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New software updates from John Deere

In February, John Deere released its 19-1 software update, which it says will “Further enhance the automation, documentation, functionality and security of its Generation 4, 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Displays.” “It also enables Gen 4 Display compatibility with more John Deere equipment,” said John Mishler, marketing manager for precision ag technologies, in a press[...]




Kioti puts cabs on its CK10 series

One thing most farmers would agree on is it takes a lot work to keep farmyards neat and tidy. Whether it’s mowing grass in the summer or clearing snow from driveways and around buildings in winter, small tractors that fit into the compact utility segment can come in pretty handy with those chores. Often those[...]


New mower-conditioners from Krone

Krone, known for four decades as a forage equipment manufacturer, has recently added to its equipment line in North America, with the addition of the ActiveMow R and EasyCut R three-point hitch mounted disc mowers. The Germany-based brand describes them as an “elite new generation.a” The mowers use a low-profile design with welded-on plates to[...]

Garvey: Road trip - Australia

So far, I've only opened the left door of my rental car once, expecting to slide in behind the steering wheel that on this continent is on the opposite side. That means, of course, it's necessary to drive on the left side of the road here. That's just one of many differences between Canada and[...]


eQuipTV: Grainews goes to Australia

In this episode of eQuipTV, Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey and field editor Lisa Guenther begin their look at agriculture down under, with a visit to a premier farm machinery show, Commonwealth Bank AgQuip. [brightcove videoID=4443975717001 playerID=2207494620001 height=360 width=640]

New Holland re-engineers its T5 tractors

The New Holland brand started off by making a name for itself in haying equipment. Over the years as the brand has expanded its product line and global reach, that presence and reputation in the forage equipment market has remained its main marketing advantage. I’ve spoken to many of the brand’s executives several times over[...]


Getting around in Australia

Australian farmers who’ve learned to adeptly shift gears with their left hand have the same basic needs as Canadian farmers when it comes to getting around. They need a pickup to use on the farm and to get them to town, and they need heavy trucks to haul livestock and grain. But from there, things[...]

These Utes are real road warriors

The most obvious difference between road travel in Canada and Australia, is those blokes down under insist on driving on the wrong side of the centre line. A feat that requires a little concentration the first time you try it — if you’re used to Canadian highways. Australian farmers who’ve learned to adeptly shift gears[...]