Tractor collection worth £170,000

A collection of vintage tractors went under the hammer and sold for £170,000. Source: BBC News Several of the machines were made by Marshall Sons & Co Ltd, a now defunct Lincolnshire manufacturer described as “an iconic British brand” by auctioneer Cheffins. The 11 Marshall tractors had belonged to Ian Allerton, a Driffield farrier and collector who died in […]

Global Escorts for farm machinery

Escorts , one of India’s tractor manufacturers has unveiled its global ambitions with the launch of 13 new tractors in 12HP to 110HP range under flagship brands Farmtrac, Powertrac, and Euroline. Source: Economic Times India The series will cater specifically for the world market. This heralds the foray of the engineering conglomerate in the newer and bigger horsepower range of 12HP […]

AGCO acquires Cimbria

Agco, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced that it has agreed to acquire Cimbria Holdings Ltd for approximately US$340 million from Silverfleet Capital. Source: AFDJ eNews Cimbria, based in Thisted, Denmark, is a leading manufacturer of products and solutions for the processing, handling and storage of seed and grain. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval […]

New Challenger in the US

Challenger, a global brand of  Agco has introduced an entirely new category of tractors to North American agribusiness operations. Source: AFDJ eNews Challenger 1000 Series tractors are one of the industry’s most versatile standard tractors and an innovation for 2016. Designed to deliver lower cost of ownership per acre, advanced connectivity and world-class Challenger performance, […]

Claas produces 50,000 Lexions

The 50,000th Lexion combine harvester, one of the world’s most technologically advanced harvesting platforms, has rolled off the CLAAS assembly line in Harsewinkel, Germany. Source: AFDJ eNews Claas Lexion Product Manager, Jono Ham, says it has been at the cutting edge of international agricultural technology for more than 20 years. The LEXION 400 series was […]

Gator-aids the farm

John Deere has added three new models to its Gator crossover 4×4 utility vehicle range for 2016, including a more affordable mid-size machine. Source: AFDJ eNews The Gator XUV 590i and 590i S4 four-passenger utility vehicles are designed for customers seeking a combination of performance and comfort, with a range of customisation and attachment options. Equipped […]

World market analysis for ag equipment

World agricultural equipment market data analysis is available that includes current and historical data as well as forecasts. Source: AFDJ eNews World Agricultural Equipment analyzes the worldwide agricultural equipment industry and presents historical data (2004, 2009 and 2014) plus forecasts (2019 and 2024) for supply and demand, as well as demand by type in 6 regions […]

Right to repair your own John Deere

Tractors are marvels of modern machinery, they have air conditioning, guidance systems, satellite radio and more sensors than you can shake a corn cob at, all kept running by computer systems and software. Source: Agweb But there’s one thing a farmer doesn’t have: the right to fix his John Deere 8235 R if it goes on the […]

Claas adds to its digital future

CLAAS is investing in the digital future, and recently laid the foundation stone for a new electronics development centre in the town of Dissen, southern Lower Saxony in Germany. Source: AFDJ eNews “Information and communications technologies will play key roles in the future of CLAAS. We selected the location carefully, and are delighted that we […]

NZ MPs urged to promote no tillage farming

An international soil scientist is urging the New Zealand government to reduce carbon by promoting “no-tillage” farming to the primary sector. Source: Radio New Zealand The method is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage, which results in carbon being captured in the soil instead of released through ploughing. […]