John Deere Unveils Industry’s Largest Planter

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere is generating buzz at the 2009 National Farm Machinery Show with the new DB120 – the largest planter in the industry. Rob Rippchen, division marketing manager at John Deere seed in Moline, IL says this 120 foot planter is the next generation planter building off the DB90 introduced five years ago. “This planter will plant somewhere between 90 …

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National Farm Machinery Show Opens

Cindy Zimmerman

The weather is threatening here in Louisville, but that is not deterring people from arriving to the 2009 National Farm Machinery Show, which just opened its doors. If the economy is bad, you wouldn’t know it here. More than 800 exhibitors are expected in the 27 acres of exhibit space here. I am a “newbie” to the show, so I …

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Farm Equipment Legend Passes

Cindy Zimmerman

The founder of Vermeer Corporation passed away today in Pella, Iowa. Gary Vermeer started the business with a cousin in 1948, after inventing a wagon hoist five years earlier, which made it easier to unload corn. From that small operation, the company has grown over the past 60 years to an international organization that manufactures agricultural, construction, environmental, and industrial …

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Worksaver Debut at Farm Machinery Show

Melissa Sandfort

Worksaver, Inc. will be exhibiting their new Worksaver Snow Blades at the National Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Booth No. 3013 from Feb. 11-14, 2009. The new snow blades for skid steers (SBS Series) and tractor loaders (SBFL Series) remove snow from driveways, parking lots or other large areas. The snow blades are able to angle left …

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Hart Offers New Hart Cart

Laura McNamara

Hart Marketing, Inc. released its first ever Hart Cart Utility Vehicle in 2006. But now, the Indiana-based UTV dealer has introduced a new model and says its product is as popular as ever with farmers. Tom Applewood of Springfield IL says, “I’ve been farming for 30 years and this Hart Cart is one of the best tools I’ve ever bought.” …

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