It’s a pretty common practice around a farm to name something as a quick identifier — your favourite cow, the barn cat that’s a great mouser, a specific piece of land, or even a piece of equipment. There are often so many pieces of equipment on a farm or ranch that if they’re not named or… Read More

It’s been more than 30 years since Caterpillar launched the first tracked tractor for farming. A lot has changed since those first basic tracks and under carriages rolled into farm fields. Most of those early tractors were in the 200 to 400 horsepower range. In the past decade however, many of those smaller tractors are… Read More

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) flash reports that come out every month are a handy way to see how equipment sales are trending in Canada and the U.S. “Equipment sales numbers are a pretty good indication, or tells a lot of things about the economy,” says Curt Blades, senior vice president, agricultural services with AEM…. Read More

The only tractor manufacturer based in Canada is reporting a jump in sales in its year-end financials. Buhler Industries, which makes and sells Versatile tractors and Farm King equipment, says it saw gross revenue of $249.6 million in fiscal 2020, up from $229.1 million in 2019. The company says the increased sales were “a result… Read More

The new AGCO Challenger MT800 track tractors could be considered the MT700’s “big brother,” with lots of options and upgrades. There’s different sizes and options for models and the new series builds on the success of the MT700s. Joining Bernard Tobin to break it all down is David Soliday, AGCO senior tactical marketing manager. “From… Read More

Whenever the RealAg team gets to visit Agritechnica in Germany, central tire inflation system technologies seem to be everywhere. It’s not as common over on this continent, and there’s a lot of discussion surrounding the “why not” of having it. However, our resident agronomist Peter “Whete Pete” Johnson recently found some evidence of the positives… Read More

Fendt users are more than familiar with the 200 Vario series, which was launched almost ten years ago. Now, AGCO is introducing a new generation of the tractor, with a complete redesign, bringing it closer to the design of the large tractors. The Fendt 200 Vario series includes five models — the Fendt 207, 208,… Read More

After many months trending behind historical levels, July marked the second straight month of higher tractor and combine sales in Canada, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Sales of new two-wheel-drive machines in Canada were up 32.5 per cent versus July of last year, and are now 5.3 per cent… Read More

For nearly a decade, the largest ag tractor in the world has sat dormant in a specially built shed at Heartland Museum at Clarion, Iowa. The beloved Big Bud 16V-747 four-wheel drive tractor now lives on, thanks to help from Titan International, manufacturer of Titan Tires, Titan Wheels, and Goodyear Farm Tires. Big Bud was… Read More

 

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