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High-Capacity SuperFlex Draper Head Designed for New Holland

New Holland has introduced a new SuperFlex draper head specifically designed to match the high capacity of New Holland CR Series Twin Rotor® and CX8000 Series Super-Conventional combines.

“Header designs play an important role in reducing harvesting losses,” says New Holland Cash Crop Marketing Manager Ed Barry. “The new 880CF SuperFlex draper head provides closer cutting and better flotation so farmers can harvest every bit of their valuable crop.”

The 880CF SuperFlex cutterbar draper headers are available in cutting widths of 30′, 35′, 40′ and 45′. The 30′, and 35′ heads feature a single-span, plastic-tine pickup reel while 40′ and 45′ models use a dual-span reel with plastic tines.

A patented, rubber spring flotation system allows the 880CF head to follow ground contours more closely. The rubber torsion springs on each floor support can be adjusted manually to tailor flotation to conditions or to compensate for any cutterbar unevenness.

The six-bat reel smoothly feeds crop to the cutterbar, which cuts cleanly using three-inch guards and overserrated knife sections with 10 teeth per inch. … Continue reading

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Case IH rolls out new 2012 Maxxum series

New models with enhanced operational and fuel efficiency

Case IH introduces the new 2012 Maxxum® tractor lineup to the Efficient Power family of products, now equipped with  enhanced operator controls, fuel-saving Tier 4A engines, and more powerful hydraulics to deliver livestock and mixed farm operations the best possible balance of productivity, fuel efficiency and versatility. The Maxxum Series now offers the choice of a standard base package, or deluxe “MultiController” configuration, with six models to choose in each. Both packages offer 4 or 6 cylinder engines with electronic common rail fuel system.

 

Model Numbers

PTO HP

Engine

Maximum Boosted Engine HP

Maxxum 110

Maxxum 110 MultiController

90

4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder

143

Maxxum 115

Maxxum 115 MultiController

95

6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder

154

Maxxum 120

Maxxum 120 MultiController

100

4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder

154

Maxxum 125

Maxxum 125 MultiController

105

6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder

165

Maxxum 130

Maxxum 130 MultiController

110

4.5 Liter

4 Cylinder

163

Maxxum 140

Maxxum 140 MultiController

120

6.7 Liter

6 Cylinder

176

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MultiControl armrest puts functions at your fingertips

The new, optional MultiControl Armrest console brings all vital tractor operations within easy reach, with the handle itself containing six key tractor functions literally at the operator’s fingertips.… Continue reading

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Fendt website helps farmers choose and price 
new tractors 



Fendt “Build and Quote” website lets producers configure and price 
new tractors from the comfort of home

Farmers shopping for new tractors from Fendt® can easily configure, price and compare the newest equipment right from their home office using the new Fendt “Build and Quote” website found at http://buildandquote.fendt.com/. The newly launched online tool simplifies the initial shopping process by allowing farmers to sort through available equipment options and design a tractor to fit the unique needs of their individual farming operations.

“The ‘Build and Quote’ equipment configuration tools we’ve created are user friendly and intuitive to use,” explains Tim Lyon, sales operations director at AGCO. “By using these tools to learn about the products available, farmers will be able to get a better understanding of the many features and options available and receive the list price online automatically. They can mix and match the various options before requesting a formal quote or before visiting the dealer to finalize the machine configuration.”

Create “Build” summary, request official “Quote”

The “Build and Quote” website for Fendt is designed to educate customers about options, guide them through the process of choosing the right tractor and help them connect with their local dealer to request a quote.… Continue reading

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Case IH Magnum 370 CVT Tractor

To handle today’s large-scale row crop implements, Case IH will expand the Magnum™ Series to include a new Magnum 370 CVT model, representing the highest horsepower mechanical front drive (MFD) tractor on the market at 419 maximum boosted engine horsepower. In addition, Case IH will offer operator-friendly Case IH Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology will be offered across the entire Magnum lineup, including the current 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 models.  Case IH displayed the new Magnum 370 CVT model and announced the availability of CVT across the entire Magnum range, both of which will expand the Efficient Power family in late 2012.

“The new Magnum 370 CVT will represent our most powerful MFD tractor yet, and continue to deliver the efficient power that the Magnum Series is known for,” says John Bohnker, Case IH marketing manager for Magnum tractors. “This new addition to the Magnum Series is designed to deliver power to the ground with larger row crop implements such as planters, toolbars and strip-till rigs that bring economies of scale to large-acreage operations.”

