Tire manufacturer Bridgestone announced Dec. 20 it had sold its Russian business to Russian holding company S8 Capital, which includes a tire manufacturing plant, a sales and marketing office and about 1,000 employees.
Engine manufacturer Cummins agreed to a record-setting $1.7 billion fine in the settlement of a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department and California, according to a Jan. 10 report from Reuters.
As part of its efforts to electrify critical off-highway machinery, Bosch Rexroth announced Jan. 9 a partnership with thermal management manufacturer Modine.
Kinze has purchased a 443-acre agricultural land tract south of the Phoenix, Ariz., metro area, according to a Jan. 4 report from BNN.
During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Doosan Bobcat revealed an autonomous and electric articulating tractor — the Bobcat AT450X enabled by Agtonomy.
Ag equipment distributor AgLine Distributing & Equipment officially began operations at a Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians facility in Carthage, Miss., earlier this month, according to a Dec. 27 report from TheNebosha Democrat.
Implement manufacturer Lemken has brought South African no-till drill manufacturer Equalizer — which it acquired in January 2023 — to Canada for field testing, according to a Jan. 14 report from Grainews.
In its Jan. 12 WASDE report, USDA’s 2023-24 U.S. ending stocks are estimated at 2.162 billion bushels of corn (vs. consensus 2.094 billion bushels) and 280 million bushels of soybeans (vs. consensus 242 million bushels).
VDMA reported German tractor registrations down 1% year-over-year in December (flattish in 2023). Registrations in the 100+ horsepower category were up 4% year-over-year (up 5% in 2023).
Tractor Zoom, a provider of farm equipment and heavy machinery valuation data, announced Dec. 20 the acquisition of Anvil App Works, a salesforce OEM partner with CRM solutions built for equipment dealerships.
Oxbo announced Dec. 21 it will acquire Westside Equipment Co. in Madera, Calif, a manufacturer of tomato and pistachio harvesting equipment.
The presence of spray and seeding drones in the ag equipment space is growing and so are their capabilities. Some drones available in the North American market are capable of spraying over 50 acres an hour and flying for up to 10 minutes before needing to swap batteries.
the U.S. replaced mainland China as the top buyer of Taiwanese agricultural products for the first time last year.
Jost, a producer and supplier of safety-critical systems for the commercial vehicle industry, has announced the construction of a second production plant near the southern Indian city of Chennai.
Amazone and FieldView, Bayer’s platform for digital agriculture, announced Nov. 22 they are starting a strategic collaboration with the aim of further promoting and simplifying the adaptation of smart farming practices.
In its Dec. 8 WASDE report, USDA 2023-24 U.S. corn outlook is for higher exports and lower ending stocks. Exports are raised 25 million bushels to 2.1 billion reflecting the pace of sales and shipments to date.
VDMA reported German tractor registrations down 4% year-over-year in November (flattish year-to-date).
Ag tire and wheel manufacturer Trelleborg announced Dec. 4 that its first facility in Vietnam had begun production.
Canadian ag equipment manufacturer S3 Group Ltd. announced Nov. 8 its acquisition of Power Pin Inc.
Guardian Agriculture, a developer of electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) systems for commercial-scale farming, announced Dec. 4 that it has become the first eVTOL manufacturer to begin commercial operations.
According to EquipmentWatch’s 2022 Highest Retained Value Awards, John Deere had the highest 5-year residual value in tracked tractors at 67.3% among manufacturers, above the 57.9% category average.
Northeast China could soon become a hotbed for international industrial investment, according to an Oct. 23 report from New China News Agency.
Yanmar Turkey announced Oct. 12 the inauguration of its Tractor Production Plant in Izmir, Turkey.
The Nigerian government said John Deere intends to open a tractor assembly plant in the country, according to an Oct. 31 report from Nairametrics.
In a Nov. 4 report from The Wall Street Journal on retrofit kits for autonomy, AGCO stated 7% of farmers globally replace their equipment every year, leaving 93% using older models as potential customers for upgrades.
According to CEMA, an industry trade association, the general business climate index for the European ag equipment industry has again fallen month-over-month.
Manitou Group has announced an agreement to acquire 75% of COME S.R.L, a company specializing in the production of mechanically welded parts, and 75% of Metal Work S.R.L, a company specializing in laser cutting.
A recent geological study announced in late-August by Science Advances indicates the U.S. may be sitting on one of the world’s largest natural deposits of lithium — in the caldera of an ancient volcano located near the Oregon/Nevada border.
Keestrack, a manufacturer of mining, recycling and construction equipment, is poised to enter the electric ag arena through its recently acquired tractor manufacturer, Goldoni and Swiss tractor manufacturer Rigitrac.
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In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Associated Equipment Distributors, PFG America CEO Daniel Cook discusses the company's goals for expanding Deutz-Fahr's North American presence. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman hits the technology highlights of the 2024 National Farm Machinery Show. Also in this episode, CNH Industrial reports $18.1 billion in 2023 ag sales, fewer dealers plan to build brand new dealerships and Deere dealers' inventory levels are rising.