Case IH model will best meet their needs.… Continue reading

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Case IH rolls out rugged new True-Tandem 345 seed bed disk harrow

Building on a field-proven Case IH tillage legacy, new True-Tandem 345 seed bed disk harrows deliver key advances to improve field finish, durability and machine productivity.

“The True-Tandem 345 makes short work of Bt corn and other residue and leaves a level soil finish out the back in spring or fall,” said Tim Nix, Case IH tillage marketing manager. “We love to put our disk harrows in the field next to any other brand and watch the growers react.”

Growers can now choose an optional rolling reel basket with active hydraulic down pressure to size any remaining large clods and further condition the soil ahead of the planter. The optional True-Tandem 345 basket uses the same patented, double-edge bent bar found on the Ecolo-Tiger® 875. The active hydraulic down pressure system on the basket maintains constant down pressure and gives farmers total control from the comfort of the cab. “In muddy or rocky conditions when you don’t need the basket, or in changing field conditions, you can easily make adjustments on the go,” Nix says.… Continue reading

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John Deere rolls out new R4045 Sprayer for large farms, service providers

New model is largest, most productive in Deere’s 4 Series self-propelled sprayer lineup

 With the introduction of the R4045 Sprayer, John Deere is adding a higher horsepower, large capacity self-propelled sprayer to the lineup of 4 Series sprayers introduced in 2013. The R4045, which replaces the company’s 4940 Sprayer, offers the high application rates, productive spray speeds, and all the technology and comfort that ag service providers and large producers need to cover large fields quickly and efficiently.

Dave Mulder, product line manager for John Deere application equipment, says the new sprayer offers the performance, productivity and versatility that farmers and ag service providers need in a rugged, fully-integrated, three-season machine. “The R4045 Sprayer was designed with the durability to handle challenging field conditions and accurately apply liquid product and dry nutrients as quickly as possible while providing the uptime, comfort and control operators demand. It’s all engineered and built into this machine.”… Continue reading

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John Deere announces allied agreement with Dawn Equipment Company

Exclusive collaboration facilitates distribution and sale of Dawn products through the John Deere dealer channel.

John Deere announced today an alliance with Dawn Equipment Company, Inc. a manufacturer specializing in ground engaging tools and active control systems for planters. The alliance allows John Deere to sell and support Dawn hydraulic-controlled down-force systems, row cleaners, and closing wheels for planters.

“With this agreement, we will be able to collaborate with Dawn to distribute customizable, hydraulic-control down-force systems and attachments to enhance overall planter performance,” says Aaron Wetzel, vice president of the global crop care platform. “Utilizing Dawn technology, producers will be able to have an automated, closed-loop control for planter hydraulic down-force, displayed on an HD map from an iPad™ in the tractor cab.”

Customers will also be able to purchase Dawn’s complete line of M Series closing wheels and other products through the John Deere dealer channel.

“We’re very excited about this alliance with John Deere,” says Joseph Bassett, president, Dawn Equipment Company.… Continue reading

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Poly Pickup Bands – a sensible replacement

May Wes Manufacturing is now providing injection molded Pickup Bands that are direct replacements for metal OEM.   Available for these popular brands: John Deere, Case IH, New Holland, New Idea, Challenger and Hesston.

The Poly Pickup Bands are ½” thick and have an additional ¼” thick reinforced support ring on the inside to strengthen and maintain its shape.

Our Poly Pickup Bands comes complete with hardware for easy installation.  These are interchangeable with OEM so you can run with a mix of poly and original metal pickup bands.

Why poly instead of OEM metal?

The poly material has advantages compared to metal.  Benefits include:

  • Impact Resistant – will not bend or break
  • Longer wear life
  • The non-stick finish feeds material through easier in wet or dry conditions

Learn more about May Wes’s full lineup of Poly Pickup Bands by visiting the web at: .

About May Wes Manufacturing

Since 1972, May Wes Manufacturing has been working with poly-based products and assures all products have been FIELD-TESTED and FARMER-APPROVED before they’re sold. … Continue reading

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Vermeer receives consecutive NAEDA Dealer’s Choice Award

Recently, the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) released its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and Dealer’s Choice Awards. For the second consecutive year, Vermeer Corporation was awarded “Dealer’s Choice” in the Ag/Shortline Manufacturer category.

