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Deere announces new software release for the Operations Center

New tools allow easy access to farm information to gain insights and profits

The John Deere Operations Center is a set of online tools that enables growers to easily access farm information for better management of their operations. Users are able to see performance over time and collaborate with partners to gain insights, increase profits, and direct their plans with more precision in the field.

The new software release for the Operations Center allows growers to reduce their reliance on desktop software (such as Apex) and to eventually adopt one system for their farm data management needs. This update will also more seamlessly connect in-cab monitoring technology such as SeedStar Mobile with Job Monitor and the 4600 CommandCenter Display.

“The latest release of the John Deere Operations Center is a big step forward for our customers,” says Tyler Hogrefe, senior product manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. “We’re making machine and agronomic information available to users where they want it and when they need it.

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Greg Neuenfeldt to speak at Evolution Ag

Evolution Ag announced that Greg Neuenfeldt of Donaldson Filters will be at Evolution Ag on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Neuenfeldt will be meeting with agricultural producers to discuss recent advancements in filter technology along with troubleshooting and maintenance tips. Doug Loudenslager of Evolution Ag said.

“Engine oil, fuel and hydraulic system filtration is a critical issue for the efficient operation of today’s agricultural equipment. Greg will provide good information for our producers and I hope farmers in the area will take advantage of the opportunity,” he said.

Neuenfeldt’s presentation will be part of the Evolution Ag Open House and Customer Appreciation event scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10 at their new facility 8 miles south of Delaware on US 42. Questions can be directed to Evolution Ag at 740-363-1341.

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Evolution Ag Open House Feb. 10

Evolution Ag, the Case IH dealership that recently opened its new location south of Delaware on US 42 announced its’ annual Open House and Customer Appreciation event for Wednesday, February 10th. The dealership is located 8 miles south of Delaware on US 42 near the Conklin Dairy Farm north of the US 33 interchange.

Doug Loudenslager, Principal and General Manager said that current and future customers are invited to the dealership on February 10 to enjoy lunch as well discounts on parts, filters fluids and specials on products throughout the store.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and features “World Renowned” Stiverson pork tenderloin sandwiches and homemade pies from  Carlyle’s in Richwood. Loudenslager also said that Dr. Chris Winslow will be speaking at 1:30 on the Lake Erie Watershed and the research being conducted for management of toxic algae blooms in the basin.

Product specialists from Case IH and the other companies that Evolution Ag represents will be in attendance to answer questions and review new product offerings.

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New XUV590i Gator offers greater speed and utility to meet crop and livestock producer needs

New features cater to crop and livestock producers for increased productivity

John Deere introduces the Gator XUV590i and XUV590i S4 Crossover Utility Vehicles, designed for crop and livestock producers who desire performance, comfort and customization. Equipped with a powerful twin-cylinder engine, independent four-wheel suspension and availability of more than 75 attachments, the XUV590i provides an unparalleled balance of performance and work capability in the mid-size class.

“The XUV590i and XUV590i S4 four-passenger models were designed to get more chores checked off your to-do list, in a more comfortable setting,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles. “Producers can now get from task to task even faster with a top speed of over 45 mph, thanks to quick acceleration powered by a 586 cc, 32 horsepower, liquid-cooled inline twin-cylinder gasoline engine.”

The two new Gator models boast performance features ideal for getting work done around the farm. The XUV590i offers operators 10.5-inch minimum ground clearance, 800 lb.

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Bane-Welker Equipment purchased Twin Valley Equipment, Inc

Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC has announced its purchase of Twin Valley Equipment, Inc, in Eaton, Ohio.

The purchase brings the total number of Bane-Welker locations to 13.  There are now 10 stores in Indiana and three stores in Ohio.  All locations offer parts, sales, service, and precision farming for Case IH products as well as a variety of other brands and short lines.

“We are excited and proud to announce this new location in Ohio,” stated Phil Bane, CEO of Bane-Welker Equipment.  “With the addition of the Eaton Ohio store, we now have a larger selection of new and used equipment, parts, sales and service options for all of our current customers, as well as the customers of Twin Valley Equipment.”

New and current customers of Twin Valley can count on the same top-notch service that all Bane-Welker Equipment locations provide; a large selection of Case IH, short line and complimentary equipment offerings, a dedicated grower spray center, an in-house RTK network with dedicated precision farming specialists, excellent parts and service departments, and the addition of the Bane-Welker Select brand.  

