Monday, June 17, 2013

The Never-Resting John Deere

If you search for a tractor to make an addition to your stock – John Deere should always be your first option. John Deere products are always perceived as trustworthy and reliable, not to mention their effectiveness and productivity. No wonder that “nothing runs like a Deere” has become a coined phrase not only in the world of farming, but also in everyday life and pop culture.

Deere & Company was established in 1837 by John Deere – a young blacksmith from Vermont. It all started with a simple steel plough he invented to make the work on a field more efficient. The instant success of this invention triggered the high-speed growth of the company, which soon started developing other products, like for example Gilpin Sulky Plow in 1871 that for the first time allowed the farmer to be seated while working on a farm – this invention is considered as the greatest success of the company in the 19th century. The first tractor produced under the company’s name entered the market in 1923 and was in production for nearly 30 years, which only proves how big a success it was.

John Deere never stops developing. It has been almost a century since their first tractor and so far John Deere can really boast about a spectacular range of products in its offer. So far there are approximately 451 various models of agricultural tractors John Deere put on the market, plus 38 backhoe-loaders, 8 Waterloo Boy machines, 31 industrial and 38 Lanz tractors. That is seriously a lot to choose from. And it seems John Deere does not plan to rest on its laurels, as almost every year a new piece of inventory is released.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Kubota Tractor To Consider

Kubota machines have been around for quite some time now, as the company was first established in 1890. This Japan based company specializes in production of heavy duty machinery, but is probably most known for their tractors. The production is not only limited to Japan, though. Kubota Tractor Corporation started exporting their products to the United States, which turned out to be an extremely successful move. In 1972 Kubota Tractor Corporation was established in USA and soon after that similar Kubota owned companies were formed in Canada, Australia, France, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. Since then Kubota has been gaining more and more recognition all around the world and their vehicles can be spotted on fields and farms most anywhere.

One of Kubota tractors worth mentioning is Kubota M7040. This medium-sized utility tractor comes in seven different variants that vary as far as cab and chassis is considered. All are equipped with Kubota 3.3L 4-cyl diesel engine with the power of 71 hp and front-end loader and all are thought of as really solid and trustworthy machines. As all Kubota products are.

Friday, April 19, 2013

A Century of Claas Quality

Claas is a farm machinery manufacturer known worldwide, now having its base in Harsewinkel, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. This year they are celebrating 100 years of success.

Claas was founded in 1913 and since then it has been gaining more and more popularity every year. Even though the company originally focused on producing reapers, nowadays they are considered to be the leader manufacturer of combine harvesters in the world. Soon the company began spreading and developing and these days the company’s products, especially Claas tractors and harvesters, can be seen all over the world. Their offer – besides harvesters and tractors – also include combines, mowers, rakes and tedders.

The most common among Claas tractors is Claas Xerion 3800. it is an impressive machine – big, strong and powerful, that can be used on most difficult grounds. Under the hood we can find a Caterpillar 8.8L 6-cyl diesel engine that can reach up to 379 hp – that speaks for itself. Besides, one of  Xerion 3800’s greatest advantages over other tractors of this class is innovative intelligent all-wheel steering that comes in as many as six different programs. This steering system makes rear axles respond directly to driver’s turns of the steering wheel.  The cab is spacious and comfy, hydraulics and performance hydraulics are comfortably controlled. Claas Xerion 3800, along with other Claas tractors, can be undoubtedly recommended to people who appreciate making life easier.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

International Harvester and John Deere on National Farm Machinery Show

49th National Farm Machinery Show took place last month starting February 12th through February 15th in Louisville, Kentucky. This annual happening is considered one of the biggest shows of this kind in the whole world where all attendees  and exhibitors anyhow connected or interested in farm machinery can explore the newest innovations, tools, latest trends and technology.
46th Championship Tractor Pull was also held during National Farm Machinery Show. The competition is undoubtedly impressive – five different categories, strong machines, exciting pulls, great prizes. This year in one of the categories – 9,300lb Super Farm Tractors the unquestionable leaders were two vehicles: Dreamin Too (IH 7220) from Kentucky and Jd 4430 (John Deere 4430) from Ohio. Both machines are generally considered one of the best products of these companies, with only favorable opinions of satisfied customers.
It appears that both John Deere 4430 and IH 7220 are not only great, irreplaceable machines on farms, but also prize winners on competitions. Worth considering.  

Monday, February 11, 2013

John Deere 4520 – the one then, the one now

John Deere machines have come a long way since the first steel plow invented by the founder of the company who gave his name to this spectacular mark. It did not take much time for the company to become one of the most successful manufacturers of machinery all over the world. And it is no exaggeration to say that Deere produces legends.
Let’s take a look for example at John Deere 4520. It is not the only case where two machines go by the same name. The first model of 4520, a farm/agricultural tractor was produced from 1969 to 1970 and was a huge success back then. Of course, reality changes and many of then-innovations are simply outdated nowadays. The new version of Compact Utility Tractor John Deere 4520 entered the market in 2005 and its popularity has been growing rapidly ever since. It is definitely not a later version of 1969 model – it’s a completely new machine that poses absolutely no such problems as the previous one. New John Deere 4520 is strong, durable and reliable and for sure worth considering when we’re looking for a new addition to our farm. 
The one then
old john deere 4520
The one now 
new john deere 4520

Thursday, January 17, 2013

John Deere tractors

John Deere is one of the largest corporations manufacturing agricultural machinery, construction and forestry equipment. It is also a leading supplier of drivetrains such as gearboxes, transmissions and axles used in heavy equipment, and diesel engines. John Deere manufactures a wide range of products, which in many cases come in several models. In all of these fields John Deere either is or has a great chance of becoming a leading manufacturer due to a great confidence the users place in the company.

