Equipment

Farm Science Review starts in a week

The 2011 Farm Science Review starts in less than one week. The picture below was taken from the Southeast corner of the New Holland lot looking up past Case IH and John Deere. Over the next few days these displays and many others will come to life highlighting what is new in Ohio’s agriculture.

The Farm Science Review opens at 8:00 am Tuesday September 20th and runs through 4:00 pm on Thursday the 22nd. Make sure you stop by the Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net Barn to say hello.

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Vermeer launches N Series balers

A high-performance round baler, purposefully designed for producers who want capacity, speed and reliability in smaller 5′ x 4′ round bales, is now available from Vermeer. The new Vermeer® 504N, modeled after the Vermeer Super M Series, produces 47″ wide x 60″ diameter (1.2 m x 1.5 m) packages that weigh up to 1200 lbs (544 kg), depending on moisture content.

“We wanted to design a new baler that served the needs of our high production 5′ x 4′ customers,” says Phil Chrisman, Baler Product Manager. “The design team spent a lot of time listening to the needs of customers and incorporated many of the design features from the larger Vermeer Super M Series balers, such as speed, operating efficiency, functionality and reliability.”

According to Chrisman, the new N Series design starts with a large-capacity, five-bar pickup to handle heavy, high-volume windrows. A unique positive roll starting system, combined with the Vermeer bottom drum design, provides reliable starts, aggressive intake at high feed rates and uniform distribution of the core across the entire chamber.… Continue reading

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Innovative anhydrous applicator for no-till

 

AgSynergy™ announces their new patent pending Genesis TRX™ applicators which use a single disk, high speed opener for precision placement of anhydrous ammonia.  This system ensures the least amount of soil disturbance and residue movement when placing nutrients in no-till environments. Among impressive features is an innovative, aggressive sealing system that includes a set of durable 4 ¾” wide rubber track that holds residue stationary while the coulter cuts through into the soil. This holding effect minimizes residue and soil movement for a superior sealing of anhydrous ammonia in a wide range of field conditions. A simple, efficient, easy to adjust, hydraulic down pressure system helps make this possible.   This, combined with a rugged, heavy-duty undercarriage with ¾” thick steel rails and components lubed for life for minimal maintenance, makes the Genesis TRX™ able to withstand hard field use.  The disk blade is heavy-duty 20” x ¼” thick steel followed by a placement knife with shatter-wing, both of which are adjustable to application depths of 4”, 5” or 6”.… Continue reading

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High-Capacity SuperFlex Draper Head Designed for New Holland

New Holland has introduced a new SuperFlex draper head specifically designed to match the high capacity of New Holland CR Series Twin Rotor® and CX8000 Series Super-Conventional combines.

“Header designs play an important role in reducing harvesting losses,” says New Holland Cash Crop Marketing Manager Ed Barry. “The new 880CF SuperFlex draper head provides closer cutting and better flotation so farmers can harvest every bit of their valuable crop.”

The 880CF SuperFlex cutterbar draper headers are available in cutting widths of 30′, 35′, 40′ and 45′. The 30′, and 35′ heads feature a single-span, plastic-tine pickup reel while 40′ and 45′ models use a dual-span reel with plastic tines.

A patented, rubber spring flotation system allows the 880CF head to follow ground contours more closely. The rubber torsion springs on each floor support can be adjusted manually to tailor flotation to conditions or to compensate for any cutterbar unevenness.

The six-bat reel smoothly feeds crop to the cutterbar, which cuts cleanly using three-inch guards and overserrated knife sections with 10 teeth per inch. … Continue reading

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Case IH rolls out new 2012 Maxxum series

New models with enhanced operational and fuel efficiency

Case IH introduces the new 2012 Maxxum® tractor lineup to the Efficient Power family of products, now equipped with  enhanced operator controls, fuel-saving Tier 4A engines, and more powerful hydraulics to deliver livestock and mixed farm operations the best possible balance of productivity, fuel efficiency and versatility. The Maxxum Series now offers the choice of a standard base package, or deluxe “MultiController” configuration, with six models to choose in each. Both packages offer 4 or 6 cylinder engines with electronic common rail fuel system.