The new Magnum 370 features the efficient 8.7L Case IH FPT engine, which delivers up to 419 maximum boosted engine horsepower. … Continue reading

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AGCO accepting nominations for 2011 AGCO Operator of the Year

Top four finalists invited to ARA Conference in Boca Raton, Fla.; winner will receive new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle 

Custom applicators spend long hours in the field, covering hundreds of thousands of acres each year across North America, doing their part to help farmers maximize their crop yields. For their hard work and dedication, AGCO Application Equipment is giving one deserving custom applicator a chance to cover even more ground on a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle — the grand prize granted to the 2011 AGCO Operator of the Year. Agri-retailers in U.S. and Canada can nominate a deserving operator at http://search.applylikeapro.com. Deadline for entries is Oct. 15.

“Operator of the Year is something we look forward to every year because it gives us a chance to recognize and say thanks to some of the finest individuals in the application business,” says Mark Sharitz, AGCO Application Equipment director of marketing. “This award is not a contest to see who can cover the most acres, but instead is designed to spotlight applicators who demonstrate exceptional work in the field and leadership within the company and communities in which they serve.”

Now in its sixth year, Operator of the Year is open to U.S.… Continue reading

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New Holland combines feature Tier 4A Engines

New Holland is further extending its line-up of equipment with Tier 4A engines with the addition of five new CR Series Twin Rotor® combines and three new CX8000 Series Super Conventional combines equipped with ECOBlue™ Selective Catalytic Reduction engine technology.  As a result, New Holland, as the Clean Energy Leader, offers the largest range of Tier 4A compliant products in the industry with 20 tractors in the over 100-hp T7, T8 and T9 Series range and eight combines available in North America.

New Holland’s Tier 4A engines offer improved power, performance and reduced fuel consumption thanks to ECOBlue™ SCR engine technology.

“Today’s farmers already have the technology at their disposal which will form the foundation for future Tier 4B compliance,” stated Franco Fusignani, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Holland Agriculture. He continued, “This means that machine operation will remain unaltered and it enables us to place our investment into developing the next generation of agricultural machinery.”

Choice of stone protection
New Holland has introduced an industry first: a choice between two different forms of stone protection.… Continue reading

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Fendt Debuts New 900 Series

Fendt introduced the new Fendt 900 Series Vario tractors. With Fendt selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for Tier 4-interim compliance, the latest 900 Series tractors deliver up to 7 percent greater fuel efficiency compared to previous models*, along with the productivity and efficiency-enhancing advancements farmers have come to expect first from Fendt. Other new features for the 900 Series, which offers a reversing operator station on all models, are a standard 10.4-inch Varioterminal monitor which puts control of all tractor functions in one, touch-screen terminal; the option of fully integrated guidance; and an on-board computer that makes tracking, storing and transferring data to an office PC nearly effortless.

“For many producers and custom operators, Fendt 900 Series tractors are their first choice for the combination of speed, fuel efficiency, power and technology they must have to get the most work done each day,” says Mike Alvin, product manager for high horsepower tractors.… Continue reading

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Hemisphere GPS announces new Outback Guidance Solutions

 

Hemisphere GPS announced new Outback Guidance® solutions that deliver high level precision farming performance and productivity to all sizes of farm operations. Farmers continually strive for increased yields and efficiency and those efforts translate into a need for improved accuracy and performance regarding field operations. Now, combining new eDriveX™ features with Outback S3™ spray and rate control and new long range RTK receivers A320™/A321™, customers will have the most practical precision farm solution available from Hemisphere GPS. Farm operations of all sizes appreciate the affordability and versatility of Outback Guidance system performance.

New eDriveX Features
Hemisphere GPS introduces two advancements in eDriveX with eTurns functionality for customers seeking precision steering and control performance: reverse steering and slow speed control. Reverse steering provides customers with the ability to reverse course under certain circumstances. Slow speed control allows eDriveX users to operate their equipment in demanding, slow speed conditions down to 0.25 mph—crucial for many specialty crop operations.… Continue reading

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Case IH Axial-Flow 30 Series combines simplify harvest

Case IH proudly welcomes to its Efficient Power family the next generation of legendary Axial-Flow® combines – the 5130, 6130, 7130, 7230, 8230, and 9230. The new Axial-Flow 30 Series combines meet Tier 4A emissions regulations while improving both performance and efficiency. With the industry’s largest lineup, including two Class 7 models, Case IH combines are designed to simplify harvest.

