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Future Farming

Operations Centre adds a company a week

Today’s farmers and contractors have to manage a large amount of data. With the cloud-based John Deere Operations Centre, not only can documentation and John Deere machine data be exchanged, but also data from external applications such as field maps and weather stations or from competitive equipment. Additional functions can also be easily integrated…

Pöttinger: Intelligent operation with CCI 1200 the new ISOBUS terminal

Pöttinger’s new CCI 1200 ISOBUS terminal makes sure you have everything under control, even after a long day in the field. The terminal enables professional operation of all ISOBUS-compatible machines.  The new CCI 1200 terminal The new 12″ CCI 1200 ISOBUS…

Case IH receives an ASABE 2020 Innovation award for the Magnum AFS Connect

Case IH awarded for its recently launched Magnum AFS Connect / Magnum AFS Connect offers a new operator environment and configurable controls to ease operation / AFS Connect technology integrated for easier management of farm activities The American Society of…

The 700-series gets the operating concept FendtONE as standard for all equipment variants

The new operating concept FendtONE links the familiar tractor controls with tasks that are traditionally office-based. As well as the Profi+ version showcased at Agritechnica, FendtONE is now available on Power, Power+ and Profi models. That includes the armrest presented…

AXION 900 TERRA TRAC enters full production

Following the initial announcement of its development in 2017, the AXION 900 TERRA TRAC has entered full production and will be launched at this year’s Agritechnica in November. Two TERRA TRAC models will be available – the 445hp AXION 960 and…

Heavy-lift utility drone for agriculture

John Deere and Volocopter have announced their cooperation on cargo drone technology and presented the first large drone adapted for agricultural use at Agritechnica 2019. A demonstrator model of the VoloDrone equipped with a John Deere crop sprayer, which is ready for its first field flight, was displayed in the Future Technology Zone. Featuring a potential payload of 200kg, the VoloDrone is able to cover an enormous area, especially…

The future begins in the Future Technology Zone

In a new exhibition concept at this year’s Agritechnica, John Deere is demonstrating its leading position in precision agriculture in the Future Technology Zone. Nine different product developments and research projects in the fields of electrification, autonomy through automation and artificial intelligence show how agriculture could work even more…

Case IH focuses on top-end technology with tractor, harvesting and connectivity developments at Agritechnica

Magnum AFS Connect makes European show debut / AFS Connect and mycaseih.com enhance connectivity, data management / Puma tractors revised / Vestrum CVXDrive brings continuously-variable technology down hp scale / New Axial-Flow 150 series combines / LB436 HD baler puts 22% more material into 120x90cm bales, features new TwinePro knotters A set of product launches spanning almost…

CNH Industrial joins DataConnect

CNH Industrial has joined DataConnect, the data interface project recently announced by CLAAS, John Deere and 365FarmNet. With the addition of CNH Industrial brands Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and STEYR, the cloud-to-cloud solution now includes five major farm equipment…

With its ‘MF NEXT Concept’ tractor Massey Ferguson reveals its vision of the future at Agritechnica 2019

Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is revealing its visionof the future to visitors at Agritechnica 2019, where it is unveiling its extraordinary MF NEXT Concept tractor.  It not only looks different, the NEXT Concept is unique – presenting an eye-catching glimpse of where Massey Ferguson’s straightforward and dependable tractors could be heading in the future. Massey Ferguson has chosen its striking livery and…

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