A short-line ag equipment manufacturer headquartered near Lacombe, Alberta is adding another Alberta-based equipment line to its business. RENN Mill Center has acquired the manufacturing and distribution rights to Jiffy Agricultural Equipment from ProAll International Manufacturing at Olds. With a product line that includes bale shredders, hay rakes, combine headers and harrow drawbars, Jiffy equipment has… Read More

Every year in the US, feed left in the bunk costs dairy producers $2 billion. That’s about eight percent of all the feed placed in front of dairy cows, says J. W. Schroeder. The North Dakota State Extension Dairy Specialist told a packed presentation room last month at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin,… Read More

John Deere recently launched its 8000 Series of self-propelled forage harvesters with five new models. “The 8000 Series builds upon the best features of our popular 7000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters,” said Shaun Fritchey, marketing representative, John Deere Ottumwa Works, in a release. “This new series integrates cutting-edge crop analysis and documentation with an innovative machine design to provide… Read More

New Holland’s new Discbine models, the 313 and 316 centre-pivot disc mower-conditioners, offer 13 and 16.3-foot cutting widths, respectively, and improvements in cutting, floatation, efficiency and durability. The models, which are available as both flail and roll conditioning units, feature what New Holland is calling the MoxMax II cutterbar. The cutterbar has larger discs and heavier components,… Read More

The idea isn’t new — non-stop round balers have been toyed with for years by manufacturers — but its one that has yet to be perfected. In 1986, Claas unveiled the Rollant Rapid 56, a non-stop round baler with a pre-chamber. In 2012, Krone unveiled the Ultima, a commercial, non-stop baler/wrapper. Now, Vermeer, along with… Read More

Getting recognized by your peers can be special. For three equipment manufacturers, getting recognized by the North American Equipment Dealers Association is very special. Without dealers, a machinery manufacturer has very limited access to the farmer and the farmer has limited access to warranty and service. Recently the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) announced… Read More

New Holland will be making its new Roll-Belt 560 Round Baler available in a few months. The baler has some significant upgrades from previous models, including ActiveSweep pickups, bale-slice systems, monitor choices and a specialty crop option. According to New Holland, the ActiveSweep pickups will increase the capacity of the machine by 20% and are… Read More