Category: Machinery

A Sneak Peek at What’s New for 2013 at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

If you’ve never attended Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, or if it’s been years since you last went, the show’s 20th anniversary event slated for September 10,11 and 12, 2013, is sure to impress. Each year, the show’s organizers work to make the event not just bigger, but also better for the farmers eager to check… Read more »

Versatile’s ML950 Features ALIVE Technology

Versatile unveiled the ML series air drills in 2012. These drills features technology that incorporates: “Accurate seed placement with Level, Independent openers for uncompromised Vertical Emergence of crops,” or, “ALIVE” technology. The drills focus on providing an accurate and consistent seed placement based on the angle of the parallel linkage on the gauge wheels compared… Read more »

A Look Back at the Beginning of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is celebrating its 20th show this year, and what better way to explore what the show has to offer than to look back at how the show started many years ago. From humble beginnings at a small site just south of the 401 and only a few hundred exhibitors, the show… Read more »

Stored Grain on Aeration: Turn Your Fans OFF In the Morning

Guess what? The old “turn the fans on and leave them on” at harvest isn’t necessarily true. Contrary to what farmers have been told and have been doing for quite some time, warm days actually add or maintain moisture levels in grain bins. Yes, really. Research on the subject out of the Indian Head Agricultural… Read more »

Monosem’s Twin Row Planter Narrows Corn Rows, Keeps 30″ Centre

While there is increased interest in narrow row corn both north and south of the Canadian border, the harvest equipment required for 15″ row corn isn’t exactly the norm. Sure, the Geringhoff header may one day mean row width doesn’t matter, but in the interim, 30″ centres are the norm. In response to the interest… Read more »

Handi-Hopper Makes Positioning Augers Easy, Saves Messes & Spills

How does your auger hopper look? Does it need a few more rolls of duct tape and a couple more square bales to keep it in service? If you think auger hoppers are in desperate need of a re-design you are not alone. Cue Hoffart Services, based at Odessa, Sask., who thought it was about… Read more »

Talking to Farmers: Combine Trade-ins, Equipment Wish Lists &The End of the CWB Monopoly

Have you ever walked around a farm show and thought, “If only I had the money.” We put that question, and a few others, to a group of farmers we bribed with t-shirts  asked to participate in the latest installment of Talking to Farmers. Watch the video below to hear about how often these farmers… Read more »

Wheat School: Identifying Spray Inversion Risks & How to Avoid Drift

When it comes to spraying, earlier in the day is always better, right? Well, no. And that’s because of a often misunderstood or unknown atmospheric condition known as an inversion. Inversions happen in the absence of sunlight, and can cause disastrous spray drift issues if farmers are spraying in them. It’s not a simple concept… Read more »

Strong Yet Agile: The Agri Tech 35.7

If you’re putting off corral cleaning because it’s painfully slow in a front-wheel assist tractor, and a little sketchy in smaller tractors (they’re not actually designed to have only two wheels on the ground), the telehandlers at the Canadian Farm Progress Show might have caught your attention too. Buying a tractor or implement with only… Read more »

Use Your Combine as a Fusarium Mangement Tool

While fusarium head blight is an annual threat to winter and spring wheat crops each year in Ontario, the U.S. and parts of Western Canada, wet and humid weather can cause the disease to flourish even more than average, consuming yield and knocking down grades. This year has proven no different, and, as the winter… Read more »

Haukaas Bale Wagon & Rotating Bale Grapple Help Make Hay Stacking, Bale Grazing Easy

Canada’s Farm Progress Show is a great event to take in if you’re looking for neat new pieces of equipment to make life on the farm easier and more productive. The show even hands out awards to those inventions that offer a new way to tackle an old job. Haukaas Manufacturing, based at Mortlach, Sask.,… Read more »

Horsch Anderson Sprinter Drill Offers Simple, Low Maintenance Design

Working on engineering an existing product sometimes makes it better, but can add a layer of complexity that requires more work and maintenance. In short, simple can sometimes be better, especially when it comes to upkeep and maintenance. With that in mind, Horsch Anderson recently rolled out its simplified, independent depth control drill — the… Read more »

In the Dirt: Corn Root Mass & Development in Two Tillage Scenarios

What’s above ground is a direct reflection of what’s below when it comes to crop development, but under excellent growing conditions you may not notice significant differences between plants with good root development and those with poor development. At the onset of drought or nutrient stress, for example, you’ll start to see a difference right… Read more »

Tractor Boy Song Is A Hit For Antique Tractor Lovers – Max Armstrong

US Agriculture Radio Host, Max Armstrong has released a music video. Yes I said Max Armstrong from Farm Progress America. It is a very funny video of Max expressing his love of tractors. If you cannot see the above video, CLICK HERE

Monosem & Morris Team Up to Make a Western-Canada-Friendly Triple Shoot Planter

Interest in corn and soybeans in Western Canada is reaching a fever pitch, and thanks to some newer short season varieties for both crops farmers are seeing good results. Add in that farmers are looking for ways to stretch expensive canola seed and — ta da! — you’ve got all kinds of new interest in… Read more »