ARTICLES BY JESSIE SCOTT
High-Speed Anhydrous Ammonia Application By: 07/22/2014 @ 4:22pm

The new Great Plains Nutri-Pro 3000-12C30 features a 22-inch anhydrous coulter blade for precise, high-speed anhydrous ammonia placement with minimal ground disturbance. The Nutri-Pro system can apply and seal…

Great Plains 7000 Series Disk Harrow By: 07/22/2014 @ 3:56pm

Great Plains introduces the upgraded 7000 Series Disk Harrow. Building off its predecessor’s double offset gang configuration, the new model features several upgrades for enhanced efficiency and performance…

Short Disk Delivers European-Style Efficiency By: 07/22/2014 @ 3:00pm

European-style tillage meets North American terrain with the introduction of the new Great Plains Short Disk. The Short Disk’s parallel gangs deliver the high speed, consistency, and maneuverability of…

Great Plains Ultra-Chisel By: 07/22/2014 @ 2:31pm

Great Plains introduces the Ultra-Chisel, a durable, low-maintenance tillage machine designed to endure rough ground conditions for consistent field performance. Primarily a vertical-tillage tool, the…

Kinze Multi-Hybrid Planter Limited Release for 2015 By: 07/14/2014 @ 4:10pm

Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. continues progress on its electric multi-hybrid planter. Six planters have been used on test plots in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana this spring. Based on early successes with the…

Honda’s 2015 ATV Lineup By: 07/14/2014 @ 3:25pm

The latest introduction of models from Honda gives you more choices than ever on new and returning ATVs.“In addition to the most popular selling, straight-axle, swingarm-equipped Rancher and Foreman ATVs…

Ranger with Integrated Multi-Power System By: 06/30/2014 @ 6:22pm

Polaris Industries Inc. has engineered a Polaris Ranger Crew Diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power system, a first for vehicles in this category. A flip of a switch allows you to…

New Holland Guardian Sprayers By: 06/30/2014 @ 4:47pm

New Holland introduces new Tier 4B Guardian front-boom sprayer models. The improved sprayers feature a new front-boom design, more horsepower, and the option of a 1,600-gallon tank and a 120-foot boom to cover…

New 6205 Landsmen and 6405 Landstar Continue Legacy By: 06/20/2014 @ 2:57pm

Kuhn Krause introduces the new 6205 and 6405 Landstar, incorporating several product improvements on the established secondary tillage line.Front blade gang assemblies on the tillage equipment now incorporate…

Thunder Creek Equipment Launches New Fuel Trailer Models By: 06/20/2014 @ 1:54pm

Thunder Creek Equipment’s latest fuel trailers combine the company’s most popular field service configurations – a rear utility box and side service special compartments – with 500 gallons of diesel…

Royal Purple’s New Lubricant Product Line By: 06/20/2014 @ 1:27pm

Royal Purple, a premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, announced a new commercial lubricant product line called Duralec. The new line of high-performance lubricants was developed for over-the-road trucking…

The Planter of the Future is Here By: 06/15/2014 @ 12:11pm

“Tools of the future are already here,” says Jason Webster as he opened his session at the Tools of the Future tour. Webster, the research director for Beck’s Hybrids, spoke to farmers about the planter…

Case IH Introduces True-Tandem 345 By: 06/11/2014 @ 10:41am

Building on a field-proven Case IH tillage platform, new True-Tandem 345 seed bed disk harrows deliver key advances to improve field finish, durability, and machine productivity.“The True-Tandem 345 makes…

John Deere Rolls Out R4045 Sprayer By: 06/11/2014 @ 9:57am

With the introduction of the R4045 sprayer, John Deere is adding a higher horsepower, large capacity self-propelled sprayer to the lineup of 4 series sprayers introduced last year. The R4045, which replaces…

Room for Six in the Viking VI By: 06/04/2014 @ 3:54pm

Grab your wife, two sons, your brother, and his friend and climb comfortably into the new Yamaha Viking VI side-by-side. This expanded cab model can comfortably take you and five passengers wherever you need…

8 Twitter Agvocates By: 05/19/2014 @ 4:01pm

Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has been used to break news, spur revolutions, entertain, and educate. For farmers and the agriculture community, it’s a great resource for market reports, crop news…

Honda Rolls Out Pioneer 500 By: 05/16/2014 @ 3:51pm

With the addition of the all-new 2015 Pioneer 500, Honda adds a heavy dose of fun to its line of side-by-side vehicles. The 500 carries two people to off-road adventures or to complete chores on the farm for…

Homegrown By Heroes By: 05/16/2014 @ 10:39am

These veterans have served their country twice – once by defending it and now by feeding it. Now there is an easy way for you to support these hardworking, deserving farmer veterans: the Homegrown By Heroes…

Biodiesel Fuel Cleaner and Transfer System By: 05/12/2014 @ 9:58am

Provide a safe and efficient method of biodiesel fuel transfer and filtration with Innovative Products of America (IPA) new battery-powered Biodiesel Transfer and Filtration System. An on-board water and…

10 ATV/UTV Tire Tips By: 05/07/2014 @ 1:25pm

ATVs and UTVs are progressively important tools on the farm. As their popularity increases, so does the number of accessories and potential uses for these versatile machines. To get the most out of an ATV or…