“Earning this recognition in back-to-back years is a great honor that reflects the dedicated work of everyone in our organization,” said Jason Andringa, President of Forage and Environmental Solutions for Vermeer. “A well supported distribution network is integral to our success as they are the key to reaching our customers, which makes receiving the Dealer’s Choice Award even more significant.”

The survey, which was conducted in January, asked dealers to rate up to five manufacturer lines that they carry in 12 key categories, including Overall Satisfaction, Product Quality, Product Availability and Product Technical Support. Vermeer was honored to receive such high ratings from dealers among these categories.

According to Joe Michaels, Managing Director of Forage Solutions for Vermeer, the NAEDA Dealer’s Choice survey validates successful business practices and sheds light on potential areas of improvement.… Continue reading

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AGCO Announces Ohio Ag Equipment as a Top Dealer in 2013

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, recently recognized their top performing dealers in 2013. They named Ohio Ag Equipment sixth in overall sales for AGCO in North America.

This announcement was made in January at AGCO’s annual dealer business meeting held in Denver, Colorado, where AGCO’s North American dealers gathered to learn about new products, training, and plans for the upcoming year.

According to Ohio Ag Equipment Vice President, Kelly Love, the company’s ag division has grown substantially in the past decade. “Being one of AGCO’s top performing dealerships in North America will continue to be our goal going forward,” says Love.

Ohio Ag Equipment, a division of Ohio CAT, is an authorized AGCO dealer for the state of Ohio. Ohio Ag Equipment offers high quality machinery, parts and services to the agricultural community from our 4 ag-dedicated facilities in Upper Sandusky, Washington Court House, Liberty Center and Millersburg, Ohio.… Continue reading

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Kubota Tractor Corporation named ‘Dealer’s Choice’ for Second Consecutive Year

Equipment Dealers Across the U.S. Once Again Give Kubota High Marks in Dealer-Manufacturer Relations

Kubota Tractor Corporation has received the number one rating and “Dealer’s Choice Award” among Tractor Manufacturers, according to the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) 2014 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey.

“This award is positive reinforcement that we are delivering on the Kubota promise to provide a rewarding experience, not only for our customers, but also for our 1,100 dealerships across America,” said Greg Embury, sr. vice president of marketing and dealer development for Kubota Tractor Corporation. “We know that we’re only as successful as our dealers, so we make it a top priority to support our dealers in running a successful business.”

Nearly 1,400 equipment dealers participated in this year’s survey, rating the tractor lines they carry in 12 categories. Kubota ranked number one among tractor manufacturers in overall satisfaction, product availability, product quality, parts availability, parts quality, return privileges, communications with management, warranty procedures, warranty payments, marketing and advertising support, and manufacturer response to dealer needs or concerns.… Continue reading

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James Byers wins $1,250 gift card from John Deere

James Byers of Vincent, Ohio, distinctly remembers the first time he won a drawing.

“My name came up in the lottery, and I was drafted into the military,” he said.

Although it took a while, his name recently was called again as the final monthly winner of the John Deere Big Gear Giveaway. Byers, who is retired, recalls entering the contest on a cold, snowy day last winter.

“I was bored, so I went on line and entered the John Deere Big Gear Giveaway contest,” he said. “I never expected to win.”

His local John Deere dealership, Bridgeport Equipment & Tools Sales & Rentals, called with the good news. With two acres to mow, Byers decided it was time to splurge and purchase the lawn tractor he had always wanted.

“I used my prize as a down payment on a new John Deere D160,” he said. “Because of the prize money, it was like getting the tractor for half price.”… Continue reading

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Yetter double disc opener available with dry fertilizer tube

The 2962 Double Disc Opener for Dry Fertilizer is a great option for producers wanting to precisely place dry fertilizer while planting. Like the liquid model from Yetter Farm Equipment, the dry model features a doubledisc design and mounts directly to the faceplate of the planter row-unit. The opener blade adjacent to the row runs straight and parallel to the row, so the V-shaped seed opening is not degraded and the soil between your fertilizer and the seed is not disturbed.

The fertilizer tube is 1ó” in diameter and the mounting location allows for placement 2ó” off the row and at depth desired for application. Fertilizer placement is adjustable for both depth and distance from the row, making it easy to hit the root zone and supply adequate nutrients for healthy plants and better stands. “You can place high-volume fertilizer with ease during planting to benefit your plants throughout the growing season,” said Don Bunnell, Yetter service representative.… Continue reading

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