Category: Machinery

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 »

Cropweek 2012 -New Holland Showcases Guardian Front Boom Sprayer

Spraying your crops is a tricky job. For starters, there is always a specific window to hit that has to match your crop stage and the weather conditions. It’s also a matter of proper application. Not only are pesticides and herbicides high value products, but they have to be applied properly to work. All of… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – New Holland Offers SmartTrax System to Provide Wider Harvest Windows

At this year’s Crop Production Week Show in Saskatoon, we got to take a look at New Holland’s new SmartTrax track system. The system offers producers a number of benefits, the first of which is more power to the ground. The tracks offer a boost in pulling and climbing power when travelling or pulling larger… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – 2012 Tier 4 Case IH Combine

This year at the Crop Production Week Show in Saskatoon, we got to take a look at the 2012 Case IH Tier 4 Combine. The latest improvements on the machine are focused mainly on the engine. Fuel economy and power have been improved which is sure to be a major consideration for farmers thinking of… Read more »

Camera Monitoring Systems on the Farm Help Farmers Feel Secure and Improve Efficiency

An extra set of eyes can come in handy for the farmer that has to be everywhere at once. Several sets are even better. Camera monitoring equipment offers just that to farmers who would like to be several places at once or would just like the peace of mind of being able to check up… Read more »

Crop Catcher Offers Producers a Simple Way to Avoid Leaving Crops In the Field

We talked before about the spirit of invention and innovation that’s prevalent among Saskatchewan farmers. It seems as though they’re always tinkering with something in the shop or modifying something they bought. I don’t know if it’s long winters with nothing else to do or a lack of equipment or machinery that really suits their… Read more »