Articles

DOT spends the winter 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 upgrades 5R Tractors for 2019

  • 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 […]

Running with a bulldog: Road testing the Mack Pinnacle mDRIVE

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Sep 27, 2018

Below is an excerpt from a road test review written by Scott Garvey, Grainews Machinery Editor. “This year our annual week of equipment reviews, which takes place on the grounds of the Ag in Motion farm show every July, gave us a chance to follow one of those bulldogs down the road for a couple […]

Massey Ferguson Introduces RB Series Silage Baler

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Sep 18, 2018

Massey Ferguson has announced their new RB Series Silage Baler, the company’s first ever silage-specific baler. AGCO and Massey Ferguson have designed the new RB Series Balers with a modern look, similar to European style balers with the rounded profile rather than a traditional square design. Another notable design feature that you’ll notice upfront is […]

Duck Foot Looks to Solve Swathing Headaches

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Sep 17, 2018

If you’re growing soybeans or lentils, chances are one of the problems you’ve faced during harvest is knife clearance while swathing. Even in crops like wheat and canola, flat crops or uneven stalks can lead to all sorts of clearance issues that can cost you valuable time. Another problem is pod-shattering from the swather reel. […]