Category: Machinery

New Holland Goes Two-Wheeling For Maneuverability

Looking to make sharper turns and also save money? Beginning in 2017, New Holland will offer a two-wheel-drive (2WD) version of its T6 series tractors. The new tractors, unveiled earlier this year at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, offer enhanced maneuverability on two wheels for sharper turning, making them a good fit for… Read more »

Corn School: Vent Placement Crucial for Drying Success

Where are the vents located on your grain bins? If they’re too low, you could comprise grain quality by creating a pool of hot, moist, dead air at the top of the bin that can rain on your grain. You can learn how to avoid this problem and properly place vents when you check out… Read more »

Alberta Government Proposes Helmet Law for Off-Highway Vehicles

Today the Alberta NDP government introduced legislation to make it mandatory for all ATV riders (with some exemptions) to wear a helmet. At this time, some of the exemptions include: private and indigenous land and farm and ranch workers. Future exemptions will be added based on machines that have roll bars and seat belts. In… Read more »

Deere Stock Hits All Time High, Up 11% on the Day

Remember during the US election when many accused the economy of separating from results on Wall Street?  May I present to you what happened at Deere today on Wall Street.  John Deere report its quarterly earnings and the stock hit an all time high. At a time when corn is struggling in the doldrums of… Read more »

Corn School: Grain Drying Tips With Helmut Speiser, Part 1

Real Agriculture agronomist Peter Johnson is overwhelmed by the number of corn drying questions he’s getting from farmers. We decided it was high time we put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions in regards to safe drying of corn. In Part 1 of our Corn School grain drying video series, Johnson… Read more »

New Mid-Range Massey Does the Heavy Lifting

Looking for power, stability, and lift capacity for your farm operation? If so, AGCO believes its new Massey Ferguson 6700S series mid-range tractors are a good fit for you. The new series debuted at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. AGCO tactical marketing manager Eric Zimmerman says the tractors are a good fit… Read more »

Case IH Optum Wins “Tractor of the Year”

Every year a jury of 23 European farm equipment journalists compare the latest tractor models and hand out their “Tractor of the Year” awards. The 2017 prizes were handed out at the EIMA exhibition in Bologna, Italy last week (the awards alternate annually between EIMA and Agritechnica in Germany.) CNH won two of the four awards, as the Case… Read more »

When Deep Ripping Might be Your Best Bet (Plus What It Will & Won’t Fix)

The struggle to get the crop off in wet conditions has left its scars on fields across parts of Western Canada, leaving farmers with tough decisions on how to manage ruts and soil compaction. A deep ripper or subsoiler might have a fit in helping fix the damage, says a biosystems engineering professor from the University… Read more »

Canola School: Babysitting High-Maintenance Canola in the Bin

As if canola harvest hasn’t been hard enough with all the snow and rain, the work won’t end when this crop enters the bin. It’s going to require some babysitting. “Number one when you’re taking off tough grain like this is it’s not ‘put it away and forget it’. It’s a 24-hour job type of thing…. Read more »

Kongskilde Deal Sees New Holland Expand Tillage and Forage Lineup

New Holland plans to add tillage equipment to its product lineup after signing a deal to purchase Kongskilde Industries’ tillage and forage equipment business. The Danish company manufactures and sells farm equipment under several brands, including Kongskilde, Överum and JF. “The acquisition of the tillage and hay and forage activities of Kongskilde adds a key… Read more »

Trading Your Plow for a CurseBuster

Arthur, Ontario farmer Carl Brubacker has had it with the plow. Over the years, Brubacker has seen too much erosion and watched his topsoil layer get thinner and thinner. “We try plowing shallower every year and we just keep bringing up stones.” Brubacker says plowing is not going to work long-term. “We’re looking for simplicity… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 26 — A New World in Seed Treatments (again), High Test Weights, & Strip-Till vs No-Till Beans

Harvest is rocking and rolling for most corn and soybean growers in Ontario save for @WheatPete himself who took an equipment breakdown as a chance to get the Word done early this week. This week’s Wheat Pete’s Word covers a lot of ground, including the why behind high test weight corn, the nitrogen connection to high… Read more »

Case IH Rolls Out New Strip-Till Applicator

As North American strip-till acres continue to grow, Case IH has rolled out a redesigned strip-till applicator — the Nutri-Tiller 955. It’s a one-pass seedbed prep unit that looks after crop residue, soil tilth and nutrient availability, explains Dave Long, Case IH’s seeding equipment and fertilizer applicators marketing manager, in this video filmed at the 2016 Farm… Read more »

Designing Tracks for the Field And Road

As farms grow and span larger geographies, tractors are putting on more road miles than ever before. “It’s definitely a concern we’re getting more and more from farmers. They need to travel more and more and it does have a big impact on the tracks, going these distances,” says Eric Blondeau of Camso (formerly Camoplast Solideal)…. Read more »

Tires Versus Tracks: The Compaction Angle

A wet harvest has led some Western Canadian farmers to make the switch from tires to tracks on combines, tractors and grain carts. “The tracks are going to give you the decrease in slippage and a bit of extra floatation, and that’s what people are looking for right now,” notes Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with… Read more »