Case IH Robo-Sharpener for sharpening tillage blades

It’s an age-old problem in agriculture: ground-engaging tools – disks, coulters and wavy blades that penetrate soil and cut crop residues – eventually go dull. Until now, there was no way to realistically sharpen a wavy-bladed implement with dull blades. “It is with great excitement that Case IH announces the Robo-SharpenerTM,” says Rob Zemenchik, Sales and Marketing Manager, Case IH Tillage Products. “It’s the world’s first manually supervised ‘field-service robot’ for sharpening wavy or regular tillage blades on the Case IH True-Tandem 330 Turbo.”

“We introduced the 330 Turbo vertical tillage tool in 2007, with its patented low-concavity wavy blades,” Zemenchik adds. “Case IH field specialists soon recognized that we could further extend customer value if we could provide a sharpener for its wavy blades. We couldn’t find a sharpener anywhere in the world, so we invented our own.”

The patent-pending Robo-Sharpener system sharpens a Case IH Turbo blade in just a few minutes.… Continue reading

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Vermeer TE490 introduces high-capacity tedding

A new high-capacity, heavy-built tedder, which boasts an impressive tedding width of 49.2′ (15 m) – yet handling capabilities that rival much smaller models – is now available from Vermeer.

The new Vermeer® TE490 Tedder is “designed to meet the needs of high-acre hay producers who want to cover more acres, in fewer passes, in less time, with lower fuel costs,” says Phil Egging, Product Manager, Vermeer Forage Solutions.

“The TE490 is a prime example of smart design in a machine that combines high-capacity with exceptional handling and operator convenience. You can fold and unfold it quickly, transport it easily, cover lots of acres in a short timeframe and make adjustments without tools. It has all the advantages of a smaller tedder in a much larger package, allowing you to do more with fewer operators and less equipment,” Egging added.

Similar to its TE Series forerunners, the TE490 features specially coiled hook-style tines, which create unprecedented “bottoms-up” tedding action for more consistent dry down.… Continue reading

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Vermeer adds SW5000 and SW5500 to silage wrapper lineup

Two state-of-the-art bale-wrapping systems, designed to help producers turn silage bales into individually wrapped high-nutrition silage packages, were introduced by Vermeer. The Vermeer® SW5000 and SW5500 Silage Wrappers offer forage producers greater freedom and more flexibility, enabling them to increase their hay baling options – and window – by harvesting high-moisture forages with moisture content up to 65 percent.

“Both the SW5000 and SW5500 are ideal for operators who want more flexibility, control, wrapping speed and operator convenience,” says Phil Egging, Product Manager, Vermeer Forage Solutions. “They give you more choices while helping to reduce dry matter and leaf losses at the same time they minimize the challenges of harvesting forages at the correct stage of maturity. Both machines also feature self-loading arms that allow you to pickup, load, wrap and dump tightly wrapped bales without leaving the tractor cab.”

The SW5000 is ideal for mid-sized operations, while the SW5500 is more suited for operations with extensivesilage baling needs.… Continue reading

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Yamaha introduces all-new Grizzly 300

Full Featured Light Utility Vehicle has Class-Exclusive Technology

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced the all-new Grizzly 300 2WD utility ATV combining best-in-class technology with a value price at $4,099. This new light utility ATV has a smooth and powerful engine and is the only model in its class with a fully automatic dual range transmission.

The Grizzly 300 is powered by a 287cc single overhead cam four stroke engine. Its class-exclusive liquid cooling provides precise temperature control and long engine life even in extreme environments. At the center of its lightweight and durable chassis is a power plant with a 32mm carburetor that delivers smooth power.

“This all-new Grizzly 300 is built for the farmer who needs a durable, dependable light utility vehicle or rider who wants a fun two-wheel-drive recreational ATV,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV and SxS group marketing manager. “Grizzly styling and reliability combined with all of its great features make this new 300 the best machine in its class.”… Continue reading

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Vermeer adds high-capacity wheel rake to VR Series

A new, high-capacity wheel rake capable of raking 28′ (8.5 m) wide passes – yet nimble enough to maneuver like rakes much smaller in size – is now available from Vermeer

Corporation. The heavy-duty VR1428 is designed to give operators more capacity and the ability to handle more acres in less time, with fewer maintenance issues. It combines smart, streamlined design and functionality with simple, tool-free adjustments, while incorporating outstanding operator conveniences.

“A lot of times with larger scale rakes, the extra width makes it difficult and cumbersome to maneuver,” says Product Manager, Phil Egging. “However, the VR1428 handles much like smaller capacity rakes because of the way it’s closely positioned to the tractor in the raking position. That allows operators to easily maneuver around field corners and obstacles.”

According to Egging, several exclusive design features make the difference – a non-telescoping, non-bolted joint straight tongue (patent pending); a rugged bent tube high-clearance frame, rear frame and fold arms a well as a unique patent-pending rake wheel lift and suspension system.… Continue reading

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Vermeer introduces a new generation of Rebel® balers

Twelve years ago, Vermeer introduced the first ever hitch ‘n go baler designed to meet the needs and pocketbooks of producers with low horsepower tractors looking to roll their own highquality round bales.

Today marks the launch of the new Rebel Baler generation, this time with two models – the Rebel 5420 and 5520 Balers – and several significant new features incorporated from larger

Vermeer models, but still maintaining the user-friendly functionality and meeting the lower horsepower requirements of the popular original.

“Because the Rebel Baler has been such a strong leader in its class, we spent a lot of time working on new features that enhanced baler performance, while keeping the functionality simple and the price very competitive,” says Phil Chrisman, Baler Product Manager. “We also wanted to answer a customer need that was not filled with the last Rebel Baler introduction. By offering both 5×4 and 5×5 models, we can now offer a 5×5 baler for owners who do not need the higher capacity balers, but want to produce larger bales at an economical price point.”… Continue reading

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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



Maximum Boosted Engine HP

Maxxum 110

Maxxum 110 MultiController


4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder


Maxxum 115

Maxxum 115 MultiController


6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder


Maxxum 120

Maxxum 120 MultiController


4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder


Maxxum 125

Maxxum 125 MultiController


6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder


Maxxum 130

Maxxum 130 MultiController


4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder


Maxxum 140

Maxxum 140 MultiController


6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder














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 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 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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