Equipment

Vermeer Introduces 504 PRO Baler

The all-new 504 PRO Baler from Vermeer is built to handle the demands of heavy, wet material for frequent silage baling. The 5’ x 4’ variable chamber baler has the heavy drive components necessary for effective silage baling, and also offers the features and flexibility to produce high quality bales in a variety of materials. With the standard, color touchscreen E-Link Pro monitor, baling operations can be easily controlled from the cab.

“Features such as Hydroflexcontrol and the Xtracut17 chopper system have proven to be very effective in baling silage, and we’re excited to offer those features in this all-new 5’ x 4’ baler,” says Phil Chrisman, Vermeer Product Manger. “The 504 PRO Baler has many of the same components found in our 404 PRO Silage Baler, but in a variable chamber with a standard wide pick-up that gives producers more flexibility to bale wet or dry hay.

With Hydroflexcontrol, the floor of the 504 PRO Baler can flex up and down to minimize blockage in the pick-up.… Continue reading

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New KernelStar technology represents next phase in advanced forage processing from John Deere

John Deere announces that it will further advance its biomass and livestock feed processing systems through the acquisition of the innovative KernelStar kernel and forage processing technology for self-propelled forage harvesters. The company has acquired the intellectual property rights for the technology from the German company CAWI. The technology has already established very strong customer acceptance for enhancing forage quality for livestock and biogas producers.


“The new John Deere KernelStar technology will add significant value to John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters and should further improve machine productivity in the field. The integration of this new kernel processor is the result of intensive customer research and reflects the growing demand for the best possible forage and substrate quality,” says Chris Wigger, vice president of sales and marketing. “Following the HarvestLab technology, which has established itself in the last five years as the leading ingredient sensing technology for self propelled forage harvesters, KernelStar is the second pillar of forage technology innovation.”
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Vermeer Expands High-Capacity Wheel Rake Line with the VR2040 High-Capacity Wheel Rake

Forage producers can now harness the power and innovation of the Vermeer high-capacity wheel rake in an even larger package with the VR2040 High-Capacity Wheel Rake. With a 40’ (12.19m) raking width and 20 rake wheels each equipped with individual wheel suspension, the VR2040 High-Capacity Wheel Rake helps maximize raking efficiency.

“When we announced our high-capacity wheel rake line with the VR1428 last year, we introduced some unique features to the wheel rake. With the VR2040, we’re offering those features to producers in an even larger capacity,” says Phil Egging, Vermeer Product Manager. “The VR2040 has the individual cylinders on each wheel, the same solid rake arm design – those things that have made the VR1428 able to cover ground and rake effectively are now available in a 40’ (12.19m) raking width.”

The VR2040 features a dual-purpose lift and suspension cylinder on each rake wheel, coupled with a nitrogen-charged accumulator, for easily changing rake wheel settings and pressure.… Continue reading

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John Deere launches new 9 Series Round Balers

Building on the reliability and popularity of its 8 Series Round Balers, John Deere introduces 12 new models of its 9 Series Round Balers for 2013. The new large round balers, which include additional Class III and IV models, have larger cams and bearings in the pickup on premium models, Diamond® chains, and many other enhancements that increase durability and productivity of the balers while making service and maintenance easier.

According to Laura Cobb, senior marketing representative at John Deere Ottumwa Works, the new 9 Series Round Balers offer customers a larger selection of machines that will handle a wide variety of forage and silage baling needs.  The current round baler line-up is listed below:

Class
Models
Bale Size
Max wt. dry
Max wt wet

Class I
449
4’X4′
750 lb
1250 lb

Class II
459 Standard
4’X5′
1000 lb
dry only
459
4’X5′
1100 lb
1750 lb
459 Silage Special
4’X5′
1100 lb
1750 lb

Class III

559
5’X5′
1450 lb
1750 lb
559 Silage Special
5’X5′
1450 lb
2200 lb
469
4’X6′
1650 lb
2200 lb
469 Silage Special
4’X6′
1650 lb
2200 lb
469 Premium
4’X6′
1650 lb
2200 lb

Class IV
569
5’X6′
2200 lb
2400 lb
569 Premium
5’X6′
2200 lb
2400 lb
569 Silage Special
5’X6′
2200 lb
2400 lb
“We’ve also added silage-special balers to the Class III and Class IV baler line-up, giving customers options for larger bale sizes in silage, especially new five-by-six-foot bales,” Cobb says.
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New CASE IH LB4 square balers redesigned for style and function

It’s not often that a familiar silhouette changes so dramatically: Case IH has redesigned the new LB4 Series large square baler for both style and function. The new design changes encompass both internal and external changes that make the new LB4 series large square balers significantly more efficient than previous models.

“We are very excited about the performance of this new baler series,” says Brett DeVries, Case IH Hay and Forage Marketing Manager.

