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Excessively worn tires will increase wheel slip, which wastes fuel.

Is it time for new tires?

Performance of worn tires will depend on field conditions

Any producer who keeps the same tractor around the farm for several years will eventually need to decide when it’s time to replace the tires. Excessively worn drive tires can seriously affect a tractor’s performance and increase operating costs due to higher fuel consumption, because increased wheel slip caused by poor traction is wasted energy. […] Read More


Slimmer harvest yields faster deliveries from railways

CNS Canada –– A year ago, Western Canada’s shortline railways were struggling to meet commitments, but this year’s smaller grain production has reduced the stress on rail transporters. “There’s no shortage of cars, and there’s no problems in shipping,” said Sheldon Affleck, president of Regina-based shortline Big Sky Rail. A year ago, rail companies struggled […] Read More

The Mitas AirCell allows for quick changes to tire inflation pressure and mounts on standard ag tire rims without special tools.

Mitas AirCell can pump you up

Refinement to on-board ag tire inflation 
system speeds up pressure changes

One of the high-end features offered on AGCO’s Fendt-brand tractors is VarioGrip, which lets the operator adjust tire pressure right from the cab via the VarioTerminal. That provides some significant benefits. When the tractor drives through a gate and into a field, it’s possible to air down the tires for maximum traction and minimum soil […] Read More

(Dave Bedard photo)

Manitoba pledges more law on nutrient loading

More legislation to cut nutrient loading into Lake Winnipeg and other water bodies is among the shorter-term commitments in the Manitoba government’s latest throne speech. In the speech, which Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon delivered Monday, Premier Greg Selinger pledges to “work with all partners to reduce nutrient loading” in Lake Winnipeg and work to prevent further spread of […] Read More

JCB demonstrated how the new 4000 Series Fastrac can do double duty with a mounted sprayer kit.

Photo Gallery: Walking the aisles at Agritechnica

Grainews was at the world's largest farm machinery expo in Hanover, Germany

It’s a little difficult to compare the Agritechnica farm machinery expo to the kinds of regional shows most Western Canadian farmers are familiar with. Aside from the sheer scale of the event which featured over 2,900 exhibitors this year, Agritechnica is in a league of its own and runs every second November in Hanover Germany. […] Read More

Kim Keller first developed the Farm At Hand concept at her family's farm near Gronlid in northeastern Saskatchewan. (Country Guide photo by Photos by Kathryn)

FarmLink picks up mobile management app

A Saskatchewan-developed, cloud-based mobile app for farm management is being uploaded into Prairie grain marketing consultancy FarmLink Marketing Solutions. Winnipeg-based FarmLink announced Tuesday it will merge Farm At Hand, the software platform developed by Kim Keller and Himanshu Singh, into its operations. Financial terms of the merger weren’t released. “It has long been our belief […] Read More

The two compact C Series wheel loaders from NH are designed to offer a little more reach and lift and replace skid steers where close confinement or low doorways isn’t a problem.

New C Series loaders from New Holland

50 and 80 horsepower compact wheel loaders offer a step up in capability over skid steers

If you need a machine that does most of what a skid steer can do but you don’t need to get into confined quarters, moving up to something like one of New Holland’s new C Series compact wheel loaders may be a better investment. NH’s redesigned 50 and 80 horsepower C Series wheel loaders can […] Read More


Running rights on table in CP bid for Norfolk Southern

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) says it hopes to unclog one of the most infamous rail traffic bottlenecks in the U.S. with a bid to buy railway Norfolk Southern. Confirming a recent news report on its plans, CP announced Tuesday it has sent an offer letter to Virginia-based NS. The Calgary company didn’t disclose any financial […] Read More

For 2016, the S Series combines will have a greater shoe capacity and a new shoe drive system.

John Deere S Series combines get tuned up

More capacity for John Deere's 2016 lineup of S Series combines

John Deere first introduced its S Series combine for model year 2012. “Since then,” said Kevin Ripple, product manager, “we’ve continued to provide additional innovations.” The 2016 models don’t offer major changes, but there are several updates. One of those is greater shoe capacity and a new shoe drive system. Making the sieve longer (a […] Read More