AGCO used this summer’s U.S. Farm Progress Show in Illinois as the venue to finally debut the 107- to 137-PTO horsepower Fendt 500 Vario Series tractors in North America. The models were first introduced in September of 2012 in Germany for the European market, but at that time brand executives explained it would take a […] Read more
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When you’re walking the aisles at the giant Agritechnica machinery show in Hanover, Germany, you sometimes have to stop and do a double take to figure just what some machines displayed there actually do. That was the case for me when I spotted the Agronic Multibaler. Built by a company in the Netherlands, the two models […] Read more
Grainews returns to Versatile’s R&D shop in Winnipeg to check in on Big Roy’s progress, and we talk to Adam Reid, Versatile’s marketing manager, about what else the company has in store for its 50th anniversary celebrations. Video editing by Greg Berg.
Italian manufacturer Argo has been in the process of updating the models in its McCormick tractor brand for a few years now. Last year it brought the most recent addition to its line, the X7 Series, to North America, and executives promised there was more to come. At the Agritechnica machinery expo in Hanover Germany […] Read more
One of the downsides to living in a rural area is not having access to the kind of amenities city residents do. That includes the opportunity to take part-time training courses in many trades that are useful on the farm, like welding. But these days Internet resources can help bridge that training gap. Welding equipment […] Read more
General purpose, completely autonomous (driverless) tractors may be the holy grail of farm equipment design. And over the past few years a wide variety of companies have offered farmers enticing glimpses of what the future may hold in that area. There have been a number of limited-use robotic machines introduced to do specific tasks on […] Read more