Product Innovations & Introductions

Information on new technology and innovations in equipment, and what advancements are coming in the future.

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Dan Crummett
Ahead of the Curve

Ethanol Offers Practical Diesel Fuel Alternative

ClearFlame Engine Technologies announces developments that could soon put ethanol in the fuel tanks of farm tractors as well as many of the nation’s over-the-road trucks as it vies for clean fuel alternatives.
It’s rare news that can bring a smile to corn farmers, environmentalists, over-the-road truckers and anyone else who uses a diesel engine for a living, but ClearFlame Engine Technologies may have brought Christmas early this year to all those folks.
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[Video] Great Plains Exploring the Updated CT8300 Flex Harrow

Territory Manager for Illinois Mark Cobetto, details the changes made to the updated CT8300 Flex Harrow from Great Plains. These changes include a heavier built frame, heavier built pivot points to help and folding cradle which improve the overall durability and lasting power of the flex harrow. Additionally, the updated CT8300 offers expansive options when it comes to the many tine choices to fit whatever your needs may be.
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[Video] A Walkthrough of the New VT1500 Sub-Soiler from Great Plains

The shanks are the key feature of the new VT1500 Sub-Soiler from Great Plains according to Territory Manager Mark Cobetto. Using a hardening process to extend the life-expectancy of the shanks of which there are two varieties, a straight-legged shanks and a no-till option. The Sub-Soiler also offers a optional berm conditioners for leveling out ridges and flattening the ground.
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[Video] Martin Industries New Quick Adjust Closing Wheel Arm for the CNH 500T Drill

A welcome addition to any user of a CNH 500T drill is the Quick Adjust Closing Wheel Arm, new from Martin Industries. This closing wheel has a spring-loaded, click adjuster from 0 to 11 degrees based on your specific needs. Made of heavy duty materials, and easily greased pivot points will keep this closing wheel arm in top shape for years to come.
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[Video] Martin Industries Announces Exclusive Distribution of Thrash Master Concaves

Announced at the 2022 Farm Progress Show Martin Industries has attained exclusive distribution of Thrash Master Concaves. Having personal experience with the concaves, Martin Industries President Steve Martin explains the benefits inherent to the Thrash Master and how they can improve grain sample quality, speeds and reduce corn cracking.
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[Video] Improved Boom Control with the Horsch Leeb VL

The Horsch Leeb VL is a sprayer engineered for “more clearance” and a “flexible track” to provide farmers and their crop the utmost efficiency. The Leeb BoomControl maintains the exact, lowest possible working height at a high operational speed and even on hilly terrain. The flexible height and track allows you to spray on a more mature crop, with row height operation on up to 80”.
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Versatile Unveils New Nemesis Tractor Lineup to Dealers

The Nemesis series is launching with models in the 175-210 horsepower range, featuring a Cummins QSB6.7 (Tier 4 Final/Stage IV) engine and one of the largest cabs in the segment. Additional horsepower ranges are planned. A limited spring production is underway with full production expected this fall.

Farm Equipment Editors Share ‘Biggest Newsmakers’ Out of Winter Farm Shows

From autonomous advancements to the reemergence of an international tractor company in the U.S., Farm Equipment recaps the best from Louisville and Tulare.

Manufacturers Highlight Innovation at Summer Farm Shows

For the 2017 Farm Progress Show held in Decatur, Ill., Farm Equipment sent 10 staffers to scope out booths and interview manufacturers to find the latest new product innovations and advancements.

National Farm Machinery Show Highlights New Products

The Farm Equipment team took to the road this winter to interview manufacturers and find the latest, cutting-edge products. With a mix of model improvements and upgrades and new products, the winter farm shows debuted a variety of planting equipment, precision farming technology, hay and forage products, tillage systems and more.

We visited the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky., from Feb. 15-17. Held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the 2017 show covered 1.2 million square feet and featured more than 880 exhibitors.

View video interviews from the National Farm Machinery Show here

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