 

Model Numbers

PTO HP

Engine

Maximum Boosted Engine HP

Maxxum 110

Maxxum 110 MultiController

90

4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder

143

Maxxum 115

Maxxum 115 MultiController

95

6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder

154

Maxxum 120

Maxxum 120 MultiController

100

4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder

154

Maxxum 125

Maxxum 125 MultiController

105

6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder

165

Maxxum 130

Maxxum 130 MultiController

110

4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder

163

Maxxum 140

Maxxum 140 MultiController

120

6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder

176

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MultiControl armrest puts functions at your fingertips

The new, optional MultiControl Armrest console brings all vital tractor operations within easy reach, with the handle itself containing six key tractor functions literally at the operator’s fingertips.… Continue reading

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Fendt website helps farmers choose and price 
new tractors 



Fendt “Build and Quote” website lets producers configure and price 
new tractors from the comfort of home

Farmers shopping for new tractors from Fendt® can easily configure, price and compare the newest equipment right from their home office using the new Fendt “Build and Quote” website found at http://buildandquote.fendt.com/. The newly launched online tool simplifies the initial shopping process by allowing farmers to sort through available equipment options and design a tractor to fit the unique needs of their individual farming operations.

“The ‘Build and Quote’ equipment configuration tools we’ve created are user friendly and intuitive to use,” explains Tim Lyon, sales operations director at AGCO. “By using these tools to learn about the products available, farmers will be able to get a better understanding of the many features and options available and receive the list price online automatically. They can mix and match the various options before requesting a formal quote or before visiting the dealer to finalize the machine configuration.”… Continue reading

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Case IH Magnum 370 CVT Tractor

To handle today’s large-scale row crop implements, Case IH will expand the Magnum™ Series to include a new Magnum 370 CVT model, representing the highest horsepower mechanical front drive (MFD) tractor on the market at 419 maximum boosted engine horsepower. In addition, Case IH will offer operator-friendly Case IH Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology will be offered across the entire Magnum lineup, including the current 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 models.  Case IH displayed the new Magnum 370 CVT model and announced the availability of CVT across the entire Magnum range, both of which will expand the Efficient Power family in late 2012.

“The new Magnum 370 CVT will represent our most powerful MFD tractor yet, and continue to deliver the efficient power that the Magnum Series is known for,” says John Bohnker, Case IH marketing manager for Magnum tractors. “This new addition to the Magnum Series is designed to deliver power to the ground with larger row crop implements such as planters, toolbars and strip-till rigs that bring economies of scale to large-acreage operations.”… Continue reading

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AGCO accepting nominations for 2011 AGCO Operator of the Year

Top four finalists invited to ARA Conference in Boca Raton, Fla.; winner will receive new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle 

Custom applicators spend long hours in the field, covering hundreds of thousands of acres each year across North America, doing their part to help farmers maximize their crop yields. For their hard work and dedication, AGCO Application Equipment is giving one deserving custom applicator a chance to cover even more ground on a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle — the grand prize granted to the 2011 AGCO Operator of the Year. Agri-retailers in U.S. and Canada can nominate a deserving operator at http://search.applylikeapro.com. Deadline for entries is Oct. 15.

“Operator of the Year is something we look forward to every year because it gives us a chance to recognize and say thanks to some of the finest individuals in the application business,” says Mark Sharitz, AGCO Application Equipment director of marketing. “This award is not a contest to see who can cover the most acres, but instead is designed to spotlight applicators who demonstrate exceptional work in the field and leadership within the company and communities in which they serve.”… Continue reading

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New Holland combines feature Tier 4A Engines

New Holland is further extending its line-up of equipment with Tier 4A engines with the addition of five new CR Series Twin Rotor® combines and three new CX8000 Series Super Conventional combines equipped with ECOBlue™ Selective Catalytic Reduction engine technology.  As a result, New Holland, as the Clean Energy Leader, offers the largest range of Tier 4A compliant products in the industry with 20 tractors in the over 100-hp T7, T8 and T9 Series range and eight combines available in North America.