The Do's and Don'ts of DEF By: 05/07/2014 @ 11:07am

For 2014, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is going to be the norm for high-horsepower diesel engines,” says Luke Van Wyk, of Thunder Creek Equipment. “That means the pickups you drive, the semis you drive, the…

Disease Remains Focus of Global Pork Markets By: 05/06/2014 @ 9:55am

Pork shortages will be a key concern in many countries in the coming months. According to the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness (FAR) Research and Advisory group Pork Quarterly Q2 report, the ongoing spread of…

In-Season Tech Tools By: 05/01/2014 @ 1:25pm

After the planters are parked back in the shed and the chains are oiled, corn and soybean growers can start to monitor key growing season benchmarks.  Online and mobile tools turn raw data into…

Planter Tune-Up Tips By: 04/07/2014 @ 3:43pm

Here are 11 things you should check before planting season.1. Level the planter. Changing tires on your tractor or using a different tractor from the previous year can change the height of the hitch and…

Myths and Facts about Residue Breakdown By: 04/07/2014 @ 3:02pm

Crop residue serves an important role in protecting soil by preventing soil erosion during rain events or high winds. Residue also plays a significant role in enhancing the soil biological community by…

Optimistic Outlook Despite PEDv By: 03/24/2014 @ 4:05pm

Since last spring, PEDv has wiped out an estimated 5 million pigs in 27 states. Despite the devastation of the disease, the hog industry outlook is still optimistic for four reasons: A cure is in sight, there…

New Front-Mounted Tractor Toolbox By: 03/24/2014 @ 1:25pm

Finding room in a tractor cab for tools, parts, and other items needed while in the field has always been an issue with operators. Small toolboxes have been supplied and located on different areas of the…

Goodyear Ultra Sprayer VF By: 03/19/2014 @ 1:41pm

Goodyear Farm Tires is expanding its popular Ultra Sprayer line by adding Very High Flexion (VF) technology. The Goodyear Ultra Sprayer VF can carry 40% higher loads at the same inflation pressure as a…

Just Tag It By: 03/17/2014 @ 1:43pm

Have you ever hooked a hydraulic hose up to the wrong remote? Farmer Kyle McBride from Danbury, Iowa, has too many times and finally decided there had to be a better way. The 24-year-old surfed the Web looking…

Prepare for Larger Soybean Seed By: 03/17/2014 @ 9:30am

Dry weather conditions during the growing season followed by late season rains may be the cause of larger-than-normal soybean seed this year, which can affect planter performance and ultimately yields…

Takeaways From Winter Meetings By: 03/14/2014 @ 11:22am

When harvest season is over, it’s officially farm show season. And convention, conference, and meeting season. All winter long across the country companies, universities, organizations, and other groups host…

Missouri Soil Not Recovered From Drought By: 03/14/2014 @ 9:07am

A University of Missouri researcher says that soil in Missouri has not recovered from the recent two-year drought despite significant precipitation this winter. Randal Miles, an associate professor of soil…

New Great Plains 7000 Series Disk Harrow By: 03/13/2014 @ 3:13pm

In response to customer feedback, Great Plains announces its new and improved 7000 series disk harrow. The disk’s double-offset gang configuration remains one of the most effective methods to mechanically…

Two New Ranger Work Vehicles By: 03/13/2014 @ 2:53pm

Polaris added two new vehicles to its Ranger utility line of side-by-sides: the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe. The new vehicles offer key features that are important to ag and rural lifestyle…

Stalk Stompers for Case IH Magnum By: 03/13/2014 @ 2:31pm

In response to a growing demand for no till and strip till stalk leveling solutions, May Wes is adding to its Tractor Stalk Stomper line. The stalk stompers will now be available for Case IH Magnum tractor…

John Deere Introduces 4 Family Utility Tractors By: 03/13/2014 @ 2:13pm

John Deere introduces the 4M and 4R Series compact utility tractors for farmers, ranchers, and rural property owners looking a versatile, feature-rich chore tractor. Six stylish models (4044M, 4052M, 4066M…

682 Maximum Horsepower By: 03/10/2014 @ 1:03pm

For years, farm equipment has grown larger and more powerful. Will the trend of bigger, more powerful equipment continue? This year, Case IH is answering with a bold yes. The company’s 2014 lineup includes…

New AG Series Row Crop Blades By: 02/24/2014 @ 3:06pm

Grouser launched a new AG 240 row crop blade, an upgrade to the company’s AG 220 model. The blade uses a new mounting system that provides higher ground clearance and a single-lever attachment system. The AG…

New 60-Gallon Air Compressor By: 02/24/2014 @ 2:18pm

Jenny Products introduces its GC5A-60V single-stage air compressor, featuring a 60-gallon vertical air tank and an industrial-grade 5-hp. motor. Designed for long-lasting, reliable performance, the compressor…

Compact Power from Cummins QSF3.8 By: 02/21/2014 @ 3:35pm

Cummins new QSF3.8 3.8-liter engine redefines the meaning of four-cylinder compact power by delivering a combination of performance and durability with economic operation.The QSF3.8 simplifies Tier 4 Final…

