CEEDA Briefing
Nov. 13, 2014

Easy transport, low maintenance: Honey Bee's AirFlex Header
Real Agricultre
Honey Bee’s new AirFlex draper header created quite the buzz at Agri-Trade recently. The header can be used in flex or rigid mode, with the transition between them requiring the push of a button and only a few minutes worth of patience. In flex mode, the cutterbar shaves the ground with 9″ worth of flex, making it a good fit for low-lying pulse crops.More

CEEDA 2014/2015 CROP DRYER TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM
CEEDA
CEEDA is pleased to offer a Crop Dryer Technician Training program from December 1 through 12, 2014. The specific location has yet to be determined but it will be within the Guelph to London corridor with convenient access to Highway 401 or secondary highways. More

2013 CEEDA Safety Group Results are in

The results are in! WSIB has just notified CEEDA of the success of our 2013 Safety Groups Program. A total of $41,350.88 will be rebated back to our 2013 Safety Groups Participants. Congratulations to these dealerships for their work over the previous year. Do you need assistance in becoming compliant with your Health & Safety Program BEFORE finding out you aren't the hard way? CEEDA can be of help and can significantly reduce your stress levels in the process. Join CEEDA’s 2015 Safety Groups!More

Fullwood launches all-electric robotic milker
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Dairy machinery specialist Fullwood has launched a new robotic milker, which the Ellesmere-based company hopes will tighten its grasp on the world market. The biggest changes have happened at the business end of the Merlin2 – the all-electric arm, which is slimmer than before and cheaper to run. More

Case IH: Tracks or wheels? Choose the best fit for your fields
Farms.com
During the long days of this fall’s harvest, your mind likely wandered — maybe even daydreamed a bit — thinking about next year and the needs of your operation. If you decided it’s time to add, replace or upgrade tractors, how will you decide between tracks and wheels? The good news is, now you can choose either or both. More

John Deere reaches out to developers
AgWired
John Deere kicked off what’s becoming an annual conference for developers. The 2014 Develop with Deere conference brings together dealers, independent agricultural software application developers and John Deere staff primarily from their Intelligent Solutions Group. Kicking things off was a keynote presentation by Pat Pinkston, Vice President, Technology and Information Solutions, Agriculture and Turf Division. Pat talked about the challenges and opportunities of new technology in the precision area.More

How engineers invented the rubber-belted ag tractor
Grainews
In the late 1970s, Caterpillar had been selling a limited number of SA (Special Application) crawlers to farmers. But the high-horsepower, articulated, four-wheel drive ag tractors that were pouring onto the market were eating into demand for those machines. For that and other reasons Caterpillar executives eventually decided to develop and market their own four-wheel drive ag tractor.More

Kubota introduces new utility tractor model
Farm Industry News
Kubota has announced its latest model in the MX-Series utility ag tractor line with the MX5800, a four-wheel-drive HST model delivering 61.4 gross horsepower. The MX5800 meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards and has increased engine power, and ergonomic features for operator comfort.More

Hagie aims high in sprayer equipment
The Western Producer
The term “high clearance sprayer” takes on new meaning when these machines fight to stay atop corn hybrids that have recently gone from six to eight feet tall. Hagie is one of the companies trying to keep up with the higher crops. Its new STS12i sprayer, which it debuted at the Big Iron show in Fargo earlier this year, now has 73 inches free clearance.More

CEEDA 2014/2015 CROP DRYER TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM
CEEDA
CEEDA is pleased to offer a Crop Dryer Technician Training program from December 1 through 12, 2014. The specific location has yet to be determined but it will be within the Guelph to London corridor with convenient access to Highway 401 or secondary highways.More

Toromont scoops up 2 Manitoba equipment dealerships
Real Agriculture
Toromont Industries is expanding its farm equipment network in Manitoba. The parent company of Toromont Cat has acquired Ag West Equipment, with its dealerships at Neepawa and Portage la Prairie, for $6 million.More

AGCO offers Massey Ferguson 8700 Series high-horsepower tractors
Farm and Ranch Guide
In 2014, AGCO introduced the Massey Ferguson 8700 Series high-horsepower tractors offering farmers plenty of power for the farm or ranch. More

KIOTI Tractor introduces new models
Golf Course Industry
KIOTI Tractor announces the addition of six new models to its NX Series. Featuring a common rail diesel engine with Daedong ECO technology, the new NX models meet strict EPA certification standards with powerful performance. With optional turn assist control and true speed cruise control (HST models), the new NX tractors ensure precision and power. The new NX models include an open station platform design for easy access and operator comfort, ergonomic controls, and dual hydrostatic transmission (HST) pedals for easy forward and reverse operation (HST models only).More

Precision farming market motoring ahead with automated tractors, app technologies
Companies & Markets
Precision farming is changing the way that farming is done, bringing the agriculture industry in line with other areas as a significant beneficiary of the current tech boom. Precision farming generally refers to the use of information and technology in farm management. Developments in precision farming allow systems to maximise profits and sustainability by analysing the variables of a particular landscape. More