May Wes expands Slide-N-Drive™ Poly 5th Wheel Cover product line

No grease. No worries.

For more than two decades May Wes has manufactured the Slide-N-Drive™ Poly Fifth Wheel Covers for the ag and transportation industries. Recently two new poly covers were brought to market, making a total of 20 different product offerings supporting these fifth wheel makes/models:

Holland; FW35, FW8, FW17, FW3500 & FW2500, FWS1, FW6000
Fontaine; 7000, 6000, 5092, 3000
Jost; JSK37H, JSK37U & JSK37F
Simplex; Simplex SE, Simplex Lite, Simplex II
Reese; 18K, 20K & 25K
Robin Industries; 15K

Why Slide-N-Drive™?
Made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) material, Slide-N-Drive™ Poly Covers eliminate the need for greasing the fifth wheel plate surface. The poly material’s non-stick surface keeps debris from adhering and enables better trailer handling and maneuvering. The ¼” thick UHMW’s superior strength will extend the life of the 5th wheel plate and over-the-road drivers report getting 400,000 plus miles per poly cover.

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New Fertilizer Coulter option available from Yetter for 2014

The new 2995 Xtreme Fertilizer Coulter from Yetter Farm Equipment takes fertilizer application to the next level by offering a new design capable of spring pressure up to 2,000 pounds, providing the power needed to cut through even the toughest residue conditions. The increased down pressure offered by the 2995 XFC is 30 to 50 percent more than other models available.

The XFC design also allows up to six inches of vertical travel with a range of vertical shank adjustments, and is available with a 20-inch blade that can be smooth, ripple, or notched in style; choose the option that works for your tillage choices and soil conditions.

“The blade size and vertical depth settings make the XFC coulter a great choice for deep root banding of fertilizer,” said Yetter Product Specialist Tyler Thomas. “As our customers continue to look at split application fertilizer placement, this coulter is ideal.”

The coulter is available with either injection or rear knife options for precision fertilizer placement and has a 1¾-inch diameter mount shank.
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Michelin North America to introduce new AgriBib® tractor tire

Taller-Sized Tire Designed for Larger Tractors to Handle Bigger Loads

Responding to meet changing market needs, Michelin North America is introducing an extension of its popular AgriBib tire lineup later this year.

The new MICHELIN® AgriBib® 480 95 R50 model is a taller-sized, rear fitment tire designed primarily for larger, front-wheel assist tractors to handle bigger loads. It also can be used in a row-crop application on large, four-wheel drive machines.

James Crouch, farm segment marketing manager for Michelin North America, said the MICHELIN AgriBib 480 95 R50 model features improved ride quality compared to competitive products, long lasting tread, better traction and impressive clean-out.


Michelin will partner with John Deere and Case New Holland on the launch into the North American market, which is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2014. The new model will initially be available on new equipment purchases, and shortly thereafter as a replacement tire.… Continue reading

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John Deere reveals new 4 Family Compact Utility Tractors for farm or ranch

New 4M and 4R models offer unmatched comfort, versatility, and performance

John Deere introduces the 4M and 4R Series compact utility tractors for farmers, ranchers and rural property owners who are looking for the most versatile, feature-rich chore tractor available. Six stylish models (4044M, 4052M, 4066M, 4044R, 4052R, 4066R) make up the family and provide operators the uptime, performance, comfort and convenience needed to complete a wide variety of tasks, including loading, mowing, raking and digging.

“With compact utility tractors, it’s all about finding the right machine to match customer needs,” said Scott Schadler, John Deere product marketing manager. “Customers told us they wanted to spend less time installing and removing implements, wanted the ability to carry and store more tools, desired a more comfortable ride, and requested the ability to work in low-light conditions. These new 4 Family models deliver.”

The 4M and 4R models feature Final Tier 4 engines ranging from 43 to 66 hp to power through tough tasks.… Continue reading

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At John Deere Drive Green Challenge events, it’s all about new Equipment

More 2014 events give more guests the chance to check out tractors and implements and win equipment.

With hundreds of Drive Green Challenge events planned for this year, consumers looking for John Deere utility tractors, attachments and implements, plus Gators and lawn and garden tools will have more opportunity to see and test drive the latest equipment. They’ll also receive a special discount on John Deere equipment and a chance to win a John Deere 3E Series Compact Utility Tractor with loader and mower package, plus monthly cash vouchers valid at John Deere dealerships across the country.

