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Amazone pushes the pull type sprayer

Brand hopes to impress Canadian growers with big capacity, pull-type model

In North America, the self-propelled sprayer has certainly come to dominate the market. For the most part, pull-type models have faded from use over the years. But that is hardly true in Europe, and one European brand, Amazone, thinks it’s time for the pull-type model to make a comeback here in Canada. With several high-end […] Read more


PHOTOS: Germany’s Dammann sprayer comes to Canada

Another European brand looks to start sales in this country

Anyone who’s ever walked the aisles of Agritechnica, the giant German farm machinery show, will understand that Europeans have taken sprayer technology to an entirely new level. A relatively intensive agriculture regime coupled with extremely stringent regulations and intense public scrutiny of herbicide use has demanded it. At the same time, farmers are still looking […] Read more




Summers introduces Spray Fill Xpress

Summers’ new system reduces reloading times in the field

Summers Manufacturing of Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, claims its new Spray Fill Xpress system can increase sprayer productivity by up to 82 per cent. It achieves that by reducing sprayer refill times in the field, which means sprayers can spend more time spraying and, therefore, cover more acres in a day. Spray Fill Xpress uses […] Read more



IH Crawlers in Canada, Part 2

Post-Second World War, demand for small crawlers grew in Canada

In an earlier Grainews article I shared a bit of the early history of International Harvester crawler tractors in Western Canada. I looked at their evolution during the ’30s until after the Second World War, that was when improvements in wheel tractor design nearly spelled the end of crawlers for farm power. Fortunately, a new […] Read more


Michelin debuts new farm equipment tires

New CrossGrip and AxioBib 2 introduced at show

Michelin used the Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan, to introduce prairie farmers to two of its newest tire releases, the CrossGrip and the AxioBib 2. The CrossGrip, a tire designed for municipal operations like snow removal and mowing was one of the two new tires on display at the Michelin exhibit. “It’s […] Read more



Introducing the Weed Clipper

Bourgault Tillage Tools debuts a new weed control option

One of the newest implements to hit the market in Canada this year, the Weed Clipper (video), came from Bourgault Tillage Tools, and it was on display in the Innovations Show Place at Canada’s Farm Progress in Regina in June. Designed to cut fast growing weeds that are taller than the crop, the Weed Clipper gives […] Read more


Fuel Lock: a keyless security system

Two versions designed to accommodate both large and small operations

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 […] Read more



VIDEO: A case of many CASEs

Cheaper by the dozen? Manitoba farmer operates a fleet of vintage 90 Series CASE tractors

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 […] Read more


Honey Bee offers up a sweet 60 feet

Honey Bee Manufacturing hits the 60-foot mark with a new header

Today’s combines have obviously grown considerably in size over the last couple of decades, and they can now take a very big bite out of a field in a single pass. But a new header from Saskatchewan-based Honey Bee Manufacturing will likely cause even those most familiar with farm equipment to do a double take. […] Read more