Deere’s 6R Series Tractors Feature Single-Lever Control

Carrie Muehling

John Deere showcased new features available on 6R Series tractors at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. “The main new feature for 6Rs this year is this new CommandPro multi-function control lever we have on the tractor,” said Lyle McMillan, product marketing manager. “And really what that is, is giving operators the ability to control their tractor and their implement all …

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John Deere Announces Upgrades to Utility Tractors

Carrie Muehling

John Deere introduced Model Year 2019 updates to its 5R Series of utility tractors at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. “We’re really excited about the additional options that we’re offering on our 5R series utility tractors. Some of them are a first for our utility tractors, especially when it comes to technology,” said John Doyle, product marketing manager. In addition …

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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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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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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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Camso Hosts VIPs at Remanufacturing Facility

Chuck Zimmerman

The latest remanufacturing capabilities and Camso facility was showcased to customers, community leaders and media this month in Emporia, KS. Remanufacturing is available for tracks taken from friction drive tractors, and for midroller wheels of all tractors as shown in this image. During the one-day premier, Camso welcomed guests and took them on an exclusive guided tour of the facility …

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John Deere Updates 9R Family of Tractors

Carrie Muehling

John Deere‘s 2019 lineup of large 9R, 9RT and 9RX tractors will feature technology updates and other enhancements. For the first time, John Deere is offering a 120-inch track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX and 9620RX Series Four Track Ag Tractors equipped with 30- and 36-inch tracks. “The extra wide stance of this machine is ideal for customers wanting …

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100 Years of John Deere History on Display at #NFMS18

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere is celebrating 100 years this year of getting into the tractor business. Here at the National Farm Machinery Show you can walk through a little bit of that history in the John Deere booth. So that’s what I did with my host, Tiffany Turner, John Deere Product Marketing Manager. The walkway through the exhibit winds up at a …

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ICYMI: National Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo was held at the Fort Worth Convention Center January 22-24. The event included a vehicle showcase and ride-and-drive opportunity alongside demonstrations and presentations on the latest in the industry. This conference also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board. Among the highlights was an award to USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky for …

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AEM Reports 2017 Tractor and Combine Sales

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2017 Ag Tractor and Combine Report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows some recovery from 2016. “When we look at 2017 U.S. retail sales, especially from mid-year on, the bright spot continued to be the small-tractor sales under 40 HP with consistently positive numbers, while tractors 40-100HP have essentially been flat,” AEM Senior VP for AG Services …

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