Posts from "September, 2014"

More ponies under Kubota hoods

When North American Kubota dealers get together at the company convention later this month, they’ll be in for a treat. The brand will pull the wraps off a new line of higher-horsepower tractors called the M7 Series. Their introduction is designed to help dealers grab market share away from the major brands in the mid-horsepower

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Vertical tillage becomes vertical seeding

Are you thinking of buying a vertical tillage implement but wondering if you’ll get enough use out of it to justify the expense? What if it could double as your seed drill, would that change the equation? Jim Boak, sales manager at Salford Group, says his company has been doing field trials using a vertical

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Wet weather as tough on farm shows as on farmers

The weather this year has been as tough on farm machinery shows as it has been on farmers. Visitors to Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina in June needed to scurry for shelter several times because of intermittent heavy downpours and flashes of lightening. Other events through the summer received the same treatment from Mother

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Great developments on the grain and forage crop front

There are some great things happening out there with crops and crop protection products these days. And here’s a sampling. Dow AgroSciences is bringing three products to the market place this fall that are far more than just “new and improved” herbicides, you can find more details on these in an upcoming issue of Grainews.

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John Deere’s 9R line gets updated

It was a little surprising. The green brand usually keeps its cards close to its chest—so to speak—when it comes to future product developments. So in August when John Deere chose to give dealers and the media who were at the brand’s Milwaukee convention a quick look at what is likely its most anticipated machine

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