Baling hay has always been a very manual process with baler operators following the windrow and managing speed to optimize productivity. But with increasing innovation, baler operators now no longer have to spend their days twisting and turning in the tractor seat and riding the throttle to constantly manage bale making. At New Holland, innovation… Read More

Running at up to 12 mph, Amazone’s Catros-2TX trailed compact disc harrow can work at depths of 5.5 inches and leave the field with a smooth finish, ready for planting. In this report from Agritechnica, Amazone’s Jeff Schott shares how the implement, ideally suited for shallow and intensive soil mixing tillage, also has the flexibility… Read More

North America is a growing strategic market for the SDF Group, manufacturers of Deutz-Fahr tractors. Farmers in Canada and the U.S. can expect to see a bigger footprint for the brand in 2024 with arrival of the new Deutz-Fahr Agrofarm 5 Series tractor, says SDF international regional director Umberto Miceli. In this report from Agritechnica… Read More

When it comes to spraying crops, European farmers want accuracy and the ability to effectively control rates as they travel through the field. North American farmers have similar spraying goals, but the size and capacity of equipment differs considerably from one continent to the other. In this report from Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, John Deere… Read More

A good portion of Ontario is nearing the end of what has been a very mild winter. Bare and sometimes thawed ground has many farmers asking if it’s too early for clover, for frost seeding, for tillage, and for patching in wheat crops. There’s also a saying that goes, “just because you can doesn’t mean… Read More

As the possibilities of farming with autonomous tractors and implements gain traction, many manufacturers are working on how autonomous machinery will run efficiently without human hands and eyes as it travels on or through the ground. At Agritechnica, Lemken shared how its iQblue tool monitoring technology uses sensor systems to monitor performance as well as… Read More

Ag robotics company Naïo Technologies and Canadian track manufacturer CAMSO have announced a new research and development partnership focused on development of new work tools, boosting productivity and reducing environmental impacts. The agreement will span multiple years and includes factory technical testing and on-field trials with producers. This work aims to adapt tracks on agricultural… Read More

A Canadian seeding success is heading overseas, as Vaderstad is bringing its Seed Hawk air drill to European farms for 2024. In this report from Agritechnica ’23 in Hanover, Germany, Vaderstad’s Bernt Martensson explains how the company has modified the machine to fit the specific needs of smaller European farms. In Canada, the air seeder… Read More

If you love buying used farm equipment, you’re going to love what Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson has to say about the latest trends in prices. But before you get too excited, Peterson says that while the price dynamics might have shifted to favour the buyer, it’s only a slight shift, and it certainly doesn’t cancel… Read More

CLAAS is celebrating 50 years of Jaguar self-propelled forage harvesters. The company launched its first Jaguar in 1973 and have produced 45,000 machines over the last half century. Last November at Agritechnica, CLAAS showed off a new special edition of its Jaguar 990 Terra Trac with an exclusive anniversary colour scheme. In this report, CLAAS… Read More

 

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