A Dutch tractor manufacturer has developed a stabilizer system to improve safety and driver comfort when operating articulated loader tractors. Giant’s Stabilo System made its Canadian debut at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last month, participating in the Farm Progress Innovation Showcase. As Frank Michielsen of Prairie Side Equipment at Taber, Alberta explains in this short… Read More

SeedMaster is bringing some of its seeding technology to the application of granular herbicides and fertilizer. The Emerald Park, Saskatchewan-based company debuted its 70′ Nova Flex granular applicator bar at Canada’s Farm Progress Show ’16 in Regina. As research manager Owen Kinch explains in this video, the unit connects to SeedMaster’s Nova cart, either tow behind or… Read More

Freeform Plastics describes its Chembine as “a cutting-edge way of mixing and blending your chemicals.” The chem-handler offers a 66 gallon (US) capacity designed for increased agitation, and faster jug emptying time. Vertical ribs lock the tank into its stand, and, combined with a powerful vortex cycling jet system, step up agitation in the tank. The square knife… Read More

Carrying 9,000 US gallons of liquid fertilizer, CW Mowat Manufacturing, based near New Norway, Alberta, has built what might be the largest single-frame liquid caddy in the world. The FLC 9000 ST was on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina earlier this month, on its way to a customer in southern Saskatchewan. When… Read More

Fuel theft is unfortunately an all-too-common problem on farms. As operations grow larger, and with more uninhabited farm yards, thieves may find fuel tanks unsupervised and unprotected. To keep fuel where it’s supposed to be, Kenneth Johnson and Jace Ericson of Estevan, Saskatchewan came up with their own solution: a steel cabinet for fuel transfer pumps on tanks. Their creation — the Defender… Read More

At least 29 farmers will receive less than 15 cents on the dollar for crops they delivered to Naber Specialty Grains Ltd., the Melfort, Saskatchewan-based specialty crop buyer that went into receivership in June 2015. The commissioner for the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), Murdoch MacKay, suggests proposed changes to the CGC’s producer payment security program… Read More

Langbank, Saskatchewan-based equipment manufacturer Seed Hawk debuted a new metering system for its air carts at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last week. The company hopes to put the plugging problems associated with its iCon seeding system to rest with the release of the Fenix III, a metering unit designed by Seed Hawk’s Swedish parent company, Vaderstad…. Read More

A Swedish company is bringing its mechanical and selective weed cutter to North America with a promise of giving farmers another method for fighting weeds. The CombCut is designed to comb through the leaves of a cereal crop, bending over flexible crop stems, cutting stiffer broadleaf weeds with its static knife. “You comb through your cereals… Read More

The lumberjack show has become a tradition at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina. West Coast Lumberjack Shows has returned to the show this year, hosting three shows daily just outside Hall 12. Our hard ag news-only journalist duo of Kelvin Heppner and videographer Jason Stroeve caught up with Darren and Lauren for a Facebook behind-the-scenes… Read More

A Western Canadian equipment manufacturer is taking the land-roller, increasingly used to push stones into the ground and flatten soil ridges to make harvest easier, and adding several other functions to accomplish more with each pass. Ag Shield Manufacturing added a leveling blade on the front of its roller for removing mole hills and small… Read More

An Austrian-made combine header with an adjustable cutterbar for reducing shatter losses at harvest was recognized in the Innovation Showcase at Canada’s Farm Progress Show last month. The Biso Ultralight 800, with its lightweight aluminum design and movable floor, received a Sterling Award at the show in Regina. The 800mm (~32 inch) variable cutterbar is valuable when straight-cutting… Read More