ZimmCast 600 – John Deere at World Dairy Expo

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The ZimmCast hits another milestone today with episode number 600! This podcast started in April 2005, making it not only the first agricultural podcast, but one of the earliest ever started. In fact, ZimmCast predates the June 2005 release by Apple iTunes 4.9, which added formal support for podcasts. Funny thing is that it has only been in the last …

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Deere Showcases New Forage Harvesters at #WDE18

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John Deere showcased its new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) at the 2018 World Dairy Expo last week in Madison, Wisconsin. The high-capacity forage harvesters announced in August provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, along with optimum corn silage processing that’s independent of the length of cut. “We get ten percent more productivity per horsepower while …

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Deere Introduces High-Capacity Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere showcased the all-new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) at last week’s Farm Progress Show, drawing a lot of interest from attendees. The four new models, which range from 616 hp to 957 hp, are able to provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, along with optimum corn silage processing independent of the length of cut, …

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Smart Ag Driverless Tractor Demo at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

A driverless tractor demonstration stole the spotlight at the 2018 Farm Progress Show, especially since it was able to get out and in the field Tuesday before demos were cancelled for a day and a half due to weather. Ames, Iowa-based technology company Smart Ag introduced a full-stack software platform and aftermarket kit for driverless tractors. This revolutionary development in …

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Farm Progress Show News Briefs

Cindy Zimmerman

As always, there was lots of new equipment announcements at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. Here are some of them: AGCO Corporation Fendt IDEAL Combine Takes Center Stage at 2018 Farm Progress Show Massey Ferguson Debuts the 1700M Series Compact Tractor at Farm Progress Show 2018 Massey Ferguson Introduces the RB Series Silage Baler at Farm Progress Show 2018 Case …

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Case IH Improves Steiger and Magnum Series Tractors

Carrie Muehling

Case IH announces updates to both its Steiger® Series and Magnum™ Series tractor lines for 2019. The Steiger® Quadtrac® and Rowtrac™ tractor lineup includes new features that reinforce the series’ already proven performance. Several drive system advancements, including a new high-speed Rowtrac design, join a factory-fit enhanced telematics offering that increases management capability and flexibility. In addition, all Model Year …

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AEM’s Ag Equipment Sales Numbers Remain Strong

Carrie Muehling

Self-propelled combines and 4-wheel-drive tractors lead the way in a July 2018 report by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), reflecting continued strong U.S. sales. July U.S. sales of self-propelled combines gained 37 percent compared to last year, with year-to-date growth of nearly 24 percent compared to last-year’s January-July numbers. U.S. sales of 4-wheel-drive tractors jumped 77.5 percent for July …

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Deere Adds to Frontier Equipment Lineup

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere has added to its lineup of Frontier equipment for property owners and small-acreage producers. The new implements include cultipackers, three-point shank rippers and overseeders, which are commonly used by large-property owners and producers who need smaller-sized equipment to work behind compact, and utility tractors and in small fields. Where seed has been broadcast, Frontier Cultipackers break up clods …

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Ag Equipment Sales Higher at Mid-Year

Cindy Zimmerman

All categories of agricultural machinery sales are in the plus column so far this year compared to last, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). “We view 2018 as a rebuilding year for agriculture; we’ve experienced a steadily improving economy, tax reform provides incentives and machines need to be replaced,” said Curt Blades, AEM senior …

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More News from John Deere

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere made several new equipment announcements this week, including three combine updates already featured. The new W170 windrower for canola growers makes swathing faster and easier in heavy crop and hilly conditions. With 46 inches (116.8 cm) of ground clearance and 12-inch (30.48 cm) wider walking beams, tall windrows can flow easily beneath the machine’s frame and are corralled …

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