AGCO’s new generation of combine harvester made its first public appearance at Agritechnica in Germany last month. The result of the company’s largest ever product development project, the graphite-coloured IDEAL combine will be sold under AGCO’s Challenger, Fendt and Massey Ferguson brands. “We started from a clean sheet of paper. It’s a complete new combine…and… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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