GFM Network News

AFS Connect Farm offers more features for mapping and large square baler data.

Case IH updates AFS Connect Farm

The brand's digital platform gets more features

As the major equipment brands continue to compete for dominance in ag machinery’s digital realm, Case IH announced recently that it has released the first major update for 2021 to its AFS Connect Farm desktop platform and mobile app, which is intended to give producers even more data access and management flexibility. The latest update […] Read more

The new baler offers more efficient baling in the field, fewer bales per field, more tons per trailer, and savings in both time and transport costs.

New Holland’s BigBaler 340 High Density offers efficiencies and cost savings

The new baler produces ultra-dense square bales

There’s not a hay producer anywhere who would complain about producing too much hay. That said, the reality of hay’s bulkiness is it can be a logistical and trucking challenge. Enter New Holland Agriculture’s BigBaler 340 High Density, which produces large square bales with up to 22 per cent higher density than conventional square balers. […] Read more

The new 2370 UHD square baler from Hesston by Massey Ferguson is the first Class 8 model the brand has yet produced.

AGCO debuts “Class 8” baler

Hesston by MF baler offers high density and large capacity

In February, AGCO announced it had established a system of categories to define square baler capacities. It has divided balers sizes in to eight classes. The square baler classification system uses rated plunger load to define each one. According to the brand, plunger load was chosen because it is the most measurable factor impacting the […] Read more


Robot milker firm Lely to shed forage equipment business

Dutch dairy equipment manufacturer Lely, best known in the Canadian market for its robotic milking systems, plans to focus on that business and sell its forage equipment lines to Agco. The two companies announced Monday they have an agreement in principle for Lely to sell its forage division, including two German manufacturing plants, to U.S.-based […] Read more

New Holland introduced the IntelliCruise feature on large square balers paired with a T7 AutoCommand tractor to automatically set ground speed in changing field conditions.

New technology options for NH balers

Variable density control for round balers and IntelliCruise on big square balers

As New Holland marks its 120th birthday in 2015, one of the ways the brand is celebrating is by offering some new features on the trademark red balers that made the brand a household name in North America — and around the world. But this year, the focus is on adding some sophisticated new technology […] Read more

John Deere introduces 900 Series round balers

John Deere introduces 900 Series round balers

New models use pre-cutters to create a more densely packed bale

For producers looking for a round baler that can handle both silage and dry forage hay, John Deere recently introduced its new 900 Series. These balers create a denser bale than the brand’s other models by using pre-cutter knives. Buyers can choose either a 13 or 25 blade pre-cutter to pre-process the hay flowing into […] Read more

John Deere is introducing two large square baler models for the 2015 haying season.

John Deere adds large square balers to its hay and forage product line

The brand introduces two models with all-new, in-house engineering

When it introduced its new 2015 product line at an event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in August, John Deere significantly beefed up its hay and forage implement offerings. Arguably the most notable additions to that segment were the two L Series balers that will be market ready for the upcoming season. “This is one we’ve been […] Read more

PHOTOS: John Deere square balers

Buyers have a choice of a standard feeder system or one that pre-cuts the crop feeding

John Deere significantly beefed up its hay and forage implement offerings when it introduced its new 2015 product line. The most notable additions were the two L Series balers that will be market ready for the upcoming season.  

Vermeer hay baler

New balers from Vermeer

Another new product, the "Catapult", pitches material up to 100 feet in a controlled direction

Vermeer has just introduced a new two-model line of balers called the 600N Series. However, both versions, the 604N and 605N, are available in either a standard configuration or as “Cornstalk Specials.” The brand’s official press release announcing their introduction says their designs are based on the previous M Series, but the new models offer […] Read more

Vermeer announced it is currently developing a round baler that will start forming a new bale while ejecting a completed one, allowing for non-stop field operations.

Non-stop round baling

Working in conjunction with partner Lely, Vermeer has built a baler that won’t require stops to eject a full bale

How much time would it save in a day if you didn’t have to stop to eject a full bale when round baling? Engineers at Vermeer think it would save a lot, so they’ve been working on developing a model that will start forming a new bale while simultaneously ejecting a completed one. Working in […] Read more