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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]

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[...]