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Case IH expands CVT offering into Maxxum 110-130 models

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.

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Two new Case IH Patriot models deliver more power

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.

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Case IH announces Steiger Tier 4 B/Final lineup

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:

Model

Configuration

Engine

Maximum hp

Steiger 370 HD

Wheeled/Rowtrac™

8.7 L

405

Steiger 420 HD

Wheeled/Rowtrac

12.9 L

462

Steiger 470 HD

Wheeled/Rowtrac/Quadtrac®

12.9 L

517

Steiger 500 HD

Wheeled/Rowtrac/Quadtrac

12.9 L

550

Steiger 540 HD

Wheeled/Quadtrac

12.9 L

605

Steiger 580 HD

Wheeled/Quadtrac

12.9 L

638

Steiger 620 HD

Wheeled/Quadtrac

12.9 L

682

 

Steiger Family Grows

The Steiger 540 has been added to the lineup, expanding the Steiger family to seven models.

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John Deere introduces the all-new 2510L Liquid Fertilizer Applicator

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.

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Case IH unveils added power and simplicity with new Magnum

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
refuel.”

The new Magnum lineup includes nine models, all with available CVT and five available for the first time with CVT.

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Ag Leader Introduces the New Compass Display

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.

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John Deere introduces the W235 Self-Propelled Windrower

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.

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World’s Largest Combine Clinic attracts big crowd

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 jd equipment john deere combineJohn 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.

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Ag Leader Announces AgFiniti® Cloud-based Platform

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. 

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Unverferth Introduces UHarvest™ Data Management Solution

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.

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Case IH announceds new expanded lineup for livestock, hay and forage uses

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.

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New John Deere sprayers take big steps forward

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.

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New John Deere combines on track for turning heads

Muddy combine tracks at a farm show will always turn heads, which is one reason the 2014 combine updates from John Deere were attracting so much attention at the recent product launch held in Columbus and London. For the first time, 36-inch tracks are available on John Deere combines.

“Even though it is fairly dry here, we have been able to make a mud pit and have been showing comparison with combines with tires and with tracks. The people that have attended this introduction have enjoyed that experience,” said Kim Cramer with John Deere Harvester Works at the equipment demonstration site on the grounds of the Farm Science Review. “Also introduced for 2014 will be a 630 flex draper head that will be part of the John Deere lineup. That will be for customers that have some other conditions that require a 30-foot size.

“The combine for 2014 is final Tier 4 compliant and will have other features including a leather package for the cab to help on those long harvest days.

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John Deere unveils new tractor lines

 

At a massive product launch event in Columbus and London, John Deere unveiled a new line of equipment that will leave many farmers green with envy.

“This is all about addressing the three primary value drivers for our customers: performance, uptime and cost of operation,” said Luke Gakstatter, John Deere vice president of agriculture and turf sales and marketing. “Nobody is positioned better than we are to deliver on these values.”

The new 8R an 7R lines were among the numerous highlights. The changes to combines were also showcased.

Here is a tour of the new and improved cab of a 7R.

8R

The evolution of John Deere’s popular workhorse 8R Series Tractors continues in 2014 with the launch of six new wheel and three new track models, all with Final Tier 4 engines ranging in

horsepower from 245 to 370. These new 2014 models integrate the latest technology to provide the utmost in power, comfort and performance for row-crop tractors in this class.

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Patz introduces SmartClean Scraper Systems

Patz Corporation recently introduced the new SmartClean™ Scraper Systems to their line of manure-handling equipment. Featuring IntelliChain™, IntelliCable™, and IntelliShuttle™ Scrapers, these systems have the brawn and the brains needed to keep herds clean 24/7/365.

The IntelliChain™ Alley Scraper includes the new UL/cUL certified SmartSense™ MasterMind Control Panel, featuring the innovative Patz “Learning System” which constantly adjusts to weather, bedding, and manure changes. It is designed for ultimate layout flexibility with a narrow, space-saving drive unit and drive unit corner wheels that can be configured in four different positions. Highly energy-efficient, the drive unit utilizes a planetary gearbox that is driven by a single ¾-horsepower electric motor. Chain is available in a variety of lengths, including custom lengths for splice-free installation.

The IntelliCable™ Pro I, II, and III Alley Scrapers feature the new UL/cUL certified SmartSense™ MasterMind Control Panel, which enhances the system’s sensitivity in detecting obstructions within the alley to make for a safer, more effective cleaning system.

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New Larger Model 730 Unverferth Wagon

 A High-Capacity Ride for High-Quality Grain: Unverferth Announces new 750-Bushel-Capacity Grain Wagon

 Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc. announces the introduction of a new 750-bushel capacity grain wagon to its lineup of high-capacity grain wagons. The Unverferth model 730 also features a newly designed unloading chute with a self-locking, spring-loaded latching mechanism for ease of use.

