Category: Machinery

The Morris CX8105 Seed Drill Provides the Ultimate in Slim Transport Width

In an environment of “bigger is better” the Morris CX8105 seed drill seems to stick out like a sore thumb. Almost every farm show you attend seems to cater to the large acre farmer. The CX8105 is an offering developed especially for the smaller farm. With models that come in 25 and 30 foot widths… Read more »

The Haybine Reverser Saves Time & Sanity

Is there anything quite like being in a hurry, plugging up your haybine and spending hours unplugging it while your precious life blood is being drained by helicopter sized mosquitoes? They say necessity is the mother of invention, so I imagine a few nights like that could create a need for something like the haybine… Read more »

The RealAgriculture Roundtable with Don Henry – Part 1

The RealAgriculture Roundtable reconvened last week during Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan. This time around, Shaun and Lyndsey were joined by Morris Industries Chief Operating Officer Don Henry. We’ve talked with Don before on RealAgriculture.com and he is extremely knowledgable when it comes to farm equipment and cropping in general. With that in… Read more »

Get Your Bales Off the Field Faster With the Morris Hay Hiker

In a great many cases there is a very short, specific window in which producers can find ideal conditions to get a hay crop off the field. When that opportunity presents itself, you have to move quickly and get those bales off the field with as little difficulty as possible. Being able to load and unload those… Read more »

Versatile Unveils New Combine At Canada’s Farm Progress Show

As organizers of Canada’s Farm Progress Show put it, their show caters to producers interested in “the big iron”. In the spirit of that, a number of new product launches in that “big iron” category took place this week in Regina. One of those new offerings came from Versatile as they showed off their brand… Read more »

How Big is Too Big For Air Carts?

At Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina this week it was difficult to miss the impressive rail car (errr…air cart) from Seed Hawk. Seed Hawk has a 1300 bushel air cart that is visually astonishing.  For the farmers looking to seed a section of wheat without having to refill the drill, this is the perfect option… Read more »

RealCropReport – Altona Tries to Recover from the Early Spring Frost

Kris Penner of H & M Farms near Altona, Man., sent in a few images of the corn and soybean crop. There was a light frost last Tuesday night (May 27th) that knocked the corn back a bit, especially on field margins, about six to eight rows in. It should recover fine, he says, but… Read more »

Easy Rake Brings Safety & Efficiency to Your Silage Pit

Depending on how many cattle you feed and what stage those cattle are at, the silage pit can be your second home during the day. It can also be a very dangerous place depending on how high that pile is. Typically if your pile is high, you end up creating a cliff when you dig… Read more »

Saiks AgriTreks Ep 3 – Expoagro – Argentina

In this episode of Agri-Treks we travel to Junin in Argentina for a look at Expoagro. Expoagro is one of the biggest and most dynamic outdoor ag shows in the world. It runs over the course of 4 days over an area of roughly 500 hectares. There are live machinery demonstrations as well as a… Read more »

Dow AgroSciences Gives Away a Tandem Truck at Ag Expo

Giveaways are a pretty common thing at most farm shows. There’s always a chance that you can score yourself a hat, a jacket or even an iPad. Those things are great, but a 130,000 dollar tandem truck is on another level altogether. This year at AgExpo in Lethbridge Alberta, one extremely lucky farmer drove away… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – SeedMaster Nova XP 820 Smart Cart

I’ve mentioned before that one of the great things about trade shows is the fact that most of the equipment is the latest and greatest. It’s cool to see all of the newest innovations and improvements companies have made to their machinery and how those improvements will benefit producers. This year at Crop Production Week… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Bourgault Showcases Worlds Largest Air Seeder

One of the really cool things about trade shows in general is the “huge factor”. Companies tend to bring out the biggest, best and most impressive when it comes to machinery on the floor. There’s usually no shortage of eye popping sights to see as you walk around the show. Some of these machines may… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Seed Hawk Puts A Dollar Amount to Sectional Control Savings

When it comes to precision agriculture, in most cases it’s not a matter of if you’ve adopted it on your farm, it’s more like to what extent have you incorporated it. From GPS guidance to metering systems and variable rate technology, all manner of technology at many different levels falls under the banner of precision… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Case IH Magnum Series Tractor

Case IH showcased some of the newest offerings in its line of high horsepower front wheel assist tractors at this years Crop Production Week show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Magnum series of tractors offer farmers a number of improvements for the 2012-13 line that run the spectrum from improved horsepower to improved comfort. The tractors… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – AGCO Launches 2012 Rogator Sprayer

This years Crop Production Week had a number of high-clearance sprayers from multiple companies being showcased on the tradeshow floor. We looked at a few of those sprayers already. In this segment, we turn our sites on AGCO‘s 2012 Rogator high-clearance sprayer. Some of the new features of this sprayer are visible from the outside,… Read more »