As agricultural producers, we are often moving items of high weight, through less than ideal conditions, and in small areas. Kevin Bitter, agricultural product and sales manager with Leavitt Machinery, says Manitou’s MT 420 telehandler was made precisely for the farmer. Although released in 2017, 2019 brings a brand new model to the table. “We… Read More

Taking a good piece of equipment and using new technology to simply make it better can be an affordable way to improve your equipment stable. For Murray Froebe, Manitoba farmer and Precision Planting representative, installing the Seeder Force downforce technology on his 12 year old 1895 John Deere air drill has improved crop establishment without… Read More

Highline Manufacturing has released the first North American designed and manufactured self-propelled feed mixer on the market last week at Ag in Motion at Langham, Sask. The AccuMix 1000 was designed for feeding cattle in all conditions — including extreme ones. “It’s a thousand cubic foot tub, 300 horsepower CAT engine,” says Bob Cochran, general… Read More

On-the-go weed identification and custom application combine in concept to form the Xarvio Smart Sprayer, a prototype rolling out in field trials this year in both the U.S. and Europe. Warren Bills, commercialization manager with Xarvio, showcased the spray-boom technology at the recent Ag in Motion farm show, near Saskatoon. Bills says that the idea… Read More

American-based Raven Industries has long been known for its contributions to precision agriculture, from cloud-based data management to guidance and steering applications. The company has also worked on spray application, recently unveiling its Autoboom XRT boom height control with simultaneous ground and canopy detection. “We’ve been in the boom height control business for 14 to… Read More

As farmers head out to spray, it appears as though many aren’t thinking about buying new anytime soon. Machinery sales in Canada continue to drop month after month. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) monthly report, combine sales were down 46.8 per cent compared to June of last year. When it comes to… Read More

Did you know tillage erosion is the most significant erosive effect that’s seen on the Canadian prairies? Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, says that often the focus is around wind and water erosion when really, it should be tillage erosion. However, it’s not just how much you are tilling your land —… Read More

When walking into the Canadian Farm Progress Show from the north entrance, one couldn’t miss the display John Deere had this year. For the first time at a Canadian farm show, John Deere showed off its new 2680H high speed disc. Sam Paulson, tillage specialist with John Deere, was nearby to explain why this disc… Read More