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Truck tent an economical camping option

There’s no doubt all those camper trailers that fill RV dealers’ lots offer some impressive accommodations. But they don’t exactly come cheap. And if you want to spend time in the great outdoors, do you really need a satellite receiver and a big screen TV? If getting an enjoyable weekend nature experience is really what[...]


AGCO builds the “Ideal” combine

"For me this combine is the star of the show,” said Adam Sheriff, AGCO market development manager for the new Ideal combine series. “Everything is new with this combine.” He and I spoke as we stood near the rear of a new Massey Ferguson Ideal combine at AGCO’s display at the Agritechnica machinery show in Hannover Germany[...]

Pursuing alternative fuels

New Holland has been pursuing alternate fuel possibilities for more than a decade. In 2006 it became the first ag equipment brand to announce its engines were fully compatible with 100 per cent biodiesel. In 2009 it first showed the world its hydrogen powered NH2 concept tractor at the SIMA machinery show in Paris, France.[...]


Amazone sprayers go high tech

"Our aim is to offer high-tech solutions to farmers worldwide,” said Christian Dreyer, CEO of the family-owned, German-based implement manufacturer Amazone, speaking through an interpreter during a field day near Bremen, Germany, in September. “Our strategy is to become specialists in crop production.” To do that, Dreyer believes his brand needs to focus heavily on emerging digital technologies as it stretches its offerings to include[...]

Case IH introduces the Trident 5550

At a product debut event in Boone, Iowa, marketing staff from Case IH pulled the wraps off the brand’s all-new, multi-product applicator, the Trident 5550. It was designed specifically to accommodate a relatively quick body change, converting from a sprayer to a dry spreader and back again with minimum effort. “We had three guys working on it[...]


PHOTOS: Case IH Trident 5550

Case IH's Trident 5550 is a 390 horsepower, 8.7 litre diesel mated to a hydrostatic IVT drive. And it all rides on a completely new suspension system designed to accommodate changing loads during field use. The Trident can be ordered with factory duals to fit 20-, 22- or 30-inch row crop spacing. A 710-millimetre floater[...]

Rise of the ag-robots

The sight of Case IH’s 400-horsepower robotic Magnum tractor built without an operator’s station at the U.S. Farm Progress Show in August had show goers talking — and talking, and talking. There was a virtual non-stop crowd of onlookers around it from the time the show gates in Boone, Iowa, opened in the morning until[...]