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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[...]

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.[...]



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[...]

Kubota digs into tillage offerings

With its acquisition of the Norwegian implement manufacturer Kverneland, Kubota has been steadily integrating that company’s equipment to its own product line, particularly hay and forage equipment. And in some cases, such as with the newest Kubota round baler offering, it’s the result of expanding the original Kverneland lines in order to cater to North[...]



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[...]


Fuel Lock: a keyless security system

Nearly every farmer has had fuel go missing from farm storage tanks at some point in time over the years. And with recent high-profile incidents surrounding farm security on the prairie, now is a good time to think about keeping all that expensive fuel right where it belongs. A new invention on display at the[...]

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[...]