DeVries continued: “The goal is to help producers maximize short baling windows. The new design has increased capacity by as much as 20 percent.”

Inside, the LB4 Series balers feature a new, high-inertia flywheel that is 19 percent larger than previous models and results in improved performance in uneven windrows. The new, high-capacity pickup features a roller windguard, feed-assist roller and faster rpm’s to maximize crop flow into the baler. The gearbox runs at an astonishing 48 strokes per minute to put crop through the machine quicker and more efficiently.… Continue reading

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Mahindra USA Salutes our Military with a Special Offer

The Mahindra Pride Military Appreciation Program is in recognition of the daily sacrifices made by military personnel volunteering their service to our country. Mahindra USAreaches out to the individuals working in all five branches of the U.S. armed forces with this special Appreciation Program offering a $250 rebate to all current and retired military personnel. Effective immediately, this rebate is available on the purchase of any new Mahindra, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume.

“Mahindra USA is proud of our armed forces and this Appreciation Program is our way of giving back to our nation’s true heroes for all they have done and continue to do to safeguard our freedoms,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning, Mahindra USA. “This program goes beyond our ongoing support of the military through Operation Finally Home, to connect directly to the individuals who stand up for our rights every day, and provides Mahindra USA the opportunity to show our appreciation.”… Continue reading

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John Deere expands 6 Series Tractor line up with 12 new, updated models

New 6M Series, updated 6D Series, expanded 6R Series Tractors range from 105-170 hp

John Deere has expanded its 6 Series Tractor family with the introduction of 12 new models in the 105 to 170 engine horsepower range for 2013. These new models are designed to provide the power, comfort, and performance that meet the needs of a wide range of crop and livestock producers and governmental agencies.

The all-new John Deere 6M Series Tractors include six models (6105M, 6115M, 6125M, 6140M, 6150M and 6170M) from 105 to 170 engine horsepower and replace the standard 6030 and 7030 Series Tractors. According to Rachel Wayson, John Deere Tractor Works, the 6M Series Tractors are ideal for livestock customers looking for a mid-spec tractor with higher horsepower options.

“The new 6M tractors have additional transmission options, increased hitch and hydraulic capacities, and provide IT4 emission compliant engines,” Wayson says. “The new 6170M model, for example, offers customers a higher horsepower tractor at a mid-range specification level.”Continue reading

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Vermeer Adopts 2D Codes To Bring Video To The Field

Vermeer Corporation announced that 2D code decals will begin appearing on its Rebel® 20 Series Balers. No matter the location, in the field or shop, Vermeer operators will have the ability to scan the decals using their smart phones or tablets, and watch product demonstration videos that provide helpful tips on how to perform certain product functions.

The 2D code decals, commonly known as QR codes, are located near the product feature on Rebel balers. The 2D code will connect operators to real time videos that show how to properly thread netwrap or twine through the baler.

“The 2D codes were added to give operators a quick and convenient way to see how these processes are done,” says Joe Michaels, Director of Forage Solutions. “Connecting to helpful demonstration videos on your phone is a great way to use the 2D code technology. It’s help in your pocket.”

The demonstration videos may also be viewed by customers who do not have a smart phone on vermeer.com.… Continue reading

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Vermeer Announces Next Generation of Rancher® Balers

The Vermeer Rancher® Balers offer customers a right-sized, right-priced baler for their ranch, with the ability to produce large-diameter bales that can be easily moved and fed. And now, the next generation of Rancher Balers from Vermeer is here with the introduction of the Rancher 6640 and Rancher 6650 Balers.

“Rancher Balers are built to meet the needs of our cost-conscience customers, while still providing the features they need on their ranch,” says Phil Chrisman, Vermeer Product Manager. “Now, the Rancher Baler models include features such as standard flotation tires and improved Haysaver wheels, enhancements meant to make the Rancher Balers an even better fit for these customers.”

Standard flotation tires (31×13.5L15) on the Rancher 6640 and 6650 Balers offer improved flotation for smoother handling on rough terrains over previous Rancher Baler models. In addition, the improved design of the Haysaver wheels make adjustments simple, using just a few turns of the wrench, and the addition of a radial pin clutch at the pick-up provides better durability and reliability.… Continue reading

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AGCO Introduces 2013 TerraGator® Flotation Applicator

It’s an impressive combination of brawn and brains that AGCO Application Equipment is offering in its complete lineup of 2013 TerraGator models. All four TerraGator models, ranging from 330 to 425 horsepower come with features to improve fleet management and product application.

The 2013 TerraGator lineup features the three-wheel chassis TerraGator TG7300, TG8300 and TG9300 and four-wheel chassis TerraGator TG8400.

The enhancements include greater accuracy and better spread-pattern consistency with the improved AirMax Precision™ and AirMax Precision 2 dry-application systems. AGCOMMAND, AGCO’s proprietary telemetry system, now comes as a standard feature on all 2013 TerraGator models, with one year of the Advanced Service subscription.

