New Case IH RB565 baler capable of silage and dry hay operation

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Aug 30, 2019

New Case IH RB565 baler capable of silage and dry hay operation Written By Scott Garvey, Grainews Machinery Editor.  According to Case IH, the new RB565 Premium HD round baler is designed for the “ultimate crop flexibility,” which means it’s capable of being used to put up wet silage bales as well as dry hay and straw. “The RB565 […]

Alberta College Offering Hemp Production Course

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Aug 28, 2019

As hemp production jumps across the Prairies, more first-time producers are being drawn to the crop, prompting an Alberta college to offer a course in how to grow it. NorQuest College offers two courses, one on hemp production and another on processing and products. The Edmonton community college aims to equip continuing education students with the skills […]

Seeding in Cypress River

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Jul 30, 2019

In May I spent a day with Christian Wytinck, a long-time friend and farmer from Cypress River, Manitoba. He recently started farming full time and invited me to spend an afternoon on his farm to see some of the tools and tech they’re working with. Wytinck says some of the best investments they’ve made on […]

DOT’s winter research in Arizona

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Jul 08, 2019

DOT spends the winter in Arizona Written by Scott Garvey | Machinery Editor, Grainews Continuous field testing of prototype machinery can be a challenge for Canadian ag equipment manufacturers, because our long winters limit access to fields. A good option is to head to southern portions of the U.S. where milder climates make year-round testing […]

John Deere’s 2019 upgrades for 5R Tractors

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Jul 08, 2019

John Deere 5R tractors get upgrades for 2019 Written by Scott Garvey | Machinery Editor, Grainews Since John Deere introduced the 5 Series family of tractors several years ago, the number of available models has grown substantially, along with their options range and available level of sophistication. That’s no surprise. This horsepower class is the […]

Getting an advance look at Deere’s R Series tractors

  • By Spencer Myers
  • May 08, 2019

Last December I was invited to Mannheim, Germany, for a sneak peek at John Deere’s new 6230 and 6250 R Series tractors before their North American debut. Along with a group of approximately 45 Canadian farmers, I had a chance to see these new models in person and tour John Deere’s production lines at both […]

Kubota updates their flagship M7 tractor line

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Mar 11, 2019

Kubota updates their flagship M7 tractor line by Scott Garvey, Machinery Editor | Grainews It’s been a poorly kept secret during the past year that Kubota was about to introduce an updated version of its most powerful tractor Series, the M7s, in North America. In fact, the brand showed a newer M7-2 at the Agritechnica machinery […]

Farmers and Technology: How Canada’s Ag industry embraces new technology

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Jan 26, 2019

Do you use your phone to check the weather forecasts? How about using the computer to compare machinery prices, or flying a drone to scout crops? Whether you’ve noticed or not, the agriculture industry is quickly becoming a source and supporter of some of the most advanced technologies to date. In an industry where so […]

Michelin’s new Crossgrip ag tires

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Nov 05, 2018

Tires aren’t the first thing you think of when you hear “advanced technology”, but there are actually many ways that companies are trying to improve how agricultural tires perform as the machinery continues to advance. One of the new products from Michelin is the Crossgrip tire, designed for year-round use on roads, grass, and snow. […]

Tire Grabber handles large farm equipment tires with ease

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Oct 22, 2018

Tire Grabber handles large farm equipment tires with ease By Scott Garvey, GFM Staff Writer | Grainews Magazine Machinery Editor. Tired of handling those large sprayer and tractor tires in the farm workshop every time they need to be changed? If so, Alberta entrepreneur Darcy Goossen may have exactly the tool farmers need to avoid […]

Manitou Focuses on Farming with NewAg MLT Telehandlers

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Oct 11, 2018

Manitou is introducing a new series of telehandlers marketed specifically towards the farming industry. With new machines being released almost daily it’s hard to keep up with all the innovations and what makes new products “new”. One of the trends I’ve noticed over the last few years of machinery reviews is the blending of construction […]

Massey Ferguson Introduces 1700M Compact Tractor at US Farm Progress Show

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Sep 27, 2018

I recently travelled to the US Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa where AGCO was releasing some new Massey Ferguson products, one of them being the 1700M Series Compact Tractors. First Impressions The first thing that caught my eye was the large cab. The frame, engine, and tires all seem standard for your average compact […]