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Kubota unveils third phase of hay tools

2016 Hay Tools Product Introductions Include Disc Mowers, Disc Mower Conditioners, Rakes and New Variances in Round Balers

Kubota Tractor Corporation continues to expand its hay offerings for a third consecutive year, solidifying the manufacturer’s position as a full-line hay and forage equipment provider. The expanded hay tools line brings to market new disc mowers, disc mower conditioners, rakes and new variances in its popular round baler line.

The introduction of the new hay tools illustrates Kubota’s commitment to the agricultural market and positions the company as a full-line hay product supplier. “Our entrance into the hay market two years ago was deliberate with an all-in commitment from Kubota. The response we’ve received from our dealers, as well as customers, has been overwhelmingly positive as we continue to engineer equipment that provides agricultural market solutions,” said Dave Palmer, senior product manager of Kubota hay tools. “Kubota has built its business on its reputation for high-quality equipment, and our hay tool offerings are no exception.… Continue reading

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AGCO introduces White Planters 9800VE Series Planters

AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, recently unveiled the new White Planters 9800VE Series planter.

The 9800VE Series planters are the result of AGCO’s latest investment in planting technology available from Precision Planting. The planters feature a new seed meter, electronic drive, automated downforce plus monitoring and data management technologies which take industry-leading White Planters to an unprecedented level of seed placement performance.

“Researchers continue to learn and quantify the yield benefits of accurate seed placement. With that understanding, our customers are demanding technology that will allow them to capture the full yield potential of every seed planted,” says Conor Bergin, tactical marketing manager, Application, Seeding and Tillage. “The 9800VE Series planters are equipped to do just that, in addition to providing the long-lasting durability and simple maintenance and operation White Planters has provided for more than 40 years.”

The 9800VE Series row-crop planters are available with a full range of options and attachments and may be configured to fit any production system.… Continue reading

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Salford Group Releases the Section Control Ready Spinner Spreader Model for 2016

Salford BBI, based in Cornelia, Georgia is releasing one of North America’s first spinner applicators equipped with section control that is engineered for commercial agriculture.

“Section control is not new to BBI equipment,” says Richard Hagler, President of the BBI division of Salford Group. “We’ve been building models that can spread a full swath or manually turn on and off left and right side for the turf and orchard/vineyard markets for over 15 years. What makes this new section control option such an advance over other machines on the market today is the ability to dynamically stop in an already applied area, to turn on or turn off the left and/or right side of the spreader, rather than a mechanical switch the user must operate; they are built with the capacity required for large scale product agriculture.”

Hagler went on to explain there were serious advantages for the farmer with this type of precision spreader control. … Continue reading

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Piketon farmer’s ingenuity scores him a U.S. Patent

One hot summer of dealing with the task of connecting his old 330 John Deere hay baler’s driveshaft to the PTO of his John Deere 6230 was quite enough for 80-year-old Roy Noel.

As Noel was working on his rolling-hill farm in Pike County, he came up with a solution for this painstaking chore.

“The first year I had that tractor, I could hardly turn the power take off shaft and the driveshaft on that baler is really heavy. It was all I could do to hold it up when I was connecting it,” Noel said. “By the time I tried to hold that driveshaft up, in line, and turn the tractor’s shaft to put it together, 20 minutes would go by.”

20160217_132005The second year in the hay fields with those same green and yellow implements, Noel knew that there had to be a better, more productive way to get the job done.… Continue reading

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Case IH unveils new 2000 Series Early Riser Planter

Producers can customize their planter with the right amount of technology for their operation

Case IH recently revealed the all-new 2000 Series Early Riser planter.

“From all-new cast iron components to an electrically driven low maintenance metering system to the entire toolbar, we redesigned every inch of the new Early Riser planter,” explained Tony McClelland, Case IH planter marketing manager. “It was all based on direct customer feedback and field-testing. We made sure that this new planter is not only extremely accurate, it’s also robust enough to deliver precise placement across all terrains, crop types and speeds for faster, more uniform emergence.”

Announced in November 2015, the new 2000 series Early Riser planter is the first to factory-integrate industry-leading seed placement technologies from Precision Planting into a completely new system featuring a best-in-class, all-new, rugged row unit.

Designed for modern seed types, treatments, populations and conditions, the new planter can be easily customized to a range of soil types, terrain, fertilizer/chemical application needs and varying crop residue management practices.… Continue reading

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Versatile, reliable Massey Ferguson 5700SL Series mid-range tractors debut

Three 110 – 130 hp Tier 4 Final models offer new levels of technology, comfort and performance ideal for loader work and general use

Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, recently introduced the 5700SL Series mid-range tractors. These tractors build upon the Massey Ferguson 5600 Series reputation for versatility and reliability. Each of the three new models is equipped to work in compact spaces and offers the power, maneuverability, comfort and performance needed for efficient loader work, hay production and general on-the-farm use.

“We are proud to introduce these tractors to the North American market,” says Shaun Allred, tactical marketing manager, Mid-Range and High Horsepower tractors. “Livestock producers will especially appreciate these tractors, and after operating one, they’ll understand why the MF5713SL model was named Tractor of the Year 2016 in the Best of Utility Category at Agritechnica this fall.”

