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John Deere introduces the rugged, reliable 459E round balers

New economy balers feature Diamond Belts, BaleTrak Pro Monitor and more

John Deere adds the new 459E Baler to its hay and forage product lineup for 2016. The economical 459E Round Baler features the Edge-to-Edge net wrap option and other performance features that hay producers will appreciate.

According to Jeremy Unruh, product line marketing manager for John Deere, the new rugged balers are designed to make tight 4- by 5-ft. bales for higher quality hay. “Our 459E Round Balers are equipped with six Diamond Belts, which cover more than 90 percent of the bale chamber, helping to reduce leaf loss while improving bale quality,” says Unruh. “The small diameter pickup also ensures the crop is fed to the bale chamber with reduced leaf loss, resulting in densely packed, consistent sized bales.”

The 459E is available with two wrap options: either net or twine. The baler also comes with the BaleTrak Pro Monitor that allows the operator to both monitor and control important baler functions conveniently from the tractor seat.… Continue reading

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New Line of Hay Rakes from Frontier Equipment

WR00 and WR31 series rakes deliver improvements to work faster, more efficiently

Operators looking for more productivity when raking should consider the new WR00 and WR31 rakes from Frontier Equipment. The WR00 and WR31 are designed to increase productivity and uptime, while cutting the cost of operation.

“From wider wheel bases and larger wheels to an easily adjustable dual-spring rake arm suspension system,” says Taylor Witt, product engineer for Frontier Equipment, “the WR00 and WR31 are designed with a variety of features to make raking more efficient for operators.”

The WR00 is an economy wheel rake that combines simple adjustments with a compact carted design. With easy, two-point position adjustments, it takes just five minutes to match windrow size to baler pickup width.

“With the compact design and user-friendly adjustments, the WR00 is also simple to operate,” says Witt.  “These easy adjustments help producers quickly match the windrow size to baler pickup, increasing uptime and productivity.”

Frontier’s WR31 brings the new carted design with larger raking wheels and a Kwik Pik System.… Continue reading

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Ag Leader preferred application controller for GVM MAKO 400HC sprayers

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce a new collaboration with GVM, Inc. as the supplier of the ISOBUS-compatible application control technology for their latest high clearance sprayer, the MAKO 400HC.

“Early in the development of the MAKO, we recognized prospective owners likely already have a functional display in their tractor or combine,” stated Mark Anderson, President of GVM. “It was very important for us to offer a grower-focused machine with ISOBUS application control technology for end-user flexibility. Ag Leader’s superior quality and advanced pressure and flow-based controls made them a great partner for us with this new machine.”

GVM has selected Ag Leader’s most advanced generation of DirectCommand™ application control products to integrate into the MAKO. Taking advantage of the industry standard ISOBUS interface, the system easily connects to Ag Leader and other manufacturers displays. Features of the system include:

  • Easy system calibration: Easily calibrate the flow, pressure and ground speed sensors critical to accurate system performance.
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John Deere introduces 2510H High-Speed Applicator with Dry Nutrient Attachment

New Dry Nutrient Attachment expands use of 2510H Applicator, improves nutrient stewardship and increases yield potential  

John Deere unveils a Dry Nutrient Attachment for the 2510H High-Speed Applicator to increase nutrient placement accuracy and reduce trips across the field. The attachment also make it easier for customers to apply dry nutrients and anhydrous at the same time.

“This is a performance-driven advancement that increases operational efficiency, asset utilization, and nutrient retention for the crop through accurate sub-surface placement,” says Nathan Kramer, product marketing manager for John Deere. “We took an already popular tool, the 2510H High-Speed Applicator, and added greater versatility and productivity to it with optional dry application capabilities.”

The 2510H can now apply all three of the primary nutrients, nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K), below the soil surface, at the same time. The attachment gives operators the flexibility to precisely apply dry nutrients while simultaneously injecting anhydrous.… Continue reading

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Ag Leader supplies application control for latest new Leader applicator

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. continues its long-standing partnership with New Leader in designing and supplying the proprietary New Leader-branded ISOBUS-compatible application control technology for their latest crop nutrient applicator, the NL4500 G4 Edge.

“Ag Leader brings extensive expertise in application control. With this advanced technology, NL4500 operators are fully equipped to place products when and where they need to be,” stated Marty Wolske, Director of Marketing.