Farm Beautiful Contest By: 02/21/2014 @ 2:53pm

Last year, Successful Farming magazine and Exmark introduced the Farm Beautiful Contest. Our mailboxes overflowed with photos of historic barns, scenic landscapes, unique farming antiques…

Cummins Heavy-Duty QSG12 Engine By: 02/21/2014 @ 2:43pm

Cummins new QSG12 is a 6-cylinder, 12-liter engine designed to meet Tier 4 Final near-zero emissions regulations with a more compact envelope and more than 30% higher power-to-weight ratio than the class…

Vermeer Reveals New Mower Conditioner Line By: 02/21/2014 @ 10:37am

Vermeer introduces a new mower conditioner line that combines productivity, flexibility, and convenience into one powerful package. With three models available – the MC2800, MC3300, and MC3700 – you can…

College Project Turned Product By: 02/21/2014 @ 9:05am

The story of farmer-turned-inventor is not an uncommon one. In fact, it’s how many agriculture businesses started. What is unusual is when a city boy like Colin Hurd creates an ag product and turns it into a…

Blessed by Farm Rescue By: 02/20/2014 @ 12:17pm

by Dee GoergeDaryl and Marla De Groot know what a blessing it is to help others. For about three decades they have mentored teens who work for them on their dairy farm. Last year the De Groots gave Farm Rescue…

Changing Climate and Its Impact on Ag By: 02/18/2014 @ 7:56pm

Regardless of the cause of climate change, weather data shows that the climate is in fact changing. One climatologist who has studied weather patterns for years is Mark Seeley from the University of Minnesota…

John Deere introduces SeedStar Mobile By: 02/12/2014 @ 9:23am

In conjunction with the launch of the ExactEmerge planters and MaxEmerge 5 row units, John Deere introduces SeedStar Mobile to help producers better visualize, document, and access their planting data in real…

Challenger Launches MT900E and MT600E By: 02/10/2014 @ 3:54pm

Challenger is expanding its fleet of high-horsepower tractors with the introduction of the Challenger MT900E series articulated tractors and MT600E series.MT900EThe AP168-4 engine powering all MT900E models is…

Six New Pumas By: 02/10/2014 @ 2:50pm

For 2014, Case IH introduces six new models in the Puma lineup.“The 2014 Tier 4 Final Puma model tractors offer more power than ever before, in addition to an enhanced cab that was first introduced in…

Portable DEF By: 02/10/2014 @ 2:32pm

2014 is the year for Tier 4 Final emission standards. The solutions from all manufacturers of high-horsepower diesel engines will include the use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). With that come challenges…

Fendt Unveils 800 and 900 Series Tractors By: 02/10/2014 @ 1:47pm

Fendt introduces the new 800 and 900 series tractor lines, two four-model families designed to increase efficiency and productivity.“The new six-cylinder Tier 4 Final engines in these lines offer growers…

Planter of the Future: Multiple Hybrids and Speed By: 02/10/2014 @ 10:27am

“Multi-hybrid seed technology will be the next major evolutionary change of the planter,” says Ryan Molitor of Raven. “This could potentially be one of the biggest agronomic changes we have seen with…

Massey Ferguson 8700 Series High Horsepower Tractors By: 02/07/2014 @ 2:56pm

“The 8700 Series tractors deliver all the power and capability our customers demand with advanced features that boost fuel economy and enhance operator comfort for longer, more productive days in the…

6631 Vertical Tillage System Adds Models By: 02/04/2014 @ 2:45pm

Sunflower introduces seven new models to the 6631 series vertical tillage system. The new models offer cutting widths from 20 feet 5 inches to 34 feet 9 inches and join the two previous models at 32 feet 7…

Sunflower Adds 1436 Disc Harrow By: 02/04/2014 @ 2:10pm

Sunflower unveils the 1436 series disc harrow as the latest representative of the company’s 1400 series tandem disc harrows. “Residue management tillage has become one of the necessities of higher…

Polaris Introduces Sportsman ACE By: 01/28/2014 @ 5:23pm

Polaris announced an entirely new type of off-road vehicle with the introduction of the Sportsman ACE. The vehicle’s architecture is new to the industry and features a revolutionary, sit-in chassis that is…

Raven and Kinze Announce Collaboration By: 01/28/2014 @ 2:58pm

Raven Industries announced a collaboration with Kinze Manufacturing to bring a new multi-hybrid planter control system to Kinze’s product offering. In the summer of 2013, Raven introduced the first…

Planting Accuracy at 10 mph By: 01/27/2014 @ 1:38pm

Kiss 5-mph planting good-bye! While you’re at it, wave adios to your seed tubes and disks. With John Deere’s latest planter innovation, ExactEmerge, you no longer need them. The planter allows…

F-150 Drops the Pounds By: 01/24/2014 @ 4:36pm

The 2015 F-150 is nearly 700 pounds lighter thanks to a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body coupled with a high-strength steel frame.Starting with the signature fully boxed frame, Ford engineers…

Retrofitable Multi-Hybrid System By: 01/21/2014 @ 10:13am

Precision Planting is developing a retrofitable multi-hybrid metering system that uses the company’s vSet meters and the new vDrive electric meter control system. Initial research has shown solid yield…

