Wed Dec 4, 2013 09:42 AM CST Polaris Industries Inc. has launched a new military-grade, all-terrain vehicle featuring its TerrainArmor non-pneumatic tires (NPT). The brawny Sportsman WV850 H.O. with TerrainArmor is available in limited numbers, as long as supplies last.
Wed Nov 13, 2013 09:49 AM CST Energy is issue number one at AgriTechnica this year, at least from my perspective. Four buildings in the 27-building complex of the world's largest farm show are dedicated in part to "energy plant production/renewable raw materials," which broadly means biogas production. But spread throughout the fairgrounds are pockets of innovation of alternative fuels, energy-savings and new ways to get by with less.
Tue Nov 12, 2013 09:37 AM CST If you're looking for a glimpse into the future of ag equipment technology, stop into AgriTechnica, the world's largest farm equipment show. It only happens every other year, and it ends on November 15, so you might want to hurry to Hanover.
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:23 AM CDT Farm equipment sales in the U.S. are increasing during 2013 and running above sales data from recent years, according to a recent report. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) released its monthly Flash Report on Oct. 10.
Wed Oct 9, 2013 10:33 AM CDT In the interest of full disclosure, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, invited a group of journalists to Wyoming in early September to drive its new 2014 Viking (starting at $11,499, not including power steering). We rode on trails cut across the 27,000 acres of Red Reflet Ranch outside Ten Sleep, Wyo. From High Plains sagebrush to aspen forests and mountain meadows up to 8,500 feet, we spent a day largely doing what we wanted to do with these vehicles.
Mon Sep 30, 2013 05:18 PM CDT Data cards are SO last decade. From now on, data will live in the Cloud. At least that's Trimble's take on how farmers will store and transfer data in the second decade of the 21st century.
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:00 AM CDT Farm show season is usually the kickoff for many farm equipment manufacturers to introduce new products. For some reason, this year they started early. So while the Farm Progress Show has been the scene of plenty of debuts this week, a lot of new iron already was unveiled. Over the next week, I'll give you a look at some of what I saw both at Farm Progress and previously. Earlier this week, I wrote about the new Gleaner. Let's continue with John Deere.