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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.

What a Difference 50 Years Makes

Jan 23, 2014

 A reader sent me a snapshot of the 1964 cover of Farm Journal’s special issue with extra machinery coverage. What a fantastic image of machinery news from 50 years ago…

1964 Farm Journal

 And compare that with our recently mailed 2014 Machinery Guide:


Which includes these stories from our team, ranging from today’s tools to tomorrow’s technologies and includes exclusive year-end reviews and data provided by Machinery Pete.

Hot New Iron 

Manufacturers built in more technology, new engines, and higher capacities in the past year, which yielded a bumper crop of new equipment.

Dive Into the Details That Move Used Equipment 

Here’s how equipment values ebb and flow with the calendar, followed by details on smaller and older combines, collector tractors, miscellaneous equipment and more.

To Haul or Not to Haul 

Cell phones and remote diagnostics are changing the equipment maintenance process.

Pete’s Top Tales 

Some machines have legends bigger than themselves.

Worldwide Appeal 

There really is nothing like Agritechnica and this year's event drew 450,000 visitors to see the eye-grabbing innovations.

Who Makes What Where 

For almost 25 years, Farm Journal has tracked where ag machines are manufactured and assembled by the major companies.

Utility Upgrades 

From ATVs to high-performance utility vehicles, farmers have long wish lists to tackle with their workhorses.

Return on Investment 

Precision ag has many benefits on the farm, but adoption is far from universal.

Plant With Confidence 

The time you invest this winter in getting your planter ready for spring won’t increase the price of corn, but it can certainly help put more dollars in your pocket.

The Next Big Little Tractor Trend 

Weight requirements hover around 110 lb. to 120 lb. of tractor mass needed per horsepower, so higher horsepower tractors are heavier out of necessity.

Tailgate Talk 

Farm equipment dealerships are great places to study body language.

The Road Ahead 

New trucks are introduced at the State Fair of Texas—the state with the highest truck sales in the U.S.

Corn Head Guide 

It’s important to put your best foot forward. That applies to corn heads, too, as they lead the way at harvest.

Industry Briefs 

Announcements from top players in the industry.

Burden to Bear 

Farmers are ratcheting it up, operating bigger machinery in their pursuit for higher yields and tires must change to bear such a heavy load.

Tools Suited to the Task 

Cover crops are gaining ground in the U.S., but their adoption has not been without a number of bumps.

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