Double Your Planting Speed By: 01/20/2014 @ 1:55pm

Precision Planting’s new seed delivery system promises accurate seeding at higher speeds.“Available time for optimum spring planting is both limited and critical, and larger planters are not the answer to…

The Ultimate UTV Evaluation By: 01/02/2014 @ 2:47pm

For four days our team of 12 experienced riders put eight of the newest UTVs through their paces in the Successful Farming Ultimate UTV Evaluation. Each machine was run on trails through the flat…

Driver-Centered Machine By: 12/18/2013 @ 1:03pm

"The Viking is a blast to ride on the trails, with excellent steering feedback, suspension capabilities, and engine and driveline performance,” says John Lumkes, Ag Engineering Professor at Purdue…

Smooth, Easy-to-Drive UTV By: 12/18/2013 @ 12:56pm

"The noise is well controlled on the Ranger, and many people will be happy with the easy-to-drive, bump-absorbing suspension, light steering, and large payload,” says John Lumkes, ag engineering…

A Diesel with Power Attachments By: 12/18/2013 @ 12:48pm

The utility vehicle market has a wide spectrum of machines from pure sport to hardcore utility. With a diesel engine, hydrostatic transmission, hydraulically powered accessories, and a large cargo…

Good All-Around Machine By: 12/18/2013 @ 12:39pm

"The 825i is a clean, simple, and easy-to-drive machine with great visibility and with the easiest ingress/egress of all the machines,” says John Lumkes, ag engineering professor at Purdue…

A True Racehorse By: 12/18/2013 @ 12:28pm

"One word sums up this machine: fun,” says John Lumkes, Ag Engineering Professor at Purdue University. “Whenever there was a break in the testing schedule, this was definitely the vehicle I…

A UTV with Innovative Features By: 12/18/2013 @ 11:03am

"Honda stepped up to the plate with the Pioneer,” says Dave Mowitz, Executive Editor at Successful Farming magazine. “It certainly performs as well as anything on the sports utility market…

Hardworking Machine By: 12/18/2013 @ 10:50am

"This could be a best buy, considering it is a diesel and a well-built, well-equipped machine,” says Dave Mowitz, Successful Farming magazine’s executive editor of machinery and technology, after…

Extreme Flotation Tires By: 12/17/2013 @ 9:37am

Goodyear Farm Tires is introducing a new category of tractor tires – Extreme Flotation. When compared to a traditional dual setup, the wide footprint of Extreme Flotation tires provides a smoother ride…

Well-Balanced Machine By: 12/16/2013 @ 1:22pm

After hitting the trails with the Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX, evaluators said again and again that this is one of the most balanced machines.   RELATED…

Kinze Announces First Electric Multi-Hybrid Concept Planter By: 12/11/2013 @ 10:32am

To help you optimize seed hybrids and increase yields, Kinze announces the first electric multi-hybrid concept planter. Multi-hybrid technology allows you to change the seed hybrid automatically as the planter…

Hagie's 2014 STS Sprayers By: 12/09/2013 @ 9:10am

For 2014, Hagie Manufacturing is rolling out a new line of STS models featuring a new drive system, cab design, solution system, and Tier 4 Final engine.“The STS product line delivers customers with…

High Pressure and High Flow Pressure Washers By: 12/05/2013 @ 4:12pm

Briggs & Stratton is launching POWERflow+ Technology on select pressure washer models. The pressure washers are available with high pressure to lift dirt and high flow to easily wash it away. In the high…

Bobcat Launches Tier 4 Final Loaders By: 12/02/2013 @ 2:38pm

Bobcat releases its first Tier 4 Final loaders, including a non-diesel particulate filter (DPF) engine solution. The seven medium-sized machines make up the most popular size class and provide you with all of…

MAHA Introduces Wireless Ball-Screw Column Lifts By: 12/02/2013 @ 2:15pm

MAHA’s new MCL Series precision ball-screw lifts will accommodate a wider array of tires on mid-range and heavy-duty vehicles, while bringing wireless mobile convenience and enhanced safety to shop floors…

New Case SR210 Skid Steer By: 12/02/2013 @ 2:02pm

Case Construction Equipment introduces the SR210 radial-lift skid steer, a new Tier 4 Final model that features EZ electro-hydraulic (EH) controls and better torque, breakout force, and standard auxiliary…

Goodyear Launches Tire for Single-Axle Drive and 6x2 Applications By: 12/02/2013 @ 12:21pm

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is introducing a new truck tire that offers enhanced traction and long tread life. The SmartWay verified Goodyear G572 1AD truck tire is designed for single-axle drive…

New SpotOn Spray Tip Cleaners By: 11/07/2013 @ 3:35pm

Innoquest has released the patent-pending SpotOn Tip Tool and SpotOn Nozzle Cleaner combo package, which was created for rapid cleaning and maintenance of spray tips and nozzle bodies."This combo package…

Titan Presents Spare Tire Auxiliary Fuel System By: 10/25/2013 @ 4:21pm

Titan is introducing a 30-gallon polyethylene tank that fits into the existing spare tire cavity of American-made pickup trucks, doubling fuel capacity without encroaching on bed space. The tank doubles the…

Sukup Support Towers Now Available By: 10/18/2013 @ 1:51pm

Sukup is expanding its material handling lineup with the addition of support tower structures. The Sukup towers are made for supporting Sukup bucket elevators and may also be used to attach conveyor catwalks…

