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Heading to MARS

This new ag robot concept uses swarms of small machines

A new research project underway in Europe may give farmers a reason to think swarms are a good thing. Far from swarms of locusts or other troublesome pests, the MARS (Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms) pro­ject is working on creating swarms of small, autonomous robots that can seed farm fields on their own. The MARS project […] Read more

Can Am’s new UTVs

The brand is following through on a commitment to add new machines to its product line twice a year

BRP, the company behind the Can Am line of products, has expanded the choice of Defender Max UTVs for 2017 with the addition of two new machines, bringing the total number of Max models to four. The company says the Defender Max UTVs are “pickup truck-inspired” and will now offer seating for up to six adults. […] Read more

Spreading it around

New fertilizer applicators rush onto the market

In 2016, farmers were introduced to several new machines capable of meeting their fertilizer spreading needs. Among them was the new self-propelled F4365 spinner-spreader from John Deere, a high-capacity machine designed primarily for large operators and custom applicators. The F4365 sports a 330-cubic foot New Leader dry spreader box, and can apply up to 1,100 […] Read more

More new tractors from McCormick

The Italian brand adds both low- and high-spec utility models

For several years now, ag machinery has been all about technology. But the more advanced our tractor design becomes, the more push-back we see from a segment of the market demanding machines without all the newest features and technology. After all, tractors have been doing farm chores since the early part of the last century […] Read more

JCB redesigns the 8000 Series Fastrac tractor

Guide Machinery: The evolution of the Fastrac

All eyes were on a stage in JCB’s Rocester, England world headquarters building in October as a few dozen ag journalists from several different countries gathered for the reveal of the company’s all new 8000 Series Fastrac tractor. As is usually the case with events like this, no matter what the brand, the unveiling was […] Read more

NH gets a tillage implement line

The blue brand follows the recent industry trend of growing through acquisitions

The race for major manufacturers to broaden their product lineup by buying short-line brands is picking up even more steam. Mid-autumn, CNH Industrial announced that it was about to bring the Danish Kongskilde implement brand, owned by DLG Group, into its fold under the New Holland brand. “The acquisition of the tillage and hay and […] Read more

New baler expands Kubota lineup

The orange brand takes another step toward full-line status

Anyone attending a major farm show in Canada or the U.S. recently will almost certainly have noticed Kubota equipment on display, and probably a lot of it. The brand has clearly been targeting farmers, and it clearly intends to make much bigger inroads in the ag equipment sector in North America. Kubota executives are also […] Read more

The ag-robots are here

Get set for the biggest change since the invention of the tractor

Standing in front of a fully autonomous T8 tractor, New Holland’s vice-president, Bret Lieberman summed up what the company is telling its people in just two sentences at this year’s U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. “This industry has evolved considerably over the last 100 years,” Lieberman said. “I don’t think that any of […] Read more

Challenger tames the tiger

Two transmission outputs drive AGCO’s new 1000 Series

At this year’s U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, AGCO’s senior VP and general manager for the Americas Bob Crain was clearly enthusiastic about the new tractors he was there to introduce, particularly the 1000 Series very-high horsepower, rigid-frame models that were originally introduced under the Fendt brand last year. Now, they are also […] Read more

Deutz-Fahr aims high with new tractor

With a new factory and ‘global’ tractor lines, the brand is determined to get your attention

The Deutz-Fahr brand kicked off a three-day media event in mid-summer in Dresden, Germany, to show off not only some new tractor models, but a new factory and visitor centre as well. It’s another sign it aims to become a bigger player in global tractor sales, particularly in the 300-plus horsepower market. That new factory […] Read more