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John Deere streamlines precision ag capabilities with Generation 4 CommandCenter Premium Activation

 

New activation bundles three most popular apps and vehicle functionality  

John Deere introduces new precision ag solutions with Generation 4 CommandCenter Premium Activation. The offering combines the three most commonly used applications from the GreenStar 3 2630 display – AutoTrac, Documentation and Section Control – along with vehicle functionality, through the on-board 4600 CommandCenter-integrated display. Premium Activation is available on 7R and 8R Series Tractors, plus 6R Series and 9R Series Tractors.

“This latest update to our precision ag solutions capitalizes on the positive feedback we’ve received on the redesign of the CommandCenter,” says Jarred Karnei, tactical marketing manager at John Deere. “The 4600 CommandCenter gives customers the ability to capture more accurate data while making it easier to manage, document and transfer that data. Ultimately, this allows them to make more informed input decisions that directly enhance the operation of machines and improve the yield, productivity and profitability of their operations.”

The Generation 4 CommandCenter Premium Activation integrates a number of different applications, including Section Control, which provides customers with potential input savings by minimizing skips and overlap, and, according to an Auburn University study, can save customers an average of 20 percent or more on inputs for planting and fertilizing.

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John Deere Unveils 2016 Gator XUV 825i Special Edition

XUV Offers Unique Storage Capabilities & LED Lights, Perfect for Crop and Livestock Producers

John Deere is offering a new special edition Gator utility vehicle geared towards crop and livestock producers who work long days and nights, and require additional storage to keep their tools organized and easily accessible. The XUV 825i Special Edition Gator features two integrated cargo tool boxes ideal for carrying tools or supplies, plus LED roof lights for added visibility.

“The Special Edition Gator was designed for those customers who require additional storage to complete the task at hand, day or night,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles. “This model will continue to provide customers the durability and productivity they come to expect from a Gator with added amenities like integrated tool boxes and LED lights. The added storage capability makes this a distinct offering in the market, and a first for John Deere.”

The two cargo boxes are situated on the driver and passenger side of the 50 hp., 812 cc XUV 825i Special Edition vehicle.

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New Draper Platforms available for John Deere Windrowers

Three Draper models from 25-36 feet offer improved performance in small grains

John Deere introduces the 500D Series Draper Platforms as the perfect match for the highly productive W235 and W260 Self-Propelled Windrowers. When paired together, the three 500D Series Draper models – from 25-36 feet – offer improved operational control, constant header speed and best-in-class cutting performance in challenging conditions.

“The 500D Series Draper Platforms are designed to maximize performance in cutting and windrow formation while also lowering costs of operation,” says Jeremy Unruh, product line marketing manager for John Deere. “Customers that want either a dedicated draper/windrower platform or both a draper and a rotary platform that’s easily integrated with a single traction unit now have a solution.”

Unruh says that the new 500D is interchangeable with rotary heads on both the W235 and W260 Self-Propelled Windrowers. “By using a single John Deere traction unit with the new 500D for small grains, and a 994, 995 or 500R Rotary Platform for hay, producers can save up to 35 percent compared with the cost of two machines and two heads.”

The new Draper Platforms come with a variety of features that boost machine performance in small grain harvesting and improved operator convenience.

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New Hagie Commodity Delivery System at Fennig Equipment

In partnership with Fennig Equipment in Coldwater, Hagie Manufacturing is pleased to introduce the Hagie Commodity Delivery System (CDS), an innovative solution to add value to self-propelled applicators with capability to perform full season dry fertilizer, nutrient and cover crop inter-seeding applications.

Designed to complement the Cover Crop Interseeder (CCI) product line for the STS series sprayers, the Hagie Commodity Delivery System extends application capability with utilization of a pressurized dry application system, stainless steel metering system and application specific distribution towers. With proficiency to apply denser seed mixtures at higher rates, as well as to perform fertilizer applications in up to a 90-foot swath, the Hagie Commodity Delivery System maximizes application versatility and productivity.

“We introduced our FE4R system to Hagie Mfg. to help streamline the highboy concept of applying cover crops and dry fertilizer on a 90-foot boom. This system is well designed and expands the capabilities of the Hagie unit by allowing the farmer to utilize it not only as a multifaceted liquid product delivery system, but also a dry delivery system.

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Salford Group acquires AerWay product line from SAF-Holland Canada Ltd.

Salford Group, a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and fertilizer application equipment, is expanding its tillage product line through the acquisition of AerWay advanced aeration products, manufactured by SAF-HOLLAND Canada Ltd.

“We are very pleased to bring AerWay products under the Salford tillage umbrella,” said Geof Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Salford Group. “The acquisition of AerWay expands our niche tillage product lineup to offer more vertical tillage and pastureland management tools that appeal to our livestock and mixed farming customers.”