Kubota Enters Hay Tools and Spreaders Market By: 10/18/2013 @ 1:38pm

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced it will enter the hay market in 2014 with an all-new line of Kubota Hay Tools. The new implements will be produced by Kverneland Group, an international company that…

Kencove Releases the Spiralator By: 10/18/2013 @ 9:49am

Kencove Farm Fence Supplies launches the Spiralator insulator: a twist-on, timesaving insulator for high-tensile fence installers.Unlike normal fin tube insulators, which must be put on before tensioning the…

New Concrete Foundation System By: 10/03/2013 @ 5:05pm

Morton Buildings new concrete foundation eliminates wood in the ground and uses specifically designed components and precast concrete columns to provide increased strength and durability in a range of climate…

New Hybrid Technology from Morton By: 10/03/2013 @ 4:59pm

“The size and quantity of machines farm operations utilize continue to grow,” says Brian Haraf, Morton Buildings. “Building structures need to advance to accommodate these industry trends.” Morton…

Challenger's 2014 Lineup By: 10/03/2013 @ 4:02pm

Challenger introduces new MT800E and MT700E series track tractors.MT800EAvailable in four models ranging from 450 to 590 engine hp., these rugged machines pair efficient AGCO Power 168, 16.8-liter diesel…

15% Boost in Harvest Capacity By: 10/02/2013 @ 4:47pm

New Holland’s range of Twin Rotor CR combines increase capacity by up to 15%. “The Dynamic Feed Roll, part of the Dynamic Stone Protection system, has improved capacity by up to 15%, and the largest grain…

Refresh on a Classic By: 10/02/2013 @ 2:49pm

New Holland celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Genesis tractor with a new series. “Producers will appreciate the innovative, productivity-enhancing features of the new Genesis T8 Series,” says Gary…

New Holland's Tier 4 Final Lineup By: 10/02/2013 @ 2:11pm

New Holland launches T7, T8, and T9 Tier 4 Final compliant tractors with ECOBlue Hi-eSCR technology. “The ECOBlue Hi-eSCR solution delivers consistency, performance, simplicity, and efficiency,” says Abe…

High-Capacity Parker Grain Cart By: 10/02/2013 @ 1:30pm

Parker’s new 1648 grain cart hauls 1,600 bushels and unloads in less than two minutes.A rugged drivetrain design combines a belt drive for the 20-inch floor auger and a direct-drive gearbox for the 22-inch…

Unverferth’s New 750-Bushel Wagon By: 10/02/2013 @ 1:22pm

The Unverferth 730 grain wagon is the newest addition to the company’s lineup of high-capacity grain wagons. Beyond the added capacity, the model features a newly designed unloading chute with a…

Light the night with LEDs By: 09/04/2013 @ 4:07pm

Light technology has come a long way. From traditional incandescent lights came halogen, then HID, and now LED lights are taking over the spotlight. While light-emitting diode (LED) technology has been around…

The Ultimate UTV Evaluation is Back! By: 08/26/2013 @ 10:19am

Six years ago, the Successful Farming team put a wide selection of ATVs and UTVs through a series of tests on Little Goose Ranch in Wyoming. This September, we are headed back to test the newest UTVs on the…

Field Service Made Easy By: 08/19/2013 @ 4:29pm

Thunder Creek Equipment adds to its line of trailers with the introduction of a new trailer designed specifically for in-field equipment service.“This trailer is all about minimizing the time needed to…

Grain bin monitors: Money in the bank By: 08/19/2013 @ 11:13am

Would you trust a bank to keep your money safe if it had a leaky roof, peeling paint, a cracked foundation, and no security system? Of course not! Neither should you trust a grain bin that isn’t properly…

Combine + grain cart = Tribine By: 08/19/2013 @ 9:25am

The introduction of the grain cart forever changed harvesting operations across the country. Ben Dillon, an Indiana farmer, is attempting to uproot again the traditional harvesting operation by introducing the…

Massey Ferguson Introduces 6600 Series By: 07/31/2013 @ 8:52am

The new Massey Ferguson midrange 6600 Series comes in three different models, the MF6614, MF6615, and MF6616, with three grower-focused option packages, and a choice of three transmissions. Standard features…

Power, Comfort, and Agility: The New RZR XP 1000 By: 07/30/2013 @ 2:38pm

The new Polaris RZR XP 1000 boasts innovations in power, suspension, agility, and interior comfort.Powerful EngineSpecifically built for extreme performance, an all-new Polaris ProStar 1000 engine provides 107…

Heavy-Duty Pressure Washing By: 07/19/2013 @ 10:54am

Enabling up to 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi) and 2.8 gallon-per-minute (gpm) output, the PW3028 Pressure Washer from Yamaha is ready for almost any pressure-washing challenge on the farm. New product…

Mud scrapers for rolling basket attachments By: 07/02/2013 @ 10:46am

Summers Manufacturing is adding internal mud scrapers to its rolling basket attachments for tillage equipment. This new, patent-pending design increases the performance of Summers’ rolling baskets, allowing…

