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August 2013 Archive for Machinery Journal

RSS By: Aimee Cope, Farm Journal

The Machinery Journal blog is your place to find the latest machinery updates, industry news, and interesting tid bits.

Side-by-Side Harvest History

Aug 27, 2013

 Indiana farmer Brian, who blogs over at The Farmer’s Life, shared with me a recent study he did in comparing his family’s John Deere 45 from the 1950s with their current 9670 STS.


He shared with that they recently got the 45 out of the barn and actually ran it in the field, which spurred him to do a side-by-side comparison of the two machines… 55 years of combine history. Check out some of the specs below:

  Model 45 Model 9670
cutting width 10' 35'
grain tank capacity 40 bushels 400 bushels
weight 6,100 lb. 32,667 lb.
horsepower 42 hp 305 hp

As Brian says, "Some of those differences are huge, but others like height aren’t that far apart."

Read his full post (including all of the specs) here with video of the machines in the field! 

Quite the Show: John Deere 8R

Aug 26, 2013

 The John Deere product introduction that took place in the past couple of weeks gained lots of buzz from what was being introduced. And the event also grabbed attention in how those machines were unveiled.

The biggest splash came from this inflated 3D 8R tractor…



Being used as a projection screen for model year 2014 lineup. Watch this 3 minute video I captured:


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