Before the age of combines, chaff was collected with a crop and left in a pile beside a threshing machine where it was then used for feed. A company based at Wawanesa, Manitoba is helping livestock producers return to this practice of collecting and feeding chaff by building a high capacity Australian-designed chaff cart that… Read More

The association that represents farm equipment dealers across Canada is speaking out against a “right-to-repair” private member’s bill that would amend the Copyright Act to allow Canadians to circumvent computer software to diagnose, maintain, or repair a product, whether that’s a phone, a household appliance, a car, or a tractor. Bill C-244 — introduced by… Read More

Claas has introduced a new Class 7 combine model for those looking at a new combine with modern features, but a lower price tag. RealAgriculture field editor Bern Tobin toured the Claas booth at the Farm Progress Show at Des Moines, Iowa, to get the scoop on where the Trion 740 might fit for farmers…. Read More

When talking soybean harvest losses, all the focus is on the header. But for canola, losses add up at the header and through the combine. Understanding how to manage those losses is a mix of agronomy, mechanical know-how, and patience. To break down the process, this episode of The Agronomists features Mike Staton, soybean expert… Read More

Protecting and improving quality is a top priority as edible bean harvest gets underway. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, we focus on fine-tuning the combine with Delta Power Equipment technicians Brad Saunders and Andrew McCarthy. They take growers inside an edible bean combine and offer tips on how to reduce cracked… Read More

A Western Canadian company known for its combine drop pan is bringing another harvest quality tool to the North American market. BushelPlus debuted its new “Mini Combine” at the 2022 Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan. The lightweight, battery-powered unit is designed to collect a grain sample for moisture testing prior to harvest…. Read More

CLAAS has set its sights on the needs of small- and mid-sized farms as it rolls out a new tractor and combine designed to bring performance, innovation and value to these operations across North America. Later this summer, farmers will get their first look at the Trion 740 Class 7 combine as well as the Axion… Read More

Despite production and supply chain challenges, major farm equipment manufacturers are reporting better than expected earnings thanks to strong demand for tractors and combines. On Friday, Deere & Co. joined competitors CNH and AGCO in publishing quarterly financials this month that have exceeded analysts’ projections. Deere said net sales from equipment operations for the first… Read More

Both of CNH Industrial’s agriculture brands — Case IH and New Holland — have announced new partnerships with MacDon Industries that will see the Manitoba-based harvesting equipment manufacturer build co-branded draper headers for their respective combines. Case IH says the new line of draper headers for its Axial-Flow combines will be available to order from Case… Read More

Unit sales of both ag tractors and combines continue growth above an already-hot pace set in 2020, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8 per cent in October compared to last year, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales jumped 72.9 per cent, the fourth… Read More

There’s a lot happening in the machinery sector lately. Big-ticket equipment sales driven by higher-than-usual commodity prices, and confidence that those prices are going to stay where they are for a while, are certainly factors. But, there’s also an issue in supply of units. In the second quarter of 2021, money that had been diverted… Read More

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has released its Ag Tractor and Combine reports for the U.S. and Canada for the month of July. In the U.S., total two-wheel drive tractor sales are up 13.5 per cent, year-to-date, while unit sales of four-wheel drive tractors are up 38.2 per cent. Self-propelled combine sales are up… Read More

Precision Planting, a subsidiary of AGCO, has entered into an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Headsight, Inc., a precision agriculture harvesting company. Since 1998, Headsight has designed and developed harvesting row guidance and height sensing technologies. Headsight’s flagship product is the family of header height sensors used in corn and grain harvesting…. Read More

North American tractor sales were down in June as new tractor inventories dwindled, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s (AEM) latest monthly report. After strong small tractor sales in 2020, the <40 horsepower category led the year-over-year decline in the U.S. and Canada, while sales of 100+ horsepower tractors were higher in both countries… Read More

Ontario farmers are well into wheat harvest now, though rain is holding things up, while the west eyes an approaching harvest few are looking forward to. As we shift to thinking about harvest, it also means it’s time to think about setting up for success for next year, and that starts at the combine. Joining… Read More


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