Category: TechTour

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 »

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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

Photo via Fendt.

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 »

TechTour: Stalkbuster designed for mechanical control for corn borer

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 13, 2017

(photo courtesy John Deere)

One of Agritechnica’s two coveted gold medals was awarded to Kemper this year, for their Stalkbuster, which breaks up corn stubble, destroying...Read more »

TechTour: Designing the IDEAL combine

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 1, 2017

(courtesy AGCO)

AGCO’s new generation of combine harvester made its first public appearance at Agritechnica in Germany last month. The result of the company’s...Read more »

TechTour: Soil sensor enables real-time variable depth tillage

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 22, 2017

A soil sensor that can detect compaction from above the ground in real-time is enabling a concept described as “variable depth tillage” for...Read more »

TechTour: Claas aims for the best of both tracks and wheels

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 13, 2017

Claas unveiled a fierce-looking hybrid machine that it describes as the first half-track tractor with full suspension at Agritechnica 2017 in...Read more »

TechTour: Remote drop pan and separator help reduce harvest losses

By: Realag Machinery Insider

July 28, 2017

Marcel Kringe and his wireless drop pan for calibrating combine settings.

Driving combine as a custom harvester, Marcel Kringe and a co-worker figured there had to be an easier way to measure how much good seed was being...Read more »

TechTour: The Dash to fill the sprayer faster

By: Realag Machinery Insider

June 16, 2017

With only limited good spraying days and plenty of acres to cover, efficiency is critical when it comes to spraying. Driving faster often comes with...Read more »

TechTour: Manitoba farmer gives planters a new look

By: Realag Machinery Insider

June 9, 2017

From the road, it looks like a custom-made air seeder pulled by a Big Bud four-wheel drive tractor. But after your eyes move on from the rare...Read more »

TechTour: Extra sets of eyes on machinery improve efficiency

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 23, 2017

A camera mounted near the bottom of a swing auger on Jim Hale’s farm.

For farmers with plenty of help, it’s the eyes and ears of others around the farm that help with spotting, moving, or monitoring equipment....Read more »

TechTour: Using solar energy to power irrigation pivots

By: Kara Oosterhuis

May 12, 2017

The way we farm is continuously changing, including the way farms with irrigated acres power their irrigation pivots. The idea of using solar...Read more »