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Steyr unveils zero-emissions hybrid tractor

Austrian company’s diesel-electric hybrid Konzept tractor raised eyebrows

Austrian machinery manufacturer Steyr drew a lot of attention at Agritechnica 2019 when it unveiled its diesel-electric hybrid Konzept tractor. The Konzept tractor is a study on what the future of tractor production could be and addresses top-of-mind issues such as environmental sustainability, efficiency, connectivity and comfort. At the heart of Steyr Konzept is a […] Read more


Winter reading for International Harvester enthusiasts

The family behind the IH brand? Or a book for IH Cub tractor owners?

We’ve come across two books that International Harvester enthusiasts might want to make time to read during this cold winter season. Founding family history This summer we read through The International Harvester Company: A History of the Founding Families and Their Machines, written by Chaim M. Rosenberg and published by McFarland. This isn’t the typical machinery […] Read more



Farewell from our machinery editor

After 14 years on the job, Scott Garvey says goodbye to Grainews

About 14 years ago I started contributing to Grainews, by creating workshop articles. Before long I was asked to include a wider variety of machinery-related contributions to my to-do list. That included covering what was new and exciting in the farm machinery world. Since then I’ve written about dozens of new machines and attended their […] Read more


Reviewing Can-Am’s newest Defender models

We put the capabilities of the Defender Max and Pro HD10s to the test

Nearly every prairie farm has at least one ATV or UTV kicking around the farmyard. And the odds are that machine or pair of them gets used more than any other piece of equipment in the farm fleet. Can-Am, a division of Quebec-based BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products), has recognized that a growing chunk of the […] Read more



Comparing mechanical weed control options

Considering adding a mechanical option to your herbicide rotations? Try these

Mechanical weed control is not anything new. Farmers have been using harrows and various tillage tools to control weeds for centuries, and for organic farmers mechanical weed control remains the only option. What is new is the technology that is available to help make mechanical weeding more efficient and effective, like GPS or camera-guided systems […] Read more


Dot Technology Corp. opens R&D centre in Alberta

Subsidiary firm, Dot Intelligence Inc., established in Edmonton

With the first season of commercial use of Dot autonomous machine use now coming to an end, Dot Technology Corp., a division of SeedMaster, is continuing its R&D efforts to advance the automation used in its Dot autonomous implement carrier, the A-U1. To do that, it’s opening a subsidiary firm called Dot Intelligence Inc., which will […] Read more



Michelin introduces the FloatXBib

New increased flexion tire for SP floaters

As the size and top speed of both towed and self-propelled farm equipment grows, the demands placed on tires become ever more extreme. And manufacturers have been struggling to offer tires that meet those demands. Tires must carry heavier loads and travel much faster on roads than previous generations. “Often times on machines today, they’re […] Read more


Michelin adds to its Tweel product line

The brand expands its line special-purpose of airless wheels

About six years ago, Michelin debuted the first Tweel airless tire and wheel assembly, which was originally intended for the skid steer market. Since then it has been expanding its line of Tweel products, which now offers types that fit zero-turn mowers and UTVs “In 2012 we launched our first Tweel targeting skid steer loaders,” […] Read more




More news from rubber track maker Camso

Track component manufacturer offers several updates for 2020

Camso, a rubber track system and components manufacturer, is also an OEM supplier to a few major brands. It builds and provides the engineering for the track systems installed on tractors and other equipment right at the factory. But it also supplies aftermarket bolt-on track systems. This fall the brand had a few announcements to […] Read more