The 2016 World Ag Expo, under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s, drew large crowds seeking the latest and greatest innovations in the business of agriculture.
Foremost on the minds of farmers and ranchers was finding the best tools to make their operations more efficient leading to increased profitability.
About 1,600 exhibitors shared their wares with potential customers who were there to see first hand the products which could fit their operations.
Enjoy these photos at World Ag Expo, courtesy of Western Farm Press.
Hesston by Massey Ferguson, the hay equipment brand of AGCO Corporation, will complete the production of its 100,000th windrower in March in Hesston, Kan.
The landmark achievement will be celebrated in Hesston on March 29.
The 70-year-old Hesston by Massey Ferguson brand is a leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery, well known for its high quality haymaking equipment since 1947. ...More
At 9 a.m. this Tuesday morning (Feb. 9), the gates to World Ag Expo - the world’s largest annual exposition - will open to welcome a potential crowd of 100,000 attendees over the farm show’s three-day run at the International Agri-Center (IAC) in Tulare, Calif.
While it appears Mother Nature will put smiles on the faces of exhibitors and attendees with sunny to partly cloudy skies in the forecast, it still might be a good idea to throw a poncho and boots in the truck, as attendees at previous farm shows can attest....More
Raven Industries’ Applied Technology Division has announced ground-breaking new enhancements to its innovative Hawkeye Nozzle Control System. The enhancements include virtual section capability, Sidekick Pro direct injection compatibility, new sprayer kits, and Hawkeye HD – individual nozzle on/off.
MapShots, Inc. and Trimble have announced a new integration that allows users of MapShots’ signature AgStudio software platform to read as-applied maps and production data from Trimble’s Connected Farm solution.
Previously, AgStudio software users could only read harvest data from the Connected Farm solution.
Now, subscriptions to AgStudio software can communicate with Trimble field devices and wirelessly transfer field data, as-applied maps and production data from planters, spreaders and sprayers, plus combines for harvest data....More
As farm show veterans can attest, one of the oldest questions about the annual World Ag Expo, held in Tulare, Calif. each February, is will it rain? With the current El Niño weather pattern, it just might be a good year to pack the boots and a poncho just in case....More
Custom tailored to professional hay and forage operations, Krone’s new generation of Swadro rotary rakes include the Swadro Trailed Center (TC) and the Swadro Trailed Side (TS) models.
The new rotary rakes are ideal for medium-to-large dry hay or silage producers who require even and consistent windrows....More
John Deere is offering a new special edition Gator utility vehicle geared towards crop and livestock producers who work long days and nights, and require additional storage to keep tools organized and easily accessible.
The XUV 825i Special Edition Gator features two integrated cargo tool boxes ideal for carrying tools or supplies, plus LED roof lights for added visibility....More
Krone is expanding the company’s line of forage harvesters with four new models of the BiG X. The models include the BiG X 480, 530, 580, and 630 with 489, 523, 585 and 617 horsepower respectively.
The exterior of the new Krone models have been completely redesigned in order to increase visibility and function. The sloped body and low rear end allow the operator to easily see behind and to the side. ...More
AGCO Corporation will relocate its Stockton, Calif. Parts Distribution Center (PDC) to Visalia, Calif. The expanded new facility will provide multiple benefits to the company's West Coast dealer network.
AGCO’s new Visalia PDC will provide improved shipping times to western regional customers and dealers, including improvements for those who will receive expedited, next-day delivery....More
The BiG Pack 870 High Speed HDP is the newest large square baler with Krone’s unique MultiBale technology. The baler produces 2’7” x 2’3” bales with the ability to tie up to eight small bales within one large bale.
The BiG Pack 870 HS HDP has been engineered for producers searching for the capacity and efficiency of a large square baler, while offering a product that may replace small square balers and associated small square bale handling systems....More
CLAAS has launched the largest tractor-mounted triple mower available with a conditioner.
Spanning 35-feet wide, the latest mower in the DISCO line can be ordered with a tine- or roller-conditioner. The conditioners decrease wilting and drying time enabling farmers to make effective use of narrow harvesting windows.
The new model features the industry’s most advanced cutterbar: MAX CUT which features a wave-shaped bed stamped from a single piece of steel....More
AGCO is offering improved speed and efficiency to operators with updates to its WR9800 Series SP Windrower and the 2200 Series large square baler.
The WR9800 Series now offers a RearSteer option which gives operators more on-road benefits including greater ease of transportation, best-in-class speed, and enhanced stability at higher speeds....More
AGCO Corporation has unveiled its new Fendt 500 Vario tractor featuring high performance and compact design in the 110-150 horsepower range.
The company says the Fendt 500 Vario tractor is designed to meet the needs of operators who increasingly demand more with less. The tractor is versatile enough for a wide range of applications work, from light chores to fieldwork....More
The new 660-gallon-capacity Patriot 2250 sprayer from Case IH features best-in-class horsepower along with the fuel efficiency that comes with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only emissions technology.
Rough fields and rolling terrain can test the limits of application equipment, the company says. The Patriot 2250 sprayer is designed with the increased power, torque, and capacities needed to push through those limits and cover more acres, more efficiently every day....More
Massey Ferguson has introduced its new 2700E Series of utility tractors.
The company says these easy-to-use tractors provide customers a great value to complete almost every job. The tractors are ideal for loader work, hay work, mowing, and other applications.
Two models are available in the series - the MF2705E (49 engine HP) and the MF2706E (57 engine HP). These tractors are also offered with two transmission choices, 4-wheel drive, and five-year power train warranty coverage....More
Tractors have been getting bigger as farmers try to become more efficient to save labor and fuel. But way bigger is not always better, according to the designers at New Holland.
For 2016, New Holland is introducing the T7 Heavy Duty tractor with two models – the T7.290 and the T7.315. The numbering system reflects the engine horsepower, which is ample, but both have a shorter frame....More
The T. G. Schmeiser Company has acquired the Smart-Till product line from HCC, Inc.. The purchase includes the assets and trade names associated with the Smart-Till product line and its associated parts and components.
Over the next weeks, all manufacturing and administration operations will be shifted from Illinois to the newly constructed Schmeiser manufacturing facility in Selma, Calif....More