GFM Network News

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[...]

Reviewing the M7 Kubota

A couple of years ago Kubota introduced its flagship M7 line of tractors, which pushed the available horsepower in its tractor line to 168. Since then the orange brand has been pushing to become a much bigger player in the ag equipment market, with a stated intention of eventually becoming a full-line manufacturer. But there’s[...]

A book for farm equipment enthusiasts

Last fall I had a chance to sit down with British ag equipment journalist and author Justin Roberts. We had chance to discuss his new book The Nordic Tractor. If you’re like me, you’ve read any number of detailed histories of North American-based ag equipment brands, which chronicle the evolution of their tractor designs over[...]

New loaders from the CNH brands

New Holland has beefed up its line of front-end loaders this year with the introduction of the LA Series. With 13 different models in all, these loaders are designed to fit all the brand’s tractors in the T5 through T8 Series. Aside from strengthening the overall loader design and including arm profiles up to 80 millimetres in width, the LA models use a more efficient hydraulic system that generates less heat, which includes[...]

New AutoTrac options from John Deere

In early December John Deere released three new advanced or expanded guidance features along with a new machine data-sharing application for its Generation 4 displays. AutoTrac Turn Automation, AutoTrac Implement Guidance, AutoTrac Vision for Tractors and the In-Field Data Sharing applications are now being sold as bundled activations for the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter and[...]

John Deere adds to its tractor line again

One of the announcements John Deere made at Germany’s Agritechnica machinery show in November was the introduction of two new models to its 6R tractor line. Although they were just being introduced to the European market at that time, expect to see them become available here in the not-to-distant future. The 230 horsepower 6230R and 250[...]