Krone North America and Northeast Farm Sales and Service, a single-store Kioti and LS Tractor dealer based in Irasburg, Vt., recently resolved a lawsuit centered around alleged agreement violates, according to a Jan. 30 report from Foley & Lardner.
Shortlines Krone and Lemken partnered to create an autonomous machine for forage harvesting and tillage. They’re calling it the Combined Powers autonomous process unit. The machine has a cabless diesel-electric drive unit capable of up to 170 kilowatts or 230 horsepower to pull various implements.
Krone is constructing a state-of-the-art parts warehouse with a logistics center and offices on approximately 20 acres on the south entrance to Spelle. The new Krone Parts and Logistics Center is expected to be operational by the end of 2023 at a cost of around 40 million euros.
In mid-January, Spelle, Germany-based Krone reported its 2020-21 fiscal year results. Ag Equipment Intelligence has been charting Krone’s financial data performance for more than 10 years, as summarized below.
Despite an estimated €10 million ($11 million) hit from Covid-related expenses over the past two years, the Krone Group’s transportation and agricultural equipment businesses secured increased profits on the back of higher turnover in its 2020-21 financial year.
Electronic engine power management and telematics over-the-air data exchange technologies have led Krone to develop a new concept — the ability for farmers and custom operators to buy additional power for their forage harvester by the hour.
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