Category: Canada’s Farm Progress Show ’14

The Legend: Agtron Enterprises’ New Blockage Monitor

Agrton Enterprises Inc’s Legend Detection System was on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show this year. Using an iPhone or Android device to track air drill operation, the system proves there is indeed an app for that. And with the built-in Seed Rate Wizard it allows the operator to check their pounds per acre or seeds per acre calibration for both… Read more »

TechTour: CX-6 Smart Seeder Brings New Level of Precision to Seeding

In the world of precision agriculture, the CX-6 Smart Seeder from Clean Seed Capital Group stands alone in its ability to customize the rates at which seed and fertilizer are applied to each row in a field. The CX-6 can meter up to six different products right above each row opener, explains Colin Rosengren, vice-president… Read more »

Limiting Draft on Wide Models & Improved Trash Clearance Featured on the 2015 Morris Razr Drill

It’s rare that a new product doesn’t see at least some tweaks within the first few years of it being used in real-world conditions. Following on the heels of last year’s successful launch of the Morris Razr drill, Real Agriculture’s Debra Murphy caught up at Canada’s Farm Progress Show with Don Henry, of Morris Industries,… Read more »

TechTour: Captain the Seed Hawk Seeder From the Cab With Your iPad

If your tractor cab is beginning to look more like NASA’s launch station, you’re not alone. With a monitor for this and a monitor for that, plus your own phone or tablet to track what you’re doing (or stay entertained listening to a machinery podcast or two), before long, you’re out of room or frustrated… Read more »

The Neeralta Grain Bag Extractor — Extractor and Bag Roller In One

Storing grain in bags has certainly caught on in popularity in recent years, however temporary storage does create one possibly permanent problem — what do you do with the grain bag itself? Recycling is an option for many grain farmers (re-using it as a slip and slide isn’t typically an option if you’re unloading in… Read more »

New Holland Presents 2015 CR Series Combines

New Holland had their largest 2015 CR series combine on display at the Canadian Farm Progress Show in Regina this year. The CR10.90 Elevation (shown above) tops the six model series, with the highest capacity yet at 410 bushels. The combine runs at up to 653HP, with a Tier 4B compliant Cursor 16 engine. Check out more… Read more »

CLAAS Puts its Stamp on Western Canada

Farmers across Western Canada may notice two very remarkable things on the Prairie landscape soon — stand alone CLAAS dealerships and brightly coloured Xerion tractors. Caterpillar recently announced its shift out of the agriculture market, which started a chain reaction that will see CLAAS, a company who had a distribution deal for its Lexion combines… Read more »

The Vaderstad Tempo Pushes to Plant at 10.5MPH

At up to 10.5mph planting speed, the Tempo planter from Vaderstad will certainly get the job done in a hurry. The unique seed meter operates through a system of checks and balances to eliminate double seeding, while working quickly enough to keep up to the incredible ground speeds. Check out more of our 2014 coverage of Canada’s… Read more »

TechTour: Morris Industries’ New Injected Polymer Openers

This year, Morris Industries unveiled a new, polymer-injected opener, which will allow operators to use liquid or solid fertilizers. The highest wear regions have seen an increase in tungsten carbide by 32%, though the low, narrow profile already minimizes width, wear and reduces soil build-up. Related: When Should I Change My Openers? In this episode of the… Read more »

Hypro Duo React Nozzle Adds Spray Versatility

One nozzle type rarely does all jobs well, and it’s tempting to find one or two general purpose nozzles and switch them out between jobs. Hypro has a better idea, and is rolling out its Duo React nozzle body that allows farmers to choose — automatically — up to three configurations from one nozzle body…. Read more »

Take a Gulp and Drive Over the Auger Hopper

Whether you’re harvesting or hauling grain in the off-season, augers play a huge role in on-farm efficiency. Over the years we’ve seen the introduction of larger capacity augers, and the hoppers to match. Eventually, these hoppers were on wheels, able to easily swing right into place. Now, there are hoppers available to producers that can actually… Read more »

TechTour Meets Talking to Farmers: How Many Good Spray Days Do You Get?

If there ever was a “perfect” spray day, it would likely be embellished with a flat sprayer tire or a busted hydraulic hose. Let’s face it, some years, even days with good conditions are few.  Something is always on a spray applicator’s mind, whether it’s temperature extremes, the potential for precipitation, high windspeed, an inversion or trying… Read more »

Simulating Grazing and Minimizing Waste in the Corral: HayBoss Feeders

Corral feeding systems, though handy, can make for a lot of wasted grub, and depending on the voracity of the livestock, can also mean stuck animals. At this year’s Canada’s Farm Progress Show, there was a different sort of bale feeder on display, that seemingly addressed both of those problems while simultaneously simulating grazing. The Hayboss… Read more »

Think Inside-The-Box for Grain Aeration with the Air Cube

Bins have come a long way from the rather leaky wooden buildings of yore. But despite shiny new metal materials, powder coating and hopper bottoms, bins still have a fatal flaw — a lack of substantial airflow through the grain mass. Enter aeration modifications. From big fans, to bigger fans, and large cylinders and screens,… Read more »

From the Farm Show to Your Farm — Follow the Innovation Trail

Do you ever wonder where equipment manufacturers get their great new ideas? While some will get inspiration from their own on-the-farm experiences, some new innovations are dreamed up on paper long before they ever hit the field. Still other manufacturers use a collaborative approach, seeking out feedback from their customers and problem solving for them…. Read more »