Industry News

Fecon Adds FTX128R Rubber Tracked Mulcher to FTX Tractor Line

Fecon Inc is proud to introduce the FTX128R Rubber Tracked Mulcher. The new rubber undercarriage utilizes a heavy duty bogie roller system and metal imbedded rubber tracks. The FTX128R offers 23" of ground clearance, powerful steering, excellent traction, and a PSI of 4.5 for responsive handling in soft wet conditions.

The FTX128R is ideal for right of way clearing where working on both sides of the road is necessary, or for moving a short distance to the next clearing site. The ride quality is smooth with excellent performance on or off pavement.

The FTX128R features attachment versatility with a quick attach coupler combined with up to 60 GPM of in cab adjustable high flow and optional pressure adjustment. Read more

Claas Senior Leadership Takes On New Industry Roles


Omaha, Neb. — April 19, 2017 — Two key members of the CLAAS leadership team have recently taken on additional responsibilities in their respective industry organizations. Both are excited to assume roles that stand to positively impact the ag manufacturing sector as a whole.

President of CLAAS Global Sales Americas Leif Magnusson, who recently fulfilled his term as chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), will now chair the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Task Force for the organization. Read more

Herrs Machine Hydrostatics

Take a second to visualize, a mechanic shop so good at what they do that you'd have your tractor shipped half way across the country to be repaired.

In the world of hydrostatic transmissions, the place to go is Herrs Machine Hydrostatics in Washington, Kansas. Equipment owners from all over the United States and Canada will ship their transmissions or complete tractors to this company. They can install their remanufactured dyno-tested exchange units or they can overhaul your entire tractor if needed. The company has been rebuilding hydrostatic transmissions since 1969. Read more

Terravion Expands Presence In Iowa With Two New Hires; Aerial Imaging Service Helping Farms Take High-Tech Approach To Improving Yield And Revenue

Service helps producers spot and fix problems early, before they affect crop yield

STORY CITY AND GOWRIE, IA – APRIL 3, 2017 – TerrAvion, which helps farmers take a high-tech approach to improving yield and revenue through the use of best-in-class aerial imagery at a fraction of the cost of any other imagery provider, announced today that it has expanded its presence in Iowa, appointing Regional Vice Presidents Matt Swanson and Ron King to lead sales in the region. Swanson will focus on Eastern Iowa and King will focus on Western Iowa. Read more

Versatile Returns to Heritage Colors

In celebration of 50 Years of Versatile four-wheel drive production, the company has introduced a new color scheme across the entire Versatile product line, returning to the historic red, yellow and black colors that made the tractors famous between 1966 and 1986. The new color scheme was first unveiled at the annual Versatile Dealer Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, wrapping up a year of celebrations that included a run of 50 Legendary Limited Edition tractors and the restoration of the famous 1977 Versatile 1080, also known as Big Roy.

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May Wes Recognizes 45 Years of Manufacturing

May Wes Manufacturing was founded in 1972 by Wesley Bruns and wife Mavis on their farm site near Gibbon Minnesota. Wesley was a farmer and an innovator. The initial farm products he developed were made of aluminum and galvanized steel and were the "Crop De-Viders" to guide grain into headers and the "Gravity Flow Hoppers" that folded out for unloading.


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Water Cannon Undercarriage Cleaners

Water Cannon's under carriage cleaners are designed to clean under vehicles and equipment with a 24-inch-wide path. Four spray nozzles blasting up from below at up to 4,300 PSI, two zero degree nozzles cut through the tough stuff and two 15-degree nozzles wash it away. Just plug in your pressure washer and use the long reach handle to get all the way underneath your vehicle or equipment with up to a 5-foot reach. Also available in a 13-inch rear wheel model (shown) to give you 14.5 inches of clearance to get under heavy equipment and leave the mud on the ground where it belongs. These cleaners can handle water temperatures up to 250 degrees. Read more

AGCO Announces the Intended Acquisition of the Forage Division of Lely Group

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today that it has reached agreement in principle to acquire the forage division of Lely Group. Lely's forage division is a leading manufacturer of balers and loader wagons in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. Furthermore, the process for employee consultation will now be started.

"The integration of Lely's industry leading competence in hay and forage technology will further strengthen AGCO's full line product offering," said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Read more

Smart Farming

Ag Day kicked off with a panel at the National Press Club exploring "Smart Farming: Producing Sustainable, Nutritious Food for Life." Panelists discussed how today's farmers are using the latest technology to produce affordable and wholesome foods with less impact on our environment.

Special thanks to AAEA, USFRA and NAFB for their help planning the event, as well as panel moderator Greg Horstmeier and panelists Chip Bowling, Lauren Schwab, Andrew.

View the National Ag Day Press Club video

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Dealers Turning 170 Years of Pride and Tradition into Local Success

Massey Ferguson is one of the oldest and more revered brands in the world. Massey owners' passion for our products goes back generations. It's a legacy in which we take great pride. And one we take very seriously as we expand and strengthen our dealer network. After all, dealers are the face of our brand.

A flagship brand of AGCO, Massey Ferguson has been the world's leading tractor brand for more than five decades. Today, just about every tractor on the planet is based in some way on technology pioneered by Daniel Massey and Harry Ferguson. For instance, in 1926, we introduced the first three-point hitch. From tractors to combines, swathers to balers, Massey Ferguson provides your customers the most durable and reliable machines for their jobs — whether around the farm, on the greens or right in their backyard. Read more