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Kirovets K-744 tractor turns heads

Amongst the many machinery offerings on display at Manitoba Ag Days last month, the MTZ-Kirovets K-744, a Mercedes-Benz powered, 435 hp tractor seemed to get its fair share of attention from attendees. In this video, Arie Prilik, vice president of MTZ Equipment, takes Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey on a walk-around of the K-744 to[...]

How much truck for your money? – Part 3

In this third video for Scott Garvey’s eQuipTV series on used trucks, Scott talks with Brad Van Wyck with Freightliner Manitoba about the value producers can expect when buying a truck that maybe costs a little more, but offers more reliability down the road. Video production by Greg Berg and Spencer Myers.


How much truck for your money? – Part 1

Thinking of buying a large truck for your farm anytime soon? Depending on how much use the truck will likely get, your budget and a host of other factors, there’s a lot of trucks on the market to choose from. In part one of his five-part series, Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey takes a look[...]

How much truck for your money? – Part 2

In this episode of eQuipTV, Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey talks with Marty Cook, Director of Sales for Freightliner Manitoba, to find out what type of value truck buyers can typically expect from trucks in a mid-level price range and why you may want to think twice about buying that less-expensive used truck you saw on[...]


A case of many CASEs

Last October, machinery editor Scott Garvey took a drive out to Lavenham in southern Manitoba to see for himself one local farmer’s approach to farm machinery – a collection of twelve 90 Series CASE tractors. But these are only a part of a fleet of 26 tractors in total on Larry Rodgers’ farm that he[...]



Irish brand comes to Canada

Over the past few years, some European manufacturers have established themselves in the North American market through a direct-from-the-factory retail sales model. Irish livestock feeding equipment manufacturer Keenan has recently joined those ranks. The company displayed one of its MechFiber line of feed processors at the Ag in Motion farm show near Saskatoon in July.[...]

#seeding2018 in Manitoba’s Interlake

Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey heads out into a few fields in the Interlake north of Winnipeg to find out how seeding is progressing for farmers in the area and what they’re seeing in terms of soil moisture. Video editing by Greg Berg.



Hustler MDV debuts in Canada

UTVs are becoming common workhorses on prairie farms nowadays, and there are more than a few different brands of them to choose from. But there may only be one that offers a hydraulic, self-loading rear bed, the Hustler MDV. Built in Hesston, Kansas, by Hustler, a brand better known for producing commercial lawn mowers, the[...]