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PHOTOS: High horsepower tractor guide

It’s been suggested by industry insiders that 2019 could be called the year of the tractor, because there were so many new introductions of them. That means even more choices for producers looking to re-power their farm fleet. Kubota, which has been gradually working its way into the mainstream agriculture sector with a steady stream[...]

Titan expands its crossover tire tread offerings

Titan Tire announced the expansion of its new crossover tire line for compact tractors, the Goodyear R14T. The crossover tire, which is a hybrid of different tread patterns, is now available in 14 additional sizes to accommodate tractors all the way up to 150 horsepower. “We launched the first-of-its-kind R14T last year and have seen[...]


A combine surprise comes to Regina

Standing in front of what everyone knew was a completely covered example of AGCO’s newest combine design, the IDEAL, Richard Kohnen, director of tactical marketing for AGCO, discussed the evolution of the combine design and the brand’s intent to create a combine platform capable of playing in a global market. Given that the company had[...]

AGCO introduces the new MF 1700M Series tractors

Using the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, as the venue, AGCO introduced the Massey Ferguson 1700M Series compact tractors, which is made up of two models offering 36 and 60 horsepower. The larger tractor can be ordered with either a 12x12 power shuttle or electronically controlled three-range hydrostatic transmission. The smaller tractor is available[...]



New loader from JCB

JCB has always had a prominent display at Germany’s Agritechnica machinery show. Last November it used that event to debut a new machine it thinks will be of interest to farmers on both sides of the Atlantic: the TM420 articulated, telescopic loader. “Currently we sell a smaller machine in North America, the TM320,” said Joe Eddleston,[...]


Duck Foot improves header performance

Showing off his invention at the Innovations Show Place at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last June, Steve Kastning described how he and his wife came up with the design of the Duck Foot header finger, which was designed to solve a problem on their own farm. “I found in lentils, it was stripping[...]

More updates for Deere’s S Series

At the beginning of May, John Deere announced it was making some improvements to its S Series line of combines. The brand says for 2019 model year machines customers can get an improved track suspension module as a factory-installed option, which will be available with 30- or 36-inch (76.2 or 91.4 cm) belt widths. The[...]


NH and Deere snag engineering awards

Every year the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes 50 of the year’s best engineering achievements in market-ready farm equipment. This year both John Deere and New Holland each earned one for the engineering built into their newest combines. New Holland’s Opti-Spread Plus residue management system for CR combines won the engineering[...]

New “Concord Legacy Edition” opener

In 2011 North Dakota-based Amity Technology partnered with AGCO on the development of dry-land seeding projects, creating the AGCO-Amity Company. Its most recent introduction, the PSD (Precision Shank Drill), was unveiled in October and is the latest product to hit the market as a result of that joint effort. “Agronomic design, residue flow, field finish,[...]