There is no field or particular machine that John Deere specializes in, but for sure the company is usually associated with tractors. Everybody has seen them – yellow-green machines working hard on the farm. Let’s face it, the brand has even entered popculture – there’s a computer game “John Deere Drive Green”. The list of models of John Deere tractors is almost endless, starting from lawn tractors, utility tractors, residential tractors – we can go on and on.

John Deere tractors have proven to be almost irreplaceable when it comes to any agricultural work to be done. And with a huge variety of models and products it is sure that everybody will be able to find a machine perfect for his needs.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

John Deere 9630: powerful and reliable

Nowadays, John Deere 9630 agricultural tractor is one of the most powerful heavy-duty machines there were available on the global market upon its release in 2007. The whole series was produced between 2007 – 2011. The models that followed belong to the John Deere 9560R series.
John Deere 9630, a four – wheel drive tractor is a true monster, powered by John Deere 13.5L 6-cyl, turbocharged aftercooled  diesel engine featuring 530 hp, with the large wheels featuring all -terrain rubber tracks or eight equally – sized tires. The tracked model is called the 9630T and is quite different from the standard John Deere 9630 tractor. First and foremost: it is not articulated. The design slightly varies as well.
Manufactured in Waterloo, Iowa, USA, the standard  John Deere 9630 tractor comes equipped with a 530, 6-cyl diesel engine, tested at 427 drawbar. It is the articulated tractor, weighing over 25 tons. Deere& Company, more often referred to simply as John Deere, is the leading producer of agricultural machinery in the world.  The company’s slogan “Nothing Runs Like a Deere” is a deliberate play on words, basing on the similarities between Deere, which is the surname of the company’s founder,  and deer, the animal. John Deere products can also be identified easily by the standard combination of distinct shade of green and yellow, used to paint the machines.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Future’s Now: The New Generation of No-Driver Tractors

Finally it’s there!
The prototype Spirit autonomous tractor, presented  at the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo, ND in September, breaks the convention and avoids of the necessity for a driver to operate the vehicle from the cab. Actually, with the driver aside and the machine’s rectangular shape, it looks like rubber-tracked yellow LEGO block, more than a modern tractor. “That’s the look of the future” says Terry Anderson, the president of the Autonomous Tractor Corporation and the Spirit designer at the same time. 
Anderson makes a point that not much has changed in tractor design for the last decade, except that the machines got bigger and more sophisticated. Being the entrepreneur, with some knowledge of communication technology, industrial machine design and manufacturing, Anderson decided that some changes are inevitable. The most conspicuous difference between the Spirit and the any traditional tractor, that you spot instantly is the lack of the tractor cab. The company’s design objective was to build a low – cost and durable tractor, featured with the safe, no-driver navigation system. The Spirit model is going to have long, 25.000 – hr. service life, a 500 – hr. service interval and a maximum 2-hr. repair time, with the selling price of $500 per horsepower. That includes a hybrid laser-radio navigation system, eliminating the chances to stray outside field boundaries.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Transgenic Trees May Boost a Green Revolution for Some Forest Crops

It seems that the same “green revolution” ideas that have given the incentive for the crop agriculture revolution and helped to fight the malnutrition in many countries all over the world may now prove equally useful in forestry. 
Scientists claim that “green” concepts once used, could work again to the benefit of wood biomass production or even greenhouse gas mitigation.
The researchers at Oregon State University have recently launched their latest findings concerning the reduced height growth in trees (as a result of genetic modification) and the positive influence it could exert on bioenergy or serve for more efficient water use.
That’s an important news for the agriculture: it turns out that the methods which made crops (i.e. wheat and rice) produce more food on smaller plants, could be applied in forestry. The research has made it obvious that genetic modification of height growth is within human’s reach and the genes that control plant growth are also responsible for the growth of trees. The semi –dwarf trees that were produced by conventional tree breeding techniques already remain the important part of the horticulture industry, enabling easier  fruit harvesting and higher yields.

Friday, October 5, 2012

New Holland Trade Centre at World Dairy Expo for the First Time

The largest new commercial space that has ever been seen at World Dairy Expo since 1995 was shown on 2nd October at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.
The 26,000 – square - foot- indoor space of New Holland Trade  Center, named after its sponsor, allows the room for 130 exhibitors, and the waiting list has been full so far. The additional space enables displaying more technology and management tools to be viewed by the customers. It’s the enormous tent on the Outdoor Mall, which makes it impossible to miss. The New Holland Trade Center is willingly used by all kinds of manufacturers, including those producing farm machinery and equipment, dairy products and accessories among others. The exhibitors are pleased with the new space to explore as so much extra room gives better exposure and provides better flow of traffic.