Kioti grows up, and into utilities

The South Korean brand adds 
three new and more powerful 
models to its tractor line

Kioti wants to be a bigger player in the mainstream ag tractor market. As part of that effort, it recently added three more models to the top end of its relatively new PX Series. Prior to the introduction of these new machines, the brand was really only a player in the compact and sub-compact tractor […] Read more


On-farm 3D printing still a pipedream

Ag Technology: So far, the plastic parts that can be printed are only short-term farm solutions

When a non-standard equipment part breaks during harvest or spring planting, most farmers don’t have time to wait a few weeks for a replacement to arrive. What if they could print a new part right on the farm? That’s the dream being peddled to agricultural industries by a burgeoning 3D printing market, and it’s close […] Read more



Can-Am expands its lineup

New offerings 
include another 
side-by-side and 
6x6 models

BRP announced it has expanded its Can-Am line of Defender side-by-side UTVs, adding another model, the new HD5, with what the brand calls a “mid-sized” engine. “The 2017 Can-Am Defender HD5 side-by-side vehicle provides full-size functionality and unmatched versatility at an attractive price point,” explained Marc-André Dubois, the brand’s global Marketing director, in a press release. […] Read more


Krone demonstrates the Premos 5000

We check out the performance of Krone's in-field pellet harvester

Last June the Grainews e-QuipTV video team travelled to Hungary to get a look at some of German-based manufacturer Krone’s equipment at work in the field. That included the company’s new-concept Premos 5000 in-field pellet harvester. First unveiled to the public at the 2015 Agritechnica machinery show in Germany, the Premos 5000 is the first […] Read more



Ford puts a diesel in its 2018 F-150

Canada's most popular pickup gets new styling cues and engine options

The 2018 F-150 lineup is new with even tougher looks,” proudly proclaimed Ford’s press release from the North American International Auto Show in January. “From XL to top-of-the-line Limited, all Ford F-150 models receive new grilles, headlamps and bumpers that create a visually wider and more planted stance and maximum differentiation between the series.” There’s […] Read more


Krone packs more hay into a bale

The BiG Pack HDP II large square baler boosts throughput and bale density

As Thomas Gress and a group of other baler product specialists at Krone stood in the shadow of an old Hungarian village church this past summer, they were surrounded by a group of journalists from several countries. Krone invited members of the media to a large farm on the outskirts of that village to see […] Read more



Updated implements from John Deere

New field cultivator 
and mulch finisher get 
high-speed capability

In December, John Deere announced it was introducing two new high-speed tillage implements, model 2230 field cultivators, available in level-lift and floating hitch configurations, along with the model 2330 mulch finisher. The 2230 field cultivators are designed to provide even and consistent soil mixing and residue flow for seedbed preparation, using six-inch “split-the-middle” shank spacing […] Read more


Deere introduces row crop guidance aids

AutoTrac Vision and 
AutoTrac RowSense help limit 
sprayer crop damage

Adding to its suite of guidance products, John Deere has just introduced two new features, AutoTrac Vision and AutoTrac RowSense, which it says will help sprayer operators minimize damage in row crops like corn and soybeans. AutoTrac Vision is a single-lens camera that mounts on the front of a sprayer. It can detect the location […] Read more



JCB updates its ag materials handling equipment

New features designed to improve performance and operator comfort on loaders

The Bamford family that owns equipment manufacturer JCB also runs a large farming operation in England, not far from the brand’s World Headquarters facility at Rocester. (JCB is actually company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford’s initials.) So the farm is a handy place to test and prove the machines the company puts its name — or, […] Read more


New sprayer features from John Deere

John Deere’s “intelligent” nozzle control and new booms for 4 Series models

John Deere gave ag equipment journalists a glimpse into the future in August. At a media event held at its Des Moines Works assembly plant, the brand displayed one of its 4 Series sprayers equipped with a prototype carbon fibre boom. “We’re very excited to show you an innovation we’re working on,” said Deere’s Jason […] Read more