48th Annual Championship Tractor Pulls At NFMS

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The 48th Annual Championship Tractor Pull will once again be held at Freedom Hall during the National Farm Machinery Show next week. The top pullers in the country will return to Louisville to compete for the title of Grand Champion and a share of nearly $250,000 in prize money. Each year more than 500 teams apply to pull in the …

Farm Shows, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Tractor

Growth Energy, New Holland Name Sweepstakes Winner

Kelly Marshall

Growth Energy and New Holland Agriculture are pleased to announce that the 2015 Growth Energy Individual Member Sweepstakes winner is Mr. Bill Howell.  He has won a Boomer 47 tractor with Growth Energy racing decals.  The tractor will be presented by Haley Equipment in Carroll, Iowa. “We are proud to support farmers and those who choose to work the land …

Agribusiness, Growth Energy, New Holland, Tractor

John Deere Unveils 5G Series Tractors

Kelly Marshall

A new, narrow and highly-manuerverable tractor has been unveiled by John Deere.  Their new 5G series tractors offer compact power solutions for specialty crops like orchards and vineyards.  The new tractors meet the final Tier 4 engine emissions requirements. “The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” …

Agribusiness, John Deere, specialty crops, Tractor

Agritechnica Awards New Holland Machine of the Year

Jamie Johansen

At Agritechnica 2015, New Holland Agriculture’s new T7.315 tractor was crowned with the coveted “Machine of the Year” 2016 in the large tractor category. The title is bestowed by a jury of 19 journalists representing leading European agricultural publications. The machine was rewarded for its technical innovation and the benefits it brings to customers, with selection criteria focusing on innovative …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Forage, New Holland, Tractor

Book Review: Red Combines

Joanna Schroeder

It’s Cyber Monday, and so here is another gift idea for agriculture lovers: Red Combines. Authored by Lee Klancher, the beautiful tome visually and artistically details the history of the entire line of International Harvester and Case IH red combines from 1915-2015. Other elements of the book include how the red combine has impacted both agriculture and society throughout the …

Book Review, Case IH, Equipment, Tractor

48th Championship Tractor Pull Drivers Announced

Kelly Marshall

The dirvers of this years 48th annual Championship Tractor Pull include former champions as well as a record-braking number of women drivers.  The four-day event, sponsored by Syngenta, will be held February 10-13 in conjunction with the  National Farm Machinery Show.  Drivers compete for the title of Grand Champion and a share of $250,000 in prize money. The majority of …

Events, Tractor

New Holland Tractor Could Change Face of Farming

Jamie Johansen

A new video produced by CNH Industrial, parent of global agricultural machinery brand New Holland Agriculture, looks at its prototype Methane Power tractor, and what it is capable of achieving during the the Sustainable Farm Pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Milan, Italy. The alternative fuel technology powering that tractor is a promising cue towards the future of agricultural mechanization, …

New Holland, Sustainability, Tractor, Video

Cabs Now Available on New Holland Compact Tractor

Kelly Marshall

The Boomer 37/41/47 compact tractors from New Holland now come with a factory-installed cab.  The new cab is spacious and climate-controlled for year-round comfort.  Side and rear-opening windows also allow natural ventilation for those beautiful weather work days. “Whether you load mulch, mow the lawn, move snow, or do farm chores, New Holland’s Boomer tractors have set the standard for …

Agribusiness, New Holland, Tractor

Case IH Launches Optum Tractor Series

Lizzy Schultz

Case IH beefed up its forage lineup this month with the new Optum tractor series, which was publicly launched at the 2015 Farm Progress Show. The Optum tractor joins the company’s complete line of hay and forage equipment, including updates across its Puma® and Maxxum® series offerings. “The Optum is targeted to be a heavy duty haying tractor, for those …

Case IH, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Harvest, Hay, Tractor

New from Case IH

Chuck Zimmerman

Case IH welcomed agricultural media prior to the Farm Progress Show to see some new products. These include their precision planting products, their Axial Flow technology, their track products and more. Jim Walker, Vice President, North America, welcomed us to the evening event and I spoke with him afterward. On the lot for the first time publicly was their new …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, Farm Progress Show, Tractor