Ben Thorpe

Ben Thorpe

Ben Thorpe is the Associate Research Editor of Farm Equipment and Ag Equipment Intelligence. He joined Lessiter Media in 2019 after 1 year working with the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers. He graduated with a writing degree from Carroll University.

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Environmental Tillage Systems SoilWarrior Edge

The new 3-point mounted strip-till system from Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS), the SoilWarrior Edge, combines the durability and versatility of a SoilWarrior system with a tractor mounted 3-point system designed for primary tillage and zone freshening. 


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Topcon AGS-2 Receiver

Designed to suit virtually any agricultural machine type, make and model, the Topcon AGS-2 receiver and steering controller combines field-proven steering with leading network reception and tracking functionality. 


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SIMPAS

The Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System (SIMPAS) is a multi-product variable rate system to automate and variably apply multiple inputs across a field. 


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Summers Mfg. Supercoulter Samurai

The Summers Manufacturing Supercoulter Samurai tillage tool was designed for farmers who enjoy the simplicity and benefits of true vertical tillage tools but wish to move more dirt than the original Summers Supercoulter. 


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Communicating & Measuring for Success in Service

Anne Blotz, service manager at Ritchie Implement, breaks down how she keeps her department on track and the metrics they use to optimize productivity.

In Cobb., Wis., Anne Blotz, service manager, walks through the service department at Ritchie Implement, a 4-store Case IH and Claas dealer in southwest Wisconsin and Farm Equipment’s 2015 Dealership of the Year. 


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J.Assy Visum Fertilizer Sensor System

The J.Assy Visum Fertilizer sensor system is designed for strip-till fertilizer applications and monitors the flow in each row unit line to alert the operator about product plugging and flow failure. 


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Premium EZ-Drops System

The EZ-Drops Nutrient Application Tool converts just about anything into a side dress machine. The fold mechanism allows user to run drops full boom and still fold from the cab. 


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Farmada Elixir 66

The Elixir 66 is Farmada’s commercial applicator for liquid, dry and anhydrous fertilizer. 


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Precision Farming Dealer Summit 2021 Recap

Preparing Your Dealership to Sell & Service Autonomous Equipment

Two dealers provide insight into how dealerships should plan for the future and an autonomous equipment fleet.

Autonomy is on the horizon for the ag equipment industry. Between John Deere’s 2019 driverless tractor concept and Raven Industries accepting preorders for its Autonomous AutoCart, the reality of farmers purchasing and utilizing autonomous equipment is only growing.


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Concord Disc Drill HD

The Concord Disc Drill HD is a married combination of Concord’s single disc drill and AGCO’s double-disc Heads-Up Openers. It features 24 inches of toolbar travel plus 16 inches of opener travel. The Disc Drill HD replaces Concord’s previous double disc drill in its equipment lineup and is capable of up to 7 mph seeding speeds.
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