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PHOTOS: Tractor Trek 2019

Vintage machines boldly go into the Manitoba countryside

This past June marked the 10th annual Tractor Trek event in southeast Manitoba. Organized by the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum in Steinbach and the Eden Foundation, a non-profit health care group, the Trek’s purpose is partly to raise funds for charity. But vintage runs like this are also about having fun and showing off an […] Read more




Fendt introduces the 900 Series tractor

AGCO looks to dominate the premium high-horsepower tractor market

In late June Grainews joined a group of machinery writers that was given a preview look at Fendt’s newest tractors, the 900 Series Gen 6, which offers five models between 296 and 415 engine horsepower. To put it plainly, they are smaller versions of the unique 1000 Series tractors introduced a couple of years ago. […] Read more


Can Am puts six wheels under a Defender

Can Am’s newest Defender HD10 is — wait for it — a 6X6, and it’s much bigger and more powerful than its next largest Defender HD10 brother. Uprated power comes from an 82 horsepower, 976 cc V-twin, liquid-cooled Rotax engine, the biggest so far in that model line. And the new Defender gets a 3,000-pound (1,360-kilogram) tow rating. There are two colour choices for […] Read more



GSI expands Z Series Flexwave grain bin sizes

Self-cleaning bins now available in 30-foot diameters

Last fall AGCO’s GSI division introduced its Z Series grain bin with a 24-foot diameter base. These bins have the brand’s Flexwave system that uses large liners, which alternately inflate and deflate to gently remove the remaining grain pile left after gravity stops feeding the auger. The company claims Flexwave is capable of cleaning out […] Read more


Case IH RB565 baler capable of silage and dry hay operation

New model designed to be an "all purpose" baler for producers

According to Case IH, the new RB565 Premium HD round baler is designed for the “ultimate crop flexibility,” which means it’s capable of being used to put up wet silage bales as well as dry hay and straw. “The RB565 Premium HD round baler is equipped with components to efficiently handle wet hay making in […] Read more




New draper headers from Case IH

Upgraded 3100 Series II rigid and flex heads now available

Recently, Case IH announced it upgraded its combine header line with the introduction of the new 3100 Series II rigid and flex draper models. The brand claims these new designs now incorporate a total of 118 product enhancements made since the original 3100 Series was introduced. Those changes allow for improved durability and ground-following capabilities. […] Read more



Drying tough grain in the bin with a GSI quiet drier

Alberta farmer finds dryer system key to optimizing grain grades

Jason Schultz of Bashaw, Alberta, says he’s made a practice of harvesting his crops when they’re a little on the tough side, not only to get an early start on harvest operations, but perhaps more importantly to maximize grades — and, therefore, revenue per acre. “We want to start as early as we can. I […] Read more


PAMI engineer offers combine adjustment advice

How to make sure grain goes into your hopper, not out the back

Speaking at an event in Brandon in March, Joel McDonald, an engineer working for PAMI (Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute), gave producers the benefit of his years of experience in evaluating combine performance. “This is a quote I like to use about managing your harvest, and your combine,” he told the crowd. “‘A combine is a […] Read more