Industry News

New Holland Boomer Compact Tractors Feature Tier 4B Emissions-Compliant Engines

New Holland's Boomer Series compact tractors not only meet Tier 4B emissions standards, they also offer operators a host of improvements, including a roomier operator's platform, longer wheelbase, increased ground speeds, and more. The five models in the line range from 24 to 47 hp.

All are 4WD models, and all, except the two-range hydrostatic-only Boomer 24, are available with a three-range hydrostatic transmission or smooth shifting 12x12 or 16x16 synchronized shuttle shift transmission. The word "easy" defines Boomer tractors. The large, uncluttered deck is up to 6.5 inches wider than before. Switches and controls are conveniently located, color-coded, and clearly marked so the operator can be confident of every move. Read more

May Wes Tractor Stalk Stomper Now Available for Case IH Magnum

In response to a growing demand for no till and strip till stalk leveling solutions, May Wes is pleased to announce the release of their latest Tractor Stalk Stomper design for Case IH Magnum tractor models 235, 260, 290, 315, 340, and 370.

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New Massey Ferguson 8700 Series High Horsepower Tractors Debut

Growers looking for a tractor to help them accomplish more each day need look no further than the Massey Ferguson 8700 Series. Featuring powerful AGCO POWER 8.4-liter diesel engines, hefty hydraulics, industry-leading CVT transmissions, and a redesigned cab that raises the bar on comfort, these robust machines deliver unparalleled performance while maximizing operator comfort around the dairy or in the field.

With five models ranging from 270 to 370 maximum engine horsepower with 900 to 1,136 ft-lbs of torque, the 8700 Series allows growers to match the optimal model to their operation. Read more

Michelin Spray Bib Designed for Hi-Clearance Sprayers

During chemical and fertilizer applications, the objective is clear: carry a greater load, keep ruts to a minimum, and get the job done. Michelin Spray Bib offers an additional opportunity to increase the productivity of your farm with greater load capacity, extended service life, greater soil and crop protection, and better road handling.

Michelin Ultraflex technologies allow tires to operate at lower pressures while remaining resilient and strong. This allows for a longer footprint, which increases traction and puts the horsepower to the ground. You will save time and fuel, protect your soil, and increase your yield. Read more

Ag Growth International Inc. Acquires REM GrainVac Product Line

Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) has entered into an agreement to acquire the REM GrainVac product line from REM Enterprises Inc. based in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. REM has led the grain vacuum industry over the last 40 years and with the recent introduction of the VRX model grain vac REM is well positioned for continued leadership in this area.

REM GrainVacs are sold to growers across North America and internationally through a distribution network similar to AGI’s current portable grain handling products. REM is the recognized leader in grain vacs that fits well amongst AGI’s other leading grain handling brands, including Batco belt conveyors and Westfield and Wheatheart grain augers. Read more

Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company’s technical excellence has created competitive advantages for many of the world’s largest original equipment manufacturers in the material handling, road construction, road & floor maintenance, agriculture, and infrastructure markets. Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. also serves the aftermarket with material handling and agricultural specialty tires through distribution locations in Chicago and Los Angeles for its well-known brands. Read more

Art’s Way V-180 Spreader Equipped with the Digi-Star Nutrient Management System

To meet the growers’ need for managed and increased transparency of manure application, Arts’ Way now offers a Digi-Star NT460 nutrient management system as an option to its largest Roda V-series spreader, the V-180. Working in tandem with the spreader, the Digi-Star NT460 system uses on-the-go weight reading combined with travel speed and GPS coordinates to calculate and store the application for any field location. Read more

NORAC Hybrid Mode Receives 2014 AE50 Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently announced NORAC SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC.’s patent pending Hybrid Mode as an AE50 award recipient. NORAC’s Hybrid Mode is recognized as one of this year’s most innovative designs for the food and agriculture industries.

Hybrid Mode, NORAC’s patent pending in-crop spraying feature eliminates the need for the operator to take manual control of the boom while spraying in adverse situations such as lodged, thin, and uneven crops. It reduces drift and promotes the efficient application of herbicides. NORAC’s Hybrid Mode is available on NORAC’s UC5TM and UC4.5 Spray Height Control systems. Read more

Load Judge Ensures Accurate, Repeatable Results While Loading Grain Into Any Trailer

The Load Judge, from Leading Edge Industries, uses patent-pending, high-tech sensors and a user-friendly smartphone or tablet app to load grain trailers with a high degree of accuracy. This new technology captures and transmits real-time data for consistent, repeatable results regardless of grain type or operating conditions, ensuring that grain haulers and farmers can achieve optimal loads that maximize the value of every trailer load.

The Load Judge system senses proximity and calculates the shape and size of the impending load, and then instantly transmits the data to a free app for the driver’s smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android). Read more

MACH II Tires Give Pivots Greater Traction

Save yourself from flat tires and stuck pivots. Mach IIs can also save you labor, time, and money! Mach II tires have been around for over 10 years. They are manufactured in our own 500,000 sq ft facility in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. We have the largest selection and the best warranty available in plastic tires.

The MACH II tires are 100 percent recyclable polyethylene material, which makes them tough, long lasting, and extensively resilient. MACH II tires are made to be resistant to UV rays, agricultural chemicals, and crop fertilizer.

MACH II Company, LLC • (920) 767-1212 • www.mach2tires.com