The fully customized solution is based upon Ag Leader’s DirectCommand application control and optimized specifically for the NL4500 spreader. The system easily connects to Ag Leader and other manufacturers displays using the industry standard ISOBUS interface. It monitors and controls each spinner independently with control capable of less than 5 RPM difference between each spinner allowing for precise boundary spreading. Spreader functions are fully monitored using sensors and are adjusted automatically for optimum NL4500 performance, resulting in precise application. The control system also monitors hydraulic pressures and temperatures that could detect a developing problem and alert the operator through the ISOBUS interface.… Continue reading

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Agronomic, rugged new Case IH True-Tandem 375 disk harrow brings toughness, flexibility to any field

Tough field conditions require tough tillage tools. The new Case IH True-Tandem 375 disk harrow — featuring a pull frame with heavy-walled tubing, a spring-cushioned hitch, 24-inch Earth Metal blades and a new mounted TigerPawCrumbler option — delivers a new standard for ruggedness and agronomics.

“Saturated soils and heavy, stubborn crop residue this year have reminded producers about the importance of crop residue management and soil tilth,” said Chris Lursen, Case IH Tillage marketing manager. “Our new True-Tandem 375 disk harrow helps improve soil tilth on every front, from crop residue management to reduced surface compaction and thorough soil mixing.”

Case IH Agronomic Design helps make the True-Tandem 375 the best-in-class multipurpose tandem disk, Lursen said. Building on the legacy of Case IH True-Tandem design, blades in the rear gangs track between the blades on the front gangs for a true full-width cut, leaving no uncut gaps. That’s important, whether slicing through crop residue in the fall or taking out an early weed flush before spring planting.… Continue reading

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John Deere introduces the multi-purpose 6E Series Tractors

Three new 6E models offer upgraded comfort, convenience, and value

John Deere adds the 6E Series Tractors to the 6 Family Tractor lineup, which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors.

The design on the new 6E Series initially began with upgrading the pre-existing 6D line. “We took a solid, simple workhorse in the 6D and made it even better with upgrades, like easier operating functions,” says Kory Ross, product marketing manager for John Deere. “We improved it and added so much value that we felt it earned a whole new name – the 6E Series.”

The 6E Series Tractors offer essentials in an economical package, including comfort and visibility for the operator, more transmission options that deliver smooth and consistent operation, and new stackable SCVs. The three 6E Series Tractors range from 105, 120, and 135 horsepower, helping to get work done quickly and efficiently.… Continue reading

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High-powered Case IH Patriot 2250 Sprayer pushes through the toughest field conditions

Engineered with more muscle, the new 660-gallon-capacity Patriot2250 sprayer features best-in-class horsepower, along with the fuel efficiency that comes with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only emissions technology.

“Rough fields and rolling terrain can test the limits of application equipment,” said Ken Lehmann, Case IH Sprayer Marketing Manager. “We designed our new Patriot 2250 sprayer with the increased power, torque and capacities needed to push through those limits and cover more acres, more efficiently every day.”

Using a Case IH FPT 6.7-L engine, the new Patriot 2250 sprayer is rated at 175 horsepower — a 6% increase over the Patriot 2240 model — and peaks at an impressive 190 horsepower, nearly 10 percent higher than its Patriot 2240 counterpart. Best of all, Case IH Efficient Power frees the engine to produce more raw power and torque with less fuel while meeting Tier 4 B/Final requirements.

Additional enhancements include:

  • A new four-speed range hydrostatic drive
  • Sauer Danfoss Series 90 heavy-duty hydrostatic pumps and new front-wheel motors for on-the-go shifting
  • Increased diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) capacities — more than enough to run all day
  • A completely redesigned service center — similar in layout to larger Patriot models — makes tendering the Patriot 2250 sprayer simple and efficient
  • A new, easy-open clamshell design on the rear-engine hood provides improved accessibility

A variety of options, including a new front-fill design and advanced radio features, allows greater customization to suit each operation’s unique needs.… Continue reading

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John Deere unveils new high-horsepower 4-track 9RX Series Tractors

Four new 4-track models provide more power to the ground, comfort and reliability for producers

After years of design, field trials and customer feedback, John Deere introduces its first-ever 4-track tractor, adding to its extensive line of high horsepower 9R Series wheeled and 9RT Series 2-track tractors. The four new 9RX Tractor models – which range from 470 to 620 engine horsepower – feature a large, robust undercarriage and track system engineered to provide superior power, durability, and improved ride quality, especially when handling large implements in the field.

Jerry Griffith, John Deere product marketing manager, 6-9 Family Tractors, says the new 9RX Series Tractors offer customers three distinct advantages compared to similar 4-track models. “The 9RX has a superior undercarriage with a positive-drive track system that effectively delivers power to the ground; it features the outstanding comfort of our CommandView III cab with a new cab suspension system for improved ride quality; and it is designed with integrated performance features already available on our 9 Family of tractors.”

