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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[...]

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[...]


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[...]

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[...]


Winter F-150 road test

Extreme cold weather is hard on vehicles. And this winter has been extreme. So rather than stay inside with a hot cup of coffee and watch afternoon movies, Grainews decided there was no better time to take advantage of Mother Nature’s cruel side to see just how it affects the average farm pickup. So we[...]

AGCO introduces the new MF 1700M Series tractors

Using the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, as the venue, AGCO introduced the Massey Ferguson 1700M Series compact tractors, which is made up of two models offering 36 and 60 horsepower. The larger tractor can be ordered with either a 12x12 power shuttle or electronically controlled three-range hydrostatic transmission. The smaller tractor is available[...]



Case IH ups the ante on tractor warranty

Case IH is putting the pressure on its competitors this fall by offering a new three-year, 2,000 hour standard warranty on its 2019 line of Steiger four-wheel drive tractors. And they’ll also arrive on the farm with a factory-installed telematics package and a free one-year subscription to the brand’s AFS Connect telematics package. AFS Connect[...]