Ag Equipment Intelligence will launch its newest program for the farm equipment industry with a quarterly survey of ag shortline/specialty equipment manufacturers. The purpose of this new study is to determine business conditions and trends in a segment of industry that receives little attention, despite its significant innovations and contributions to the farm machinery business. The project will kick off in mid-September.
Claas has gone all-green as it aims to tap into a recovering high horsepower tractor market with the launch of its Axion models in North America for the first time and the introduction of new generation Lexion combines.
Autonomous equipment was the topic of discussion at last month’s G20 summit, hosted in Niigata, Japan. According to The Japan Times, amid growing difficulty in the industry, larger Japanese manufacturers are pushing data-optimizing and field-tracking technology to help bridge the productivity gap.
Kubota aims to look beyond its traditional R&D approach to new products by establishing Innovation Centers in Japan and Europe that will engage with other organizations to help identify new business ventures, products and services.
More and more farm equipment in Canada is coming in for service or trade that’s had its software tuned or emissions systems removed by a third party with the intention of boosting performance. In this special Canadian Equipment Dealer report, we asked dealers to offer their perspective on this issue.
Ag Growth International, a manufacturer of grain handling and storage equipment for farms, reported that overall revenues for the first period of the year fell 1% year-over-year. Most of the falloff was the result of an 18% drop in international sales.
CNH Industrial showed a strong year-over-year sales gain in 2018. The company reported consolidated revenues of $29.7 billion for the full year, up 7% compared to 2017. Net sales of Industrial Activities were $27.8 billion for the year, up 8% vs. 2017.
New Holland dealer Roberts Farm Equipment Sales will be merging with McGavin Farm Equipment, effective June 1, 2019. Robert’s has three stores in Chesley, Lucknow and Mount Forest, Ont., and McGavin’s has one store in Walton, Ont.
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