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Steyr unveiled its diesel-electric hybrid Konzept tractor at Agritechnica 2019.

Steyr unveils zero-emissions hybrid tractor

Austrian company’s diesel-electric hybrid Konzept tractor raised eyebrows

Austrian machinery manufacturer Steyr drew a lot of attention at Agritechnica 2019 when it unveiled its diesel-electric hybrid Konzept tractor. The Konzept tractor is a study on what the future of tractor production could be and addresses top-of-mind issues such as environmental sustainability, efficiency, connectivity and comfort. At the heart of Steyr Konzept is a […] Read more



Vaderstad NZ Extreme 1250-1425 tine harrow.

Agritechnica set to begin on November 10

Thirty-seven Canadian brands on display at world’s largest machinery show in Germany

It’s that time again when around 400,000 people will travel to Hannover, Germany to view the latest weird, wonderful and must-have agricultural machines on display at Agritechnica. Held every two years, this machinery utopia will show innovations, concepts and futuristic visions from 2,750 exhibitors based in 51 different countries. Organised by DLG, the German Agricultural […] Read more

The IDEALDrive steering system in AGCO’s IDEAL combine that uses a joystick instead of a conventional steering wheel won a silver award.

Major machinery brands win engineer awards at Agritechnica

Deere, AGCO, CNH take home technology accolades

Agritechnica, the world’s largest farm machinery show, is held every two years in Hannover, Germany, and part of the event includes a competition that allows manufacturers to vie for some prestigious engineering awards. Gold and silver medals are awarded for new advancements in equipment design that are truly significant. How significant is what determines whether […] Read more



Agritechnica 2019 tour is a go

Agritechnica, held every second year in Hanover, Germany, is the world’s largest farm show. In 2017, Grainews arranged a bus tour to take a group of readers to see Agritechnica and a list of other German agricultural and tourist sites. We had so much fun, we’re doing it again. This year’s trip runs from November […] Read more


AGCO revealed its newest combine design, the IDEAL, for the first time in North America in Regina, at the Farm Progress Show.

A combine surprise comes to Regina

AGCO brings a Fendt combine to North America’s Farm Progress Show

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 […] Read more

Lemken displayed some new features for its Heliodor 9 compact disc at the last Agritechnica. Some options are already planned for production while others will see limited release or were shown to get customer feedback.

Lemken adds new implement features

The brand debuts new production options 
and looks for farmer feedback on others

Grainews met up with Lemken’s Canadian sales manager, Laurent Letzter, at the brand’s display during the Agritechnica machinery show in Germany in November. Lemken was using that event to solicit feedback from farmers on a couple of new prototype features it had recently developed for its line of compact discs, and it was introducing others […] Read more



The new 6R models get an improved CommandPRO joystick, which has a more ergonomic design and has 11 programmable buttons.

John Deere adds to its tractor line again

Flagship 6250R model pushes horsepower to 250 in the 6R Series

One of the announcements John Deere made at Germany’s Agritechnica machinery show in November was the introduction of two new models to its 6R tractor line. Although they were just being introduced to the European market at that time, expect to see them become available here in the not-to-distant future. The 230 horsepower 6230R and 250 […] Read more