John Deere dealers across the country are hosting Drive Green Challenge events from March through October. These popular events are designed to give property owners, farmers and ranchers, commercial lawn and landscape operators and interested consumers a chance to test drive John Deere utility tractors, including John Deere 1 Family Sub-compacts, 3E Series and 5D/5E Series Tractors.… Continue reading

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John Deere introduces SeedStar™ Mobile for improving planter performance

Features include real-time monitoring, documentation, and high-definition mapping with an iPad®

 In conjunction with the launch of the ExactEmerge™ planters and MaxEmerge™ 5 row units, John Deere introduces SeedStar Mobile to help producers better visualize, document, and access their planting data in real time.  The new John Deere SeedStar Mobile solution uses an iPad to provide critical planting information producers need to better monitor and document their planter performance in the field.

According to Mike Brandert, senior product manager at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, SeedStar Mobile provides real-time, row-by-row performance data on an iPad inside the tractor cab, in the office, or on the go. “With SeedStar Mobile, producers can instantly monitor planter performance and know with confidence that the planter is running at the highest level of precision and accuracy.”

Depending on the configuration of the planter, the system collects and monitors population, singulation, seed spacing, downforce, variety, and ground speed, on a row-by-row basis.  … Continue reading

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Ag Leader’s AgFiniti Cloud-based platform now available

Ag Leader’s new Cloud-based Platform, AgFiniti®, puts information at the growers’ fingertips by providing tools to manage, access and share their valuable field data for use in making profit-driven management decisions on the farm.

Ag Leader® Integra or Versa™ display users simply need to purchase an Ag Leader USB Wi-Fi Adapter and a license to access a wireless internet network in the cab through any hotspot of their choice including: smartphone, tablet, MiFi device or office Wi-Fi network.

“AgFiniti is an affordable and reliable solution for wireless connectivity in the field because it allows users the flexibility to choose the best wireless
service carrier in their local area and hotspot device,” states Luke James, Software Sales Manager.

“What also makes AgFiniti different from other solutions on the market is our stance on data privacy. We know growers value their privacy and that’s why with AgFiniti the data is 100% theirs,” James adds.… Continue reading

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Yetter 6200 Interchanger cuts time needed to adapt to changing conditions

New tool makes switching planter wheels less labor intensive and much quicker

The pressure is always on to plant effectively and efficiently. Because Yetter Farm Equipment knows the importance of hitting what are often narrow planting windows, the company is offering a new time-saving tool. The 6200 Interchanger is a replacement piece for each closing wheel nut on the tail wheel assembly.

Its unique design secures wheels in place yet requires only an electric impact wrench or ratchet to loosen wheels when it’s time to make a change due to field conditions.

“Our block-threaded holder replaces the existing nut so you don’t need a second wrench when taking wheels on and off,” explained Product Specialist Don Bunnell of Yetter. “With a traditional assembly, it’s not zip, zipand done. Changing a wheel is a pretty time-consuming task. The Interchanger gives you the flexibility to quickly adapt to changes in spring planting conditions.”… Continue reading

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Case IH Introduces True-Tandem 335 VT for Rugged Durability in the Toughest Conditions

Case IH is rolling out a new True-Tandem™ vertical tillage tool for use beginning in the spring of 2015. “Case IH introduced the industry-leading True-Tandem 330 Turbo eight years ago. The new True-Tandem 335 VT builds on this heritage with added features designed to allow the user to take more control of their operation, as well as reduce maintenance for more uptime,” says Tim Nix, Case IH Tillage Marketing Manager.

“The True-Tandem 330 Turbo is an innovative workhorse, proven over many years and millions of acres,” Nix adds. “We just made the best even better for growers working in heavy residue, uneven fields and rocky conditions.”

Like the 330, the new 335 VT is a fast, efficient machine that lets you cover a lot of acres in a short time in spring or fall, and sets producers up for maximum yield potential in their next crop by providing the same excellent agronomic advantages in their field.… Continue reading

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John Deere revolutionizes seed delivery with new row units for 2015

Innovations include a new high-speed, high-performance ExactEmerge™ planter, and a new generation of the MaxEmerge™ 5 row units.

 John Deere is breaking the planting speed and accuracy barriers of traditional row-crop planting with the introduction of a revolutionary new seed delivery system. With the launch of the ExactEmerge row unit for the most accurate planting at speeds up to 10 mph and the new industry-leading MaxEmerge 5 row units for planting at traditional speeds, customers can now plant with greater speed, accuracy and ease than ever before.

