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

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

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

The Sp400F, the highest capacity sprayer in New Holland’s Guardian series, made its debut at Canada’s Farm Progress Show. The Guardian models have 300-380 horsepower, selective catalytic reduction, Tier 4B compliant engines and 1000-1600 US gallon tanks. They also have 50/50 balanced weight distribution on a four-wheel hydrostatic drive with hydraulic suspension, allowing for maximum traction, floatation and… Read More

With three shiny, stainless steel counterparts amidst an array of hoses and nozzles, it’s no surprise that JD Skiles Company’s Pit Stop caught our attention last week at Canada’s Farm Progress Show. The Pit Stop is a customizable chemical transfer system that enables applicators to hasten the filling process. The assembly is run by a 13HP electric… Read More

Farmers and industry are invited to attend the 4R Nutrient Management Field Day at Kelburn Farm on Thursday July 3, located near Glenlea, Manitoba, to hear from leading experts on nitrogen and phosphorus management and to learn about new technology for managing these important inputs. Register here! Hosted by several Manitoba government agencies, the Keystone… Read More

Bourgault introduced its L7550 last week at Canada’s 2014 Farm Progress Show. The new seeder features an optional 20 bushel saddle tank; a staircase, railings and wide catwalk; a hydraulic metering drive that automatically adjusts with changes to ground speed; and a user-friendly hydraulic hitch jack. The cart comes standard with a monitoring system, with up to seven cameras available. It also boasts the… Read More

How long should openers last? Should you change them all at once, or in sections? How do you know when it’s time to change them? Shaun Haney, founder of Real Agriculture and new big fan of opener technology, stopped in at the Morris Industries booth at the 2014 Canada’s Farm Progress Show, to ask Garth… Read More

Farmers can look forward to big changes to Seed Hawk’s seeding system on its 2016 models. Unveiled at the 2014 Canada’s Farm Progress Show, the new system totes modular tanks, sectional control technology, an electronic metering system, a fourth 40 bushel seed tank and larger tires. In an upcoming TechTour episode, Shaun Haney will talk… Read More

 

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