The year started off with a several major introductions at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Case IH made headlines with its new Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect Magnum tractor series. Eleven models range in horsepower from 180 to 380 hp. This machine’s improved technology package includes a new display, operating system, and receiver. The cab has also been completely redesigned. New Holland also introduced a new series of tractors at National Farm Machinery Show. The Genesis T8 series tractor with Precision Land Management (PLM) Intelligence features a revamped cab, improved precision technology, and customizable controls. This series of tractors is offered in eight models ranging from 320 to 435 hp. At the National Farm Machinery Show, Kubota showcased three new models as part of the second generation of M7 tractors. These machines are designed to be versatile and feature a new transmission to give operators more flexibility. In March, the company announced a customized OEM agreement with Buhler Industries, and it plans to begin offering larger tractors. In August, Kubota announced its new M8 tractor topping out at 210 hp. The M8 will begin rolli...