New Holland’s Tier 4A engines offer improved power, performance and reduced fuel consumption thanks to ECOBlue™ SCR engine technology.

“Today’s farmers already have the technology at their disposal which will form the foundation for future Tier 4B compliance,” stated Franco Fusignani, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Holland Agriculture. He continued, “This means that machine operation will remain unaltered and it enables us to place our investment into developing the next generation of agricultural machinery.”… Continue reading

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Fendt Debuts New 900 Series

Fendt introduced the new Fendt 900 Series Vario tractors. With Fendt selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for Tier 4-interim compliance, the latest 900 Series tractors deliver up to 7 percent greater fuel efficiency compared to previous models*, along with the productivity and efficiency-enhancing advancements farmers have come to expect first from Fendt. Other new features for the 900 Series, which offers a reversing operator station on all models, are a standard 10.4-inch Varioterminal monitor which puts control of all tractor functions in one, touch-screen terminal; the option of fully integrated guidance; and an on-board computer that makes tracking, storing and transferring data to an office PC nearly effortless.

“For many producers and custom operators, Fendt 900 Series tractors are their first choice for the combination of speed, fuel efficiency, power and technology they must have to get the most work done each day,” says Mike Alvin, product manager for high horsepower tractors.… Continue reading

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Hemisphere GPS announces new Outback Guidance Solutions

 

Hemisphere GPS announced new Outback Guidance® solutions that deliver high level precision farming performance and productivity to all sizes of farm operations. Farmers continually strive for increased yields and efficiency and those efforts translate into a need for improved accuracy and performance regarding field operations. Now, combining new eDriveX™ features with Outback S3™ spray and rate control and new long range RTK receivers A320™/A321™, customers will have the most practical precision farm solution available from Hemisphere GPS. Farm operations of all sizes appreciate the affordability and versatility of Outback Guidance system performance.

New eDriveX Features
Hemisphere GPS introduces two advancements in eDriveX with eTurns functionality for customers seeking precision steering and control performance: reverse steering and slow speed control. Reverse steering provides customers with the ability to reverse course under certain circumstances. Slow speed control allows eDriveX users to operate their equipment in demanding, slow speed conditions down to 0.25 mph—crucial for many specialty crop operations.… Continue reading

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Case IH Axial-Flow 30 Series combines simplify harvest

Case IH proudly welcomes to its Efficient Power family the next generation of legendary Axial-Flow® combines – the 5130, 6130, 7130, 7230, 8230, and 9230. The new Axial-Flow 30 Series combines meet Tier 4A emissions regulations while improving both performance and efficiency. With the industry’s largest lineup, including two Class 7 models, Case IH combines are designed to simplify harvest.

Case IH proudly welcomes to its Efficient Power  family the next generation of legendary Axial-Flow® combines – the 5130, 6130, 7130, 7230, 8230, and 9230. The new Axial-Flow 30 Series combines meet Tier 4A emissions regulations while improving both performance and efficiency. With the industry’s largest lineup, including two Class 7 models, Case IH combines are designed to simplify harvest.

“Case IH Axial-Flow combines have been continuously evolving for 35 years,” says Nate Weinkauf, Case IH Combine Marketing Manager. “Today they continue to set the industry standards for uptime, grain quality, and grain savings regardless of crop, field condition, or farm size.”… Continue reading

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Case IH Patriot sprayer gets even better

With the launch of its newest 1,200-gallon sprayer – the Patriot® 4430 – Case IH once again sets the industry standard for power, fuel-efficiency, productivity and comfort. The flagship model in this series of industry-leading sprayers, known for its cab-forward, rear-engine configuration, is an appropriate addition to the Case IH Efficient Power family, delivering more horsepower in a more fuel-efficient package. Together these features allow operators to get in the field sooner to meet critical application windows with the power to handle challenging field conditions.

