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#seeding2018 in Manitoba’s Interlake

Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey heads out into a few fields in the Interlake north of Winnipeg to find out how seeding is progressing for farmers in the area and what they’re seeing in terms of soil moisture. Video editing by Greg Berg.


Truck tent an economical camping option

There’s no doubt all those camper trailers that fill RV dealers’ lots offer some impressive accommodations. But they don’t exactly come cheap. And if you want to spend time in the great outdoors, do you really need a satellite receiver and a big screen TV? If getting an enjoyable weekend nature experience is really what[...]

Ford heads into the hills

In 1966 Ford was the first of the Detroit Three automakers to realize the Jeep brand was onto something. At the time, Kaiser, which bought Willys and therefore ownership of the Jeep brand, had turned the spunky little four-wheel drive into a growing line of Jeep-branded vehicles designed for weekend warriors who wanted to hit[...]


AGCO builds the “Ideal” combine

"For me this combine is the star of the show,” said Adam Sheriff, AGCO market development manager for the new Ideal combine series. “Everything is new with this combine.” He and I spoke as we stood near the rear of a new Massey Ferguson Ideal combine at AGCO’s display at the Agritechnica machinery show in Hannover Germany[...]

Pursuing alternative fuels

New Holland has been pursuing alternate fuel possibilities for more than a decade. In 2006 it became the first ag equipment brand to announce its engines were fully compatible with 100 per cent biodiesel. In 2009 it first showed the world its hydrogen powered NH2 concept tractor at the SIMA machinery show in Paris, France.[...]


Amazone sprayers go high tech

"Our aim is to offer high-tech solutions to farmers worldwide,” said Christian Dreyer, CEO of the family-owned, German-based implement manufacturer Amazone, speaking through an interpreter during a field day near Bremen, Germany, in September. “Our strategy is to become specialists in crop production.” To do that, Dreyer believes his brand needs to focus heavily on emerging digital technologies as it stretches its offerings to include[...]

Horsch opens North American research centre

The German tillage and seeding equipment brand Horsch has had a presence that includes manufacturing facilities in North America for some time. And now it’s opening a crop production research centre, adding to the list of other such facilities it operates around the world. The new Agro Innovation Center is located at Downs, Illinois, and[...]



Case IH introduces the Trident 5550

At a product debut event in Boone, Iowa, marketing staff from Case IH pulled the wraps off the brand’s all-new, multi-product applicator, the Trident 5550. It was designed specifically to accommodate a relatively quick body change, converting from a sprayer to a dry spreader and back again with minimum effort. “We had three guys working on it[...]