Category: Machinery

Haukaas Trailer-Mount Unload Conveyor Makes Unloading Quick & Easy

It’s the little things in life that make doing a job enjoyable — technology that works, having the right tool for the job and using equipment that is quick and easy to use. With that in mind, Haukaas Manufacturing from Mortlach, Sask., has developed several handy pieces of equipment to help on the farm, two… Read more »

Minimizing the Risk to Bees at Planting

Pollinators, including honeybees, are essential to food production all over the world. It’s why farmers are always encouraged to chose insecticides that are as pest-specific as possible and to avoid applying them when pollinators are flying. Pollinators are not just good for bumping yields, they are necessary for some crops to even set seed. Recent… Read more »

SeedMaster’s FLIP System Prevents Overlap & Seedbed Disturbance

In years gone by, seeding overlap fell into the same category as new vehicle depreciation. It was just something you didn’t think about as you drove off the lot. You still can’t do anything about losing 10 grand as you drive away from the dealership, but you do have some pretty fantastic options when it… Read more »

Silage Isn’t Just a Rescue Operation — Planning for Silage Success w/ Ray Bittner

There are times when high quality high just isn’t in the cards. In fact, sometimes the weather makes even attaining low quality hay nearly impossible. It’s times like these that some farmers choose to turn too-wet hay into silage or haylage. The downside there, however, is that quality has already been lost — had you… Read more »

The Tempo Planter Steps up Planting Speed with Precision

Bigger or faster? It’s a question that pops up from time to time when it comes to farm equipment (like, always). Our recent discussion with Dr. Tom Wolf brought up the issue with regard to spraying, but what about planting? Not everyone has a piece of land that an ultra-wide seeder or planter will work… Read more »

The Morris 9 series Air Cart Packed with Farmer-Friendly Features

The Morris slogan is “We hear you” and with the recently unveiled Morris Razr disc drill and the new 9 series Air Carts, it’s clear they do. RealAgriculture’s Debra Murphy was on the grounds before  Canada’s Farm Progress Show to see the new equipment. In this video, Garth Massie, corporate agronomist for Morris Industries, describes the numerous improvements in… Read more »

The Giant SprayFlex Delivers Serious Spraying Capacity & Quick Travel Time

To say that big machinery gets noticed at a farm show is understating that fact just a little. It seems each company is trying to out-do each other every year. While it may not have been their intention, the SprayFlex sprayer dwarfed just about every other piece of equipment at Canada’s Farm Progress Show. With… Read more »

Versatile Unveils the DeltaTrack at Canada’s Farm Progress Show

Tracks are a big deal in mucky conditions, and work mighty fine in non-mucky fields, too. Versatile is the latest company to offer a track option, and unveiled the company’s newly designed Delta Track at the 2013 edition of Canada’s Farm Progress Show. In this video, Adam Reid, director of marketing for Versatile, walks us… Read more »

Bluetooth-Controlled Trident Row Unit Turns Heads at Canada’s Farm Progress Show

Not only does the CX-6 Trident row unit have some flashy colours, but the product also made a real splash at Canada’s Farm Progress Show and was awarded the people’s choice award for innovation. The word “innovation” gets thrown around too often, it seems, but the row unit, developed by B.C.-based Clean Seed Capital Group,… Read more »

Wheat School: What’s the Best Way to Bump Spraying Capacity?

With a tight spray window and lots of ground to cover, farmers are always on the hunt for ways to cover more acres in a day. In a pinch, many will simply go faster, and, while that does work, it’s not without increased risks or potential reduced product efficacy. Instead, Tom Wolf, sprayer specialist and… Read more »

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down — Canada’s Farm Progress Show Edition

It was quite a week in Regina — flash floods, giant equipment roll outs and Saskatchewan field editor Debra Murphy’s first chance at covering a farm show. No farm show that RealAgriculture.com attends would be quite complete without a signature Thumbs up, Thumbs down piece, and so, without further ado, I give you the Day… Read more »

Canada’s Farm Progress Show Continues to Grow & Evolve — Rob O’Conner

Another Canada’s Farm Progress Show is winding down here in Regina, Saskatchewan, and it’s been a great success by all accounts. Editor of RealAgriculture.com, Lyndsey Smith, caught up with Rob O’Conner, show manager, to talk about the biggest successes of the show, his favorite part of the show and how the show will change and… Read more »

Canada Farm Progress Show Wrapup Day 2- The Internet is Not a Fad, But the WiFi Has Faded

Day two is a wrap of Canada’s Farm Progress Show and the RealAgriculture.com team had it covered.  Today we cover the new FCC app, a massive truck sprayer, intercrop seeders and behind the scenes information on the Talking to Farmers segment.  We hope that you enjoy today’s wrap up because we really had some fun… Read more »

The Morris Razr Disc Drill Features New Opener, Simplified Design

With a focus on ease of use, consistent seed depth and strong seedling emergence, Morris Industries has launched a new product line of disc drills. The Morris Razr disc drill features a new opener RealAgriculture.com’s Debra Murphy was on-hand prior to Canada’s Farm Progress Show to review the Razr series alongside its air cart counterparts…. Read more »

Seed Hawk’s Pat Beaujot on Innovation, New Products & Optimism in Agriculture

From a game-changing opener launched several years ago, to leading the way on sectional control, to brand new planters and giant carts, Seed Hawk continues to evolve and push the envelope on machinery innovation. In the interview above, Shaun Haney speaks with Pat Beaujot, Seed Hawk’s president, about how the company has evolved, how it’s… Read more »