Gray acknowledged that Salford and AerWay share many objectives as well. “Both companies focus on innovative designs to meet customer needs, create tools with multi-use capabilities and emphasize soil productivity and management, with vertical tillage/minimal disturbance tools and topdressing or cover cropping being an important part of that,” he said.

Gray also noted that Salford and AerWay have worked well together in the past as AerWay tools already use Salford harrow packages and AerWay is capable of carrying Salford Valmar attachments.

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New John Deere 5G Series Tractors highlighted by maneuverability, strong in-field hydraulic performance

Five models from 75-100 hp offer compact power solutions for specialty crops

John Deere unveils the 5G Series Tractors with narrow and highly-maneuverable configurations to expand the specialty tractor portfolio for vineyard and orchard producers and meet Final Tier 4 Engine emissions requirements.

“The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” says Christopher Lammie, product manager, John Deere Augusta. “With two chassis widths for narrow (5GN) and vineyard (5GV) applications, the 5G Series Tractors bring John Deere utility tractor performance into specialty row applications.”

The 5G Series Tractors are available in the following configurations and horsepower sizes:
• 5075GN and  5075GV: 75 horsepower engine

• 5090GN and 5090GV: 90 horsepower engine

• 5100GN: 100 horsepower engine

The 5G Series Tractors offer a variety of benefits to vineyard producers. The new models – the 5GV and 5GN – are available in widths of 40.5 and 52 inches, respectively, reducing the chance that crops will be damaged in narrow rows.

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Unverferth Manufacturing offering rebates

Unverferth Manufacturing announces its 31 Days of Christmas Rebate for purchasers of its brands of new grain carts and wagons from December 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  Purchasers of Brent, Killbros, Parker or Unverferth grain carts and high-capacity wagons during this time period will receive up to a $4,000 rebate check on grain carts and up to $1,100 on grain wagons.

The grain cart rebate amounts are $4,000 for 2,000 bushel, $3,500 for 1500 and 1600 bushel, $3,000 for 1300 through 1100 bushel, $2,500 for 1000 bushel, $1,500 for 850 and 700 bushel and $1,000 for 650 to 500 bushel models.  Grain wagon rebates are $1,100 for 750 bushel, $950 for 650 and $800 for 550 bushel wagons.

Additionally, grain cart purchasers of any of these brands through year’s end also qualify for up to $3,000 in Buyer’s Bucks good toward the future purchase of a wide range of other Unverferth-branded products.

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31 Days of Christmas Rebate

Unverferth Manufacturing announces its 31 Days of Christmas Rebate for purchasers of its brands of new grain carts and wagons from December 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  Purchasers of Brent, Killbros, Parker or Unverferth grain carts and high-capacity wagons during this time period will receive up to a $4,000 rebate check on grain carts and up to $1,100 on grain wagons.

The grain cart rebate amounts are $4,000 for 2,000 bushel, $3,500 for 1500 and 1600 bushel, $3,000 for 1300 through 1100 bushel, $2,500 for 1000 bushel, $1,500 for 850 and 700 bushel and $1,000 for 650 to 500 bushel models.  Grain wagon rebates are $1,100 for 750 bushel, $950 for 650 and $800 for 550 bushel wagons.

Additionally, grain cart purchasers of any of these brands through year’s end also qualify for up to $3,000 in Buyer’s Bucks good toward the future purchase of a wide range of other Unverferth-branded products.

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Case IH announces revolutionary, new 2000 series Early Riser planter

All-new row unit designed for high-speed planting and precise placement for fast, uniform emergence

Case IH announces the award-winning 2000 series Early Riser planter featuring an all-new row unit. Building on a tradition of Agronomic Design, these rugged new planters have been engineered to operate at higher speeds to deliver fast and uniform emergence. The new planter has already been recognized with the agricultural engineering community’s prestigious AE50 award for 2016.

“After years of customer feedback and extensive engineering development, we are proud to announce a new generation of smart planting technology,” said Tony McClelland, planter marketing manager, Case IH. “This new Early Riser planter series provides the first factory integration of Precision Plantingcomponents in North America, resulting in what we believe is the industry’s most accurate planter. But make no mistake, we didn’t just put a new meter on our current toolbars. This is an all-new row unit designed by Case IH with toolbars engineered to deliver top accuracy at higher speeds.”

Competitive test-plot research showed that the new Early Riser planter delivered more accurate seed placement and faster emergence at high speeds than comparable competitive models.

