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Antique tractors 'trek' for charity

Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey talks with Earl Reimer of the Eden Foundation about its collaboration with Mennonite Heritage Village for Tractor Trek, an event involving over 40 antique tractors that hit the road on June 8 to raise money for charity. [VIDEO] eQuipTV: Manitoba Tractor Trek 2019 [VIDEO] equipTV: Tractor trekking ingenuity Video editing[...]



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[...]

New apps and Smart Sprayer could reduce input costs

At the 2019 Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan, Xarvio, a start-up division of chemical giant BASF, had some digital technology to show producers. “We’re showing several things here at the show,” said Warren Bills, Xarvio’s commercialization and partnerships lead. “One is an app called Xarvio Scouting, and it uses image recognition to[...]



John Deere 7R versus 8R tractors

Across Western Canada, most John Deere dealers will likely tell you that on their lots, 8R tractors far outsell the 7Rs. Given that these two model ranges have overlapping horsepower ranges, what is it that each series offers that might be a better fit to each potential buyer? That was a question that marketing staff[...]





Evaluating ASV skid steers and CTL loaders

When ASV launched its newest compact track loader, the VT-70 High Output, it invited Grainews to its manufacturing plant and proving grounds for a look around. The company also offered us a chance to see for ourselves what we thought of the full product line and let us compare their machines to competing models. Naturally, we took them up[...]

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.