The John Deere ExactEmerge row unit incorporates new technology that gives corn and soybean producers the ability to plant at speeds up to 10 mph while maintaining superior seed placement. The exclusive seed delivery system cradles the seed from the meter down to the seed trench maintaining optimal seed spacing in varying field conditions. The new system ensures superior seed placement at faster planting speeds and offers a 10 percent improvement in seed spacing at traditional speeds.… Continue reading

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GROWMARK and John Deere collaborate

In an effort to facilitate better decision-making, GROWMARK and John Deere are collaborating to deliver near real-time field level data to producers and FS Crop Specialists. The companies are linking FS Advanced Information Services (FS AIS), a suite of precision agronomy software, with John Deere Wireless Data Transfer, JDLink™ and MyJohnDeere.

GROWMARK is among the first agricultural retailers to leverage the Wireless Data Transfer Application Programming Interface (API) for its precision agronomy decision support software, making data exchange faster and more useful for growers and its FS company staff. This enables the crop specialists to work closely with their customers to make important management decisions, incorporating the latest field data.
Ron Milby, GROWMARK executive director, Agronomy Marketing, said the GROWMARK Agronomy mission is to help producers focus on improving yields and productivity. “Through this collaboration with John Deere and our software partner, AgIntegrated, Inc., we are making it easier for our crop specialists to work with their farmers using near real time data.” 
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Beck’s Hybrids distributing Flo-Rite seed firmers developed in Ohio

Beck’s Hybrids announced that they are the exclusive distributor of Flo-Rite seed firmers. Flo-Rite seed firmers offer a new and improved revolutionary design by incorporating a durable, high-tech memory polymer; a replaceable wear plate; and protected fertilizer tube.

“For more than 75 years it has been our goal to bring farmers the best in seed quality, field performance and service, but we’re also dedicated to providing our customers with revolutionary products,” said Scott Beck, vice president of Beck’s Hybrids. “We’re excited to bring farmers the Flo-Rite seed firmer technology, a reliable tool that will not only save them money, but increase their yield potential.”

Developed by Jeff Peters, a farmer and inventor from Hicksville, Ohio, Flo-Rite seed firmers improve planting depth consistency, which leads to better seed germination, more consistent emergence, better stands, and increased yields. Flo-Rite seed firmers can be differentiated from other leading seed firmer brands by four key points.… Continue reading

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Mahindra announces new eMax series tractors

Latest Additions to the Mahindra Max Family

Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, is proud to announce the latest additions to the Mahindra Max family of tractors, the new Mahindra eMax series.  The Tier IV emissions-compliant eMax sub-compact tractors continue the Mahindra Max family tradition of providing superior performance with the industry’s best value and the peace of mind of a standard 5-year warranty.  Available in three configurations – eMax 22 Gear, eMax 22 HST and eMax 25 HST – Mahindra has once again redefined the sub-compact market with tractors that offer true tractor performance and offer the industry’s best loader lift capacity and 3-point hitch capacity.

The Mahindra eMax series tractors feature:

  • Powerful and reliable 22 HP and 25 HP Tier IV compliant diesel engines
  • Lower rated engine RPM for better fuel economy, longer life and less noise
  • 900 lb. loader lift capacity
  • 1,320 lb.
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Now available – Tractor Stalk Stompers for Case IH Magnum

May Wes Expands product offerings for row crop tractors

In response to a growing demand for no till and strip till stalk leveling solutions, May Wes is pleased to announce the release of their latest Tractor Stalk Stomper design for Case IH Magnum tractor models 235, 260, 290, 315, 340 and 370. This addition joins May Wes’s existing Tractor Stalk Stomper line- up that includes:

• Case IH Steiger Series (2012 and later, all models)
• Case IH Quadtrac Series (2012 and later, all models)
• Case IH Steiger Quadtrac Series (2011 and earlier, models 485 and 535)
• Challenger 700 & 800 Series (all track models)
• John Deere 8000/8R/8RT Series (all models)
• John Deere 9020 and 9030 Series (all models)
• New Holland T9 Series (with SmartTrax, models T9.615 and T9.670)

Why May Wes Tractor Stalk Stomper?
May Wes’s Tractor Stalk Stomper product works off existing tractor hydraulics and is more robust and versatile as compared to other product alternatives.… Continue reading

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Case IH 2014 Puma Tractors Now Available With Tier 4 B/Final SCR-Only Technology

Since they were introduced in 2007, Case IH Puma® series tractors have proven to be outstandingly maneuverable, dependable tractors for livestock producers, mixed-farm enterprises and row crop farms. For 2014, Case IH introduces the exciting addition of six new models in the lineup.

“The 2014 Tier 4 B/Final Puma model tractors now offer more power than ever before, in addition to an enhanced cab that was first introduced in late-model Tier 4A Puma tractors. These new Puma tractors can be equipped with advanced end-of-row controls and new rear remote control on the MultiFunction handle,” says Dave Bogan, Case IH Marketing Manager for Puma and Maxxum® tractors. “These tractors were designed to increase operator efficiency and provide intuitive use in a comfortable cab environment.”

