Harvest season is upon us, and with hot, dry conditions comes the concern for equipment fires in the field. Are you prepared in case of an emergency? The first line of defence is to clean equipment of caked-on oil, grease, and crop residues and by regularly removing excess residues or plant materials wrapped around bearings… Read More

AGCO is bringing forth the fourth generation of Fendt 300 Vario tractors to North America. The 300 Vario tractors are light while still bringing power, which make them a great fit for hay and livestock production, field work, and general farm use. The tractor will be offered in four models — ranging from 100 engine… Read More

After many months trending behind historical levels, July marked the second straight month of higher tractor and combine sales in Canada, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Sales of new two-wheel-drive machines in Canada were up 32.5 per cent versus July of last year, and are now 5.3 per cent… Read More

For nearly a decade, the largest ag tractor in the world has sat dormant in a specially built shed at Heartland Museum at Clarion, Iowa. The beloved Big Bud 16V-747 four-wheel drive tractor now lives on, thanks to help from Titan International, manufacturer of Titan Tires, Titan Wheels, and Goodyear Farm Tires. Big Bud was… Read More

James Hammerton, who farms with his family at Sweaburg, Ont., is giving double crop soybeans a solid go, with the aid of a stripper header to harvest the preceding wheat. On this episode of the Sharp Edge, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin is joined by Greg Stewart, agronomy lead with Maizex Seeds. Stewart interviews Hammerton about his… Read More

Planters and seeders both have their strengths and weaknesses, but with the newest Clean Seed equipment release, the Smart Seeder MAX, you don’t have to choose. Colin Rush, chief operating officer for Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies, joined Shaun Haney to talk about the customer-driven features this new unit has. For the first time, images and… Read More

Seeding equipment-maker Morris Industries will likely be owned by another Saskatchewan-based manufacturer by the end of the month. Rite Way Mfg. is poised to acquire Morris, based on court documents and an announcement published by Morris’ national distributor in Australia. Morris has been in creditor protection since early January. As we reported in May, Superior… Read More

Worldwide agriculture equipment manufacturer AGCO has announced a new drop tube kit for the RoGator AirMax Precision R1/R2 application system. “The new drop tubes expand the versatility of the AirMax Precision R1/R2, already the most accurate pneumatic fertilizer system in the industry,” says David Fickel, AGCO’s tactical marketing manager for application equipment. “Now operators can… Read More

 

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