Agritechnica – the world's largest farming machinery tradeshow hosted in Hannover, Germany from 10 until 16 November – offers a wealth of innovative ideas and inventions in the field of agricultural technology. Many of us working in the agricultural industry are looking forward to discovering the latest products and trends. Do you already have tickets to the show? There will be more than 2,750 exhibitors from 51 countries, including many leading businesses such as Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Case IH, Deutz-Fahr, New Holland, Kubota, JCB, John Deere and others. We handpicked a list of 7 things you do not want to miss.
1 - New generation of Claas Jaguar forage harvester
Claas recently launched a new generation of seven Jaguar forage harvesters. All models in the new 900 series come with Cemos Auto Performance (CAP), a system that automatically adjusts the engine power, based on how many hp is needed. According to Claas, the new models can cut up to 10% of fuel consumption. Also the suspension for the rollers is now 30% more powerful compared to its predecessor. The fuel tanks also have a larger capacity and the harvesters have Dynamic Steering for better maneuverability.
2 - John Deere introduces its new redesigned 6M series tractors
John Deere is well-known for launching big technological novelties at Agritechnica. This edition they have much to showcase including their new redesigned 6M series tractors. The new range of 10 6M models will replace the previous 6M, 6MC and 6RC. John Deere fans will immediately spot the new design with lowered engine hood on the smallest four models (6090M to 6120M). According to John Deere, the smallest 7 types (6090M - 6145M) have a maximum permissible weight of 10.5 tonnes, giving great performance in this class. The new series will offer more driver comfort, work performance, better steering and visibility.
3 - Innovation award winner...
John Deere won first prize at the Innovation Award with its eAutoPower gearbox for the new 8R large tractors. It’s the first electro-mechanical power split gearbox in agricultural technology.
The hydro unit gets replaced with two electric motors that are used as a continuously variable actuator. Not just for the drive, but the electric motors supply energy also for external consumption. The eAutoPower gearbox results in better vehicle handling and reduces maintenance costs for the tractors.
4 - New steering system from Fendt
Fendt was runnerup with the innovation award with its 'IDEALDrive' technology, a steering system without a steering wheel. Fendt has successfully engineered its first self-propelled agricultural machine fully operated with a joystick!
The Fendt IDEALDrive steering system will only be available on the Fendt IDEAL harvester. Without a steering wheel, the view of the header is improved. Fendt wasn’t the only one getting medals this year, 38 other innovations got awarded as well! There was a big variety among the innovations. From the Amazone app that helps fertilizing fields, to 'Dino', an autonomous robot and precision weed controller from Naïo Technologies.
5 - New Holland focuses on greater comfort and telemetry
New Holland launches a new generation of T8 tractors and brings forward 6 new models. The strongest of the series is the T8.460 which delivers 460 hp. All engines meet the Phase V emission requirements. New Holland puts a lot of focus on technological development and proves this by fully integrating the Precision Land Management Intelligence (PLM) platform. New Holland aims to provide users a better way of machine utilization and management. With an easy interface, accessible on a tablet or other mobile device, the user can directly analyze and share data. And a nifty additional feature is that it can predict disturbances.
6 - Fendt brings tailored tractors on the market
Many manufacturers are homing in on product customization. Fendt brings a completely new development on the market, with the new large tractor series - the Fendt 900 Vario. The new models are tailored to the requirements of larger farming businesses and contractors worldwide.
The new Fendt 900 Vario series features five models: 930, 933, 936, 939 and 942. With the new top model Fendt 942 Vario, the 900 series goes beyond the 400 hp limit for the first time. There’s a 'Smart Connect' function in the tractors with internal Wifi. The function displays multiple parameters as position, speed, fuel consumption and engine load – working seemlessly with an iPad app that cleverly visualizes the data.
7 - Ritchie Bros. & IronPlanet for equipment auctions
If you are interested in used tractors and other equipment, come by the Ritchie Bros. & IronPlanet stand at Agritechnica! Much going on including Europe's LARGEST farming machinery auction in Meppen on Nov 20-21 and an exciting online auction on IronPlanet on Nov 28. Ask us about inventory, upcoming events and other services. We connect equipment buyers and sellers through a global network of exciting auctions and online marketplaces. Visit us at hall 02, stand D07. See you there!