Category: TechTour

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 »

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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 »

Techtour: Horsch Unveils ‘Millennium Falcon’ of Sprayer Sensors

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 26, 2016

The Horsch BoomSight ‘sees’ obstacles, and, where possible, raises the boom to overcome them. Photo via Horsch.

Most modern boom sensors look to the terrain immediately ahead to adjust for changes in terrain. Besides mitigating the risk of drift, these...Read more »

TechTour: Bye-Bye Mechanical Transmission, Hello Electric Hay Rake

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 12, 2016

The integral drive on the Fendt Former 12555X. | Photo via Agritechnica, 2015.

It’s been an exciting year for Fendt’s forage branch. The company presented their brand new rotary hay rake at Agritechnica in November and have...Read more »

TechTour: Adding 1.7 Tons of Tractor Ballast with the Press of a Button

By: Realag Machinery Insider

May 3, 2016

Agritechnica 2015. Photo by Swen Pförtner.

Having your tractor hop up a hill is never a good feeling. Besides being downright uncomfortable, it’s a powerful reminder that the...Read more »

TechTour: Seagull’s Telescopic Combine Reel Pulls In Its Plumage

By: Realag Machinery Insider

April 25, 2016

Many of the new innovations from machinery companies at Agritechnica’s 2015 show seemed to be inspired by transportation issues, and the...Read more »