A CNH manufacturing plant at Sorocaba, west of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil. (Photo courtesy CNH Industrial)

CNH Industrial bets on strong market to counter worst supply chain situation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Milan | Reuters – Italian-American vehicle maker CNH Industrial on Friday raised its revenue and free cash flow forecasts for this year, confident an industry cyclical upturn would help it offset a severe impact from supply chain constraints. “It’s the worst supply chain situation I’ve seen in my career,” Chief Executive Scott Wine told analysts. […] Read more

Adequate brakes are essential when running farm equipment on roads.

The big brake debate

Braking standards are voluntary, but as implement size increases, brakes are increasingly important

Reading Time: 3 minutes Big tractors and implements require a lot of braking power, but exactly how powerful braking systems need to be in Canada, and between countries, is not standardized.  Why it matters: Braking systems and standards are not uniform. They are also largely voluntary. This can lead to liability risk in the event of an accident.  Terrence […] Read more

Bobcat’s new V923 also has a maximum height of 23 feet, but it has 130 h.p. and a 9,000 pound lift capacity.

Bobcat handler gives bigger reach, power

Telehandlers were once seen as a nice option on the farm. For those who have them, they are now a necessary tool

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Bobcat beefed up its telehandler lineup with the introduction of the V923 VersaHandler this summer. The company already offers a V519 telehandler that has 74 horsepower and can lift 5,500 pounds with a 19-foot-high maximum height, as well as a 100 h.p. V723 that can lift 7,700 lbs. and a maximum height […] Read more

When FieldBot isn’t busy helping people farm, it can serve sentry duty at the billabong and sound an alert when duck flocks arrive.

Fieldbot can be quite bossy

One field robot runs the show and tells other robots what to do, system manages not just monitors events

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Fieldbot is no ordinary ag sensor. It issues orders, turns irrigation pumps on and off, controls fans and feeding equipment in livestock operations, even sends dairy cows into the parlour. Fieldbot can serve as a producer’s eyes and ears, while they’re busy carrying on with the actual work of farming. It will […] Read more

Bollinger Motors’ B1 and B2 models come with an eight-cubic foot trunk and a full length pass-through that enables operators to carry up to 16-foot boards with the tailgate closed.

Electric truck may fit farming needs

The truck has much higher capacity than most urban-targeted pickups

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Electric vehicles under development or already being sold in North America are typically meant for urban environments and have limited use off high-grade roads. But there are exceptions, including the Bollinger Motors 614 horsepower electric four-by-four Class 3 truck, which has 668 pound-feet of torque. It has 15 inches of ground clearance, […] Read more

There are more than 50 FarmDROID units working in Danish and German fields.

Figuring out where robots fit in the field

European developers are still trying to decide what size of farm will buy their products

Reading Time: 4 minutes As Europe aims to slash herbicide use, some equipment developers are looking to weeding robots as a solution. Those developers, however, say misalignments between individual farmer needs and equipment designs need to be addressed. Why it matters: As in Canada, ensuring robots match the needs of farmers working in different conditions, and that adequate support […] Read more

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‘Essential’ travel rule fuzzy on farmers picking up parts, inputs

U.S. border officers will have final say on Canadian farmers' cross-border business trips

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whether Canadian farmers can continue to pick up machinery parts and other products for their operations in the United States is at the discretion of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. At 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, Canada and the U.S. temporarily restricted non-essential travel between the two nations to try and slow the spread of […] Read more

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Machinery costs driving up fixed farming expenses

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Fixed costs on farms continue to rise year-over-year, a statistic largely attributed to increasing land values and interest rates. At the beginning of 2019, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) reported farmland values across Canada increased by an average of 6.6 per cent during the previous year. But that’s not the main driver of fixed […] Read more

John Deere in October announced updates to its 7R tractor line for 2020, including the 7R 210 shown here. (Deere.ca)

Deere bets on cost cuts, services push to boost profits

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Deere and Co. on Wednesday said it will cut costs and ramp up investment in data-driven agriculture technology and its services business to make itself more profitable. In a pitch to investors, CEO John May said the measures are expected to boost operating profit margin to 15 per cent by 2022 […] Read more

CNH Industrial cuts revenue guidance for second time

Company sticks to earnings per share forecast

Reading Time: < 1 minute Milan | Reuters – Italian-American machinery maker CNH Industrial trimmed its forecast for full-year revenue for a second time this year after lower sales volumes and exchange rate factors weighed on results in the third quarter. CNH Industrial, which makes most of its profit from farming machinery, Iveco commercial vehicles, construction equipment and powertrains, said net sales of […] Read more