• Lon Tonneson

    No Driver Tractor Is A No Show At Big Iron

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on September 14, 2012

    I was disappointed that the driverless tractor being built in Fargo didn’t make it to the field demos at Big Iron on Tuesday last week. Software didn’t get finished, explained one of the Autonomous Tractor Corporation reps. I was looking forward to seeing how the revolutionary “no driver” tractor would perform in the field. The developer told me earlier this year that it would it would follow another tractor. If you were disking a field, you could hook another disk to…

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  • Lon Tonneson

    Versatile's New Combine: From Russia With Love

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on September 5, 2012

    I saw several intriguing new products at the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. One was Versatile’s new combine, the RT490 - a 490 hp Class VIII self propelled combine. It’s manufactured in Russia by Versatile’s parent company and assembled in Versatile’s plant in Winnipeg, Canada. The combine isn’t actually new. It’s one of the best-selling combines in Europe and Russia. Versatile thinks North America farmers will be interested in it, too…

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