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Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:32 AM CDT

For the past few years, summer farm show season has been a gold rush for product launches. Whole new lines of combines, tractors and sprayers with every conceivable option (and some at one time inconceivable) suddenly were available to farmers. For good reason: row-crop farmers had money to spend. Manufacturers and their engineers were happy to accommodate them with new products. For instance, Jim Walker, vice president of North American agricultural business for Case IH, said of 2013, "Last year was monumental." He called it the largest new product launch in company history.

The 2014 launch season is a bit ...

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