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Time to give your sprayer some TLC

It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches, you will be wise to give your sprayer a little bit of TLC (Tender Loving Care) these days. Yes this is still a busy time of the year for some of you, but don’t delay winterizing your sprayer any more than necessary. Find ways to protect them against the harmful effects of snow, rain, sun, and strong winds. Moisture in the air, whether from snow, rain, or soil, rusts metal parts of unpro­tected equipment of any kind. This is especially true for a sprayer, because there are all kinds of hoses, rubber gaskets and plastic pieces all around a sprayer. Yes, the sun usually helps reduce moisture in the air, but it also causes damage. Ultraviolet light softens and weakens rubber materials such as hoses and tires and degrades some tank materials.

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John Deere and The Climate Corporation expand precision and digital agriculture options for farmers

Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, have signed definitive agreements for Deere to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business and to enable exclusive near real-time data connectivity between certain John Deere farm equipment and the Climate FieldViewT platform. The agreements represent the industry’s first and only near real-time in-cab wireless connection to John Deere equipment by a third party.

“To maximize the value of digital agriculture, farmers need solutions for simple and seamless collection of in-field agronomic data,” said Mike Stern, president and chief operating officer for The Climate Corporation. “As a result of these milestone agreements, farmers will experience the fastest, most frequent and highest resolution third-party connectivity between John Deere’s equipment and the Climate FieldView platform.”

John May, president, agricultural solutions and chief information officer at Deere, said, “The agreements we are announcing allow John Deere to extend the range of retrofit options available from Precision Planting to many more products and into new geographies.

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Ag Leader launches InCommand displays and AgFiniti mobile as next generation precision ag products

Ag Leader Technology, a leader in precision farming hardware and software solutions, announces the newest product in its popular precision farming display line up. The InCommand family, comprising of the InCommand 1200 and InCommand 800, brings a host of valuable features and the ability for growers to easily take their precision maps and data with them on their iPad, new with the AgFiniti Mobile app.

The InCommand display improves real-time decision-making with features such as enhanced mapping with row-by-row detail and split screen view which will allow growers to identify machine control issues easier and sooner. Paired with AgFiniti Mobile, growers can seamlessly take their maps with them on their iPad at the end of the day, allowing for quick and convenient decision making on the go.

Additionally, the InCommand displays feature an integrated lightbar, tablet-like user interface consisting of an app filled homescreen and pan, pinch, swipe gestures, similar to the mobile devices growers are using today.

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Unverferth introduces NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator

Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. announces its entry into the liquid fertilizer placement market with its new NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator. The NutriMax applicator helps ensure optimum crop performance through the precise placement of nutrients when most needed by the plants during periods of high growth.

The NutriMax applicator also features a rugged design for high-speed operation and an extra-tall 36” of toolbar crop clearance for a longer application window.  The patent-pending side-folding toolbar provides a best-in-class narrow transport width of 14’9”.

The toolbar is available in sizes of 60’, 66’, 88’ and 90’. The 60’ model folds to 40’ for dual-width application. The center frame section is constructed of dual, 5”x 7” tubes and single 6” x 6” tube on the outer wings for enhanced durability.

The side-folding toolbar design raises the coulters on the mid-section to achieve the narrow transport width and the hydraulic wing-tilt feature automatically raises the boom to 15˚ above parallel for minimizing crop damage while turning.

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Deere, DN2K form joint venture with focus on decision making tools for agriculture advisers

Deere & Company and DN2K have agreed to form SageInsights – a joint venture to initially serve the agriculture industry with further development of DN2K’s existing cloud software platform, MyAgCentral, for agricultural retailers and others who provide consulting services to growers.

“Through this nitiative, John Deere expands its products and services for precision agriculture,” said John May, President, Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer at Deere. “DN2K is uniquely positioned to help advisers and consultants use information from multiple sources to better serve growers.”

DN2K, Greenwood Village, Colorado, developed the MyAgCentral platform to help agriculture advisers collect, organize, and analyze machine-to-machine information and use it along with insights from other resources to help improve decision-making. Deere & Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment and a leader in precision agriculture.

“The agriculture industry has significant opportunities to increase productivity by understanding and leveraging the operational intelligence that is already available,” said Susan Lambert, President and CEO of DN2K.

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Central Fill – All Plant Drills

Two Drills in One

CrustBuster / Speed King, Inc. offers two drills in one with the new 4700 Series Central Fill – All Plant Drill which is both a central fill and a box drill.  Growers can drill large acreages such as wheat or soybeans without stopping to refill seed boxes for a long period of time, saving labor and helping to finish sooner.  They also have the ability to turn off the central fill hopper and drill with only the seed boxes for small acreages with lower seed rates such as alfalfa and milo. Operators can choose which setup works best for their crop and acreage.  The 4700 Series All Plant Drill is equipped with a 200 bu central fill hopper that continuously supplies seed directly into the seed boxes.  The monitored, equally measured supply and constant flow of seed into the drill’s boxes gives the operator confidence and full control.

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