“You’d be hard pressed to find a square inch on the TerraGator that hasn’t been improved within the past five years,” says Joel Krause, AGCO Application marketing specialist. “The many significant changes we’ve made to the guts of the TerraGator, coupled with improvements we’ve made to this year’s product offering, quite simply make TerraGator untouchable in power, accuracy, performance and field smarts.”… Continue reading

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Mahindra introduces Tier IV compliant tractor

Mahindra 8560 Model Rolls Out With mCRD Technology in October

Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, introduces its interim-Tier IV, for above 75 HP, emission compliant mCRD engine. It will be available beginning November 2012, initially on its 8560 2WD, 8560 4WD and 8560 4WD shuttle cab tractor. The Mahindra Common Rail Diesel (mCRD) engine is an innovative, Eco-friendly and fuel efficient high performance engine that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 360 tons per year.

The 8560 tractors, with an 83 HP mCRD engine, are heavy duty, full-size utility tractors that offer fuel efficient high performance with cleaner exhaust emissions and reduced visible engine smoke. Mahindra’s interim-Tier IV compliant mCRD features include:
• high pressure fuel injection engine greatly reducing visible engine smoke,
• multiple injection points for fuel efficiency with greener emissions including a reduction in NOx and Particulate Matter (PM),
• diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) after treatment system that does not require regeneration, and
• high-efficiency positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) technology to capture and clean gases from the combustion chamber before releasing them into the environment.… Continue reading

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John Deere introduces two new mower conditioners

New 16 and 18-ft. sickle bar models give producers more hay cutting options

To provide hay and forage producers with more mowing options, John Deere has added two sickle cutterbar mower conditioners to its product line-up. The two new mo-co models include the M160A and M180A, both center pivot, pull-type machines. They feature double-knife sickle cutterbar platforms which are also used on the auger heads of the new John Deere Self-Propelled Windrowers.

Jeremy Unruh, marketing manager at John Deere Ottumwa Works, says the two new mower conditioners meet the mowing needs of hay and livestock producers and provide more efficient mowing performance in the field. “Available in 16-foot and 18-foot cutting widths, the new M160A and M180A Mower Conditioners provide the widest conditioning rolls on the market today for machines of this type. In addition, the forming shields can be easily adjusted to create windrows from 36 to 100 inches in width.”… Continue reading

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AGCO Rolls Out Three RoGator® High-Clearance Sprayers for 2013

The 2013 RoGator from AGCO Application Equipment continues to push the boundaries on what professional applicators and large-scale growers can expect when it comes to smarter and more-efficient application practices. All three models in the 2013 lineup (the RG900, RG1100 and RG1300) include AGCOMMAND, AGCO’s proprietary telemetry system, as a standard feature with one year of the Advanced Service subscription. For additional spray-height accuracy and control, AGCO now offers NORAC UC5™ Spray Height Control System as an available technology option. Additionally, the RG900 now is available with a spinner box, making all RoGator models liquid-, dry- or combo-ready.

These advanced technology systems complement the Tier 4 interim-compliant AGCO POWER 8.4-liter diesel engine with e3 selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology that was introduced to the RoGator in 2011. Customers operating with the new engine configuration have reported an increase in in-field performance and up to 13 percent less fuel consumed compared to Tier III non-SCR machines.… Continue reading

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JD Equipment launches export division

Celebrating its 30th year in business, J D Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce its expansion in the global market for used agricultural equipment.   J.D. Equipment Export LLC was recently formed as a wholly owned subsidiary to focus on the unique needs of global customers.  The business is headquartered at the Company’s state of the art facility in London, Ohio and to provide a turn- key solution to customers throughout the world.

J D Equipment employees have over 25 years of experience with equipment exporting, specializing in John Deere agricultural equipment.  They have an expertise in documentation and export requirements, along with access to over $50 million of inventory.   The new company is a full service supplier, providing value to customers through equipment sourcing, negotiations of shipping rates and efficient practices for expediting used equipment and parts throughout the world.

J.D. Equipment Export recently launched a new website, where you can find more information about the company as well as search for used equipment online.  … Continue reading

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Ag Leader Unveils New GeoSteer™ Automated Steering System

Farmers looking to reduce operator fatigue, lower fuel consumption and extend working hours and operation windows have a new tool – a high-accuracy automated steering system from Ag Leader. The all-new GeoSteer™ automated steering system was designed for farmers looking for repeatable, sub-inch accuracy, making it ideal for planting, spraying and other field operations that require precise automated steering.

The single antenna design makes it easy to transfer the system from one vehicle to another. Additionally, an exclusive Flex Mode allows the GeoSteer system to continue operating for a period of time if the system temporarily loses the differential GPS signal.

