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

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Nov 26, 2018

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. […]

GSI’s New Z-Series Grain Bins

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Sep 06, 2018

Grain bins and grain handling equipment are one of the main causes of on-farm accidents. One of the places where farmers or employees can get injured is inside of the grain bin. Thinking back to my time on the family farm, the first job I was able to do on my own was unloading bins […]

AGCO Introduces IDEAL Combine to North America

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Aug 20, 2018

Completely re-designing the combine from the ground-up, AGCO’s IDEAL Combine is aiming to be one of the most advanced combines on the North American market. In terms of design, it’s an all-black combine like nothing we’ve ever seen. The other big surprise is the brand on the side. While most of us at the product […]

Fuel Lock Security and Monitoring System

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Aug 07, 2018

The Fuel Lock monitoring and security system is hoping to help you and your business protect your fuel. Rural crime has always been an issue with farm and business owners in remote areas, and it seems like we’ve been hearing more and more about it as of late. While many things can be locked away […]

Hustler Bale Handlers with Soft Hands Technology

  • By Spencer Myers
  • Jun 13, 2018

Hustler Equipment is introducing the Soft Hands bale-handlers, designed to reduce bale damage and make bale stacking easier and safer. The Soft Hands design comes in three different designs to match your needs and tractor set up, the CXR Soft Hands, Compact Soft Hands, and Mega Soft Hands. All three models have a compact design […]