Preview of #NFMS17

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Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show! I arrived early yesterday and one of the first people I ran into was Steve Kelly, Executive Director of Expositions, so we sat down for a preview chat for this year’s event. Steve says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to …

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

Presidential Inaugural Parade to Highlight Agriculture

Kelly Marshall

RFD-TV has invited every tractor manufacturer in the nation to participate in the Rural Tractor Brigade that will be participating in the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade. Case IH, Challenger, John Deere, Kioti, Kubota, Mahindra, Massey-Ferguson and New Holland have all confirmed that they will be showcasing modern tractors when the parade broadcasts live on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC at …

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Kubota Honors Farmer Veteran

Cindy Zimmerman

Kubota has donated another tractor to a farmer veteran as part of their “Geared to Give” program. Chad Tackett served in the U.S. Air Force before he came home to manage 200 acres of pines, hardwoods and pasture ground with his wife Shirlene. At a special ceremony, Tackett was presented the keys to a new Kabota L-Series compact tractor as …

Agribusiness, Tractor

A New Holland NHDrive ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman

A self driving tractor generated a lot of buzz during the Farm Progress Show. New Holland, a sponsor of our event coverage, had their brand new autonomous concept tractor displayed in the center of their show lot and it was getting a lot of attention. In this week’s program I talked with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a detailed …

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Wow What a Concept from New Holland – NHDrive

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s two tractors in one which gives you maximum flexibility. It’s the NHDrive concept tractor from New Holland. Just announced at the Farm Progress Show this machine has the capability to be driven with the attached cab just like a normal tractor. But can also run driverless and be controlled by a portable device or computer. I spoke with Bret …

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New Two-Wheel Drive T6 Series Tractor from New Holland

Chuck Zimmerman

New Holland introduced a new two-wheel-drive version of its premium T6 series tractor, available starting first quarter, 2017. At the recent Farm Progress Show Michael Cornman, New Holland Agriculture Segment Marketing Manager – Under 140 HP Tractors, talked with farm journalists about the new model. The 2WD version offers enhanced maneuverability on two wheels for sharper turning, making it perfect …

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How Long Before Autonomous Tractors are on the Market?

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How important is immigration/farm labor to election?” This is really a pretty easy one to guess the results to. Somewhat to Very Important got about 84% of the votes. It certainly is an issue for debate in our upcoming Presidential election. Our new ZimmPoll is live and asks the question, How long until we …

Case IH, New Holland, Tractor, ZimmPoll

The @NHAgriculture NHDrive Concept Autonomous Tractor

Chuck Zimmerman

Want a glimpse into the future of farming? You get it at the New Holland exhibit at the Farm Progress Show. On display is a concept tractor that is autonomous. I spoke with Carlo Lambro, Global President for New Holland, about this driverless tractor. Actually, the owner has the option to drive it or remotely control it since the New …

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Reman Equipment Showcased at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

The remanufactured equipment market has been increasingly popular with farmers across America, and CNH Industrial Reman, a Joint Venture between CNH Industrial and SRC Holdings Corporation is truly bringing farmers a new standard of quality in remanufactured equipment. Jamie Sullivan, Marketing Manager for CNH Industrial Reman, was on hand at the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the benefits of …

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New @JohnDeere 9RX Tractors Arriving for Spring

Cindy Zimmerman

The John Deere 9RX tractor, which was launched last year at Farm Progress Show, was a big hit at the recent Commodity Classic. The new tractors are being delivered to customers in time for planting season and John Deere Senior Marketing Representative Kevin Lowe says one feature farmers appreciate is the undercarriage, since it is 20% larger than the nearest …

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