DEF handling made easy By: 07/01/2013 @ 10:05am

As diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) becomes a part of the emissions solutions for all diesel engine manufacturers, the need for clean, convenient, and compliant fuel and DEF handling systems becomes greater. Working…

Versatile Enters Track Market By: 06/24/2013 @ 11:10am

Versatile crawls into the tractor track market with the introduction of its four-track DeltaTrack.Working with track manufacturer Camoplast, Versatile engineers designed the DeltaTrack to be a dedicated track…

A Baby RoGator By: 06/20/2013 @ 2:33pm

The newest addition to AGCO’s application equipment family is here. It’s not a boy. It’s not a girl. It’s a baby RoGator! The RG700 is a 700-gallon machine built with many of the same features as its…

The Right Mix for Success By: 06/20/2013 @ 11:09am

For 30 years Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers has researched, developed, and mixed fertilizers for America’s farmers. This week the company is celebrating a successful history and its new headquarters in St…

AGCO Plus+ Financing Option Now Available By: 06/12/2013 @ 2:43pm

AGCO introduces AGCO Plus+, a convenient financing option you can use for the products and services you need to keep moving and in the field during busy production seasons.“AGCO Plus+ gives our professional…

All Plant Air Drill By: 06/06/2013 @ 1:12pm

The 4700 All Plant Air Drill is the newest addition to CrustBuster and Speed King’s 4700 Series All Plant Drills. The new system uses CrustBuster’s parallel linkage opener, which is engineered to provide a…

Sprayer Maintenance By: 06/03/2013 @ 2:21pm

Mother Nature hasn’t been very nice this spring: cold, wet weather, followed by tornadoes, heavy rains, and flooding. However, the future of your crop isn’t solely in her unpredictable hands. When you…

Bradco's New Brush Cutter By: 05/31/2013 @ 10:54am

The new Bradco Ground Shark Standard Duty Brush Cutter is designed to clear tough ground vegetation, light to medium density brush, and hardwoods up to 4 inches in diameter. A dual pressure relief valve on the…

Keep a Cool Machine By: 05/28/2013 @ 4:54pm

The weather’s heating up, but that doesn’t mean your radiator needs to. Keep your ATV, UTV, or mower cool with the Cool Minder automatic fan reverser.Unplug your radiator fan’s connector and plug in the…

High-Capacity Draper Heads By: 05/24/2013 @ 3:08pm

New Holland’s two new draper headers are designed to maximize the high-capacity performance of New Holland’s CR Series Twin Rotor and CX8000 Series super-conventional combines.“Header design plays an…

Another Pioneer Hits the Trails By: 05/14/2013 @ 2:08pm

Honda expands its new Pioneer lineup with the addition of the Pioneer 700.“Earlier this year we introduced the first of our new side-by-side Pioneer line, the 700-4, and now we’re announcing our second…

Quick Change Bracket By: 05/07/2013 @ 3:44pm

A John Deere 2630 Display with AutoTrac SF1 Activation could cost you nearly $10,000. To save money, many farmers use one display for multiple pieces of equipment. While this is a cost-effective approach to…

Kohler Engines Showcases Diverse Lineup By: 05/07/2013 @ 10:46am

If you’re lucky enough to be in Las Vegas at the National Hardware Show this week, swing by Kohler Engines’ booth to see a range of durable, fuel-efficient engines for outdoor power equipment. The company…

Heavy-Duty and Fuel-Efficient Excavators By: 04/18/2013 @ 2:19pm

JCB is adding to its Tier 4 Interim heavy excavator range with the introduction of the crawler excavators JS220, JS260, and JS360. The JS220 is the first heavy model to be powered by JCB’s 4.8-liter Ecomax…

Wheeled Loader Boosts Fuel Savings and Power By: 04/18/2013 @ 9:29am

JCB’s new 457 wheeled loader increases power by 16% and delivers a fuel savings of up to 6% from the previous model. Replacing the 456, the heart of the 457 is a Tier 4 Interim complaint 8.9-liter Cummins…

Efficiency Boost for High Productivity By: 04/18/2013 @ 9:19am

JCB is launching two new wheeled loaders – the 427 and 437 – offering increased efficiency, lower emissions, and improved operator comfort. Replacing the 426 and 436, the new loaders are powered by a…

New Hypro High-Flow Pumps By: 04/17/2013 @ 2:38pm

Pentair introduces the Hypro 9208 and 9308 Series of high-flow pedestal and hydraulic-driven centrifugal pumps. The new pumps are designed to meet today’s liquid fertilizing and water transfer needs and are…

The Power Hopper Topper By: 04/17/2013 @ 9:49am

“The Power Hopper Topper was conceived by the marriage of frustration and inspiration,” says farmer inventor Gilles Rozendaal.Rozendaal’s frustration came from a John Deere S680 power-folding hopper that…

Versatile Tillage Tool By: 04/15/2013 @ 3:11pm

This spring Great Plains is adding the LC40 Lister Cultivator to its tillage equipment line. The new tillage tool combines a stack-fold toolbar with versatile parallel linkage row units. The parallel linkage…

New 96 Series Avalanche Grain Carts By: 04/08/2013 @ 3:28pm

Brent is rolling out three new grain carts to complete the line of 96 Series Avalanche grain carts. In addition to the 2,000-bushel capacity 2096 introduced in 2011, the 1596 (1,500 bushels), 1396 (1,300…