The GeoSteer system integrates seamlessly with Ag Leader’s INTEGRA™ and VERSA™ in-cab displays, making setup quick and easy. Built-in remote diagnostics and auto-calibration is easily accessible from the in-cab display. GeoSteer’s remote service system allows dealer service technicians to access and diagnose the unit while the operator is in the field.… Continue reading

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Case IH twin-row planters offer innovative technology

Advanced twin-row seeding technology is now available from Case IH for 2013. Accurate, dependable Case IH Twin-Row planters provide a best-in-class solution to increase plant populations without changing cropping practices.

“Twin-row crop production is increasing in popularity due to the potential yield advantages by narrowing corn rows,” says Bill Hoeg, Case IH Planter Sales and Marketing Manager in North America. “Case IH Twin-Row planters allow producers to increase plant populations without having to make any new investments or major modifications to existing harvesting or spraying equipment. Essentially, you change your planter and everything else remains the same as it was with 30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch rows.”

The concept involves staggering seed in two rows, eight inches apart on 30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch centers. Therefore, a corn head set for 30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch rows can harvest twin rows at the same time. However, this technology is not just for those who want more bushels of corn per acre or higher tonnage corn silage.… Continue reading

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Mahindra expands operations in North America

Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, is adding its fourth North American assembly and distribution facility in Bloomsburg, PA. The new facility, celebrating its grand opening on August 28, 9:30 am – 11:30 a.m., will provide support and service to Mahindra’s northeast United States and eastern Canadian dealers and partners.

“The opening of this newest distribution center represents our strategic commitment to Mahindra dealers,” said Mani Iyer, President of Mahindra USA. “In a time of industry consolidation, we are actively expanding into new partnerships and growth opportunities to fuel our Rise in North America as one of the premier tractor companies.”

The Mahindra Northeast Authorized Distribution Center will be operated in partnership with Mahindra dealer, TPC Power Center. The center will have a positive impact on the Bloomsburg and surrounding area’s economy. Mahindra and TPC have converted an empty warehouse on five acres into a fully-functional 40,000 square foot facility that will employ up to 30 people in the operation as it moves into full production. … Continue reading

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New Case IH Titan 30 series floaters

Case IH is proud to welcome the new Titan™30 Series floaters to its Efficient Power family. These floaters are both more powerful and more efficient than previous models and feature the newly redesigned Surveyor™ cab with accurate controls to help producers maximize inputs.

“The enhanced performance and efficiency of Titan 30 Series floaters means operators can cover more acres with less fuel,” says Ken Lehmann, Case IH Application Equipment Sales and Marketing Manager. “With improved ruggedness and efficiency, these floaters are designed to perform in tough conditions.”

More Horsepower & Increased Fuel Efficiency

Titan 30 Series floaters are available in four configurations, with three- or four-wheels and the option of 330 or 400 horsepower. These floaters also feature the new Case IH FPT 8.7-liter engine, offering 8 to 9 percent more horsepower than previous models. The diesel engines are designed to handle heavy engine loads while delivering optimum fuel efficiency and meeting Tier 4 standards.… Continue reading

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Universal skid steer adapter for compact pin-on loaders

Worksaver, Inc. introduces the Universal Skid Steer Adapter to allow the use of skid steer type attachments for compact tractors up to 40 hp. with pin-on type loaders.  The adapter is 54” wide x 17” high and features an all welded design with plated handles, springs and locks.  With the universal skid steer adapter, loaders on compact tractors with pin-on buckets can now be updated with the popular skid steer attaching method.  Customers can also easily switch attachments between a skid steer loader and compact tractor loader.

This adapter can be paired with a pin-on bracket set for compact tractors to complete the unit.

For more information, contact Worksaver, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Litchfield, IL 62056-0100.  Phone: 217-324-5973.  Fax: 217-234-3356.  Website: http://www.worksaver.com/product/bale-options.html.  E-mail: sales@worksaver.com.… Continue reading

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Combine settings require attention to detail when harvest drought-stricken corn

A few simple tweaks ensure clean grain with minimal losses when harvesting this fall

It’s no secret combines perform best when they’re operating at their maximum capacity. However, the widespread drought is changing not only corn grain yield, but the volume of plant material that will be passing through combines as they harvest corn this fall. In addition, drought-stressed kernels will be smaller and more difficult to keep clean and intact, particularly in many of today’s larger combines.

With attention to detail and a few simple combine adjustments, growers can maintain kernel integrity, produce a clean grain sample and minimize grain harvest loss. John Keller, product performance manager for Gleaner® combines, located in Hesston, Kan., explains what farmers are up against and offers some recommendations for modifying combine settings to offset the unusual conditions growers are facing in 2012.

“Drought stress means corn stalks and ears will both be smaller than normal and small ears are especially difficult to feed,” says Keller.… Continue reading

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