Category: Augers

AGI Buys U.S. Grain Storage and Handling Manufacturer Global Industries

Winnipeg-based Ag Growth International (AGI) says it has acquired 100 percent of the shares in U.S. grain storage, handling and drying equipment manufacturer Global Industries. AGI paid US$100 million for the company, which makes grain bins, portable and stationary grain handling equipment, grain drying and aeration equipment, and steel buildings. Global’s main operations are located… Read more »

WGI Westman Group Acquiring Convey-All

WGI Westman Group is adding to its product lineup and manufacturing capacity, acquiring grain and seed handling equipment manufacturer Convey-All Industries. Based in Winkler, Man., Convey-All makes on-farm and commercial conveyor systems, as well as seed tenders. Steel building and fabrication business Nu-Steel Industries is a division of Convey-All. “It’s a logical fit for us,”… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires — Ep. 10: Making Farm Safety a Priority

Over 100 adults and children are lost to agricultural fatalities on an average year in Canada. And though that number has started to drop in recent years, there is still much to be done to promote farm safety, particularly around machinery. Check Out All Our Kickin’ Tires Podcast Episodes In this episode of Kickin Tires, special… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: STEP Aims to Give Ag Exporters a Leg Up

Many of the Canadian companies who participated in Agritechnica — the world’s largest ag trade show — in Germany last month were there as part of a delegation led by the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership, also known as STEP. As president and CEO Chris Dekker explains below, STEP is a unique private-public partnership that receives… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: Canadian Companies Reaching Farmers Around the World

You may think of them as a local manufacturing company employing local people selling to local farmers, but many Canadian agriculture companies have a presence that extends well beyond their backyards. Their global reach was evident at Agritechnica — the world’s largest ag machinery show held in Germany earlier this month — as 65 Canadian companies set up… Read more »

Farm Progress Show Wrap-Up — Big Equipment and Little Rain

Farmers and farm equipment manufacturers from across Western Canada and around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Regina last week for the experience known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show. Shaun, Rhett and Kelvin had the honour of attending and covering Farm Progress for RealAg this year, although they were apparently too busy to film a… Read more »

Double Barrel Auger Doubles Down on Grain Moving Capacity

Drake, Saskatchewan-based manufacturer Bergen Industries is following the mantra “two is better than one” with a new farm auger setup advertised to move 600 bushels of grain per minute. The concept and huge capacity of the “Double Barrel Auger” drew plenty of attention at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Regina, including from the show’s… Read more »

Ag Growth International Buying Westeel For $221.5M

Crop storage and handling equipment manufacturer Westeel is being sold to Ag Growth International Inc. as part of a three-party deal. Vicwest Inc., the parent company of Westeel, has agreed to be acquired by Kingspan Group for C$350 million. As part of the deal, Kingspan will sell Vicwest’s Westeel division to AGI for $221.5 million. “Given the evolution of… Read more »

Superior Manufacturing Redesigns Grain Bin Unloading System

Superior Manufacturing’s new grain bin unloading system maintains upload speeds up to 6000 bushels per hour, but with a few changes to increase reliability, efficiency and ease of use. The unloading system now features an 11-inch U-Trough, adding a full inch to the previous diameter of the tube, while maintaining the 9-inch auger size. The… Read more »

GSI Presents VersaLoop Round Tube Chain Conveyor

Introduced in August, Grain System Inc.’s (GSI) VersaLoop round tube chain conveyer, can move up to 6000 bushels per hour and can reach a maximum incline of 60 degrees. The Versaloop will be debuted in the first quarter of 2015, along with the four-inch corrugation in GSI’s 40-Series Bins. The conveyor, according to Greg Trame, GSI… Read more »

A Hurry-up Harvest has Farm Safety Watchers on Edge

It’s hard finding farm safety national stats that go past 2008 – and it’s high time we had some, to figure out trends – but you don’t need hard numbers to know farm safety is vital, especially this time of year.  Farm safety problems peak in the fall, during harvest, when farmers spend long hours… Read more »

Snagged Power Lines — Does Responsibility Extend to Manufacturers?

Larger farm equipment has its benefits on the field, but there’s also additional risk in getting it there, particularly when driving new machinery under old power lines. Just ask Gerrid Gust, a farmer from Davidson, Saskatchewan. During seeding this past spring, an air-drill from Gust’s farm snagged a power line over a main road in the… Read more »

Take a Gulp and Drive Over the Auger Hopper

Whether you’re harvesting or hauling grain in the off-season, augers play a huge role in on-farm efficiency. Over the years we’ve seen the introduction of larger capacity augers, and the hoppers to match. Eventually, these hoppers were on wheels, able to easily swing right into place. Now, there are hoppers available to producers that can actually… Read more »

The Storm Seed Treater Offers Peristaltic Pumps, a Metering Conveyor and More

Smart technology “follows” us into our combines, sprayers and grain bins, yet when it’s time to treat seed, it’s still very much a guessing game. But there appears to be a pretty darn intellectual auger on the market. With a touch-screen input and pre-programmed recipes for Bayer CropScience seed treatment products (and the ability to… Read more »

Haukaas Trailer-Mount Unload Conveyor Makes Unloading Quick & Easy

It’s the little things in life that make doing a job enjoyable — technology that works, having the right tool for the job and using equipment that is quick and easy to use. With that in mind, Haukaas Manufacturing from Mortlach, Sask., has developed several handy pieces of equipment to help on the farm, two… Read more »