MAKES MAJOR INVESTMENTS
Case IH has announced new draper headers and corn headers that are results of a recent $60 million investment in manufacturing improvements, research and development. In addition to the new products, the venture has produced the new Combine Header Center of Excellence in Burlington, Iowa.
“We’ve invested $30 million in manufacturing improvements to create a world-class production facility, and another $30 million in research and development dedicated to header design,” says Kelly Kravig, Case IH Marketing Manager, Combines & Headers. “These new state-of-the-art headers are based on in-depth customer input and extensive competitive benchmark testing, and engineered with the latest advancements in harvesting technology.”
Kravig says the new products are backed by intense testing in the lab and on customers’ farms. “These headers have been put through the paces in all kinds of harsh, real-world harvest conditions on today’s toughest crop genetics,” Kravig adds. “They’re designed to operate at higher speeds, cover more acres in a day, produce maximum yields, minimize grain loss and provide the best grain quality.… Continue readingRead More »
Case IH officially launched the new Early Riser® 5 series planters, designed to help farmers maximize their yield potential and consistently produce in varying conditions with an expanding range of genetics and seed treatments.
“Every farmer knows how critical it is to plant within the optimum window to achieve maximum yields,” says Bill Hoeg, Case IH Planter Marketing Manager in North America. “Our new Early Riser 5 series planters are engineered based upon Case IH Agronomic DesignSM principles and use multiple patented features to provide accurate and consistent seed placement, moving farmers beyond picket fence stands to photocopy plants so that they can realize higher yields.
“We’ve updated the Early Riser design, including the bulk fill system, meter drives and seed monitoring, to help farmers make the most of modern genetics and seed treatments and get more done,” he adds.
Farmers will get the earlier, more uniform stands they have come to expect from Case IH Early Riser planters, but new features on the 5 series lineup will result in improved seed handling capabilities while delivering more uptime, reliability and agronomic benefit than ever before.… Continue readingRead More »
Vermeer is excited to introduce a new mower conditioner line that combines exceptional productivity, flexibility and convenience into one powerful package. With three models available – the MC2800, MC3300 and MC3700 Mower Conditioners – operators can get the machine that is right for their operation with the features they need to complete their job in their way.
“At the heart of these mower conditioners is the new Q3™ Cutter Bar, and we’re excited about the capabilities this cutter bar offers to operators – including lower horsepower requirements, shear protection and more,” says Phil Egging, Vermeer Product Manager. “This line also offers the unique Vermeer-designed suspension system, giving operators the opportunity to experience this proven technology from our trailed mower line with a conditioner option.”
The modular, shaft-driven Q3 Cutter Bar helps make this line more fuel-efficient with minimal gear-to-gear interface, requiring less horsepower than gear bed style cutter bars. Practical innovations, including the Quick-Clip® Blade Retention System and Quick-Change™ Shear Ring, make the tasks of changing blades and repairing a sheared device quick and simple.… Continue readingRead More »
The next generation of aggressive disk rippers on the market – the Case IH Ecolo-Tiger® 875 – now offers even more durability, enhanced agronomics and more ease of use. All-new high-density Tiger points, standard Earth Metal blades and a hydraulically controlled double-edged reel help the new disk ripper handle the heaviest residue, the toughest soils and the widest range of field and weather conditions.
“Case IH engineers have taken the proven Ecolo-Tiger 870 design and given it even more cutting power with longer-life components,” says Dr. Rob Zemenchik, Case IH Sales and Marketing Manager for Tillage Products. “Well-known for the ability to fracture compaction, size and mix heavy residue, and level soil, our next-generation combination deep-tillage tool is built based on our customers’ needs and Case IH
Agronomic DesignSM principles.”
Added Durability Built In
Redesigned high-density Tiger points run just under hardpan compaction and deliver the proven Case IH lift-twist-roll soil action to eliminate soil compaction, but with less draft, creating smoother fields and extending point life.… Continue reading
Case IH announces that Case IH Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) technology is now available for the Maxxum® tractor line up, with Maxxum 110, 120 and 130 CVT options. First introduced into the North American market with the Puma family in 2008, Case IH CVT simplifies tractor operation while also delivering the best balance of power and fuel efficiency.
“Case IH continues to deliver on customer requests by taking the multi-purpose Maxxum tractor, which is known for its ability to handle large workloads, and furnishing it with technology to improve engine performance and fuel efficiency,” says Dave Bogan, marketing manager for Puma and Maxxum tractors. “But what customers tell us they really appreciate is how easy the Case IH CVT is to use, even for inexperienced drivers. There’s no programming required; you set the speed and direction you want to go and the tractor does the rest.”
Efficient Power Built In
CVT combines the stepless speed variability of a hydrostatic transmission with the mechanical efficiency of a traditional gear transmission.… Continue reading
Performance and flexibility are key for timely, high-quality application. That’s why the new Case IH Patriot® 3240 and 3340 sprayers offer more horsepower and new options for spray control.