Case IH proudly welcomes to its Efficient Power  family the next generation of legendary Axial-Flow® combines – the 5130, 6130, 7130, 7230, 8230, and 9230. The new Axial-Flow 30 Series combines meet Tier 4A emissions regulations while improving both performance and efficiency. With the industry’s largest lineup, including two Class 7 models, Case IH combines are designed to simplify harvest.

“Case IH Axial-Flow combines have been continuously evolving for 35 years,” says Nate Weinkauf, Case IH Combine Marketing Manager. “Today they continue to set the industry standards for uptime, grain quality, and grain savings regardless of crop, field condition, or farm size.”

Efficient Power
The Axial-Flow 5130 features the proven Case IH FPT 6.7L engine, while the Axial-Flow 6130, 7130 and 7230 rely on the Case IH FPT 8.7L engine.… Continue reading

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Case IH Patriot sprayer gets even better

With the launch of its newest 1,200-gallon sprayer – the Patriot® 4430 – Case IH once again sets the industry standard for power, fuel-efficiency, productivity and comfort. The flagship model in this series of industry-leading sprayers, known for its cab-forward, rear-engine configuration, is an appropriate addition to the Case IH Efficient Power family, delivering more horsepower in a more fuel-efficient package. Together these features allow operators to get in the field sooner to meet critical application windows with the power to handle challenging field conditions.

With the launch of its newest 1,200-gallon sprayer – the Patriot® 4430 – Case IH once again sets the industry standard for power, fuel-efficiency, productivity and comfort. The flagship model in this series of industry-leading sprayers, known for its cab-forward, rear-engine configuration, is an appropriate addition to the Case IH Efficient Power family, delivering more horsepower in a more fuel-efficient package. Together these features allow operators to get in the field sooner to meet critical application windows with the power to handle challenging field conditions.… Continue reading

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John Deere has largest ever launch of new equipment

Today in Indianapolis, John Deere is unveiling its new ag equipment for 2012 as part of the largest, most significant product introduction in the company’s 174-year history. Significant improvements in power, comfort, and performance are the hallmarks of the new machines including the S-Series Combines with larger corn heads and platforms; high-horsepower 4WD and track 9R/9RT Tractors; 6R Series row-crop tractors and 5 Series utility and specialty tractors.

According to Barry Nelson, manager of media relations for John Deere Ag and Turf Division, these products greatly extend the company’s broad portfolio of equipment products for use in all types of farming, livestock and specialty crop operations, as well as for commercial and property maintenance businesses.

Nelson visits with Ty Higgins about Wednesday’s product unveiling.

JD Barry Nelson

In addition to new John Deere combines, headers and tractors, the company recently introduced its new 7R Series Tractors for the row-crop market; its largest, most advanced self-propelled 4940 Sprayer with 1,200-gal.… Continue reading

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Bestway announces new retriever transport hitch

Bestway Inc., a leading specialty agricultural equipment manufacturer, recently announced the introduction of the Retriever® Transport Hitch for towing large drawn planters and other large implements with two-point or drawbar type hitches.

The Retriever® Transport Hitch mounts in about five minutes on the fifth wheel and frame of a tandem axle semi-tractor.   Utilizing a powerful, built in 12-volt hydraulic power pack, the Retriever® Transport hitch attaches to the planter with a two-point Quick-Attach hitch system and the operator uses a remote control to hydraulically raise the planter to transport height then the lift is securely locked for towing.  The exclusive two-point hitch design allows changing from a Category III system to a Category II system for towing mower conditioners, in about 10 seconds.  For drawbar type implements and planters, a removable heavy-duty drawbar with 12,000 lb. tongue weight capacity, is included with the hitch.  In addition a remote hydraulic valve is standard equipment for lifting or folding implements before towing.… Continue reading

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System 350 Automatic Steering Technology Now Available



Convenient state-of-the-art precision auto-steer technology offers producers new levels of data management, ease of operation, customization and flexibility

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is pleased to announce the availability of System 350 Automatic Steering through AGCO’s North American dealer network. The System 350 features a new X30 all-in-one control console that gives operators an entirely new level of precision accuracy, dependability, flexibility and ease of use beyond what they’ve come to expect from other steering systems in the market.

“Since auto-steer systems were first introduced to the market, producers have quickly recognized the advantages the technology brings to their farming operations,” explains Marlin Melander, technology marketing specialist with Advanced Technology Solutions at AGCO. “Auto-steer technology reduces expensive swath overlap and collects valuable information that can help increase work efficiency and reduce input costs. The System 350 takes those benefits to an unprecedented level to further increase productivity and make it even easier to manage field-by-field information.”

