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Category: TechTour

TechTour: Culti Cam system offers automatic cultivator positioning in row crops

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 10, 2018

Photo via Claas

In another move towards automation, Claas has unveiled a system for automatic steering of cultivators in row crops. The Culti Cam uses a...Read more »

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TechTour: Automatically adjusting spread patterns for wind, terrain, and fertilizer type

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 1, 2018

Photo via Amazone (Copyright: Sven Kleinewoerdemann).

Spreading fertilizer can feel like a bit of a guessing game when it comes to knowing just how wide of a spray pattern is produced. Coverage depends...Read more »

TechTour: An electric tractor built for CTF

By: Realag Machinery Insider

April 9, 2018

Designed for controlled traffic farming (CTF), the Multi Tool Trac built in the Netherlands offers a unique look based on a series of farmer-driven...Read more »

TechTour: Using camera technology to automate uniform seedbed preparation

By: Realag Machinery Insider

April 2, 2018

It can be difficult, if not borderline impossible, to create a uniform seedbed out of a highly variably field. But Austrian equipment manufacturer...Read more »

TechTour: Compensating for sprayer boom sway right down to each nozzle

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 29, 2018

Amazone’s Frederike Kregel stands in front of the SwingStop Pro at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany.

When spraying it’s inevitable that there will be some swaying along the boom, where parts of the boom move faster or slower relative to other...Read more »

TechTour: Drones and robots working together to target weeds

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 26, 2018

It sounds like a futuristic farming scene, but researchers in central Europe are working on developing an autonomous farming system where drones and...Read more »

TechTour: Väderstad’s ultra-shallow disc cultivator in action

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 19, 2018

In recent years we’ve seen dramatic shifts into the areas of low-till and no-till. And now, Väderstad is offering another option with its...Read more »

TechTour: High precision manure application with John Deere’s real-time nutrient sensor

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 14, 2018

Photo: © Deere & Company

With more than 4000 measurements taken per second, John Deere’s manure sensing technology offers farmers a solution to the otherwise extreme...Read more »

TechTour: Meet Dino, a robot that specializes in removing weeds

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 8, 2018

Photo via Naïo Technologies

Alongside its vineyard-weeding robot family member Ted; Little Oz the research robot; and market garden weeder Oz, Naïo Technologies now has a...Read more »

TechTour: A quantum leap in weed control

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 8, 2018

(Photo via Bosch)

Bayer and Bosch are working together on a three-year research collaboration to develop a precise spraying technology that will minimize herbicide...Read more »

TechTour: Kuhn spices up the plow with sectional control

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 2, 2018

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of plowing land is the bumpy ride around the headlands that follows. That’s where Kuhn’s Vari-Master...Read more »

TechTour: Bringing augmented reality to the field

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 23, 2018

Photo via Amazone.

Anyone who has tried to follow directions on a maintenance or repair call via telephone knows how frustrating it can be. Machines are complicated,...Read more »

TechTour: A combine that optimizes threshing settings by itself

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 5, 2018

The Lexion 780 in action. Photo via Claas.

Just learning how a combine runs can be an overwhelming task, let alone trying to adjust it for optimum grain quality and performance while...Read more »

TechTour: Corn planting with small, swarming robots

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 27, 2017

Fendt sees a future where 12 small robots the size of drink coolers will replace a tractor and eight-row planter for planting corn. After completing...Read more »

Techtour: 1.5 tonnes of bolt-less ballasting in under 30 minutes

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 20, 2017

Photo via John Deere Germany.

Proper weight distribution is key to unlocking a tractor’s full potential, in terms of fuel consumption, tire wear and drawbar performance. At the...Read more »