Agriculture Equipment

  1. The COVID-19 Virus and U.S Agriculture's Supply Chain Concerns

    The COVID-19 Virus and U.S Agriculture's Supply Chain Concerns AG ECONOMISTS LAYOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE SUPPLY CHAIN FUNCTIONING. DES MOINES, Iowa --If they said it once, they said it 20 times during a one-hour webinar, “The U.S. food supply chain is the biggest concern, right now, in this fight against the COVID-19 virus.”Agricultural economists at the University of Illinois, repeated that Read more...
  2. Kubota Relaunches its Entry Utility Tractor Line

    Kubota Relaunches its Entry Utility Tractor Line Kubota Canada has reintroduced its entry-level MX Series, a hybrid between compact and utility tractors. The MX Series now includes two models, the MX5400 and the MX6000, with a range of 55.5 to 63.4 gross engine horsepower. Both of the MX Series tractors are available with an optional factory cab. The MX Series is designed for both residential Read more...
  3. Goodyear LSW Tires Now Available for Kubota M7 Series Tractors

    Goodyear LSW Tires Now Available for Kubota M7 Series Tractors Titan International, Inc. (Titan) has announced that Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) now offers Goodyear Optitrac R-1W tires with Low Sidewall Technology (LSW) for Kubota M7 series tractors. Tire sizes now available direct from the factory for the 128- to 168-horsepower-range tractors include the LSW420/80R30 and LSW480/70R46. Kubota's decision Read more...
  4. Digital Divide Persists, Though 53% of Farm Conduct Business on Internet

    Digital Divide Persists, Though 53% of Farm Conduct Business on Internet More than half of U.S. farm operators say they do business over the internet, a 13-point increase in six years, as ownership of computers and access to the internet blossomed, according to USDA. Nonetheless, the Pew Research Center says rural Americans are much less likely than their city counterparts to have a smartphone or broadband service at Read more...
  5. A Look at the New Kubota M8 Tractor

    A Look at the New Kubota M8 Tractor Kubota unveiled their latest entry into the bigger row-crop tractor market last week with the M8 model. It was at a dealer/media meeting near company headquarters in Texas, and on the company ranch outside of Dallas. Here's a virtual walk around the new machine. Senior product manager Kent Brown said the M8 tops out at 210 hp, a step up from their Read more...
  6. What is the Retained Value of Round Valers

    What is the Retained Value of Round Valers When you bale, you bale big, right? In the last issue, “Machinery Insider” took an in-depth look at 5×6-foot baling chambers and round bales that can top 2,000 pounds. These are Class 5 round balers, and if you’re using one, your forage game is on point. Let’s look into retained value when it comes to these big round balers. I’ve Read more...
  7. Deere Slumps as Trade War Dims Outlook for Top Tractor Maker

    Deere Slumps as Trade War Dims Outlook for Top Tractor Maker The U.S.-China trade war is finally taking a visible toll on the world’s biggest maker of tractors. Deere & Co. is no longer “cautiously optimistic” as it has been for so long. The machinery giant reported lower-than-expected earnings and cut its annual guidance as its farmer customers shun major purchases amid uncertainty about demand Read more...
  8. U.S. Corn Planting Pace Picks-Up, Remains Sharply Behind

    U.S. Corn Planting Pace Picks-Up, Remains Sharply Behind DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. corn farmers remain over halfway behind five-year average planting pace, and behind the trade’s expectations. In its Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA pegged U.S. corn planting at 30% complete, behind the 66% five-year average. The trade expected a completion rating of 35%. CORN As of Sunday, Iowa farmers had 48 Read more...
  9. Farm-Equipment Sales Plunge Most Since 2016 in Trade-War Fallout

    Farm-Equipment Sales Plunge Most Since 2016 in Trade-War Fallout Purchases of farm equipment plunged by an annualized $900 million in the first quarter, the sharpest drop in three years, as U.S. producers struggle with falling commodity prices and collateral damage from President Donald Trump’s trade wars. The Commerce Department cited the drop in agricultural machinery purchases as a contributor to the Read more...
  10. Unmanned Systems Grow in European Agriculture

    Unmanned Systems Grow in European Agriculture Unmanned systems’ global inroads are including European agriculture. GNSS for precision guidance of tractors and harvesters is already in place. More recent innovations include fully driverless and smart systems, while drones remain poised to fly. ROBOTS IN THEIR PLACEThe experience of one Dutch company is instructive. Precision Makers is an up- Read more...

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