Concept tractor for future
Claas is giving farmers a firsthand look at what its first tractor designed specifically with North American farmers in mind will look like when it’s commercially introduced in the future. The Claas 900 TT is a “pre-series” that is being used in the field and tested. Expect it to be in the 350-to-440-hp range, with more hydraulic outlets and other simple modifications that will distinguish it from European models. Stay in touch with your Claas dealer for news on how this project progresses.
With livestock producers in mind, McCormick designed a simplified tractor that could be sold starting at $82,000. The tractor reaches up to 127 hp for its three models, and a versatile transmission is capable of up to 48 speeds. For more on the X6 Series, contact McCormick, Duluth, Ga., at 866-327-6733 or mccormick.it/us.
Go premium with the Nemesis by Versatile, a tractor with a Stage V-compliant engine from Cummins and other large-scale features, like a 99-gallon fuel tank. The three-point hitch on the front can lift 8,800 pounds, and the one on the back can lift 15,540 pounds. There are three models with different levels of horsepower: 175, 195 and 210. Starting price is $220,000. Contact Versatile at 204-661-8711 or versatile-ag.com.
Economy tractor with power
The MT225E Series tractor from LS Tractor is an economy machine with a robust engine and horsepower that is ergonomically laid out for the end user. It is the new version of LS Tractor’s XG 3025 Series. Contact LS Tractor at 252-955-0954 or lstractorusa.com.
6 Series machine fills gap
The 6140 PowerShift is a heavy-duty, four-cylinder, 6 Series tractor by Deutz-Fahr. The high-speed tractor fits in between the four-cylinder 5 Series tractors and the heavy-duty six-cylinder tractors. The 6140 is a high-country tractor that works with a loader. It has built-in wet disk brakes and 140 hp. There are two models with slightly less horsepower in the same series. The 6140 costs about $100,000. Contact Deutz-Fahr at 470-303-6755 or deutz-fahramerica.com.
Tractor helps with farm chores
The 4E Series 4080 E by Deutz-Fahr is the perfect tractor for on-the-farm chores. It boasts strong front axles, good hydraulics and integrated front brakes for pulling large loads or hauling up an incline. It has a rear hitch lifting capacity of up to 5,500 pounds. There are two models: a 70-hp and 80-hp. Without a loader, the 4080 E costs about $40,000. Adding a loader raises the price by $4,000. Contact Deutz-Fahr at 470-303-6755 or deutz-fahramerica.com.
Made for heavy tillage
The AFS Connect Magnum from Case IH is an extension of the current Magnum product line. This is a 400-hp tractor with a power-shift transmission with 21 forward speeds and five reverse speeds. It peaks at 435 hp for heavy tillage or higher-speed planting. Case IH completely redesigned the cab with 40 degrees of seat swivel, lighter interior color, higher backseat, more storage and cupholders. Choose a tire or track version. Visit caseih.com to find a dealer near you.
Tractors with efficiency, comfort
The Axion 800 and 900 series tractors from Claas are built around a simple theme: “Simply productive, simply comfortable.” The 800 Series has a choice of two transmissions and features models in the 205-to-280-hp range. The 900 Series offers tractors from 320 to 440 hp with a Cmatic of CVT-style transmission. Driveline design delivers 19.6 hp per hour per gallon of fuel. A four-point proactive cab suspension delivers comfort. The Axion 940 is pictured. Contact Claas of North America, Omaha, Neb., at 402-861-1000 or claasofamerica.com.
Coolant for newer radiators
Extend the life of your machinery with coolant Delo ELC by Chevron, which now has an advanced formulation for newer radiators to stop any performance-interrupting pH swings. The advanced coolant protects engines for 750,000 miles, the same as the original Delo ELC, and costs 50 cents more. This is the first major change for the technology since the ’90s. For more information, contact Chevron, San Ramon, Calif., at 800-822-5823 or chevronlubricants.com.
The BC-4200, the newest Brush Crusher model manufactured by Westendorf Mfg., is a mechanical grab-and-pull machine that doesn’t require additional hydraulics. It fits modern loaders. Westendorf says it is always working on new fits for different styles of couplers, whether it’s for smaller John Deere tractors or bigger tractors. The BC-4200 retails for $1,400. Westendorf Mfg. has dealers in Canada, the U.S. and Central America. Contact the company at 877-423-0070 or loaders.com.
Bucket with hay grapple
The FFC round bucket with hay grapple offers an ag-style bucket with add-on grapple feature. The grapple ribs are welded to the back of the bucket. The attachment works with skid steers or compact wheel loaders with a universal hitch. The bucket can be used with or without the grapple. The bucket is available in 60, 72, 84 and 96 inches. Contact Everything Attachments, Newton, N.C., at 866-581-5818 or everythingattachments.com.
AFS Vison Pro from Case IH allows farmers to monitor and transfer data the way they want. The redesigned cab uses the AFS Vision Pro operating system. The AFS Pro 1200 display comes with an integrated armrest with eight control buttons, four programmable hot-key buttons and an encoder knot. It offers a joystick — making it a multigenerational cab experience. Farmers can view field operations or agronomic data whether inside or outside the cab. And they can share information with third-party partners. Visit caseih.com.