Wed Mar 5, 2014 11:03 AM CST U.S.-manufactured agricultural equipment exports dropped 6% in 2013 for a total of $12 billion, according to press release from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
Wed Feb 19, 2014 08:34 AM CST Farm machinery dealers are facing higher inventory levels as lower commodity prices in recent months have had a negative effect on sales. But their situation is actually improving, according to a publication, which conducts regular surveys of farm equipment dealers.
Thu Jan 30, 2014 08:32 AM CST New technological advances in corn planters continue to be unveiled. Among the most interesting recent developments are multi-hybrid planters, which would allow farmers to switch between multiple hybrids across a field automatically when planting.
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:43 AM CST From the Polaris idea factory comes a new vehicle with an architecture that is completely new to the company -- and really, to the off-road industry. Polaris calls this single-seater the Sportsman ACE.
Tue Dec 24, 2013 08:23 AM CST DECKED is a new Idaho-based company that opened its doors earlier this month after three years in the making. It is a manufacturer of a pickup bed storage system for 5 1/2 foot- and 6 1/2 foot-bed trucks manufactured from the mid-to-late 1990s forward to today. The DECKED system is precision fit, the company said, to fit the sidewall outlines of most full-size trucks, including Ford, Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Toyota and Nissan.
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.