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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[...]


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[...]


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[...]



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 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[...]