Category: TechTour

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 »

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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 »

TechTour: Ramp Up Seeding Turn-Around Times with the Wildcard Trailer

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

May 2, 2017

The Wildcard Trailer

Seeding and harvest are the two main pinch points for time on the farm. Many farmers have gone to wider implements, bigger carts, and huge tractors...Read more »

TechTour: More Than Photos — The Many Applications of the UAV

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 23, 2017

Altura ATX8 | Photo by State Farm UAS

Pretty field pictures and awesome harvest videos aside, drones, or UAVs, are proving their worth on the farm through field scouting and development...Read more »

TechTour: If You Can’t Buy it, Build it — SSG Fusion Feedlot Software

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 22, 2017

In the feedlot business, as elsewhere, necessity is the mother of innovation. So when Stronks Feedlot at Picture Butte, Alta., couldn’t find...Read more »

TechTour: How To Build A Driverless Tractor

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 22, 2016

Innovation is a constant part of life on most farms. A farmer’s mind is often focused on figuring out how to make something run more...Read more »

TechTour: Kverneland’s i-Plough Named ‘Machine of The Year’ by DLV

By: Realag Machinery Insider

June 25, 2016

© Kverneland

It’s hard to imagine a plough that does more than…well, plough. But Kverneland, a Norway-based agricultural machinery company, decided it was...Read more »

TechTour: John Deere Makes Combine Changes to Boost Capacity

By: Realag Machinery Insider

June 7, 2016

John Deere’s W- and T-Series combines underwent a comprehensive redesign for 2016. The new models have larger active separation and cleaning shoe...Read more »

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