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Slideshow: From skid steers to tele-handlers to compact tractors, there’s plenty of variety at farm shows.

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When sorting a pile of products from a farm show, lining up machines with an engine can provide quite a bit of variety. Take this slideshow, for example. In one place, we’ve rounded up telescopic handlers, skid-steer loaders, utility vehicles and tractors. It’s a wide-ranging, hardworking set of tools.

Among telescopic handlers, which are more popular in Europe than the United States, farmers are finding more variety and capacity. The two featured in this roundup can place material very high — which is great when storing bales. In addition, it makes for faster fills of the feed mixer at the dairy or feedlot.

Utility vehicles are getting bigger. Two models here feature a second row, as more users put these to work around the farm instead of a pickup truck. And you’ll find a range of midsize to subcompact tractors. They’re not so much farm workhorses as around-the-farm workhorses.

Check out the slideshow to get more information on these new machines.


About the Author(s)

Austin Keating

Associate Editor, Prairie Farmer

Austin Keating is the newest addition to the Farm Progress editorial team working as an associate editor for Prairie Farmer magazine. Austin was born and raised in Mattoon and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in journalism. Following graduation in 2016, he worked as a science writer and videographer for the university’s supercomputing center. In June 2018, Austin obtained a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he was the campus correspondent for Planet Forward and a Comer scholar.

Austin is passionate about distilling agricultural science as a service for readers and creating engaging content for viewers. During his time at UI, he won two best feature story awards from the student organization JAMS — Journalism Advertising and Media Students — as well as a best news story award.

Austin lives in Charleston. He can sometimes be found at his family’s restaurant the Alamo Steakhouse and Saloon in Mattoon, or on the Embarrass River kayaking. Austin is also a 3D printing and modeling hobbyist.

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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