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A special graphic was included on Golden Anniversary NH T7 tractors celebrating the Basildon England assembly plant’s 50th birthday.

PHOTOS: Celebrating milestones

Ag machinery anniversaries and production milestones you may not have heard about

Machinery brands have been publicly celebrating a lot of anniversaries lately — and for good reason. They provide marketing staff with a great opportunity to emphasize past achievements and build on brand loyalty. We don’t always mention them in the pages of Grainews. But with our April 26 cover story detailing AGCO’s latest production milestone, […] Read more

“Hesstonizing” hay

“Hesstonizing” hay

Classic ad from Hesston's early days

When AGCO unveiled the 100,000th swather to roll out of the factory doors in Hesston, Kansas, in March, it seemed like a good time to look back at an advertisement from the original Hesston brand’s early days. Today, the original Hesston and Massey Ferguson brands have been merged, but when swathers built in that same […] Read more


Unveiled to a group of visitors and its purchaser during a special ceremony, the 100,000th swather to be built at AGCO’s Hesston, Kansas, manufacturing facility was centre stage at the facility’s auditorium.

AGCO’s swather factory hits a milestone

Hesston factory builds its 100,000th swather

“Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the 100,000th swather,” said Kyle Kitt, AGCO’s marketing manager, as he stood on stage in an auditorium at the brand’s Hesston, Kansas, combine and hay equipment manufacturing plant in late March. From then on, it was a little like a rock concert. Music played and lights flashed as […] Read more



There are five new models of mower conditioners in John Deere's 2016 lineup.

John Deere doubles down on forage equipment

With hay in high demand, John Deere's got an advanced line up of hay and forage products

John Deere has released three new products for hay and forage growers. “With the straw market that we have today in our variant livestock sector, John Deere is capitalizing on that opportunity,” said Jeremy Unruh, John Deere’s product line marketing manager. “We’re hitting where the market’s hot.” 1. Self-propelled swather The W155 self-propelled windrower replaces the […] Read more

Honey Bee's new design uses front and rear three-point linkages to mount its prototype swather to a tractor. Wheels on the header support frame can be pivoted to put the attachment in transport position within minutes.

Honey Bee reintroduces the tractor-mounted swather concept

The company is currently assessing market demand for a new version of the tractor-mounted swather attachment it first produced in the 1980s

One of the most noticeable machines on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show last June was Honey Bee’s tractor-mounted swather prototype. Now with the widespread availability of both front and rear three-point hitches on nearly every major brand of tractor, the company sees an opportunity to take advantage of that feature by reintroducing the mounted […] Read more