Category: Machinery

Wheat School – Check Your Drills Before Seeding

The stretch from spring seeding to winter wheat planting isn’t really that long, but a lot can happen over that period. During the time your equipment sits it’s subject to all kinds of weather variations from late spring snowstorms to summer heat waves. Those kind of swings can wreak havoc with your equipment in ways… Read more »

Will You Shop in the US for Farm Machinery this Fall?

Usually producers talk about buying equipment in the US when the Canadian Dollar swings above par. This time though the deals on US based farm machinery are being driven by the severe US drought. With the US corn and soybean harvest looking very poor in comparison to prior years, US farm machinery dealers have a… Read more »

Saiks Agri-Treks Ep 12 – Big Displays & Cool Tech at Agritechnica

There is no getting around the massiveness that is Agritechnica. It covers 388,000 square meters and had over 2700 exhibitors. As with any ag show, the bulk of that space is filled with the best, newest and most innovative products manufacturers can offer. That can make for a bit of sensory overload as you try… Read more »

Wheat School – Make Sure Your Air Cart is Ready for Seeding

Every farmer at some point in their career has to deal with gremlins. From the moment you park your machinery it’s a virtual free for all of loosening bolts, fraying belts and poking holes in things. That’s why every year at seeding, sure enough, as soon as you take that equipment out to use it,… Read more »

Saiks Agri-Treks Episode 11 – Rob Visits Agritechnica in Germany

Agritechnica tout’s itself as the world’s largest exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment. It is a massive display of agricultural ingenuity from almost every major manufacturer and some you’ve never even heard of. It takes place in November in Hannover, Germany and definitely takes a more European approach when it comes to farm shows. You’ll… Read more »

Talking to Farmers – What Will Your Next Equipment Purchase Be?

There’s nothing that fuels the old equipment buying itch more than a few good years of decent prices. Canada’s Farm Progress Show gave farmers in the market to buy a chance to scratch that itch. The newest in everything from trucks, tractors, seeders and other implements were scattered across the grounds. It was a great… Read more »

Monitor Your Bins From the Beach with MiFarm.ag

In a diversified operation, things can get very busy. Balancing harvest with the regular duties that accompany any other business that’s an ongoing concern is tough. It’s during those particularly busy seasons that jobs requiring regular follow up tend to be pushed back or forgotten entirely. Bin monitoring is one of those duties that starts… Read more »

Meet the Pulldozer

If it’s gigantic, shiny or in any way shape or form eye-catching, odds are you’ll see it at the farm show. That’s where we spotted the Pulldozer. Not just the Pulldozer, but the biggest version of the Pulldozer Bridgeview Manufacturing makes. For those of you not familiar with it, it’s a pull-behind implement designed for… Read more »

Applimax Helps Farmers Spray in the Dark

For producers living in areas with a less-than-stable climate, trying to get in to the field to spray can often mean going out before the sun comes up or after the sun goes down. With current GPS technology, spraying in the dark is one option producers can now utilize more effectively than in the past…. Read more »

RealAgriculture Roundtable 2: Farm Equipment – How Big is Too Big?

In part one of our RealAgriculture Roundtable we discussed with Don Henry of Morris Industries the advantages and the complications that have come from the rise of precision agriculture. This time around we bring up a topic that comes up at almost every farm show where big equipment is involved: How big is too big?… Read more »

CAT Enters the Class A Truck Market With the CT660

There were a number of new product launches at Canada’s Farm Progress Show this year. Among those was a brand new offering from CAT that had farmers interest from the minute it was unveiled. The CAT CT660 is CAT’s first step into the class A truck market. It’s an extremely rugged and extremely well thought… Read more »

The Monosem Vacuum Planter Provides Accuracy for Canola Growers

Monosem describes its vacuum planter as a premium product. That may be something every manufacturer describes their product as, but not every manufacturer can live up to the hype. Just looking at the Monosem planter, you can see that it is a very solidly built, durable machine. Every component that goes into the planter reflects… Read more »

The Retriever Self-Loading Trailer Makes Loading Simple

Farming involves making the most of short windows of opportunity. Sometimes missed hours can translate into missed days at harvest time. That’s why time is of the essence when it comes to any job on the farm. A long drive back to the shop in a combine to switch headers can eat up a lot… Read more »

Move Implements Faster with the Retriever Transport Hitch

Equipment management at planting or harvesting can become a bit of a chess game. You often have to think two or more moves ahead when you’re moving equipment from field to field. Tractors can become a hot commodity and a scarcity when you’re making those moves and that can leave you waiting on one job… Read more »

Pellet Making Made Easy with the Mobile Pellet Mill

One of my favourite things about this year’s Farm Progress show was getting to watch live demonstrations of all of the cool equipment and products that manufacturers brought to the show. There is nothing that sells you on a product better than watching that product in action. One of the really cool things I got… Read more »