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Sept 1 ,2009

Farm Depot Precision Products department delivers another Trimble Autopilot on a self-propelled forage harvester.  Trimble Autopilot is the premiere high accuracy integrated steering solution that ties directly into the machine hydraulics to provide sub-inch, automated steering to field operations such as high-capacity forage harvesters.  The Precision Product Team at Farm Depot is currently offering these steering solutions for Krone and Claas forage harvesters at competitive prices.

February 2009

Challenger releases the new 600C line of row crop tractors!  Read the press release HERE.

2007

Farm Depot is pleased to announce that they are now the Ag Chem equipment sales outlet for the state of Michigan.  After a 1-1/2 years of providing parts, service and support to the Ag Chem customer base in the state of Michigan, Farm Depot is now contracted to sell self-propelled units.  Along with the sales contract, Farm Depot has also employed the services of Rodney Kuhl, an expert sales representative for Ag Chem self-propelled application equipment.  Rodney will continue managing the current Ag-Chem sales accounts as well as developing new opportunities that exist in the state.  You can reach Rodney at 989-980-3883 or email him at Rodney.Kuhl@FarmDepot.biz.

 

November 2007

Challenger MT900 series 4WD tractors

Farm Depot has a Challenger MT965B 4wd tractor on the lot.  Base weight of this machine is 10,000 lbs heavier than the closest competitor.  Using a Caterpillar C18 Tier III engine, this tractor delivers 510 hp (550 peak) and shares the Challenger lineup with the MT975B at 570 hp (615 peak, the most powerful 4wd tractor in production).  There are also two other tractors in the lineup, the MT945B (430 hp) and the MT955B (460 hp)  Everything about this tractor is heavy-duty and the fuel economy reflects the standards already established in the Challenger tractor lineup.  Stop in to the store and take a look at the future of heavy-duty 4WD tractors from Challenger.

 

 

April 2007

 

 

 

The year 2006 marked the 100th anniversary of the Krone Company. Over 100 years ago Bernard Krone established a blacksmith shop in the village of Spelle in the Emsland Region of Germany. Today Krone is a global company with farm equipment distribution in 45 different countries, North America being their largest Ag export country. Considering the Semi Trailer Manufacturing Group, the Agricultural Retail Sales Group and the Ag Manufacturing Group, worldwide sales for Bernard Krone Holding GmbH in 2006 were in excess of $1,000,000,000.

The last 12 years have seen a dramatic change in the product lines offered by Krone as new machine technology has emerged at an extremely fast pace to serve the specialized needs of larger farming operations and commercial operators. Innovative new products such as the Big Pack Square Balers, the Big M Self-Propelled Mower Conditioner, the Big X Self-Propelled Forage Harvester and the Easy Collect Cornhead have forever changed the face of hay and forage harvesting, not only for the Krone Company, but for the industry as well.

A new generation of the Krone Big Pack Big Square Balers was introduced for 2006. This third generation of Big Packs continues the Krone design and performance advantages of the previous two generations making the Big Pack one of our fastest growing product segments.

Design innovation has not stopped with the larger machines as Krone rolls out 30 new core products for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. New models of EC Three Point Hitch Mowers, EC Pull Type Mower Conditioners, SW Rotary Rakes, KW Tedders and CP Round Balers are included as part of Krone’s product line. These new products and their innovative features are on the leading edge of hay and forage technology.

 March 2007:

We are building an array of RTK differential correction towers to serve the Thumb of Michigan.  We currently have the area North of M-46 and East of I-75 covered.  This network allows a tractor with auto steer to be within .8” on a repeatable basis.  This is an amazing product that can save tremendous time, hours, fuel, and other inputs.  It can also extend the work day.  Jeff Moore and Geoff VanSickle are coordinating this project and can be reached at Jeff@FarmDepot.biz.

 

We are currently performing preventative maintenance across the state with our service trucks and factory trained technicians.  If you would like us to schedule your preseason work, please call and ask for the service manager

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 989-673-6172 or 888-537-8257 or Mike@FarmDepot.biz.

2-1-07    Fendt is releasing to the North American market the Fendt 933 which uses leading-edge drive system technology with 330 engine horsepower and 300 PTO horsepower.  Fendt has long been a leader in transmission technology and the 933 will be a force to be reckoned with having all new ergonomics and CVT technology second to none.  Stop in at Farm Depot and let one of our salespeople show you why Fendt is the leader.


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