Tesmec Trenchers By: 04/08/2013 @ 2:30pm

If you’re thinking about doing some serious tiling on your farm, you may want to take a look at the new Tesmec 775DT farm drainage trencher. The new 775DT is available in bucket wheel or chainsaw…

Calibrate your sprayer By: 03/20/2013 @ 9:58am

Pesticide is expensive and essential. Yet, if you aren’t applying it properly, you are wasting it.“Research has shown what the right amount of pesticide is,” says Bob Klein, University of Nebraska…

Precise Planting with Electric vDrive By: 03/14/2013 @ 1:58pm

Precision Planting introduces the vDrive, a new electric drive system for use with 20/20 SeedSense and vSet meters.“This brings single-row control and much more precise population control to the vSet…

Improve Your Fuel Economy By: 03/14/2013 @ 1:40pm

Small differences in tire inflation and pairing can affect both tread wear and fuel economy. Even a ¼ inch variance in tire size can cause the larger tire to support a greater load, resulting in accelerated…

Pioneering Innovation By: 03/14/2013 @ 11:52am

Will you need two or four seats? How much cargo space will you need? How will you use your UTV? Before purchasing a UTV, these are all factors you’ll need to consider. However, Honda’s making things a…

Simple Solution for Trailer Wiring By: 03/07/2013 @ 10:18am

CURT Manufacturing’s Easy Mount Electrical Brackets provide a simple solution for unkempt trailer wiring. The brackets mount to a trailer hitch receiver tube with two stainless steel carriage bolts so only…

Fuel-Efficient 521F Wheel Loader By: 03/06/2013 @ 4:47pm

Case Construction Equipment is introducing the new Case 521F wheel loader, offering producers a 12% increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E Series model, while delivering faster acceleration and…

Farm Beautiful Contest By: 03/06/2013 @ 11:06am

In 1992, Successful Farming magazine ran the first Farm Beautiful contest to discover the most picturesque farms in the nation. We’re bringing back this contest with a prize that is anything but a…

New Rotary Rakes from Massey Ferguson By: 03/06/2013 @ 10:33am

Massey Ferguson launches three new rotary rakes, designed to help hay producers optimize hay quality and create windrows that increase baling efficiency and capacity. The new rakes help speed drying time…

Polaris’ most versatile UTV By: 03/06/2013 @ 10:11am

Today Polaris is launching its latest side-by-side utility vehicle, the Brutus. It offers a 24-horsepower diesel engine with hydrostatic transmission plus front-end power take-off (PTO). While…

Produce Quality Hay Faster By: 03/06/2013 @ 10:04am

Massey Ferguson’s new expansive TD Series tedders are designed to help commercial hay producers cut drying time and increase tedding efficiency to produce hay faster.“The longer hay lies in the field for…

Farm King Introduces 60-Foot Applicator By: 03/06/2013 @ 9:53am

Farm King Application Equipment is expanding its liquid fertilizer product line with a new 60-foot liquid fertilizer applicator.The applicator is available with two tank configurations. The model 1860 features…

Farmer DM Series Mowers By: 03/06/2013 @ 9:36am

Massey Ferguson introduces the Farmer DM Series mowers, offering farmers smooth-cutting, low-maintenance disc mowers. The Series includes four new models to match a wide range of horsepower requirements:…

New Versatile 260 Row Crop Tractors By: 03/06/2013 @ 9:14am

Versatile’s new line of front-wheel assist row crop tractors feature larger cabs and improved styling.  The new sloped hood on the tractor offers better visibility, and an increased grille area allows…

Small Tractors, Big Features By: 03/04/2013 @ 4:28pm

Kubota introduces its new BX70 Series sub-compact tractors with four ready-to-work models: the BX1870, BX2370, BX2670, and the BX25D. “The focus of improvements to our latest version of the BX Series…

A new herd of Deere By: 03/04/2013 @ 3:10pm

They aren't the biggest or the flashiest. But they do provide the versatility necessary for a variety of applications. With 12 new models to choose from, John Deere expands the options for small…

Lean on layers to lay off drying cost By: 03/04/2013 @ 2:51pm

The growth in bin size may be to blame for suffocating grain. Take the 48-foot-diameter bin, for example. This common-size bin is nearly double the diameter of average bins erected a couple of decades ago…

May Wes Expands Stomper Options By: 03/04/2013 @ 2:16pm

Tough stubble is hard on your tractor’s tires, but you can fight back with a variety of stalk leveling products. May Wes Manufacturing is adding three new tractor stalk stomper designs to its line of stalk…

Tech innovations from John Deere By: 03/01/2013 @ 9:44am

“Our customers are in control of their data,” said Patrick Sikora at John Deere’s press conference this morning at Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Florida. While the focus of the presentation was on…

What’s new at Commodity Classic? By: 02/28/2013 @ 2:31pm

This morning, show goers were served a quick, 5-minute appetizer to the entrée exhibitors would be featuring at the show. So what’s on the plate for farmers? Dig in to these quick reads on what’s new, and…

