Ottawa to back new tractor plant in Quebec

A federal fund to help communities diversify from the asbestos business will help finance a major tractor manufacturer’s first facilities in Canada. Navdeep Bains, the minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), on Tuesday announced a “repayable contribution” of $350,000 for Mahindra Canada-Est to put up a 22,000-square foot industrial building at Adstock, […] Read more


Deere dealer chain Cervus to seek real estate buyer

Prairie farm machinery dealer chain Cervus Equipment Corp. plans to sell about 10 properties where it now operates dealerships and become their long-term tenant. The publicly-traded Calgary company, which operates 72 farm and industrial equipment dealerships in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, said Tuesday it plans to seek out a sale-and-leaseback deal for about 10 […] Read more

What’s new in tractors

There’s been no shortage of news this season when it comes to new tractor model unveilings and improvements to existing machines. Virtually every brand had something new to show off this year on that front. Many of those new machines debuted at the U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, in August. To help you[...]
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The Heavy Equipment Jack from Eastwood Products is designed to improve safety when raising heavy equipment.

Jack allows for safe, heavy lifts

New heavy equipment jack design takes the risk out of raising heavy equipment

It’s common to find tractors and heavy machines inside farm shops and even dealership service bays jacked up and resting on a stack of wooden blocks while mechanics work underneath them. Sometimes that blocking doesn’t look very safe. Louis Sigouin and Dan Edwards of Eastwood Products in Arborfield, Manitoba, have developed their Heavy Equipment Jack[…]
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Seed Hawk’s new metering system, the Fenix III, replaces the previous design that was introduced in 2014.

Seed Hawk replaces its metering system

The new Fenix III meter addresses performance issues in the previous design

Back in 2014 Saskatchewan-based Seed Hawk used the Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina to introduce an entirely new seed metering system for its air carts. Control of the then-new modular, meters beneath the cart tanks moved to a wireless system called iCon, away from the Raven controller the company had been using. That metering[…]
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Ontario to scale back renewable energy purchases

Toronto | Reuters –– Ontario will scale back its purchase of renewable power in a move expected to result in savings of up to $3.8 billion from a 2013 forecast, the provincial government said on Tuesday. It’s not clear consumers will benefit directly, though the province’s Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault told a news conference a[...]
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Flying drone and green wheat field

Do it with drones

Harvest timing, fertilizer application, elevation mapping — drones are putting new information in farmers’ hands

Farmers are buying drones, but often they can’t use the technology to its full potential, says Matt Johnnson. And new drone operators need to research the options available and safety requirements before flying, he adds. Johnson owns M3 Aerial Productions, based in Winnipeg. A math teacher by profession, he started using drones for real estate[…]
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Growmark buys up Ontario farm fuel firm UPI

U.S. farm co-operative Growmark is set to boost its space in the Ontario farm supply market with a deal for the half of fuel supplier UPI Energy it doesn’t already own. Growmark on Monday announced it would buy the remaining 50 per cent stake in Guelph-based UPI from Suncor Energy for an undisclosed sum. UPI[...]
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Salford introduced a prototype 20 ton air boom spreader during Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina in June.

New air-boom spreader from Salford

A customer request for an air boom leads Salford to develop an entirely new model

A prototype air-boom spreader on display at Salford’s Canada’s Farm Progress Show exhibit in Regina was the result of the brand deciding to accommodate a special request from a customer, says Dave King, the company’s director of sales and marketing. “Last year at this show we were showing a MagnaSpread big spreader and we also had[…]
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