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Introducing Bourgault's leading 7550 air seeder
Real Agriculture
Bourgault introduced its L7550 at Canada's 2014 Farm Progress Show. The new seeder features an optional 20 bushel saddle tank; a staircase, railings and wide catwalk; a hydraulic metering drive that automatically adjusts with changes to ground speed; and a user-friendly hydraulic hitch jack. The cart comes standard with a monitoring system, with up to seven cameras available.
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Manure agitation boats making quite a stir
AgriView
New manure agitation technology was demonstrated recently at an on-farm event attended by manure applicators, agency manure pit designers and others, including Agri-View. Marshland Acres Custom Heifer Raising near Durand was the site of this invitation-only demonstration of manure agitation boats. Some 150 attendees from five states showed up for what initially promised to be a rainy event until Mother Nature turned off the faucet.
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Kubota introduces 2 new MX-Series utility tractors
Tractor ByNet
Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces two new models to its MX-Series utility ag tractor line with the MX4800 and MX5200; both offer two- and four-wheel-drive models and HST models, and deliver 49.3 or 54.7 horsepower, respectively. With enhanced environmental performance, compliant with Tier 4 Final emissions, as well as increased engine power, greater comfort and upgraded ergonomics, the new MX-Series maintains many of the powerful and versatile features inherited from previous MX-Series models.
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Wheel loaders gain traction on farms
Agriland
As agriculture itself has changed over the years, so too has the range and type of machinery that is now common on Irish farms, according to McHale. This is especially true in the contracting sector where weather patterns and the need to get things done quickly and effectively has forced operators to think outside the box when it comes to gearing up for the work that must be done.
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UAVs at a German farm show
Farm Industry News
The DLG (German Agricultural Society) Field Days 2014, held recently at the DLG Crop Protection Center at Bernberg-Strenzfeld, Germany, showcased many new innovations in crop production for German, and European, producers in attendance. As in the United States, the interest in drone technology and its uses in agriculture has exploded in recent years. Products are getting smaller, lighter, and easier to operate.
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Same launches 100hp Explorer, Dorado tractors
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Italian tractor maker Same hopes to make serious inroads to the 100hp tractor market with a clutch of new Explorer and Dorado models. The three biggest models under the Explorer umbrella have power ratings of 88hp, 102hp and 109hp and are powered by four-pot, Deutz-made engines. These have a redesigned cylinder head, which Same hopes will squeeze more power from the 3.9-litre block.
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Ford Raptor golf cart lets you rove the jobsite in a mini pickup truck
Equipment World
UTVs are typically the small vehicle of choice for contractors who need to get around large jobsites quickly. But this Ford Raptor golf cart might give some of the biggest UTV fans pause. This mini Raptor is a very detailed recreation of Ford’s very popular 4×4 pickup and is made by Caddyshack Golf Cars in Palm Desert, CA. And it’s not just a one-off creation.
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AGCO names new vice presidents
Farm Equipment
According to Agri Marketing magazine, AGCO Alistair McLelland has been named vice president, marketing, North America reporting to Bob Crain, senior vice president & general manager, North America. The company also announced that Bill Hurley becomes vice president, sales, North America also reporting to Crain.
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Trimble adds vegetation health monitoring service to its connected farm solution
Precision Farming Dealer
Trimble announced that it is adding another new agronomic service to its Connected Farm™ solution. The PurePixel™ Precision Vegetation Health Solution provides specialized processing of multi-spectral images used for crop health analysis. Field images processed with PurePixel technology provide farmers and their trusted advisors with a visual representation of the selected field’s crop health or maturity level based on a color-coded index. Since PurePixel filters out non-crop artifacts such as soil, shadows, and surface wetness, it can be used on fields with newly emerged vegetation or fields with full crop canopy.
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Introducing Bourgault's leading 7550 air seeder
Real Agriculture
Bourgault introduced its L7550 at Canada's 2014 Farm Progress Show. The new seeder features an optional 20 bushel saddle tank; a staircase, railings and wide catwalk; a hydraulic metering drive that automatically adjusts with changes to ground speed; and a user-friendly hydraulic hitch jack. The cart comes standard with a monitoring system, with up to seven cameras available.

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Why London contractors entombed up to $10 million worth of perfectly good excavators beneath their jobsites
Equipment World
Typically, excavators are the ones doing the digging; doing the uncovering and the filling. But deep below the streets of west London, thousands of excavators have met a cruel fate. One in which they have dug their own graves.

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Manufacturers say new haying equipment will boost productivity
Alberta Farmer
Last summer, marketing reps from all the major farm equipment brands invited members of the farm media to events in the U.S. to see — and in some cases try — newly introduced equipment, including hay tools and tractors. Much of the focus of last year's new machine introductions were designed to appeal to livestock producers.

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New Holland roll-belt Facebook app
AgWired
New Holland is getting ready to introduce new Roll-Belt Round Balers in North America. I got a "peek" via a phone interview with Curt Hoffman, Crop Packaging Marketing Manager. He says New Holland is launching a new line of four foot round balers to complete the lineup. He describes all their features in my interview with him. They will be on display at summer shows and there are demonstrator units at dealers.
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Scientists to develop self-operated cow maternity pens
Farms.com
In an effort to improve animal welfare for pregnant dairy cows that are ready to calve (give birth), researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark, in partnership with the company Jyden Bur, are working to develop a one of a kind, self-operated maternity pen.
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