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Farewell from our machinery editor

About 14 years ago I started contributing to Grainews, by creating workshop articles. Before long I was asked to include a wider variety of machinery-related contributions to my to-do list. That included covering what was new and exciting in the farm machinery world. Since then I’ve written about dozens of new machines and attended their[...]

Grainews’ toughest UTV evaluations yet

At Grainews, we’re no strangers to doing practical equipment evaluations. Over the years, we’ve put a host of machines through tests that measure how well they can perform the typical work they’d be put to on farms. This year, we were at it again. We took a group of side-by-side UTVs and put them through[...]



How to design a tractor, part 1

Last year, in the pages of Grainews, we informed you about the 2019 launch of Versatile’s new Nemesis tractor line, which are also built as the Kubota M8s. And you probably saw similar announcements of the tractors’ introductions in other publications, but what no one else has done is given you a behind-the-scenes look at[...]


New combine header line from John Deere

Ever since the initial introduction of the S series models, John Deere engineers have been offering buyers additional ability to spec out green combines to better suit either corn and beans or small grains crops. And this year, Deere has gone another step further with the introduction of a completely new group of headers tailored[...]



How much truck for your money? – Part 3

In this third video for Scott Garvey’s eQuipTV series on used trucks, Scott talks with Brad Van Wyck with Freightliner Manitoba about the value producers can expect when buying a truck that maybe costs a little more, but offers more reliability down the road. Video production by Greg Berg and Spencer Myers.

John Deere marks 25 years of digital technology

In a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, John Deere has built a new home for its Integrated Solutions Group (ISG) tech specialists that is as unique in its design as software once was to farm machines. The new ultramodern facility is designed to help engineers and scientists collaborate and reach innovative solutions in the shortest[...]



How much truck for your money? – Part 1

Thinking of buying a large truck for your farm anytime soon? Depending on how much use the truck will likely get, your budget and a host of other factors, there’s a lot of trucks on the market to choose from. In part one of his five-part series, Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey takes a look[...]