Technology and options raise the bar for operator efficiency and convenience

The new Series will include three models ranging from 110 to 130 engine horsepower.… Continue reading

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Apple Farm Service, Inc. celebrates 60 years

Dale Minyo stopped by Apple Farm Service, Inc. in Covington this week for the first of four open houses to help them celebrate 60 years of service. To commemorate the occasion, the dealership has opened a new store in Mechanicsburg, revamped the website and is having a Customer Appreciation Days sale on parts at their four locations through Feb. 27.

“Because it is our 60th anniversary and we added another store location on 29 outside of Mechanicsburg, we decided to clean out the shop and have our factory reps on hand just to commemorate our 60th year in business. Stop by, we are serving cheesy potatoes and chicken,” said Bill Apple. “We have open houses going in all four of our stores.”

The Mechanicsburg location open house is on Feb. 22 and the Botkins location open house is on Feb. 25. Apple Farm Service is also busy with winter service work this time of year, particularly for planters.… Continue reading

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Fendt unveils new 1000 Vario Tractors

Fendt, a worldwide brand of AGCO Corporation, recently unveiled the new Fendt 1000 Vario tractors bringing North American producers an entirely new power segment in wheeled row crop tractors. The new 1000 Vario offers four models: 1038 (380 HP), 1042 (420 HP), 1046 (460 HP) and 1050 (500 HP). Designed for the heaviest draft work, these powerful, fuel-efficient tractors are also compact, agile and versatile to handle jobs requiring optimum performance on the road.

In true Fendt engineering tradition, the 1000 Vario introduces innovations that deliver unprecedented power and efficiency. The revolutionary Fendt iD high-torque, low-engine-speed concept combines a new 12.4L six-cylinder engine with the next generation Fendt Vario transmission. Advancements in design create a comprehensive approach to an entirely new drivetrain, the VarioDrive drivetrain that allows intelligent four-wheel management. Superior operator comfort and convenience along with intelligent connectivity ensure the Fendt 1000 Vario meets the needs of the best-run operations in agriculture today.… Continue reading

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Hesston’s 100,000th Windrower to roll off production line in March 2016

Hesston by Massey Ferguson, the industry’s leading hay equipment brand of AGCO Corporation who introduced the self-propelled windrower to the agricultural harvesting world more than 60 years ago — will complete the production of its 100,000th windrower in March 2016 in Hesston, Kan. The 70-year-old Hesston by Massey Ferguson brand is a leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery, most famous for its high quality haymaking equipment since 1947. The landmark achievement will be celebrated in Hesston on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

“When Hesston’s founder, Lyle Yost, introduced the first self-propelled windrower back in 1955, he not only shared this unique invention but he would ultimately be a leader in the revolution of the hay business,” explained Kyle Kitt, marketing manager for hay cutting, preparation and forage at AGCO. “Over the course of the last 60 years, our skilled engineers have worked to innovate and improve upon this harvesting machine, such as with the recent addition of rear-wheel steering, known as RearSteer.… Continue reading

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Case IH Is the First Original Equipment Manufacturer to Offer a Proprietary Cellular-RTK Correction Network — AFS RTK+

New AFS product features also increase accuracy, accessibility and integrated-data sharing capabilities

Case IH is pleased to introduce three new Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) products: AFS RTK+, ElectriSteer and AFS Connect Data Sharing. Led by AFS RTK+, the first proprietary cellular-RTK network offered by an original equipment manufacturer, these new products help make the benefits of precision agriculture technology more attainable to producers of all sizes. From managing inputs during field preparation through harvest, these new capabilities add to the company’s full suite of AFS offerings across its entire product lineup.

AFS RTK+ provides cellular-based correction guidance
Available for purchase through participating Case IH dealers, an AFS RTK+ subscription allows producers to achieve sub-inch, repeatable accuracy through a network of dealer-supported base stations throughout the United States and Canada. Cellular guidance correction signals alleviate line-of-sight issues, including hills, valleys, trees, buildings or other structures — offering consistent accuracy at any distance within the network.… Continue reading

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Massey Ferguson Introduces 4700 Series Utility Tractors

Utility-class standout designed with weight, power and lift capacity to handle heavier, larger implements and tough conditions.

Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corporation will introduce North American producers to the highly anticipated and all-new 4700 Series heavy-duty utility tractors during the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show. The 4700 Series tractors stand out within the utility tractor market because they are designed with the weight, power, durability, and lift capacity to manage heavier, larger implements, draft work and other tough, demanding jobs.

“Producers have been waiting for a real tractor of this size, with this kind of performance, for a long time,” says Warren Morris, tactical marketing manager, Under 140 HP Tractors. “Many are looking for a new tractor in this horsepower range to use for more traditional field work and one that offers the pulling power and lift capacity they need for a reasonable price. The 4700 Series fills that need and delivers on Massey Ferguson’s world-wide reputation for power, endurance, value and ease of use.”

Three introductory models of this Tier 4 Final Series are the 4708 (80 HP), 4709 (90 HP) and 4710 (100 HP) open-station, 2WD and 4WD configurations.… Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

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