Fendt IDEAL Combine Impresses at NFMS

Carrie Muehling

AGCO Corporation continues to show off its new Fendt IDEAL combine at events like the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The company first unveiled the machine at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. “This is a “clean-sheet” of design combine,” said Caleb Schleder, tactical marketing manager for combines. “That means our engineers did not have any foundation other than …

AGCO, Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show

Kubota Introduces M7 Generation 2 Tractor

Carrie Muehling

Kubota Tractor Corporation showed off its new M7 Generation 2 deluxe tractor at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. “It’s got all of the simplicity and controls of our standard tractor, but now we’ve added a tractor with the Closed Center Load Sensing hydraulics,” said Kent Brown, senior product manager. “So, for farmers that have a value conscious …

Audio, Equipment, Kubota, National Farm Machinery Show, Tractor

DEUTZ-FAHR Introduces New 6 Series Tractors at #NFMS19

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show, PFG America, exclusive distributor of DEUTZ-FAHR tractors in the USA market, unveiled the new small frame 6 Series tractors boasting FARMotion diesel engines. Laura Handke spoke with Taylor Grout, Sales and Marketing Director for DEUTZ-FAHR USA and Aiden Zimmerman (pictured), Zimmerman’s Equipment. Since 2016, DEUTZ-FAHR has offered the 6 Series Agrotron models that …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, Tractor

AEM Releases Year-End Ag Equipment Sales Data

Cindy Zimmerman

2018 was a strong year for ag tractor and combine sales in the U.S., according to the latest numbers released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The association’s December U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows all machine categories recorded year-to-date growth as the year closed out. “2018 was a solid year for equipment sales despite a weak overall …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Equipment, Tractor

Over $150,000 Raised for WEDA Foundations

Cindy Zimmerman

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is thrilled to announce that over $150,000 was raised at the recent WEDA International Dealer Conference for WEDA’s Foundations. Funds raised will go toward scholarships to support career and technical education programs for ag equipment technicians. Recognizing critical labour shortages of properly trained dealership employees, the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation (CEDF) and the Western …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Equipment

Latest AEM Ag Tractor and Combine Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) Ag Tractor and Combine Report from November shows overall sales remained positive. U.S. Sales of self-propelled combines gained 9.2 percent in November compared to last year, and U.S. sales of 4-wheel-drive tractors increased 60.7 percent month-over-month. November year-to-date U.S. sales showed a 16.6 percent growth for combines and 15.9 percent growth for 4-wheel-drive …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Equipment, Tractor

WEDA Names 2018 Dealer of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) has presented its prestigious 2018 Merit Award to Harley Adams of Concordia Tractor, Inc. (CTI), as the 2018 Dealer of the Year. Pictured here, Wally Butler, (left) President of the Board of Directors, Western Equipment Dealers Association presents Adams with the award. As a true mark of excellence, the annual WEDA Dealer of the …

Award, Equipment, WEDA

Iron Solutions Promotion to Benefit Toys for Tots

Carrie Muehling

A unique promotion by equipment appraisal experts Iron Solutions will benefit Toys for Tots, based on a tongue-in-cheek call for information to appraise Santa’s well-used sleigh. Santa is ready to trade-in his old model 1918-12.25 Sleigh, but has no idea what it’s worth. After all, Santa is busy pushing his elves to make more toys and has little time to …

Equipment, Social Media

AGCO Presents 13th Operator of the Year at ARA2018

Cindy Zimmerman

AGCO Corporation presented its 13th Annual Operator of the Year award to Jerry Born of Fairmount, North Dakota at the 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo last week in Boca Raton, Fla. The award recognizes the value of the hard work professional applicators do caring for crops and customers across the country, as well as their involvement in …

AGCO, AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio, Award, Equipment

ZimmCast 600 – John Deere at World Dairy Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Dairy, Equipment, Forage, John Deere, World Dairy Expo, ZimmCast