Fendt haymaking range: experience factor

On November 11, 1918, in a train carriage stopped in the French forest of Compiègne, the armistice that ended World War I was signed. Over four years of battle then gave way to a slow reconstruction process that impacted a European continent exhausted and worn out by a bloody conflict that had caused millions of deaths. An entire generation of young people was almost completely lost, which dramatically resulted in a labor shortage that agriculture had to address with a significant increase in the demand for machinery. It was in…

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Weidemann Loaders “T4512” and “T7042”, compact, and easy

“Would you like to try my Weidemann T4512?” More or less with this phrase, three years ago, the Weidemann dealer for the province of Cremona proposed to Giovanni Bianchessi, owner of the livestock farm “Bianchessi Giuseppe e Figli”, to directly test the operational capabilities of the German loader for a few days. Compact in size and limited in engine performance, 25 or 45 horsepower depending on the engine unit it is equipped with, the proposal initially did not generate great enthusiasm, but it was accepted nonetheless. Weidemann Movers: compact, and…

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With John Deere “300M” the company enters the self-propelled sprayer business

John Deere 300M

Smart, compact, and equipped with a front cab: the new “300M” marks John Deere’s entry into the self-propelled sprayer business in Italy. Featuring the latest Precision Ag technologies, a reduced turning radius, and two types of booms, with and without air sleeves, the “300M” is the new specialized sprayer for medium to large fields and high-value crops. Two New Models Two models are being introduced: the “332M” and the “340M”. The “332M” features a 3200-liter tank and a 175 HP John Deere 4-cylinder engine. The boom width of up to…

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Krone “Big X” series: two families, ten models

Haymaking practices encompass a variety of crops, each requiring different technical and managerial approaches. Although producing hay and ensuring multiple cuts per year, a field cultivated with alfalfa differs from one with ryegrass or a mixed meadow. Additionally, autumn-winter cereals such as barley and triticale are harvested in mid-spring when their grains reach a milky-waxy stage of maturity. This results in a single annual cut with attached shredding, capable of yielding several tons of green material for the farm. For instance, some hybrid barley varieties can produce up to one…

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Merlo “Multifarmer”: Comfort and Technology

Hard times for those who prefer working with planned and certain bases. Nowadays, it is especially difficult to predict market trends, particularly for activities such as agriculture and livestock farming, which are influenced by a myriad of economic factors and are also at the mercy of climatic instabilities that negatively affect yields. In this context, it’s clear that investments in work equipment must be made with great caution, especially when they are significant and aimed at renewing or expanding machinery fleets. Compromises must be made between adopting an evolution in…

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Claas “Trion” range, a combine harvester with solid performance

Held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30th to December 12th, the 28th edition of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, abbreviated as “Cop 28,” has repositioned agriculture at the center of the global economic-environmental scenario. The annual meeting of the countries that participated in the event has indeed changed the traditional paradigms of discussion for the first time, omitting both the usual generic and predictable speeches regarding the need to protect the environment and those fanciful proposals for epochal changes that in Europe materialized in the utopian…

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With Dieci’s “Agri Pivot T80,” load management is also automated

agri pivot t80 dieci

Officially, it can move loads of up to 35 quintals and unload bulk materials up to almost four and a half meters in height. It also provides a pulling force of 60 tons and a towing capacity of 66, performance close to those offered by the top-of-the-line telehandler that Dieci offers in its “AgriFarmer” series, the “34.7” model, whose telescopic arm, however, exceeds six meters in height with its joint. Put in these terms and considering that the price difference between a telescopic loader and a telehandler exceeds 40,000 euros,…

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The lady in red by Case Ih: here is the “Af11” combine harvester

Initially marketed only in North America, the new top-of-the-line axial combine harvester “Af11” by Case Ih aims to redefine industry performance standards not only in terms of power output but also, and above all, in terms of hourly productivity and automation of operational processes. Based on the latest agricultural censuses in Italy and the United States, the average surface areas of the two primary sectors show incomparable extensions. 188 hectares beyond the Atlantic Ocean, 14 and a half hectares in the Belpaese. An almost abysmal difference that, although known and…

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Merlo system “Hi-Flow”

When an agricultural machine has a hydraulic system designed to operate external equipment, it is customary for the system to always maintain this circuit at a minimum working pressure called “standby pressure”, which is necessary to ensure immediate responses to energy demands from operators. This pressure is normally higher than the minimum working pressure and is activated within a few seconds after the machine in question has been started. It is then maintained if the hydraulic system is not used until the machine is turned off. This results in continuous…

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John Deere “S7”, automatic for the people

Published in 1992, “Automatic for the people,” with 18 million copies sold, was the album that established REM as the rock band symbol of a generation. The title, seemingly bizarre at the time, referred to the slogan of a venue near the University of Athens in the state of Georgia, which had recently begun experimenting with an order automation program for its customers. Higher levels of automation An innovative path that, with due proportion, John Deere has long embarked on in the segment of large self-propelled harvesters and has been…

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