More Power, Less Fuel

Six new Puma models are now offered: 150, 165, 185, 200, 220 and 240. These offerings allow producers to find the right horsepower to meet their needs.… Continue reading

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UHarvest™ Data Management Solution Wins AE 50 Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological  Engineers (ASABE)  announces  that Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc., in conjunction with Raven Industries, Inc., has won a prestigious AE50 award for its innovative UHarvest data management solution, the next-generation grain cart weighing system.


AE50 competition entries are submitted annually by companies around the world with up to 50 of the best products chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.


The AE50 awards program is sponsored by Resource magazine to emphasize the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits.


About UHarvest

Grain carts equipped with load cells are the traditional way to accumulate harvest data.  The Unverferth UHarvest data management system, powered by Raven Industries, combines software that allows the user to easily track and analyze as much harvest data as needed with state-of-the-art touchscreen operation and ISOBUS connection.… Continue reading

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Case IH Introduces Farmall V Series Tractors

Perfectly Sized for Vineyards and Orchards

Case IH may be well-known for its high-horsepower tractor leadership, but it also understands the need for smaller, more nimble tractors that can go where large tractors cannot. Enter the Farmall® V tractor, designed specifically for the tighter spaces and more narrow rows of fruit and nut orchards and vineyards.

“The Farmall V tractor is designed to get in and around vines and low-hanging tree branches, make tight turns and run at the perfect speed for spraying and dusting,” says Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall Marketing Manager. “This tractor also has a lower center of gravity, so it performs well on steep inclines. And if operators need to stop on a hill, they have an 80 percent more efficient parking brake system than the previous generation of narrow-width tractors.”

The Farmall 105 V tractor has 90 PTO horsepower run on the Tier 3 emissions-standard-compliant engines to deliver high levels of power and torque, while still providing excellent fuel efficiency and longer oil life.… Continue reading

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Climate Corporation offers precision technology for the farm

The crowds at the National Farm Machinery Show have been very strong so far, and the Climate Corporation has been a popular stop for the impressive precision farm technology.

The Climate Corporation is integrating its leading decision support tools, Climate Basic and Climate Pro, with Precision Planting’s leading hardware and software products to better help farmers optimize production. In addition to a unified account and data service, promotional offers of Climate and Precision Planting products and services will enable growers to drive more yield from their field through better monitoring, insights and control of production decisions.

“We aim to enable greater agricultural productivity through the combination of industry-leading hardware, software and services, and are taking a unique approach with pricing to ensure more farmers have access to these revolutionary capabilities,” said David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation. “This is just the first step in our effort to simplify how farmers can make technology from soil to cab work for them in a way that delivers tremendous value with real-time, actionable insights and execution capabilities delivered via a single service offering, accessible anywhere and on any device.”… Continue reading

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Case IH Debuts Precision Hay Preservative Application System

Hay preservative application is easier and more precise than ever with the new 600 Series Automatic Applicator System for Case IH large square balers. The new system integrates seamlessly with the Case IH AFS Pro 700 control center for highly efficient and precise application of hay preservative, without the need for a separate monitor in the cab.

“The new 600 Series Automatic Applicator System is a substantial upgrade from the previous system,” says Cole Carling, Case IH hay and forage marketing manager.  “It accurately senses moisture on-the-go and adjusts the application of preservative every three seconds to match the condition of the hay. This precision lets you apply the exact amount of preservative that’s needed to keep the crop in great condition without wasting product.”

The application system uses sensors that directly interface with the baler and tractor to determine hay moisture content, speed of baling in terms of tonnage, how much preservative is being applied, and total tons baled.… Continue reading

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John Deere ExactEmerge Planter

John Deere has unveiled their new ExactEmerge planter technology at the National Farm Machinery Show.

The ExactEmerge experience pairs accuracy and speed — 10 mile per hour planting that offers accurate singulation, population, spacing, and uniform depth to maximize productivity and yield potential. Designed for corn and soybean varieties of all shapes and sizes, ExactEmerge is the row unit to push your profit margins exactly where you want them.

Brush Belt Delivery System

Brush belt delivery system

This patented technology delivers seed to the bottom of the trench at a rearward trajectory that truly matches the ground speed of the planter at any desired population. This gives you precise seed placement with no bounce as can be found in some seed tubes, and no roll in the trench, whether you have corn or high-rate soybeans. Brush bristles gently cradle the seed on all sides with full control to deliver each seed to the bottom of the trench, even in rough planting conditions, so there’s no degradation to in-ground spacing accuracy.

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