Equipment Roundup

Case IH Farmall Turns 100; Fendt Announces New 200 Vario Series Tractors; Metabo Offers New Cordless Lighting Products

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Farmall has been a symbol of modern farming for 100 years and is now produced in 30 models ranging in horsepower from 31 to 105 horsepower. (Photo courtesy of Case-IH)

In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at Case IH kicking off a year-long celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of the Farmall tractor, Fendt announcing its new 94- to 114-horsepower 200 Vario series tractors, IronCraft introducing new box blades and Metabo HPT offering new additions to its cordless lighting products.



Case IH has kicked off celebrations honoring the 100th anniversary of the Farmall tractor.

"In 1923, we set out to design a tractor that could replace horses, and today, our Farmall still serves as the workhorse on farms across the globe," Scott Harris Case IH global brand president, said in a release from Case IH. "Generation after generation, Farmall has been a symbol of modern farming." With the reintroduction of Farmall in 2003, Case IH now has a product lineup of 30 Farmall models in horsepower ranges from 31 to 105 horsepower.

Case IH checks off several milestones in the life of the Farmall.

-- 1923: International Harvester engineer Bert R. Benjamin designs the first Farmall prototype.

-- 1931: The F Series is presented for farmers with more acreage.

-- 1941: Farmall introduces the world's first diesel row crop tractor.

-- 1947: The 1 millionth Farmall rolls off the line.

-- 1958: The most popular tractor in the U.S., the Farmall 560 is introduced.

-- 1965: Farmall is the first two-wheel-drive row crop tractor to exceed 100 horsepower.

-- 1971: Farmall goes global with tractors sold in 125 countries.

-- 1974: Case IH sells its 5 millionth Farmall -- the first tractor to ever reach that number.

Talking about (or writing about) the Farmall's 100th anniversary, DTN/Progressive Farmer wonders if you might have Farmall stories and photographs to share. If you have an older Farmall, restored (or not), still working, photos of family members working one on the farm, let us know. We'll select the best photos and stories and publish them here and through our social media outlets. Send Farmall photos and stories to



AGCO Corp. this week introduced its Fendt 200 Vario series tractors to North America, the smallest tractor in the Fendt family. Fendt 200 Vario tractors will debut in North America at the 2023 World Ag Expo next week and will be available for order through Fendt dealerships for delivery in 2024.

Fendt 200 Vario tractors are available in three models ranging from 94- to 114-rated horsepower. The Fendt 200 Vario series can be configured as a standard tractor or in one of three specialty crop variants, such as for their use in vineyards and orchards. The tractor is powered by a 3.3-liter engine linked to Fendt Vario's continuously variable transmission. The 200's three-in-one suspension system combines self-leveling, lockable front axle suspension, mechanical cab suspension, and shock load stabilizing to offer a comfortable driving experience. Fendt's Reaction steering allows for straight-ahead work, truck-level driving, and working comfort.

The Fendt 200 Vario is equipped with the FendtONE workstation. The workstation concept includes a panel with a multifunction joystick, multiple hydraulic controls, and an optional 12-inch terminal. Each new tractor also receives five years of Fendt Connect telematics service free, which allows the operator or dealer to monitor machine data remotely.

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IronCraft LLC (formerly branded Titan Implement) introduces its 3100 Series and 3200 series box blades with adjustable shanks.

The standard-duty 3100 Series Box Blades are made with 3/8-inch steel A-frames in widths from 48-96 inches for use with tractors from 15-45 horsepower and a category 1 hitch. The heavy-duty series 3200 Box Blades are manufactured with one-half-inch steel A-frames in widths of 72 inches, 84 inches or 96 inches. These work best with 30-70 horsepower tractors with either a cat 1 or cat 2 hitch. Both the 3100 series and 3200 series are quick hitch compatible and have a 6-inch cutting edge.

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Metabo HPT is offering new additions to its cordless lighting products with the launch of an 18-volt MultiVolt 250 Lumen LED Flashlight (model UB18DEQ4) and an 18-volt MultiVolt 750 Lumen LED Lantern (model UB18DFQ4). Both are sold as tool bodies only and accept any 18-volt battery or 18-volt/36-volt MultiVolt battery (sold separately).

The 18V 250-lumen LED Flashlight is equipped with two light settings -- high at 250 lumens (28 hours of runtime) and low at 120 lumens (63 hours runtime). The flashlight features an adjustable head that pivots into six preset angles, offering a zero-degree up to 130-degree illumination range. MSRP: $39.97.

The 750-lumen LED lantern is equipped with two light settings -- high at 750 lumens (12 hours runtime) and low at 320 lumens (29 hours) and features a 360-degree illumination range. MSRP: $49.97

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