Category: Combine

New tractor sales running 16 percent ahead of last year

New tractor sales numbers in Canada continue to exceed last year’s levels, and sales activity in the U.S. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has released its September flash report on new tractor and combine sales in Canada and the United States. In Canada, four-wheel-drive tractor sales were up almost 80 percent from September of last year,… Read more »

Displaying grain quality on the go with Lexion

Claas unveiled a few new features for its 2018 Lexion lineup at Farm Progress Show in Illinois last month. “We’re continuing to make the machine smarter,” says Jeff Gray, product coordinator for Lexion. The changes start with a new grain quality camera, which is mounted on the clean grain elevator, giving the operator a screenshot… Read more »

AEM data shows Canadian new tractor sales up 18.1% in 2017

Every month the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) releases a flash report on new tractor and combine sales in Canada and the United States. Data released this week represents sales up until the end of August 2017. The Canadian market is showing superior strength in comparison to the U.S.. Below are the Canadian numbers, which… Read more »

Innovative Farmers take action on compaction

What happens when 400 innovative farmers, a team of agronomy and extension specialists, and a leading soil compaction researcher descend on an Ontario farm? You get Compaction Action – likely the most ambitious and insightful ‘hands-on’ farm research day ever attempted in the province. The event, hosted by the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario (IFAO), featured… Read more »

AGCO unveils IDEAL combines for Challenger, Fendt & Massey Ferguson brands

AGCO released details on a new generation of Axial combines in Italy on Tuesday. The new “IDEAL” harvesting machines will make their public debut under AGCO’s Challenger, Fendt and Massey Ferguson brands in November at Agritechnica in Germany. “The IDEAL combine is the result of many years of R&D, countless engineering hours, committed teamwork, and… Read more »

New Holland moves from Elevation to Revelation

New Holland’s CR Revelation combine turned heads at Farm Progress Show (FPS) last week. Besides changes to the appearance from previous models (like the Elevation), the new combine demonstrates an up to 10 per cent increase in average total capacity, according to New Holland, and lowers the power needed to separate grain by up to… Read more »

Tool makes harvest loss management simple

As a farmer, you take care of our crops all year, pouring thousands of dollars into making sure the final product is up to the standards you expected. So why would you let all that time and money spent go down the drain when you lose a good portion of your crop to harvest loss?… Read more »

Deere introduces ‘smarter’ S7 series combine

John Deere’s new S700 series combine made its Canadian debut at the Farm Progress Show in Regina this week. While the physical appearance hasn’t changed much from the S600 lineup launched in 2012, the new machines feature significant improvements in automation designed to optimize performance, explains Deere’s Les Bobyck in the video below. “The machine… Read more »

Canada’s 2017 first quarter ag equipment sales are stronger than a year ago

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers April 2017 Flash Report, Canadian tractor and combine sales are very strong when you take into account both the month to month and year to date numbers. Here are some highlights: Year to date – 4WD tractor sales are up 48.6% in comparison to 2016 Year to date… Read more »

Monsanto Cancels Deal to Sell Precision Planting to Deere

Monsanto, the parent company of The Climate Corporation, has cancelled its deal to sell Climate’s Precision Planting equipment business to Deere & Company. The agreement, which was announced in November 2015, was delayed by a U.S. Department of Justice legal challenge. “We are deeply disappointed in this outcome as we remain confident the acquisition would… Read more »

Canadian Farm Equipment Sales Showing Strength

Sales of new farm equipment through the first quarter of 2017 are up compared to the same time last year. Whether it’s due to the currency market benefiting Canadian producers on the selling side, dealer program timing, or a combination of different factors, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ latest report doesn’t go into the “why,”… Read more »

New Holland Claims Soybean Harvest Record

New Holland says it has set a new world record for soybean harvesting in Brazil — specifically the record for soybeans harvested in an eight hour period. (Yep, there’s apparently a record for that!) The new standard was set on April 5 in the Bahia State, where a CR8.90 combine harvested 439.73 tons (16,156 bushels)… Read more »

More Time for Combining with Deere’s Folding Head

Can you drive your combine – with the head – down a narrow road to the next farm? Are you tired of header trailers and the need for tow vehicles? John Deere says its new 608FC 8-row folding corn head is the answer to these challenges – just fold the head and go. Deere unveiled… Read more »

AGCO’s New Folding Corn Head Reduces Downtime

It takes time to detach a corn head, roll in a cart, and transport the header to another field. AGCO says its new 3200 Series folding corn heads will eliminate that downtime and keep your combine rolling. The company introduced the new heads at the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video,… Read more »

Claas Adds Overload Response and Improved Slope Compensation to ’17 Lexion Combines

Engineers keep designing harvest equipment to make it harder to do a poor job combining. An automatic overload response system and improved slope compensation are two highlights for 2017 Lexion combines from Claas, explains product coordinator Jeff Gray in this video, filmed at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Iowa. Updating the 3D cleaning system that’s… Read more »