Agritechnica 2013

  • Record-Breaking Growth

    Record-Breaking Growth
    Agritechnica is the world’s largest tradeshow for agricultural machinery and technology. This year the show is hosting more than 2,700 exhibitors from 50 different countries in a record 17 pavilions. Click through the slideshow to see innovations right from the show floor in Hannover, Germany.

  • Wirelessly Controlled Planter

    Wirelessly Controlled Planter
    With Vaderstad E-services you can control your planter wirelessly through an iPad app called E-control. The iPad connects to the planter’s secure wireless network. The control system includes configuration of the machine, individual row shut-off, and logging of data. With the acquisition of Seed Hawk, Vaderstad plans to launch a planter with this feature in the North American market tentatively in 2015.

  • Swift with EasyRunner

    Swift with EasyRunner
    The Vaderstad planter will be the first move into the North American market, but soon after we may also see Vaderstad cultivation equipment. This year, Vaderstad is expanding its popular Swift line by launching a Swift with EasyRunner. EasyRunner is an integrated light soil roller with a L-shaped profile that makes the roller more aggressive than a conventional cage roller.

  • Cultivation

    Depth Control for Cultivators
    In Lemken’s new control system the load acting on the support wheels is constantly measured and hydraulically controls the roller position. If the support load drops, the roller is raised and the cultivator works into the ground until a pre-set support wheel load is reached again, and vice versa.

  • Foldable Maize Picker

    Foldable Maize Picker
    On this Cressoni foldable maize picker, the side sections are connected to the center section by a vertical rotating shaft. For transportation, they are lifted, then turned 90 degrees, and fixed with the divider hoods against each other over the center section. The folding mechanism limits transport width and improves forward visibility during travel.

  • Implement Controls Tractor

    Implement Controls Tractor
    Implement Controls Tractor (ICT) is Claas’s new software that uses the application parameters of the implement to control the tractor that is pulling it. The system is first being used with a tractor and square baler. The baler has cruise pilot to automatically control the driving speed of the tractor and optimize the baler’s performance via ICT.

  • Axion 800

    Axion 800
    Claas is also introducing the Axion 800 CMATIC tractor with the new infinitely variable Terramatic transmission. The transmission has four mechanical gears that are changed automatically via multi-plate clutches, ensuring driving comfort and smooth acceleration. The line features three new models ranging from 205 to 250 rated horsepower.

Innovations featured at this year’s show.

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