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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SCH Pro Flex Lifter

S.I. Distributing has introduced a new product designed by the Schumacher Company; the SCH Pro Flex Lifter. This croplifter is specially designed for pulse crops such as edible beans, peas and lentils. The Pro Flex Lifter combines a simple design with durability for easier pulse crop harvesting.

The Schumacher croplifter features a compact design and easy mounting to guarantee a tight fit on all types of combine guards. The length and angle of the Pro Flex Lifter is fully adjustable to allow for optimal working conditions. The white color of the lifter finger provides maximum visibility in all crop and harvesting conditions and its high quality material ensures extended durability.

• The Pro Flex Lifter has a long slot to guarantee a tight fit on all popular guards
•The white colored crop lifter finger provides maximum visibility in all crop conditions
•The high quality crop lifter finger ensures longer life and reduced distortion
•The crop lifter finger is adjustable in length
•The crop lifter finger is adjustable for angle

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New Two-Box Seed Tote with Belt Conveyor is Seed Friendly

Improved features and options make this new 2-Box Seed Tote equipped with Speed King’s Belt Conveyor in high demand for seed handling.  Now available with optional telescoping conveyor and standard rubber lined spout.

The 2-Box Seed Tote with 12′ 3-piece telescoping downspout and its 180° horizontal travel can easily fill 40′ planters in the field.  The most important aspect of a CrustBuster / Speed King seed box tote or seed tender is that they all use Speed King belt systems that are gentle with seed. The 2-Box Tote uses a crescent belt that gently carries the seed.  Belt speeds are pre-set to eliminate impact damage and will safely discharge up to 900 lbs. per minute.

There are no concerns about cross contamination because CrustBuster / Speed King belt systems perform 100% clean-out of seed varieties, which is a must for seed retailers.

The updated frame allows for easier box loading or unloading from the rear with access to seed box gates and sliding bar hold-downs.… Continue reading

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Kubota hay tools and spreaders now arriving at Kubota dealerships nationwide

First Phase of the New Product Line in Dealerships Now: Disc Mowers, Rotary Rakes, Tedders and Pendulum Spreaders

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced today the availability of its first phase of all-new Kubota Hay Tools and Spreaders in U.S. Kubota dealerships. The new machinery further expands Kubota’s strength in the agricultural market, allowing its dealers to serve as a convenient, one-stop destination for Kubota tractors, hay implements and spreaders.

“These tools are built on customer-focused thinking and deliver reliable and industry-leading quality, all carrying the well-recognized and deeply trusted Kubota name,” said Dave Palmer, Kubota’s hay tools product manager. “These are the first in a series of product developments underway that will allow us to realize our agriculture growth strategy, and we’re excited to begin delivering full-service tools to our customers.”

As announced in late 2013, the new implements will be produced by Kverneland Group, a leading international company that develops, produces and distributes agriculture machinery.… Continue reading

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Equipment Survey: Easier maintenance is tops for livestock producers, crop producers respect resale value

When it comes to farm equipment purchases, livestock producers think more about the ease of maintenance, while crop producers think more about the predictability of it, according to a 2014 survey of 800 livestock and crop producers across North America.Producers in the study, sponsored by Case IH, who reported a significant portion of their income as generated from livestock operations say they look for low maintenance and easy-to- service equipment from an innovative manufacturer. Those who reported a significant portion of their income as generated from crop operations also rank innovation near the top of their list, but reliability and resale value rate even higher.

“There is a big difference between livestock and crop producers when it comes to equipment is usage,” says Ryan Drollette, Farm Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Livestock producers run their equipment every single day, while crop producers are running them for longer periods of time during select seasons.”

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J D Equipment Annual Ag Auction

J D Equipment needs to clear out excess inventory to make room for newer equipment models. Because of this, J D Equipment is announcing an agricultural equipment auction. The auction will be held on March 4th at their London, Ohio store location (1660 US 42 NE, London, Ohio 43140) starting at 10 a.m. Stop by the auction and take advantage of this great opportunity to purchase quality used Ag equipment.

This year’s auction will be over 2.5 million dollars in used equipment ready to sell, with opportunities to bid on used tractors, combines, sprayers, platforms, tillage equipment, hay tools, grain handlers, steer loaders and gators to name a few categories.

Information on the auction and a list of equipment can be found on JD Equipment’s web site at Live online bidding is also available. Nearby hotels as well as airport / shuttle information can be found on the site.… Continue reading

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Yetter adds hydraulic compressor to Air Adjust System Series

For today’s growers, the ability to make on-the go adjustments to planting equipment leads to more acres planted per day. It can also help growers make adjustments that may not have been made otherwise. The 2940 Air Adjust series of products from Yetter, including the 2940 Residue Manager, Coulter/Residue Manager Combo, Firming Wheel, Rolling Basket, and the Floating Residue Manager Basket Combo,
allows farmers to do just that.