“Our Case IH design engineers always match machine size to the engine and horsepower to ensure optimum in-field performance,” says Mark Burns, Case IH Application Equipment Marketing Manager. “In addition, we’ve worked hard to put the best technologies available to work to enable timely, consistent coverage – at the right rate and droplet size – while also reducing overlaps, skips and drift.”
Improved Spray Control
One new option in particular gives operators improved spray accuracy across the field.
“With the new AIM Command PRO™ spray system, operators have the advantage of individual nozzle control,” says Burns. “This advanced spray technology builds on the features found on the AIM Command® spray system, such as constant rate and pressure over a wide range of speeds.… Continue readingRead More »
INCLUDING HIGHEST HORSEPOWER TRACTOR AVAILABLE
The new Case IH Tier 4 B/Final Steiger® lineup offers the highest-horsepower agricultural tractor available in the market today – the Steiger 620. This behemoth tractor is part of the next generation of Steiger tractors, with significantly increased horsepower and upgraded cab features to help producers make the most of long workdays.
“The Steiger 620 is designed to easily handle the industry’s largest tillage tools, and do it with less fuel,” says Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger Tractor Marketing Manager.
To help pull through tough spots, the 620 boasts 682 maximum engine horsepower (hp). An additional 35 hp power boost delivers extra power for transport, hydraulics and PTO. Like the majority of the Steiger line, the 620 is powered by a 12.9-L Case IH FPT engine with two-stage turbocharging.
The new Steiger lineup offers producers seven models in both wheeled and track configurations:
Steiger 370 HD
Steiger 420 HD
Steiger 470 HD
Steiger 500 HD
Steiger 540 HD
Steiger 580 HD
Steiger 620 HD
Steiger Family Grows
The Steiger 540 has been added to the lineup, expanding the Steiger family to seven models.… Continue readingRead More »
A complete solution to liquid side-dressing is now available
John Deere is adding the new 2510L Liquid Fertilizer Applicator to its nutrient application product line. This new applicator is designed for more precise liquid fertilizer placement into the soil.
“Precision nutrient application technology has grown in importance as our customers continue to address environmental concerns while improving fertilizer use efficiency for the plant,” says Travis Harrison, product specialist from John Deere. “The 2510L enables customers to maximize crop yields through more accurate and timely liquid fertilizer placement.”
The 2510L is offered in two models, vertical or side-fold, and three base widths of 30-, 40- and 60-ft., each with 18 different spacing and row combinations. A high-capacity, hydraulically driven pump delivers fertilizer to plants through knives or injectors.
Harrison adds, “The 2510L Applicator comes with a GreenStar™ Rate Controller enabling full integration with the GreenStar display for field documentation, map-based prescriptions, and precision application.… Continue readingRead More »
Including new Magnum 380 CVT with most power in its class
Case IH has announced its most powerful Magnum™ tractors yet, offering producers the ultimate mix of industry-leading horsepower, fuel efficiency and a new high-horsepower CVT option – while meeting strict Tier 4 B/Final emissions standards. This new 2014 lineup includes significant horsepower upgrades in all Magnum models, thanks to field-proven Case IH Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only emissions technology combined with a new Case IH Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) design for high-horsepower machines that maximizes available power.
“Magnum tractors deliver superior power and fuel efficiency in the toughest conditions through simple, smart design,” says Dan Klein, Case IH Marketing Manager for Magnum Tractors. “Our exclusive SCR-only design, in combination with multiple transmission options created with both productivity and ease of use in mind, means operators can get more done in less time with fewer inputs, every day. We’ve also increased the fuel tank so producers can cover even more acres before needing to
The new Magnum lineup includes nine models, all with available CVT and five available for the first time with CVT.… Continue readingRead More »
Growers looking for a simple and affordable precision farming display now have an entry-level solution, thanks to the new Compass™ display from Ag Leader Technology, Inc.
“The Compass display was designed for growers who want a display to use primarily for guidance,” says Matt Leinen, Product Manager. “With a built-in lightbar, the Compass display provides on-screen guidance and coverage mapping that allows operators to improve pass-to-pass accuracy and easily track where they have been in the field, reducing costly gaps and overlaps.”
Leinen adds the Compass display is simple to operate and set up guidance operations. “The user doesn’t need to know how to set up field information within the display to operate, with the new event feature they can simply create a new event each time they enter a field and go.”
The key features of the Compass display include:
• Compact design with built-in lightbar
• 7-inch color touchscreen
• Built-in manual guidance
• Combine with OnTrac2+™ assisted steering, ParaDyme® or GeoSteer® automated steering systems for high-end guidance
• Compatibility with ISO 11783 Virtual Terminal Standard
• Full-screen mapping
• Multiple language options
“Displays continue to be a focus of our complete line of precision farming products at Ag Leader,” Leinen explains.… Continue readingRead More »
New self-propelled windrower offers more horsepower and precision guidance technology
John Deere announces the addition of the new W235 Windrower to its hay and forage product line-up for 2014. This self-propelled windrower features more horsepower to handle tough field conditions, a larger cab for operator comfort, Integrated AutoTrac™ and CommandCenter™ display for improved operational efficiency and other improvements that make long days in the field more productive.
