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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Updated Deere Utility Tractors in the Sunbelt

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere is updating its popular 3-cylinder 5E Series Utility Tractors for model year 2018 and these versatile machines are on display this week at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. “We lowered the hood down about five inches to give more visibility,” said John Doyle, product marketing manager for Deere. “We increased the size of the operator platform …

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John Deere Expands 9RX Tractor Lineup

Carrie Muehling

John Deere launched the new 9RX Narrow Track Tractor at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. The tractor is available in 420, 470 or 520 horsepower, with 18- or 24-inch wide belt tracks. Farmers looking to work within a track spacing of 88 or 120 inches can do that with these tractors, says Tiffany Turner, John Deere product marketing manager for …

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Methane Concept Tractor from New Holland

Chuck Zimmerman

Tractors running on alternative fuels are not new. But what is new is a concept tractor from New Holland that is powered with methane or CNG. The tractor was on display during the Farm Progress Show. Pictured with the tractor is Carlo Lambro, New Holland Brand President. We had a chance to visit and talked about the new machine as …

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New from Case IH

Cindy Zimmerman

Case IH made a number of new product announcements for 2018 this week. For starters, they launched the next generation of Maxxum series tractors that “combine efficient power, versatility, comfort and convenience to handle the day-to-day demands of beef, dairy and row crop operations.” The 2018 line up includes Maxxum ActiveDrive 4, Maxxum ActiveDrive 8, and Maxxum CVXDrive tractor configurations …

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A John Deere Tractor for Every Need

Kelly Marshall

Dennis Ogle, Senior Marketing Representative, focused on the R Series tractors at John Deere‘s Reveal event in Moline, Illinois last week. They offer almost anything you could want for on-farm jobs, Ogle explains. From the 1000 tractor to the 8 R option, there are big things to think about. Choose tracked models or wheels, pick the cab comfort level you’ll …

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ICYMI: Live With Camso at #NFMS17

Chuck Zimmerman

We were AgWired Live on Facebook from the National Farm Machinery Show recently with Martin Lunkenbein and Eric Blondeau to talk about two new products from Camso. I gave them each the opportunity to tell us what’s new during our live webcast – you can watch the replay below: Martin talks about Camso’s new CTS High Speed which allows tracked …

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