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The combine that never was
Grainews
To retain a foothold in the pull-type combine market in the 1980s, White Farm Equipment needed to create an all-new model with rotary threshing technology. The 9550 was to be that model. It would "out spec" International Harvester's 1482, which dominated the pull-type market in Western Canada at the time.
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Judge rejects request to stop NH dealer 'bill of rights'
Shortliner via Union Leader
A Merrimack County judge has rejected a request for a permanent injunction to prevent the auto Dealer Bill of Rights law from taking effect. Last year, the Legislature passed an amendment to the existing law that was signed by Gov. Maggie Hassan. John Deere and other equipment manufacturers filed a lawsuit last year, hoping to block key provisions of the law pertaining to farm equipment dealers in New Hampshire. After listening to testimony from both sides, the judge ruled against striking down the law.
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Bayer Fluency Agent — facts for 2014 planting season
Field Crop News
There continues to be some mixed messaging going on in terms of when and where Bayer Fluency Agent must be used this growing season. Here are the facts as stated by PMRA. Please note the exceptions.
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North American equipment dealers name top ag machinery manufacturers
Real Agriculture
Getting recognized by your peers can be special. For three equipment manufacturers, getting recognized by the North American Equipment Dealers Association is very special. Without dealers, a machinery manufacturer has very limited access to the farmer and the farmer has limited access to warranty and service.
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New vertical tillage tools from AGCO
Farm Futures
Seven new models of tillage equipment are joining the AGCO lineup under the Sunflower brand. The 6631 Series vertical tillage line offers true cutting widths from 20-feet., 5-inches., to 37-ft., 5-in. The implements feature Saber Blade disk blades and a staggered offset disk gang design mounted at an 18-degree angle on both the front and rear gangs. With that design, the machines will slice through heavy corn residues. The Saber blades feature a sawtooth edge that has 25 flutes extending the full cutting depth of the blade, which is designed to stay sharp.
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New 800, 900 Series from Fendt coming down the line
Farm Industry News
Fendt debuted two tractor lines — the 800 and 900 series — at the National Farm Machinery Show. "It was the first public appearance anywhere in North America of any of the new-generation 800s and 900s that are Tier 4 Final-compliant," says Reid Hamre, AGCO brand marketing manager. Hamre says Fendt has set an industry first with its new optional reversing fan, which is helpful when operating front-mounted mowers.
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New Farmobile, precision data management system
Farms.com
Forget about spending time downloading farm machinery data onto jump drives and having to pass them to your agronomist to see what is going on in a field. A new wireless, cellular based information management system will effortlessly move farm data from the machinery up to a secure internet cloud based server to save time and help unlock the value of information that often dies in the field.
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Unmanned aircraft vehicles: the key for precision agriculture?
Ag Professional
Unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) may be the next tool to improve precision agriculture. By September 2015, it is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration will have regulated the commercial use of UAVs. Despite their use by law enforcement, privacy concerns may limit UAV use in urban areas. Because agriculture is based in rural areas and covers a large surface, many companies are pushing hard for the development of UAV applications that will change how farms are managed.
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Defender smartphone combines phone and walkie-talkie
Farmers Weekly Interactive
The latest rugged smartphone to hit the market is called the Defender. But is it as tough as the vehicle of the same name? There's one thing we need to establish at the outset: this phone isn't related to the Land Rover of the same name or the rugged phones that Land Rover puts its name on.
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Remote truck, hopper gate openers convenient, versatile
The Western Producer
Safety and convenience are two of the biggest factors prompting grain growers to install remote control gates on trucks and hopper trailers. Wireless remotes let the operator stand back out of the dust, said Shaun Gelsinger, a farmer and owner of Lakeshore Manufacturing in Holdfast, SK, who sells the Shurco ProTrap opener for tandem trailers, a totally wireless 12-volt opener for hopper doors.
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Introducing MyNewHolland.com
Ag Wired
There's a new online community open to all farmers and of course customers of New Holland. Today is the launch of MyNewHolland.com. This virtual community is set up to provide a meeting place to share information, experiences and opinions on topics related to farming and machinery. It is very simple to create your account by visiting MyNewHolland.com. Then you’ll have access to the features currently active.

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Tiny power generator runs on spit
Farm and Dairy
Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh professor and Kappe professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State, credited the idea to fellow researcher Justine E. Mink.

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Ontario AFRAAT tribunal upholds breach of regulation decision in CNH Canada appeal
CEEDA
Upholding its landmark 2011 decision, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs' (AFRAAT) Tribunal ruled in Appeal on March 24, 2014 that U.S. corporate giant, CNH Canada Ltd. did in fact, breach Ontario Regulation 123/06 by not renewing the Dealer Agreement of Chesterman Farm Equipment Inc (CFEI).

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Introducing MyNewHolland.com
Ag Wired
There's a new online community open to all farmers and of course customers of New Holland. Today is the launch of MyNewHolland.com. This virtual community is set up to provide a meeting place to share information, experiences and opinions on topics related to farming and machinery. It is very simple to create your account by visiting MyNewHolland.com. Then you’ll have access to the features currently active.
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620k wheel tractor-scrapers offer added productivity, convenience
Construction Equipment Guide
The Cat 620 K-Series wheel tractor-scrapers — 621K, 623K, and 627K — further refine the design of H-Series predecessors, which introduced sequence assist and load assist that automate cycle functions for optimum production and operator convenience. K-Series models build on the productive qualities of the H-Series with new customer-requested features, including high-pressure steering, engine over-speed protection, tire-spin reduction, differential-lock engagement protection, machine/ground-speed control, and payload estimator. Payload capacity of the open-bowl 621K and open-bowl, twin-engine 627K is 28.8 tons, and 27.6 tons for the elevating 627K.
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Caterpillar updates D9T dozer
Equipment World
Caterpillar has announced updates to the D9T that bring the large dozer in line with the latest emission standards, improve performance, operator comfort and machine monitoring capabilities. The new dozer features the Cat C18 ACERT, a Tier 4 Final engine pushing 436 net horsepower at 1,800 rpm and featuring and a torque rise of 36 percent for pushing through the toughest of material. Caterpillar says the previous D9T model, whose emissions performance meets Tier 2 and Tier 3 equivalents, will remain available for purchase in less regulated countries.
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