As one of the few areas in the Midwest receiving adequate rain this summer, Fargo, N.D., welcomed many farmers to the Big Iron Show held in early September. The show is full of big equipment geared to the large, flat farms in the Red River Valley. Photographer Mike Krivit, on assignment for Farm Industry News, spent a couple of days at the show walking through exhibits and looking for unique photos.
1. Borgault 3710 Independent Coulter Drill
The Bourgault 3710 Independent Coulter Drill is a coulter-style seeding system with many size options and innovative design features that set the 3710 ICD apart from the competition.
2. Case IH Steiger Rowtrac 450
The Case IH Steiger 450 with a four-track system is configured for row-crop farming. It lets farmers pull large farm implements between the rows without running over the standing crop.
3. Case 600 Quadtrac Series 4WD tractor
The Case IH Steiger 600 Quadtrac is rated at 660 peak engine horsepower. The tracked tractor is one of six next-generation Steiger models introduced a year ago.
4. Great Plains Yield Pro 1625A Planter
Simply load the onboard 82- or 150-bu. poly hoppers and start planting or if you want seed directly from the seed company's bulk box. The air manifold delivers seed on demand to the row unit meters without any moving parts. On the row unit, you have the choice of the Air-Pro Seed Metering System with interchangeable seed plates for all crops or a mechanical system with Precision Planting Population Max (Finger Pickup), or the Singulator-Plus meters to accurately singulate the seed for precise spacing. Several row spacing options are available for the Yield-Pro Planter: 30 in., 20 in., 15 in., Twin-Row 30 in., and Twin-Row 36 in., harvested with a standard 30- or 36-in. corn head.
5. Massey Ferguson planter units
Seed units on the Massey Ferguson 8936 planter make an interesting photo.
6. Massey Ferguson 9560 combine
For 2013, updates to the Massey Ferguson 9560 combine from AGCO focus on comfort and convenience. One option is a premium leather seat with heating and cooling package. Another new option is a 360-degree lighting package called NightBlaze. It features a combination of HID and LED lights for the front, sides and rear of the machine. Plus, the combine will be guidance-ready as standard, prewired to work with all automated steering kits including the company’s own System 150.
7. New Holland Forage Cruiser
New Holland offers five models in its new Forage Cruiser line with horsepower ranging from 424 to 824. The new Cruiser line offers high chop quality and consistency. Innovative new features such as the high-performance grass pickup header are combined with the line's well-known features such as the VariFlow and HydroLoc systems. All models in the Cruiser line are fully compatible with a wide range of headers.
8. DuPont Pioneer
The latest high-performing hybrids from DuPont Pioneer were on view in the Pioneer exhibit.
9. Greenleaf Technologies TurboDrop nozzles
New TurboDrop nozzles from Greenleaf Technologies are available in a wide variety of sizes, pressures and styles for farm applications.
10. Combine fan
A young fan took time to conduct a hands-on test of a new combine corn head at the show.