Category: Agri-Trade ’14

TechTour: Two Pieces of Equipment in One — The Neeralta Grain Bagger

Innovations in agriculture are increasingly centred around improving efficiencies to both time and labour. The Neeralta grain extractor and bag roller is no exception. Extracting grain from 9′, 10′ and 12′ bags, it’s easy to operate, quick to transition and can drop grain bags directly onto the back of a truck or trailer. Have you entered the… Read more »

John Deere’s 2015 S-Series Accentuated by Award-Winning Interactive Combine Adjustment

It was the Interactive Combine Adjustment (ICA) technology that won John Deere an Ag Innovation Award at Agri-Trade this year. ICA was first released in 2014, and is designed to minimize losses, while optimizing straw and grain quality. The operator is offered the choice between single and multiple optimization targets. Then, s/he receives suggestions for possible… Read more »

Talking to Farmers: Tillage, Burgers and Trade Show Freebies

Time-permitting, we love finding unsuspecting (or surprisingly agreeable) individuals for a segment we refer to as Talking to Farmers. The clips are often filmed at trade shows and conferences, and the interviewees are never given more than a hint at the questions they’ll be asked. This year, at the Agri-Trade Expo in Red Deer, we cajoled four people into… Read more »

Up to 620 Horses, 9070kg Hitch Lift Capacity and Efficiency: John Deere’s 9R Series

John Deere has expanded its range of high horsepower tractors, with the recent introduction of the 9R/9RT 4WD Series. The Series includes the 9420R, 9470R, 9520R, 9570R, 9620R and 9470RT, 9520RT and 9570RT, ranging — as the names suggest — from 420 to 620 horsepower. Designed for large arable farms with hillside terrain and tough field conditions, the… Read more »

TRCW-24: The Pride of the Rome Disc Collection

If you happen to pass the TRCW-24, you’ll need a second glance — it’s huge. A standard disc blade is an overwhelming 36″ in diameter, and somehow, there’s an even bigger option: the 1,100 lb, 42″ disc. The implement is designed for deep plowing, mixing, aerating and plowing through heavy trash. Indeed, the machine can plow through tree stumps, small trees and… Read more »

Tech Tour: Collaboration Behind New Holland’s 2015 Harvest Suite Cab

New Holland’s new Harvest Suite cab design is an impressive demonstration of what can happen when a company actively collaborates with its consumers. The Suite, equipped in all 2015 CR series combines, was developed with nearly four years of customer consultations, resulting in increases in leg room, a sloped floor design, more than 110 cubic feet of space, three… Read more »

Degelman’s Pro-Till Cultivators Cut Clods, Level Ruts at Over 10MPH

Degelman’s Pro-Till 33 and Pro-Till 40 are certainly heavy-weight competitors, weighing in at over 32 000 lbs, and carrying it all in their frames. And somehow, with all that weight, they still compete at high speeds, levelling ruts, shredding heavy fall residue and breaking up clods at over 10 miles per hour.   The units… Read more »

Compass Grower, a New Web-Based Farm Management Tool Launched

On November 5, at Agri-Trade Expo, BASF announced the release of Compass Grower, a new web-based farm management tool. The tool was developed by Affinitiy Management Ltd., a partner of Microsoft, and is intended to fully integrate all aspects of farming in their accounting platform, which combines crop, financial and grain marketing management data. With… Read more »

Easy Transport, Low Maintenance and 9″ of Flex: Honey Bee’s AirFlex Header

Honey Bee’s new AirFlex draper header created quite the buzz at Agri-Trade ’14 last week. The header can be used in flex or rigid mode, with the transition between them requiring the push of a button and only a few minutes worth of patience. In flex mode, the cutterbar shaves the ground with 9″ worth of flex,… Read more »