As farmers head out to spray, it appears as though many aren’t thinking about buying new anytime soon. Machinery sales in Canada continue to drop month after month. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) monthly report, combine sales were down 46.8 per cent compared to June of last year. When it comes to… Read More

When walking into the Canadian Farm Progress Show from the north entrance, one couldn’t miss the display John Deere had this year. For the first time at a Canadian farm show, John Deere showed off its new 2680H high speed disc. Sam Paulson, tillage specialist with John Deere, was nearby to explain why this disc… Read More

Launched at Canada’s Farm Progress Show, Meridian’s 13-inch swing-away auger has a few changes besides its diameter. According to Rob Reimer, director of sales for the company, the auger sees an extended hopper size, increased capacity (nearing 13,000 bushels), and a change to its base. “We’ve added a 4-foot flighting piece at the bottom, so… Read More

A new innovation unveiled at Canada’s Farm Progress Show kills weeds without herbicides. Instead of chemically terminating the plant, the unit simply overcooks them with steam. “We produce steam at up to 200 to 300 degrees celsius and it kills everything that it touches,” says Ron Gleim, founder and president of the company behind X-Steam-inator,… Read More

The numbers are out, and according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ May ag tractor and combine report, equipment sales could be much better. Canada “We’re kind of disappointed with the latest Canadian ag tractor and combine reports,” says the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Curt Blades. “We’ve started seeing softness across all the categories that… Read More

Canadian-based BRP has announced changes to its line of Defender and Maverick Can-Am off roading vehicles for 2020. According to a news release, the entire Defender series now has an 82 horsepower Rotax engine, 69 lb-ft of torque, and complete frame-up and front-end design changes that will improve the comfort and safety of the ride…. Read More