Advances in Combine Performance

Advances in Combine Performance According to John Deere’s company numbers, they have sold more than 1.1 million combines in the past 80 years. John Deere’s combines are not only among the most advanced in the world, but they are also targeted at the largest farmers with some of the highest capacities in the industry.One of the factors driving combine technology is that the agricultural world has experienced the same effects as the retail world and many other industries. Namely, bigger [...]

The Latest in Fertilizer Spraying Technology

click for video Agricultural fertilizer application has advanced significantly from the days of randomly casting powdered fertilizer over a field with a spread broadcaster. Now there are electronic sensors that determine where the fields begin and end, along with GPS sensors for determining what fertilizer mix is required at certain locations, plus a variety of spray nozzles to adapt to different application rates and chemicals.   Targeted Fertilizer and Pesticide Spraying Saves Over 40% There was a recent study done in California where [...]

What you need to know before Financing New or Used Equipment

What you need to know before Financing New or Used equipment One of the biggest decisions that farm owners face is deciding to buy either used or new equipment. The next question is then how to finance these major purchases. Before carefully analyzing these two decisions, there is one criteria that will quickly put your purchase decision in one camp or the other. If you are looking for a tractor in the under 60 hp market, then your better choice [...]

Recommended Tractor Accessories

 Source:   Your tractor is much more then simply a piece of production machinery. Your tractor can often be your home for up to eight hours or more per day when you are preparing the soil or harvesting, or working on other projects that require the use of the big beast. Most of us think nothing of adding refinements to our automobile to make us more comfortable: upgrading a stereo perhaps, adding a GPS system and often adding seat covers, [...]

Tractor Advances

Source: The 8R cab looks like a video game console, but for real world performance. Tractor advances are no longer focused on the performance of the tractor strictly. Now the manufacturers have to combine performance with meeting restrictions for a variety of parameters from exhaust emissions, dust generation, fuel consumption, and any number of other regulations dreamed up by a bevy of paper pushers that have probably never even been inside of a tractor cab. Yes, the whole industry [...]

Starting Right: Equipment Maintenance

Farm machinery maintenance requirements grow with the size of the equipment being used, the number of hours equipment is used per year, the difficulty of working the particular soil for your farm, and the age of the equipment. Accountants use a working estimate 25% of the cost of new equipment will eventually be required for maintenance after the economic life of a tractor. This translates into maintenance being a major ongoing expense for all farms.   Maintenance: A Time to Call [...]

Top 5 Ag Tech Achievements of 2013

Top Ag Achievements of 2013 Putting together a top five list of agricultural technology equipment achievements is practically an impossible task. Every single piece of equipment that modern farmers use today require thousands of brilliant engineers to get to the level of performance that we now take for granted. These particular top five agricultural and farm machinery equipment achievements come from videos that were viewed most frequently, suggesting that farmers consider this technology to be key for them. Thank you [...]

Advanced Spreaders Deliver General Nutrient Application and Cost Savings

(Source: Willmar Broadcast Spreaders One of the greatest costs for any crop is the cost of amendments or fertilizers. This fertilizer cost has risen so dramatically in recent years that the even with high grain prices, farmers struggled to make a profit after investing in the necessary amendments for sufficient crop yields. One aspect for saving money on amendments is how the amendments get into the soil and to the seed where they are needed. Spreaders are Older Technology, Still [...]

Genetic diversity in corns of US

By Sweta Exclusive to Tractorexport Genetic diversity refers to different types of species as well as diversity present within a species. It is important as in absence of genetic diversity a species may show inbreeding depression and end up in harmful or lethal mutations. Genetic diversity helps a species to adapt in changing environments. Corn has been cultivated for thousands of years in the US. In the corns of US we can find genetic diversity in color, shape of seed and between [...]

Case Planters Setting Agronomic Standards for Planting Efficiency

While Deere focuses seed planters primarily on automation, precise seed location and distribution, and exacting pre and post planting soil manipulation, Case focuses on producing the highest yields on each planted seed. Though this may seem like a small difference in company design philosophy, the result shows up loud and clear when looking at the way each planter performs. Deere Seed Planters – Bigger, Faster Deere goes bigger, faster, and more controlled in planter designs. Deere holds the title to the [...]


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