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Robots and drones: addressing agriculture's long-term structure challenges

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John Deere release video preview of first all-electric tractor

The SESAM (Sustainable Energy Supply for Agricultural Machinery) tractor prototype could be the first glimpse of a way of powering agricultural machinery in the future

December 2016



Cat GPS Grade Control technology enables early completion of solar farm

Contractors from Brad Cole Construction, in Carrollton, Georgia, reveal that the GPS Grade Control functions, on Caterpillar D6T dozers, have meant they are projected to finish construction of a new solar panel site around 45 days early.

December 2016



Telematics in a timber yard

This new video, from Case Construction Equipment, Thomas Battle of Battle Lumber Company, gives a brief insight into how his company uses telematics systems to improve efficiency.

December 2016



New Liebherr crawler crane used to dredge reservoir in Swiss Alps

This new video shows the challenge involved in first getting the new Liebherr HS 8130 HD crawler crane to a remote location in the Swiss Alps, and then assembling it and setting it to work... in the middle of a reservoir. The dredging work it is undertaking is necessary in order to improve the flow of water through a nearby hydroelectric dam. Sediment is being removed from the reservoir from a depth of about 660ft (200m).

December 2016



Altas Copco's new all-electric Scooptram ST7 mining vehicle

This video showcases Atlas Copco's new all-electric mining vehicle, which outperforms diesel versions, but has zero emissions. This means that as underground mines expand by going deeper, mining companies can save a fortune by reducing the amount of ventilation that is required, so they can protect their profit margins. For more on this technology, don't miss our profile of its manufacturer Artisan in the new issue of iVT, just click here.

December 2016



Review of Massey Ferguson at EIMA 2016

Massey Ferguson have just released this video which takes a look at the new products they had on show at the EIMA 2016 agricultural machinery expo, which took place in Bologna, Italy, a few weeks ago (November 9-13), including new tele-handlers, tractors and touch-screen control systems.

December 2016



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