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Toyota reduces forklift reliance

Toyota Material Handling Europe's new warehouse technology is reducing the need for forklifts. Watch the video to see how the new automated pallet system works and can maximize the space available in a warehouse. For a full report on the technology, click here.

September 2017



Features of John Deere's utility tractor

Watch the video to see the useful features of the compact 3E Series tractor from John Deere. Capable of performing a tight turning radius, the machine offers good manoeuvrability and has been designed ergonomically so the operator is always within an arm's reach of key functions.

September 2017



Hitachi's oil-monitoring sensor

Hitachi has developed a feature that extracts data from two unique sensors monitoring the quality of an excavator’s engine and hydraulic oil. Designed to reduce the total cost of ownership, the machine can transmit sensor data on a daily basis to the fleet monitoring system remotely. If the oil quality has deteriorated or the oil has become contaminated, the dealer will be notified via email or text and can take the necessary actions.

September 2017



AGCO now using 'Google' Glass on a vehicle production line

AGCO has announced that it is using Glass (the wearable tech originally marketed by Google, now developed by its parent company Alphabet) to help its workers make industrial vehicles on its production line in Jackson, Minnesota. Don't miss our full report on this story in the September edition of iVT magazine.

September 2017



Case IH's CVXDrive transmission explained

Watch to see how capable the new CVXDrive continuously variable transmission from Case IH in the Steiger Tractor range. Offering seamless power transfer, the system also reduces fuel emissions.

September 2017



John Deere's Motor Grader cooling package

Watch to see how the cooling package on John Deere's 622G/GP Motor Grader works in all weather conditions and a variety of applications. The G-Series features a robust, easy-to-clean cooling package design and also includes fuel-efficient, reversing fan speeds and cooler core cleanout in high-debris applications.

September 2017



New Claas Lexion and Axion models in the field

This short video shows the new, updated combines (Lexion) and tractors (Axion) from Claas, being used for harvest work. For a full case study of the new Axion 900s don't miss the forthcoming September edition of iVT magazine. The vehicles will also be showcased at Agritechnica in Hanover this November 12-18.

September 2017



John Deere's new semi-autonomous S700 combines

This video showcases some of the new automated harvesting features of John Deere's S700 combines, along with advances made in operator comfort and control systems. For a full case study of the new S700 series don't miss the forthcoming September edition of iVT magazine. The new machines will also be showcased at November's Agritechnica show in Hanover, this November.

September 2017



The 2140 Early Riser Pivot Fold Planter at work

Watch the video to see how the versatility and adaptability of Case IH's pivot fold planter. Six configurations allow for narrow row spacing options and has an operational width of 44 feet to a transport width of 13.5 feet for easy transportation.

September 2017



A closer looker at Liebherr's Reachstacker LRS 545

Watch the video for a detailed examination of the technology that is built into Liebherr's Reachstacker; including its innovative hydraulic motor system where each wheel is independently controlled and the 4-cylinder 230 kW engine that meets Tier 4f requirements, while offers fuel consumption as low as 12 to 14 litres per hour.

September 2017



The capabilities of the Bobcat's T870 torsion suspension

Watch the video to see how the 5-Link torsion suspension undercarriage of the Bobcat T870 compact track loader is designed to provide comfort to the operator and be durable as well.

September 2017



The attention to detail of John Deere's 9RX Narrow Track Tractor

Watch the video to see the attention to detail John Deere has put into the newly-developed 9RX Narrow Track, including the undercarriage dimensions, width of the vehicle's tracks and cab design.

September 2017



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