“We’ve designed the W235 to maximize the operator’s ease of use and productivity,” says Jeremy Unruh, product line manager for John Deere Ottumwa Works. “The CommandCenter display provides fingertip access to all controls that are critical in optimizing machine operation and performance, and Integrated AutoTrac provides steering assistance that enables faster cutting speeds while maintaining accuracy.”
The W235 Windrowers will be offered in two configurations, a Rotary and a Draper. The Rotary will be compatible with 994 and 995 heads and the Draper will be compatible with the 600D head.… Continue readingRead More »
J D Equipment is proud to announce that its 4th annual World’s Largest Combine Clinic, held on Friday, August 23 at their London location, was among the most successful events ever organized by the company.
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 the fall harvest. This year’s event welcomed over 350 guests from across Ohio and surrounding states.
Participants at the World’s Largest Combine Clinic attended classes focused on various functions of John Deere combines and related products. Topics covered included S-Series combines, Flex Drapers, Platforms, Corn Heads, AMS / Integrated Solutions, and 50-60-70 Series Combines and Separators. Classes were offered both in morning and afternoon sessions — allowing patrons to customize their experience to fit their daily schedule.
In conjunction with the course offerings, participants were given the opportunity to inspect equipment and present questions to the class instructors.… Continue readingRead More »
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. announced wireless connectivity in the cab with their new cloud-based platform, AgFiniti®.
“Wireless communication is set to revolutionize precision agriculture,” says Roger Zielke, product manager at Ag Leader. “In developing this platform, our primary goal is to offer a solution that truly meets customer needs, and is both flexible and easy to use.”
Users simply need to connect the Ag Leader Wi-Fi Adapter to the Ag Leader® Integra or Versa™ display to access a wireless internet network in the cab through any mobile hotspot of their choice, such as a smartphone, dedicated hotspot or a tablet (iPad, Android device, etc.).
“Users can choose any cellular data carrier, plan and device for their Wi-Fi hotspot, selecting the service that works best for them and their area,” Zielke explains. “Which makes AgFiniti a cost-effective and reliable solution.”
Guidance lines, prescriptions, as-applied maps and other data files can be sent and received wirelessly and backed up on the user’s secure AgFiniti account. … Continue readingRead More »
The Next-Generation Grain Cart Weighing System For Collecting All The Harvest Data You Need
Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces the introduction of the UHarvest™ data management system, the first-ever solution for collecting and managing grain cart weight data using the tractor’s ISOBUS terminal or a touch-screen tablet.
Grain carts equipped with load cells are the traditional way to accumulate harvest data. The Unverferth UHarvest data management system, powered by Raven Industries, combines software that allows the user to easily track and analyze as much harvest data as needed with state-of-the-art touchscreen operation.
The touch-screen interface offers a quick and convenient way to track the standard grower, farm and field information as well as crop, variety, truck identification and destination of every bushel that moves through the grain cart. The UHarvest system’s AccuSave technology also features a drivetrain sensor attached to the cart for automatically recording each load for data accuracy without the need for operator intervention.… Continue readingRead More »
With the introduction of 26 new compact and utility tractors and 11 hay and forage tools over the last three years, Case IH has demonstrated its focus on meeting livestock and hay producers’ unique equipment needs. To complete the updated lineup, Case IH is introducing the first windrower with factory-installed autoguidance, redesigned draper headers, disc mower conditioners designed to speed up dry down, and a durable round baler designed to minimize losses.
“Case IH has launched new models and significant redesigns across our entire lineup of hay and forage tools and compact and utility tractors, all based on customer feedback,” says Zach Hetterick, Case IH Livestock Equipment Marketing Manager. “Livestock producers will also appreciate the new investments Case IH has made in personnel, with nine new livestock specialists working with dealers and producers in the field.”
Here are the newest Case IH products, which complete the Case IH hay/forage and livestock lineup:
WD3 II Series Windrowers Offer Industry-First Factory Installed Autoguidance
Redesigned Case IH WD3 series windrowers are the first in the industry to offer a factory-installed autoguidance system managed through the Case IH AFS Pro 700 control center to increase productivity and reduce operator fatigue.… Continue reading
To meet evolving application needs of customers and Final Tier 4 emissions requirements, John Deere introduced the R4030 and R4038 Self-Propelled Sprayers. These new, completely redesigned John Deere 4 Series Sprayers offer greater productivity, more uptime, and reduced cost of operation while delivering faster, easier and more precise product application.
The 800-gallon R4030 Sprayer replaces the 4730 model. It features a 280 horsepower 6.8L PowerTech Plus PSS Final Tier 4 engine with a four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can operate up to 20 MPH in the field and 30 MPH in transport.
The 1,000-gallon R4038 Sprayer replaces the 4830 Sprayer. It features a 310 horsepower 9.0L PowerTech Plus PSS Final Tier 4 engine with a four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can operate up to 25 MPH in the field and 35 MPH in transport.
Both sprayers have redesigned flat-fold booms in widths up to 120 feet, improved weight distribution, the CommandView II cab with the fully integrated GreenStar3 2630 display, and the latest in tire technologies.… Continue readingRead More »