• Deere's new autonomous tractor operates with six pairs of stereo cameras, which enables 360-degree obstacle detection and the calculation of distance. Each pixel of an image is processed in about 100 milliseconds and determines if the machine continues to move or stops. (John Deere photo)

    Deere Reveals Autonomous Tractor at CES

    It isn't a concept or a demo. John Deere's fully autonomous 8R tractor will be ready for the field this year. Deere's first autonomous task matches the 8R to a TruSet enabled chisel plow.

  • A KIOTI dealer sees what the new SL750 skid loader can do at a ride-and-drive event during the company's annual dealer meeting recently in Orlando, Florida. (DTN photo by Matthew Wilde)

    KIOTI Expands Equipment Lineup

    KIOTI dealers saw and test drove the latest equipment, including new skid and track loaders that will arrive in showrooms later this year, during the company's annual dealer meeting recently in Orlando, Florida.

  • Reader Insights Tractor Segment Winners (Progressive Farmer and logos courtesy of Kubota and John Deere and New Holland)

    PF Reader Insights Survey Winners

    In the latest Progressive Farmer Reader Insights survey, growers reveal their experiences and satisfaction with their tractors.

  • When COVID-affected manufacturing ran into a sudden economic snapback, all heck broke loose on the factory floor. Case-IH is building combines that are not complete and waiting to be shipped. (DTN file photo Joel Reichenberger)

    Miller's Favorite Story of 2021

    Farmers manage parts shortages (sort of) by trying to stockpile what they need, but equipment delays are a real headache.

  • Craig Rupp, founder and CEO of Sabanto, is scaling up his robotic farming company by installing autonomous technology in tractors owned by farmers, such as this one tilling a recently harvested cornfield in southeast Wisconsin. (DTN photo by Matthew Wilde)

    Autonomous Tech: In a Tractor Near You

    Sabanto, a farming-as-a-service company based in Chicago, is scaling up its business by installing autonomous technology in farmer-owned tractors, which can help ease labor shortage worries and other problems.

  • There are four ways to have your equipment batteries ready for spring: Use heavy-duty batteries, clean them, keep them warm and put a trickle charger on them. (Photo courtesy of Case IH)

    How to Care for Batteries Over Winter

    The first, and most basic, step to battery maintenance is to clean the dirt and debris off the battery. Dirt and debris can create a conductive path, and that might drain your battery faster than if it was clean. Make sure there's no corrosion around the posts and the...

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