These other features include built-in, fully integrated AutoTrac guidance and JDLink Connect information management, the e18™ Transmission with Efficiency Manager, and increased hydraulic flow for optimal field performance.Continue reading

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Beck’s collaborates with John Deere for seamless data transfer

Beck’s is pleased to announce a collaboration between its secure, web-based precision ag tool, FARMserver, and John Deere’s Operations Center in MyJohnDeere.com to improve data flow and connectivity. The collaboration will allow users the ability to seamlessly transfer data and field prescriptions between their FARMserver account and John Deere equipment.

“Since the inception of FARMserver, we have worked hard to deliver a product that is not only farmer friendly and easy-to-use, but that is compatible with all colors and brands of equipment,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “We recognized data connectivity and transfer are some of the biggest obstacles for farming operations. Our partnership with John Deere enhances the user experience for our customers.”

Beck’s FARMserver team identified one of the biggest pain points for farmers was the process of manually transferring agronomic data between equipment monitors and a precision ag data platform. Beck’s has worked in conjunction with John Deere to give farmers the ability to use and apply their data more efficiently.… Continue reading

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John Deere “Gear Up For Fall” promotion set for participating dealerships

Customers to get additional savings on turf products, as well as chance to win equipment package during fall Drive Green Demo Day events through October 31.

For people looking to purchase lawn, garden and other equipment, fall just got a little greener, thanks to the just-announced John Deere Gear Up For Fall program. The program, which runs from August 15 to the end of October, gives customers who attend Drive Green events an extra $250 off a wide range of turf equipment, in addition to the other Drive Green program product discounts and the sweepstakes.

According to Tom Elliott, product marketing manager for John Deere, customers can get the $250 Gear Up For Fall coupon when they attend a fall Drive Green event and apply it toward the purchase of a new John Deere ZTrak, EZTrak, QuikTrak mower, Signature or Select Series tractor, or select Gator utility vehicle models.

“Fall is a great time for residential and rural property owners, farmers and ranchers and others in the green industry to check out a wide selection of John Deere equipment,” Elliott says.… Continue reading

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Archbold Equipment Company celebrates the opening of its new facility in Bowling Green

Archbold Equipment Company, the 6-location CASE IH equipment dealer, recently celebrated the opening of its new facility in Bowling Green. This facility increases the shop, parts storage and showroom size by more than triple of the previous dealership and has increased staffing to provide excellence in customer service.

Archbold EquipmentThe dealership features a larger shop to service the growing size and demands of today’s farm equipment. The new service shop is four times larger at 18,000 square feet and is equipped with two five-ton remote controlled cranes and an interior wash bay. Parts storage space has tripled, allowing for more parts availability, and the all-new showroom features CASE IH parts, tools, apparel and more. Cub Cadet, Kinze, Grasshopper and Unverferth are among the other brands that will be sold and serviced at this dealership.

“Our purpose behind this new facility is to meet the needs of local farmers and homeowners in Wood, Henry, Lucas, Hancock and surrounding counties.… Continue reading

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AGCO’s 10th Annual Operator of the Year Program

AGCO will be kicking off nominations for its 10th Annual Operator of the Year program at MAGIE. Ag retailers nominate their top operators to recognize the vital role of custom applicators in the agricultural industry.

AGCO would like to meet with you during MAGIE to discuss the program, and the benefits it provides the finalists/winner, as well as the nominating ag retailer.

MAGIE 2015
McLean County Fairgrounds
1106 Interstate Drive
Bloomington, IL  61705

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Conor Bergin, tactical marketing manager, AGCO Application Equipment
Mike Pluimer, 2010 Operator of the Year winner. Pluimer has more than 25 years experience and covers an average of 68,000 acres a year.

The Operator of the Year program is open to all ag retailers and custom applicators regardless of the machine brands in their application fleet.… Continue reading

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First commercially approved drones are taking to the skies for Ohio agriculture

Those involved with American agriculture have an ongoing love affair with new technology and ways that it can be put to use addressing challenges on their farms.

There are plenty of farmers out there who could find a use for an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, in their operation. The problem, though, is that they are not allowed to use a drone for anything that could make money, based on rules of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“Recreationally, there has been an advisory where if I wanted to buy a drone and fly it I can based on the rules from the FAA. But if you use that film from the drones to make money than it’s illegal,” said Brian Kronenberger. “It is your drone, your field, but it is not your air space. The second you start doing it for money is when the FAA starts to consider it to be unsafe.”

