Boone, Iowa
August 28-30, 2012
Details about the show

A full set of Rural Lifestyle Dealer staff reporters hit Farm Progress 2012 in Boone, Iowa, August 28-30th. They shot video, "tweeted" and "facebooked" along the way. Here is just a sampling of what they found:

Videos:   Massey Ferguson Introduces
GC1700 Series at Farm Progress Show 2012


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  Bobcat M-Series Compact Track
Loader Line at Farm Progress 2012

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  Mahindra Unveils Interim
Tier 4 'mCRD' Technology

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  Alliance Between Alamo
Group and Alo for Quicke Loaders

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  New Kubota M135GX at
The 2012 Farm Progress Show

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Here are some of the most interesting/insightful things they saw at the show:

  • Sun rising over opening day of #fps12

  • On the grounds and mapping out today's game plan for Farm Progress #fps12
  • Kubota booth ready to great Farm Progress visitors #fps12

  • Jeff Doran Planalytics #fps12 expects trend toward norm to below norm temps and norm to above norm moisture for Corn Belt.

  • Hardi #fps12 launching 8500 Commander pull-type sprayer with 2,250-gal tank; 4400 will become 5000 and 6600 to 7000. 10,000 is biggest.

  • Great booth meeting with @BobcatCompany at #fps12. Thanks to Chris, Fred, Stormy & team for making the time.
  • Hot day but someone's planning ahead and checking out @Grasshopper snow throwers #fps12

  • New Holland debuting new Boomer CVTs at #fps12 "Not a toy or garden tractor on steroids. A big tractor scaled down.

  • #agmichelin officially introduces YIELDBIB #ag tires at #fps12

  • Shooting video with Massey Ferguson's Roger Gifford on their new GC series #fps12

  • Exmark's Iowa TM introducing the X-series to some folks at Farm Progress #fps12. Said spring was great before drought

  • Dixie Chopper's Xcaliber 3066lp propane model at #fps12 Look for a feature on propane mowers in the fall RLD

  • Accding to Massey Ferguson's Roger Gifford at #FPS12, the new GC series of compacts for 2013 have a more ergonomic design & easy-open hood.
  • #kubota new M135gx has new cab built with room for 2 #fps12

  • Sheyenne updated BlackMax Compact Tractor Snow Blower w/ deeper opening—ease of maintenance—& heavier delighting #FPS12

  • Heard at #fps12 on OEMs' Brand Purity: When farmer wants product mainline doesn't make & dealer is forbidden 2 carry, OEM & dealer BOTH lose

  • Mahindra's Omkar Nabar discussing its new mCRD Tier IV technology on the 8560 model.

  • Mike Irish shares Brillion's demand can rise w/ drought. Pulverizers conserve H2O, producers need good seeders w/ higher hay prices #FPS12
  • #landpride Predicts demand for Fall and Spring Pasture reseeding with grass drills #fps12

  • Paul Williams w/ #kubota tells us about the all new MG135GX at Farm Progress #fps12

  • We talk with #Kubota about the 40th Anniversary and how they are adding #jobs in the #USA at Farm Progress #fps12

  • Enjoyed catching up w/ friend, RLD columnist Rodney Miller at #fps12. His show debuts next week on RFD-TV.