Integral to the Air Adjust system is the air source. Yetter customers now have three compressor options from which to choose: Hydraulic or Electric Compressors from Yetter, or your existing hydraulic compressor. The Pneumatic Hydraulic Control Kit from Yetter is used with the Yetter Hydraulic Compressor or your existing hydraulic compressor. All compressor options connect with the easy-to-read in-cab controller so growers can adjust up and down pressure without leaving the cab.

With the 2940 Air Adjust in-cab controller, the digital screen and buttons allow for precise adjustments, making it convenient to change settings between different conditions.… Continue reading

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New SpeedTube™ increases planting speed, decreases equipment costs

A new seed delivery system now in development by Precision Planting promises to allow growers to plant corn and soybeans much faster than is possible with seed tubes.

Jason Stoller, Precision Planting Engineering Product Manager for the new SpeedTube™, says, “Available time for optimum spring planting is both limited and critical, and larger planters are not the answer to growing farm sizes. But planting speed is limited by the constraints of the seed tube, because high speeds lead to poor spacing.”

Stoller explains that SpeedTube solves these problems by controlling the seed all the way from the meter to the furrow. Feeder wheels at the top grab the seed from the disk and pull it into a flighted belt that deposits it in bottom of the trench. The SpeedTube belt spins at a rate that increases and decreases with planter speed and seeding rates, ensuring that the seed placement is optimal.… Continue reading

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Salford Expands Iowa facility to keep pace with growing demand

Salford Group has expanded its US manufacturing operations in Osceola, Iowa by 36 percent to keep up with growing demand for its tillage and fertilizer application products.

This expansion is the latest of a series of capital investments Salford has made in its manufacturing operations, including a 54,000 square foot addition to the Ontario, Canada facility in 2012. The Iowa expansion brings Salford’s total manufacturing space to over 200,000 square feet in its US, Canadian and Russian production facilities combined.

The expansion will allow for increased production of Salford’s patented Independent Series tools, which are designed for high speed soil and residue management as well as fertilizer application. The additional space will also add capacity to the Iowa parts distribution center (PDC), which is one of the main hubs for the six PDCs that Salford maintains in North America.

“Phase one of the expansion has been additional warehouse space for our PDC,” says Brad Baker, Manufacturing and Operations Manager at Salford.… Continue reading

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John Deere offers complete FT4 package of DEF and related products

Dealers provide full line of DEF, fluids and handling equipment to meet customer demand

To make it convenient and easy for customers to access, handle and use Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and other fluids in their Final Tier 4-compliant equipment, John Deere is offering a full range of fluids and handling equipment. In addition to its Cool-Gard® II Heavy Duty Engine Coolant, Plus-50® II Premium Engine Oil and Diesel Exhaust Fluid, developed and manufactured to meet the specifications for use in John Deere selective catalytic reduction (SCR) engines, the company is offering a line of pump kits and portable dispensing units that make it easy to handle larger volumes of DEF.

According to Chad Smith, product line marketing manager with John Deere Merchandise, John Deere dealers are ready to be the one-stop resource for fluids and handling equipment customers will need for keeping their SCR equipment up and running. “We’ve had several years to prepare for Final Tier 4 emissions regulations to be implemented and have put products and services in place at John Deere dealerships across the country to make it convenient for our customers,” Smith says.… Continue reading

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Product Expansion of Molded Guides for Poly Retractable Fingers

Now available for John Deere, New Holland and Lexion heads

May Wes Manufacturing is now providing molded finger guides for the John Deere 600, John Deere 900, John Deere 200, New Holland 973 and Lexion Poly Retractable Finger kits. The molded guides are a direct replacement for the OEM guides when used with May Wes Poly Fingers.

Additional kits that utilize a molded guide in the Poly Retractable Finger kits include: Case IH 3020, Case IH 2020, Case 1020, New Holland 740CF and New Holland 74C, Mac Don CA25 adapter, MacDon CA20 Adapter, MacDon 873 Adapter and MacDon 8732 Adapter.
Why poly verses metal?

Retractable fingers have a tendency of breaking. The damage from a broken metal finger as it feeds through the combine can be significant. The May Wes Poly Retractable Fingers are made of poly/fiberglass material that, should it break, will disintegrate, resulting in little to no combine damage.… Continue reading

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