Equipment & Tech


  • Biosecurity is just another way of talking herd health, but the stakes have never been higher. (Stock photo by Russell A. Graves)

    Extra Layers

    When Kniebel Cattle Company joined a value-added marketing program, it took a fresh look at its herd health plan.

  • Non-farming folk get a chance to see what it is like to operate a combine when they step into the Agri-Pride Simulator. It's a mobile demonstration site owned by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. (Photo by North Carolina State University)

    Simulator Gives Taste of Harvest

    This spring the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service unveiled a 19-foot trailer called the Agri-Pride Simulator. The custom-made simulator recreates for urban dwellers the experience of harvesting different crops.

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) like this one can now legally go on commercial flights over farms. Pilots must be certified. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    FAA Releases UAS Rules

    The Federal Aviation Administration has released rules for flying small unmanned crafts that will ideally lead to more use of the technology while keeping the skies safe for air travel.

  • The MULESX is not as big as the MLR Pro Series models, but it is rated for 400 pounds of cargo and can tow up to 1,100 pounds with an optional 2-inch trailer hitch. (Photo courtesy Kawasaki)

    A New MULE in the Stable

    Kawasaki -- now with 50 years of manufacturing history in the U.S. -- has added a new MULE to its off-road line.

  • A grain cart stuck in the mud is rescued by a 4WD tractor and strategic planning. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    How to Get Unstuck Safely

    DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn discusses how to get equipment safely out of muddy situations.

  • Kevin Bien was the Gleaner brand's most enthusiastic spokesman. He was part of AGCO from its beginning until his death on June 2. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Goodbye, Mr. Combine

    Recently, agriculture lost a passionate voice. Kevin Bien, who was "Mr. Combine" to many of us reporters in the farm equipment industry, died after more than 40 years with Allis Chalmers and later AGCO.

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Great Plains president Linda Salem and Kubota Vice President Todd Stucke are like proud parents. They recently reassured Great Plains dealers that after buyout, the Great Plains brand will continue to function, largely independent of new owners Kubota. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

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