Category: Machinery

Two planters, one machine: introducing Case IH’s new 2140 Early Riser

The public caught their first glimpse of Case IH’s new 2140 Early Riser at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois last month. The new pivot-fold planter succeeds the 1245, offering 400 gallons of liquid fertilizer capacity, 80 bushels of seed capacity, and split-row configuration options. “The 2140 Early Riser is two planters in one efficient… Read more »

Longer strands in ‘Shredlage’ boost cow health, says Claas

After acquiring ‘Shredlage’ technology from its inventors last year, Claas is emphasizing the cow health benefits of the forage harvesting process. Shredlage, says Matt Jaynes, self-propelled forage harvester product manager with Claas, is a patented term used to describe the harvesting technique that takes corn through a special kernel processor, as well as cutting it… Read more »

Case IH presents ‘fastest converting combination applicator’

Case IH’s new Trident 5550 was on display last week at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois. Like something out of Transformers, the 5550 is a combination liquid/dry applicator, and according to the company, the conversion between the two is the fastest in the industry. Unlike last Christmas, when you and three other adults worked… 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 »

SIMPAS takes printer & cartridge concept to the field

Think of your planter as a high-resolution field printer. Instead of multiple colours of ink, it’s dispensing combinations of micronutrients and crop protection products in-furrow. A U.S. company is following the concept of an inkjet printer, with plans to commercialize a system for applying precise amounts as needed at varying rates in each row. SIMPAS,… Read more »

Hesston powers up new generation of windrowers

AGCO Corporation announced its ‘next generation’ of Massey Ferguson self-propelled windrowers, this week, designed to deliver more horsepower and greater throughput capacity. The WR9900 series, built under the Hesston brand, includes four models that replace the WR9800 series. The models are capable of operating 9200 series auger and disc headers and 5400 series draper headers…. Read more »

Deere to acquire machine learning leader Blue River Technology

Deere & Company is investing in machine learning for farm equipment, announcing a US$305 million deal to fully acquire Blue River Technology. “We welcome the opportunity to work with a Blue River Technology team that is highly skilled and intensely dedicated to rapidly advancing the implementation of machine learning in agriculture,” said John May, President,… Read more »

Real Dream Workshops, Ep. 1 — Shawn Schill

Are you planning to build a new farm workshop? How big should it be? What features should you incorporate? What cool ideas would make it a ‘killer shop’? Are there pitfalls you should avoid? Real Agriculture will try to answer all these questions on our new Real Dream Workshops series. To kick things off, Real… Read more »

Morris Industries gets new ownership and investment

Saskatoon-based Morris Industries has undergone a change in ownership, with private investors injecting new capital into the farm equipment manufacturer. Ben Voss, together with Calgary-based Avrio Capital and Lamont Brown Group, have acquired a majority stake in the business from outgoing CEO Casey Davis. Voss, who’s served as president since 2015, has also replaced Davis… Read more »

Exploding Sprayer Myths: Is more air better for airblast sprayers?

In the year 2017 an indestructible human cyborg sprayer expert is sent from the future to help sprayer operators match airblast sprayer air settings to their crops. As the red smoke clears in the opening scene of the latest episode of Exploding Spray Myths, our cyborg star, OMAFRA’s Jason Deveau, meets human sprayer expert Tom… 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 »

AGCO closes purchase of Precision Planting

AGCO has formally completed its purchase of Precision Planting from The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto. The deal was originally announced in July, after Climate Corp cancelled a deal to sell Precision Planting to John Deere. “We will expand the benefits of Precision Planting’s innovation by reaching more growers with a broader global distribution… Read more »

John Deere accumulator brings strategy to baling

John Deere unveiled two models of round bale accumulators and a new series of precutter round balers last week, at the Farm Progress Show (FPS) in Decatur, Illinois. Round bale accumulators Among the most talked about new releases at FPS, the A520R and A420R Plus2 round bale accumulators allow baler operators to carry and drop up… 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 »

Deere adds narrow tracks for row crops

John Deere has introduced three new narrow track tractors the company says are an ideal fit for row crop farming. The new editions to the 9RX tractor lineup made their debut at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Equipped with a narrow undercarriage, the four-track tractors will fit 22, 30 and 40-inch row… Read more »