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

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

When it comes to planting no-till wheat, Phil Needham, of Needham Ag Technologies, says farmers need to think first about the combine before rolling out the drill. “You can buy the best piece of seeding equipment on the market, but it’s only going to be as good as the residue management (in a no-till system)… Read More

New Holland had their largest 2015 CR series combine on display at the Canadian Farm Progress Show in Regina this year. The CR10.90 Elevation (shown above) tops the six model series, with the highest capacity yet at 410 bushels. The combine runs at up to 653HP, with a Tier 4B compliant Cursor 16 engine. Check out more… Read More

Farmers across Western Canada may notice two very remarkable things on the Prairie landscape soon — stand alone CLAAS dealerships and brightly coloured Xerion tractors. Caterpillar recently announced its shift out of the agriculture market, which started a chain reaction that will see CLAAS, a company who had a distribution deal for its Lexion combines… Read More

Do you prefer tracks or tires?  Many of us have different opinions on that common question depending on the application.  Well what if you could have the best of both worlds. Huh? How is that possible you ask? Mitas has developed a tire that could possibly provide farmers with the ability to get the best… Read More

Many of us in the agriculture industry spend time too much time scratching our heads, amazed at the perceptions consumers have of agriculture. Some are wonderful, of course, as farmers are viewed as trustworthy and honest, and some are downright false and potentially hurtful and harmful to the industry (Chipotle’s ‘Scarecrow’, anyone?). Perceptions are based… Read More

If 543 horsepower and a 360-bushel carrying capacity don’t impress you, then how about Lexion’s  accelerated pre-separation threshing system, which separates up to 30% of grain before the crop even enters the main cylinder? An increased net performance of 20% without added fuel consumption doesn’t sound half-bad.  And what about the 740TT combine, which can now… Read More

New Holland is introducing upgrades to their Twin Rotor CR combines. The changes touch on operator comfort, with an emphasis on overall capacity, efficiency and durability. Perhaps one of the most drastic changes comes from a 15% increase in capacity through the “Dynamic Feed Roll.” The updated setup speeds up crop movement through streamlined feeding… Read More

Moving quickly from field to field during harvest isn’t always about cruising speed — it also hinges on how quickly you can get the header between fields. For those who have to typically remove the header and transport it separately, the Case IH 4400 series corn header may before you. Available in a 6, 8… Read More

The ability to measure, track and vary inputs and other agronomic data far exceeds most people’s comfort level with data analysis. And if you’re all, whoa, what the heck is she talking about? You’ve made my point. Any new(ish) equipment comes with the fantastic built-in capability to track what its doing, and as farmers add… Read More

 

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