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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.[...]



AgriBrink introduces an auto-inflation system

That big, new aircart that recently arrived on the farm has the widest available radial tires on it, so there’s no need to think about soil compaction, right? Wrong. Choosing the right rubber is only the first step in ensuring equipment does the least possible damage to soil. “Big tires are great, but they’re useless[...]

Running a classic tractor fleet

I often hear people discussing when they should replace their farm equipment with new or updated machines. But that level of investment might not be the most sensible plan for all farms. Keeping an older equipment fleet operating might be the best strategy for some. That’s what brothers Les and Larry Rodgers, who farm near[...]


Engineers study machine-related soil compaction

It wasn’t all that long ago that many agronomists in Canada weren’t even willing to concede soil compaction might be a problem. The freeze-thaw cycle, many argued, significantly mitigated it. But now with more available data and new thinking, most seem to agree that the seasonal temperature cycle doesn’t fully eliminate the problem. And preventing[...]

Clean Seed adds a planter

A couple of years ago, Clean Seed Capital finally introduced the CX6 seed drill that the company had let farmers know was coming down the pike. Now with two years of CX6 production under its belt, Clean Seed is expanding its manufacturing footprint. In July the company announced it had acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, a[...]