Kronenberger is in his early 30s and supporting his family, but rolling the dice and following his passion in the emerging field of drone technology — something that was not even a possible career path just a few years ago.… Continue reading

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Euler named Archbold Equipment Bowling Green general manager

Archbold Equipment Company has named Roger (R.C.) Euler the General Manager of the Bowling Green CASE IH dealership.

“We are excited to have someone of Roger’s caliber and a native to the local area leading the new Bowling Green store,” Zach Hetterick, CEO said. “He deeply believes in customer service, which is a core value of Archbold Equipment Company and his daily leadership will allow us to develop into the dealership of the future in the months and years to come.”

Euler comes to Archbold Equipment Company from Allstate Peterbilt of Findlay, where he held various roles including General Manager and Regional Used Equipment Manager. He began his career at Whiteford Kenworth starting in sales and moving up to Corporate Used Equipment Manager.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to come into an organization that is in such a growth stage.” Euler said. “We can better serve customers with our completely new facility that features a 18,000-square-foot shop, new showroom and a parts storage area that is three times larger.… Continue reading

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Small Unmanned Aerial Systems webinar covers legal issues

There are plenty of questions out there about the legalities of the use of drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). A recent Ohio State University Extension webinar addressed some of the legal aspects of UAV operation in particular.

“We are on a project to talk about small UAS in agriculture and preparing for the legal issues that we’re seeing and will continue to see evolve with the development of this new technology,” said Peggy Hall, Ohio State University assistant professor of Agricultural and Resource Law. “After much anticipation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published proposed regulations that would govern the operation of drones used for agricultural and other activities. The proposal would allow farmers and ranchers to operate drones, referred to in the rule as ‘unmanned aircraft’ and ‘unmanned aerial systems,’ subject to requirements intended to address public safety and national security concerns.

“Under the proposed small UAS rule, operators must comply with a certification process, register and maintain aircraft, and follow limitations on aircraft operation.… Continue reading

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Evolution Ag announces opening of new Plain City location

After over three years of planning and construction during the past 12 months, Evolution Ag announced the opening of its new dealership south of Delaware at 13275 US 42, Plain City (intersection of Jerome road and SR 42).

Doug Loudenslager, Principal and one of the owners said that the 45,000 square foot facility has been designed to serve not only the agricultural community but the suburban homeowner as well.

“Our principle business is to provide agricultural producers the Case IH line of agricultural equipment, parts and service support required to profitably produce and harvest a crop today. We provide homeowners the tools they need to manage their mini-farm and landscapes,” Loudenslager said.

The dealership sells and services lawn mowers, tractors and utility vehicles through Gravely, Kioti, and Grasshopper. The dealership is now considered a full-line sales and service center for Stihl handheld power tools and is an authorized Gold Dealer for the Big Green Egg line of smoker/grill.… Continue reading

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JD Equipment to host annual combine clinic

JD Equipment, the largest John Deere dealership group in Ohio is proud to announce that its 6th annual World’s Largest Combine Clinic registration is now open. This event will be held on Friday, August 28 at their London location.

Since its inception in 2010, the World’s Largest Combine Clinic has become a comprehensive seasonal review of many subjects relevant to combine owners and their harvest. This year’s event will welcome guests from all across Ohio and surrounding states.

Participants at this year’s World’s Largest Combine Clinic have the opportunity to attend classes focused on various functions of John Deere combines and related products. Class topics at this year’s clinic will cover Header Equipment | Combine Settings, IS Software, Field Site Preparation and Grain Bin and Harvest Safety. Classes will be offered in the morning with and an optional afternoon session that will take place in the field. The afternoon session will review combine checks and adjustments to gain top harvest potentials.… Continue reading

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Evolution Ag hosting the “Be Ready” Harvest Conference

Evolution Ag announced that it will be holding its first Case IH “Be Ready” Harvest Conference at its new dealership location on August 6. Producers will be able to participate in several breakout sessions including: Managing the electronics monster; Maximizing combine efficiency and cutting harvest losses; Grain and corn head adjustments; and Harvest and grain bin safety. In addition a revolutionary new fire suppression system for combines and tractors will be demonstrated. Factory representatives and technicians will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on how to maximize this year’s harvest.

The company’s new soon to be opened dealership location and corporate headquarters will host the event. The new facility is located at 13275 US Route 42 approximately 4 miles northeast of the SR 33 and SR 42 interchange between Plain City and Delaware.

Registration is free but reservations are requested by contacting the Evolution Ag location in Circleville, Delaware, Lisbon, Upper Sandusky, Utica and Plain City.… Continue reading

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