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Get the latest guidance technology for less

Farmers and contractors are being offered the chance to upgrade their old John Deere StarFire iTC satellite receivers for the latest SF6000 guidance technology at a specially reduced price, from now up to the end of April 2020. The introduction of the StarFire iTC receiver in 2004 established John Deere’s industry leadership in automatic…

CLAAS begins cooperation with start-up E-FARM.COM

Harsewinkel, 2 October 2019. CLAAS has entered into a cooperation agreement with the online used machine platform E-FARM.COM. The start-up from Hamburg maps the complete marketing process for used agricultural machinery.  Dynamism should be maintained E-FARM.COM markets used agricultural machinery on its online platform and…

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…

Guidance without guidance lines

John Deere has launched its new award-winning AutoTrac Vision system for selected tractor and self-propelled sprayer models. This uses a high resolution front-mounted camera to automatically guide machinery down established crop rows, and effectively provides guidance without the need for guidance lines. “AutoTrac Vision allows users to bring more technology and automation to operations that are still driven manually. We see this…

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…

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…

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…

Case IH announces AFS Connect wireless technology for data transfer and monitoring – and new tech partnerships

Two-way transfer for instant activity and field records / Allows remote monitoring of machine location, fuel levels and more / Variable rate prescriptions, A-B lines can be remotely uploaded / Permitted dealer access can aid machine set-up and performance  Case IH owners are now able to make better-informed farm management decisions based on…

High-precision slurry spreading from John Deere and Vogelsang

John Deere and Vogelsang have launched a joint project to promote more sustainable organic fertiliser application. The combination of John Deere Section Control and Vogelsang’s automatic partial width Comfort Flow Control (CFC) section control system enables highly precise spreading of…

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