The chute is equipped with a center-dump deflector for pit unloading and is height adjustable from 15 inches to 18 inches. There is also a metering door which makes it easy for opening and taking grain samples. Steep-sloped walls result in fast and complete unloading, up to 750 bushels in 110 seconds.

The model 730 Unverferth grain wagon is specifically designed with integral pull-through hitch to be pulled in tandem when fully loaded and features easy connections for linking multiple units. Standard equipment includes four-wheel, surge-activated brakes which automatically disengage during backing.

The model 730 also features the patented UltraSteer chassis design which allows the wagon to be turned in a 40 percent tighter radius than traditional wagons.

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New Killbros SeedVeyor

Killbros Announces SeedVeyor Bulk Box Carrier for Enhanced Planting Efficiency

Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc. announces the introduction of the Killbros SeedVeyor™ Model 102 bulk box carrier. The two-box bulk seed carrier combines high-speed seed delivery direct to the planter or drill in the field with operator-friendly control for unmatched seed-planting efficiency.

Equipped with the choice of an unloading conveyor or auger, the SeedVeyor model 102 bulk box carrier features a capacity of approximately 100 seed units. It is equipped with an easy-opening 5” x 6” door with a rubber funnel that regulates seed flow into the conveyor or auger. A standard on/off wired switch with a magnetic mount provides optimum user convenience.

The easy-open unloading chutes feed the hopper for greater unloading efficiency. Protective lids cover the unloading chutes when not in use to keep out moisture and debris and feature convenient on-board storage when hauling seed.

The conveyor’s eight-inch cupped and cleated belt inside the six-inch diameter steel tube gently carries seed at speeds up to 12 bushels per minute.

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Perfecta Models 10, 12 and 14 Field Cultivator

Unverferth Announces Perfecta® II Field Cultivator Models 10, 12 and 14 for Greater Field Efficiency

Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc. announces the introduction of the Perfecta® Field Cultivator models 10, 12 and 14. Each model features:  (1) specially designed S-tine shanks and shovels to meet specific tillage needs, (2) a tool-free, spring-pressure adjustable leveling bar for convenient tailoring of the desired soil finish, and (3) the Rolling Harrow® baskets which follow the leveling bar are equipped with triple-lip protected, heavy-duty shielded bearings for trouble-free operation in high-residue environments.

The Perfecta field cultivator allows growers to save fuel and time by tilling, leveling and finishing in a single pass. It’s constructed with a heavy-duty, four-bar frame for added durability with three rows of staggered, high-clearance S-tines for full-width tillage. Superior residue flow is ensured with an underframe clearance of 20” and tine spacing of 18” side-to-side and 20” front-to-rear, resulting in a 6” overall spacing.

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Top Air Sprayers Featuring Self-Propelled Performance and Options

Top Air® Announces Chemical Injection System, Virtual Terminal Console
For Premier Series T-Tank Sprayers
Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces the availability of a chemical injection system and a virtual terminal console for tractors without ISO systems for the Top Air® Premier series of T-Tank sprayers. With these additions and the available steerable hitch option, Top Air models TA1200, TA1600 and TA2400, with 1200, 1600 and 2400 gallon capacities respectively, can now be equipped with all the comparable features and benefits of more costly self-propelled sprayers.

With the Top Air direct chemical injection system, the sprayer’s main tank is loaded only with clean water and the chemical is contained in single or dual separate 24-gallon tanks, depending on sprayer model and capacity. The concentrated chemical is then accurately injected into the spraying system and mixed with the water just prior to being sprayed out of the boom.

Compared to conventional sprayer systems, injection sprayer systems can reduce applicator exposure to chemicals during the mixing and loading process.

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Mahindra USA and Pierce Distribution enter into partnership

Pierce To Support Distribution For MUSA’s Houston Facility

Mahindra USA, (MUSA) the number one selling tractor company in the world based on volume, and Pierce Distribution Services Company have entered into an agreement for Pierce to provide operational expertise for MUSA’s Houston, Texas, Parts Distribution Center.  This venture marks the initial business partnership between these two organizations.

This signals MUSA’s commitment to providing the highest level of service to their customers for aftermarket parts support.  Pierce will draw on its many years of experience handling service parts for major corporations in the agricultural and heavy equipment industries to bring “best in class” distribution principles to the facility.

“Mahindra USA is proud to partner with industry-expert Pierce for our aftermarket parts support.  Pierce’s experience and knowledge in supporting major manufacturers ensures Mahindra will meet and exceed our dealers’ and customers’ expectations for the highest-quality parts support,” said Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA, Inc.

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