With the launch of its newest 1,200-gallon sprayer – the Patriot® 4430 – Case IH once again sets the industry standard for power, fuel-efficiency, productivity and comfort. The flagship model in this series of industry-leading sprayers, known for its cab-forward, rear-engine configuration, is an appropriate addition to the Case IH Efficient Power family, delivering more horsepower in a more fuel-efficient package. Together these features allow operators to get in the field sooner to meet critical application windows with the power to handle challenging field conditions.… Continue reading

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John Deere has largest ever launch of new equipment

Today in Indianapolis, John Deere is unveiling its new ag equipment for 2012 as part of the largest, most significant product introduction in the company’s 174-year history. Significant improvements in power, comfort, and performance are the hallmarks of the new machines including the S-Series Combines with larger corn heads and platforms; high-horsepower 4WD and track 9R/9RT Tractors; 6R Series row-crop tractors and 5 Series utility and specialty tractors.

According to Barry Nelson, manager of media relations for John Deere Ag and Turf Division, these products greatly extend the company’s broad portfolio of equipment products for use in all types of farming, livestock and specialty crop operations, as well as for commercial and property maintenance businesses.

Nelson visits with Ty Higgins about Wednesday’s product unveiling.

JD Barry Nelson

In addition to new John Deere combines, headers and tractors, the company recently introduced its new 7R Series Tractors for the row-crop market; its largest, most advanced self-propelled 4940 Sprayer with 1,200-gal.… Continue reading

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Bestway announces new retriever transport hitch

Bestway Inc., a leading specialty agricultural equipment manufacturer, recently announced the introduction of the Retriever® Transport Hitch for towing large drawn planters and other large implements with two-point or drawbar type hitches.

The Retriever® Transport Hitch mounts in about five minutes on the fifth wheel and frame of a tandem axle semi-tractor.   Utilizing a powerful, built in 12-volt hydraulic power pack, the Retriever® Transport hitch attaches to the planter with a two-point Quick-Attach hitch system and the operator uses a remote control to hydraulically raise the planter to transport height then the lift is securely locked for towing.  The exclusive two-point hitch design allows changing from a Category III system to a Category II system for towing mower conditioners, in about 10 seconds.  For drawbar type implements and planters, a removable heavy-duty drawbar with 12,000 lb. tongue weight capacity, is included with the hitch.  In addition a remote hydraulic valve is standard equipment for lifting or folding implements before towing.… Continue reading

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System 350 Automatic Steering Technology Now Available



Convenient state-of-the-art precision auto-steer technology offers producers new levels of data management, ease of operation, customization and flexibility

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is pleased to announce the availability of System 350 Automatic Steering through AGCO’s North American dealer network. The System 350 features a new X30 all-in-one control console that gives operators an entirely new level of precision accuracy, dependability, flexibility and ease of use beyond what they’ve come to expect from other steering systems in the market.

“Since auto-steer systems were first introduced to the market, producers have quickly recognized the advantages the technology brings to their farming operations,” explains Marlin Melander, technology marketing specialist with Advanced Technology Solutions at AGCO. “Auto-steer technology reduces expensive swath overlap and collects valuable information that can help increase work efficiency and reduce input costs. The System 350 takes those benefits to an unprecedented level to further increase productivity and make it even easier to manage field-by-field information.”… Continue reading

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AGCO introduces Sunflower 9610 conventional drill



AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is pleased to introduce the all-new Sunflower 9610 Conventional Drill. Designed specifically for precise seed placement of grasses, legumes and small grains in conventional tillage systems, the Sunflower 9610 drill offers one of the industry’s largest capacity seed hoppers, easily adjustable down pressure and a maintenance-free meter-drive system so producers can accurately and efficiently seed more acres in a day.

“This new conventional drill offers the high level of seed placement accuracy Sunflower has worked tirelessly to develop and perfect,” explains Tom Draper, Sunflower seeding and tillage product manager. “The 9610 drill is built to the same stringent Sunflower standards our customers have come to know, offering quality and dependability for superior performance. In designing the Sunflower 9610, we made sure to incorporate many elements that will allow producers to cover more acres each day, without sacrificing accuracy.”… Continue reading

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