Cummins Powers Up for Tier 4 Final By: 02/26/2013 @ 3:25pm

Cummins’ next-generation QSB4.5 engine is designed to meet Tier 4 Final near-zero emissions standards with power increased to 173 hp. and a higher peak torque of 520 lb-ft. The 4-cylinder, 4.5-liter engine…

Case IH Patriot 2240 Sprayer By: 02/26/2013 @ 2:22pm

Bigger isn’t always better, particularly when it comes to getting equipment into the field. That’s why the new Case IH Patriot 2240 – a Class 2, self-propelled sprayer – is a welcomed addition to the…

New Combine Technology By: 02/15/2013 @ 3:22pm

As farms, yields, and bushels per acre grow so does the demand for high-capacity, efficient combines. Farmers at the New Combine Technology seminar at the National Farm Machinery Show learned what technology…

Monitoring yield monitors By: 02/14/2013 @ 2:32pm

A yield monitor is only as good as the data it collects, warns Kent Shannon at the University of Missouri. “Remember, garbage in equals garbage out,” he says.The engineer provides the following five steps…

New GatorTrak for RoGator By: 02/08/2013 @ 3:33pm

GatorTrak, AGCO’s four-wheel steering system for RoGator, minimizes damage to crops and beds by leaving fewer tracks and reducing track deviation compared to the conventional two-wheel steering systems. With…

Puccioni Fertilizers Enters U.S. Market By: 02/08/2013 @ 12:52pm

Puccioni, an Italian fertilizer company, is bringing its line of products to the U.S. Puccioni Italy has produced fertilizers for more than a century for crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, fruit…

New Farmall C Utility Tractors By: 02/07/2013 @ 9:29am

The new Case IH Farmall C tractors are engineered to cost-effectively deliver the power and performance utility tractor owners expect. The new models include:Farmall 85C with 75 PTO hp.Farmall 95C with 85 PTO…

New Heavy-Duty Farmall U Tractors By: 02/06/2013 @ 4:35pm

Case IH has introduced two new utility powerhouse tractors designed to meet livestock producers’ demand for rugged, yet comfortable and easy-to-operate equipment. The new models include the Farmall 105U with…

Hardi Introduces New Self-Propelled Sprayer By: 02/06/2013 @ 9:55am

Hardi enters the self-propelled sprayer market with the launch of the Presidio 2700. The new sprayer has a 700-gallon main tank and a 70-gallon flush tank that are integrated into the chassis to provide a…

New Firestone Sprayer Tires By: 02/05/2013 @ 3:49pm

Firestone is introducing new Radial All Traction Row Crop (RC) tires specifically designed to meet the unique needs of crop protection and fertilizer applicators. The tires are made with Advanced Deflection…

Cyclical Field Operation Harvest Tires By: 02/05/2013 @ 11:57am

Firestone is rolling out new Cyclical Field Operation (CFO) harvest tires, which will be available later this year. The CFO tires are engineered with an increased-flexion (IF) designation and are part of a new…

Precision Disk 500T and 500 By: 02/05/2013 @ 10:54am

Case IH introduces the all-new Precision Disk single-disk air drills. The new offering includes the Precision Disk 500T with an on-board bulk seed tank in 25-, 30-, and 40-foot working widths, and the…

Destination Farm Radial Implement Tires By: 02/04/2013 @ 2:57pm

Bridgestone announced the launch of the new Firestone Destination Farm radial implement tires. The new tires are designed with Advanced Deflection Design (AD2) technology to reduce compaction.“Producers are…

An audit you'll like By: 02/04/2013 @ 9:48am

If you've wondered if swapping out that old dryer for a new energy-efficient unit would pay for itself, you can get paid to find out. The USDA, through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), offers…

Kinze Unveils 4900 Planter By: 01/25/2013 @ 4:07pm

“99%+ accuracy at speeds from 2 to 8 mph.” A pretty bold claim in the planting industry, yet it was a claim Kinze made today when the company introduced the 4900 planter. The high accuracy level is…

Say Goodbye to Pests By: 01/24/2013 @ 8:38am

The Rodenator Pest Elimination System blows up pests and their tunnels without toxic residues, poisons, or the high costs of traditional pest control. How does it work? The system injects a calibrated mix…

Record-Breaking No-Till Conference By: 01/18/2013 @ 11:54am

Last week, I went to the 21st Annual National No-Till Conference. With a record-breaking attendance of 1,153 farmers, it is clear that no-till farming is growing stronger. Here are a few of the hot topics that…

New Adapter for John Deere Tractors and Loaders By: 12/20/2012 @ 4:06pm

A new Worksaver adapter allows skid steer type attachments to be used on tractors with John Deere 146, 148, or 158 loaders with pin-on buckets. Features on the new adapter include an all-welded design, plated…

New Drago Corn Head with Kernel Capture Technology By: 12/05/2012 @ 2:05pm

Kernel Capture Technology in the new Drago Series II Corn Head aims to help farmers put more grain in the bin. “Whether the goal is 150 or 300 bushels per acre, farmers want to harvest everything they…

John Deere Introduces 2720 Disk Ripper By: 12/05/2012 @ 1:34pm

Cut, size, and bury residue, penetrate the soil, and level the field, all in one pass with the new John Deere 2720 Disk Ripper. To accomplish this feat, the heavy-duty, primary tillage tool uses a combination…

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