Deere chain to pick up four S. Alta. dealerships — September 19, 2014

A southern Alberta group of John Deere farm equipment dealerships is set to become part of the Cervus Equipment chain. Calgary-based Cervus, which owns the largest group of Deere farm equipment dealerships in Canada, announced an agreement Thursday to buy up all shares in Evergreen Equipment, the owner of Deere dealerships in Bassano, Brooks, Drumheller […]

CP meeting federal grain shipment targets — September 18, 2014

Reuters — Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has met the minimum weekly grain volumes mandated by the federal government, the railway said Thursday, a day after Transport Canada said it would fine Canadian National Railway (CN) for falling short. CP spokeswoman Breanne Feigel said in an email that the railway had cleared the minimum volumes to […]

CP challenging extended rail interswitching rules — September 18, 2014

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) wants the courts to shoot down new federal rules that allow more Prairie elevators to move loaded grain cars on more than one railway, the Manitoba Co-operator reports. The Canadian Transportation Agency rules, launched in tandem with the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act passed in May, are the target of an action […]

Man sought on alleged ag equipment scams — September 18, 2014

Police in Alberta and Saskatchewan are looking for a 31-year-old man wanted on fraud charges stemming from allegedly unfulfilled online ads for farm equipment. Bradly Barry Kowalczyk is wanted on warrants from Calgary and the Three Hills, Chestermere, Crowsnest Pass, Viking, St. Paul and Olds areas of Alberta on charges relating to fraud over $5,000, […]

CN to be fined for under-hauling grain — September 17, 2014

Canadian National Railway (CN) is set to be fined for allegedly failing to meet its now-mandatory minimum weekly grain handle. The as-yet unspecified penalty would be the first under the federal Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act passed earlier this year. [Related story] The Act requires CN and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) to move a minimum […]

New Holland to buy sprayer manufacturer Miller — September 11, 2014

Wisconsin precision spraying equipment maker Miller can expect to break further into the Canadian market following a friendly takeover by New Holland’s farm equipment arm. New Holland’s parent firm CNH Industrial announced a “definitive agreement” last week to buy the assets of Miller-St. Nazianz Inc. for an undisclosed sum. New Holland has had a manufacturing […]

Figure 1. When we separated the engine and transmission, we found the clutch needed replacement.

How to replace a clutch

We keep our ongoing restoration project moving forward by installing a new clutch in the old Jeep

Project CJ3A keeps inching toward completion. The chassis is now fully rebuilt and finally ready to accept the engine and transmission. But before we reinstall them, we need to inspect the clutch to make sure it’s in good condition. That means unbolting the transmission bell housing from the back of the engine. There is certainly […]

U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service, profits — September 11, 2014

Washington | Reuters – U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Rail backups in the U.S. Midwest are particularly acute, with farmers expected to harvest […]

Service to flag possible farm equipment safety issues — September 2, 2014

Farmers wanting to air concerns about possible safety hazards on new equipment now have another channel to move those issues forward. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) last week launched its “Speak Up For Safer Equipment” tool, an online form farmers can use to report safety concerns with farm equipment manufactured in the past five […]

Minogue: In tractors, data is the new tech — August 26, 2014

Boone, Iowa | Grainews — Data was the star of the show when Case IH launched its new lineup here during the U.S. Farm Progress Show. Jim Walker, Case IH’s vice-president for its North American agricultural business, told media that although this year’s launch doesn’t have the quantity of new products farmers have seen released […]