The System 350 Automatic Steering includes boundary and U-turn recognition features that allow operators to easily complete turns and lock onto the next swath.… Continue reading

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AGCO introduces Sunflower 9610 conventional drill



AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is pleased to introduce the all-new Sunflower 9610 Conventional Drill. Designed specifically for precise seed placement of grasses, legumes and small grains in conventional tillage systems, the Sunflower 9610 drill offers one of the industry’s largest capacity seed hoppers, easily adjustable down pressure and a maintenance-free meter-drive system so producers can accurately and efficiently seed more acres in a day.

“This new conventional drill offers the high level of seed placement accuracy Sunflower has worked tirelessly to develop and perfect,” explains Tom Draper, Sunflower seeding and tillage product manager. “The 9610 drill is built to the same stringent Sunflower standards our customers have come to know, offering quality and dependability for superior performance. In designing the Sunflower 9610, we made sure to incorporate many elements that will allow producers to cover more acres each day, without sacrificing accuracy.”

The Sunflower 9610 conventional drill is available in 15- and 20-foot working widths, and offers row-spacing options of 6 inches, 7 1/2 inches and 10 inches.… Continue reading

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Hesston by Massey Ferguson introduces new “Extra Density” large square baler


Commercial hay producers and large farmers can now create large “extra density” square bales that are more efficient to stack, load, transport and store, thanks to the introduction of the Hesston by Massey Ferguson 2170XD Large Square Baler. To accommodate the additional weight associated with heavier bales, the 2170XD model is built tough with heavy-duty tension cylinders and plunger arms, a heavier fly wheel, and higher-capacity gearbox and driveline to provide the reliable performance producers have come to expect from Hesston.
“Since 1978, when we introduced the world’s very first large square baler, Hesston has remained at the forefront of the hay and forage industry,” explains Dean Morrell, product marketing manager for hay and forage. “Each baler we’ve introduced has built on the innovations offered by its predecessor, and pushed the benchmarks for quality and performance higher and higher. The all-new Hesston by Massey Ferguson 2170XD Large Square Baler is no exception, producing a denser bale without compromising the Hesston tradition of proven high-capacity baling.”
The 2170XD model creates 3- by-4-foot bales, up to 9 feet in length, with bale weights 15 percent greater than the standard MF2170 baler and 30 percent greater than standard MF2170 balers sold before 2010.… Continue reading

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Challenger adds MT500D Series tractors to high horsepower lineup


Challenger is pleased to introduce the all-new MT500D Series High Horsepower wheeled row crop tractors to North American professional producers. The Challenger MT500D Series tractors, made up of four entirely redesigned models ranging from 170 to 225 engine horsepower (140–180 PTO HP), package unmatched quality and innovation with new comfort features to help producers handle the most challenging jobs. Optional factory-installed auto-steering and telemetry technologies available on these new models offer a never-before-seen level of control and help improve productivity and operational efficiency for any size farming operation.
“These new tractors from Challenger boast some of the most innovative features as they relate to emissions compliance, versatility, work management and operator comfort,” says Mike Alvin, product marketing manager, high horsepower tractors. “When there’s work to be done, professional producers need a tractor they can count on to finish a multitude of jobs, and that’s what we’ve created with the MT500D Series.… Continue reading

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Hesston by Massey Ferguson introduces DM1300 Series Butterfly Mower System

The all-new Hesston by Massey Ferguson DM1300 Series Butterfly Mower System being unveiled this fall provides professional producers with a reliable, smooth-cutting disc mower configuration that can be best suited to fit their needs. The system is comprised of a single DM 1340 model front-mount mower and two DM1398 model rear-mount mowers, which may be combined to provide cutting widths up to 30-feet, allowing producers to quickly and efficiently cut and condition more acres per day. The mowers are designed to gently cut and condition forage for quick drying and optimum quality of the final product.
“These new mowers further expand the Hesston lineup of hay and forage products tailored to just about any hay and forage need,” explains Dean Morrell, product marketing manager for hay and forage. “And, the all-new DM1300 Series Butterfly Mower System is perfect mower combination for producers who need to cut even the biggest jobs down to size.”
All three mowers that make up the DM1300 Series feature a low-profile, light-weight compact modular angle cutterbar.… Continue reading

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