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FendtONE improves digital access

Among the key trends influencing machinery design across all brands today is operator comfort. As part of that, making digital control and access simpler and more intuitive has figured high for engineering priorities as well. AGCO’s Fendt brand has been working on those priorities too. The latest result of that effort is the introduction of[...]

PHOTOS: High horsepower tractor guide

It’s been suggested by industry insiders that 2019 could be called the year of the tractor, because there were so many new introductions of them. That means even more choices for producers looking to re-power their farm fleet. Kubota, which has been gradually working its way into the mainstream agriculture sector with a steady stream[...]


Evaluating used heavy trucks: Part 2

Earlier this year we began a series of articles looking to help potential buyers understand what’s available in the used truck tractor market when considering an addition to the farm fleet. We started with a look at a lower-priced unit of under $25,000. This time we’re moving up the price ladder to the mid range[...]

Can Am puts six wheels under a Defender

Can Am’s newest Defender HD10 is — wait for it — a 6X6, and it’s much bigger and more powerful than its next largest Defender HD10 brother. Uprated power comes from an 82 horsepower, 976 cc V-twin, liquid-cooled Rotax engine, the biggest so far in that model line. And the new Defender gets a 3,000-pound (1,360-kilogram) tow rating. There are two colour choices for[...]


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[...]

Titan expands its crossover tire tread offerings

Titan Tire announced the expansion of its new crossover tire line for compact tractors, the Goodyear R14T. The crossover tire, which is a hybrid of different tread patterns, is now available in 14 additional sizes to accommodate tractors all the way up to 150 horsepower. “We launched the first-of-its-kind R14T last year and have seen[...]


Will the 9030 ever come back?

Early this spring, Winnipeg-based Versatile announced the introduction of the Nemesis tractor series that adds power to the low end of the company’s current tractor line up. The new models land squarely in the mid-horsepower range. “In that 170- to 250-horsepower range, we had demand from dealers and customers for a tractor like that with[...]

A combine surprise comes to Regina

Standing in front of what everyone knew was a completely covered example of AGCO’s newest combine design, the IDEAL, Richard Kohnen, director of tactical marketing for AGCO, discussed the evolution of the combine design and the brand’s intent to create a combine platform capable of playing in a global market. Given that the company had[...]



Driving a loaded grain truck

The horrific traffic collision that involved the Humboldt Broncos hockey team this spring has, among other things, sparked a debate around the safe operation of heavy trucks and the training of drivers. The truck involved in that incident belonged to a commercial carrier, not a farm. But across the Prairie provinces farmers enjoy some major[...]