Case IH made its presence felt at the National Farm Machinery Show last month, introducing its new AFS Furrow Command technology suite, which includes downforce automation. Case IH seeding marketing manager Trent Nowosad says AFS Furrow Command downforce automation will take down-pressure settings on their Precision Disk Air drills to the next level.
The Technology Corner crew is on the road this week, checking in from the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. We got our first look at several new products, including Trimble’s new advanced path planning technology. Jesse Chisholm, north American sales director for Trimble, says the software-based technology will be a game changer for growers and equipment manufacturers, and represents the company’s vision for the next step toward full autonomy.
K-Line Ag, an Australian manufacturer of heavy duty lines of farm machinery announced the official launch of its subsidiary company in North Dakota and its newly designed Speedtiller Powerflex in the U.S., the latest innovation in its Speedtiller line.
Earlier this month, John Deere announced its collaboration with California-based Agrian to deliver the company’s Prescription Creator platform. Starting this spring, the software will allow farmers to import, track and manage seeding and fertilizer prescriptions through Deere’s online Operations Center portal.
First evidence in North America of AGCO’s efforts to reduce production costs by rationalizing its worldwide tractor platforms emerged at the National Farm Machinery Show, Feb. 10-13 in Louisville, Ky., with the launch of the Massey Ferguson 4700 Series.
The adoption of high speed planting of row crops is gaining momentum worldwide, according to the manufacturers who participated in a panel discussion on the subject during the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky., in February.
While brand purity in dealerships had been relatively quiet lately as ag machinery markets created enough business for everyone (“even John Deere appeared to be relaxing on it,” said one exhibitor at the National Farm Machinery Show last week in Louisville), Case IH’s dealer meeting in Florida in February appears to have brought it to the forefront again.
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