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Manitou’s ‘NewAg’ agricultural telehandler

NewAg 737-130 PS+ multi-purpose model hits the show circuit

Telehandlers are slowly gaining popularity among Canadian farmers. While they aren’t yet taking the market by storm, manufacturers are beginning to give potential buyers more reason to consider adding a telehandler to a farm fleet, offering models tailored for farm environments and typical agricultural jobs. Bringing them to farm equipment shows helps catch farmers’ eyes. […] Read more


JCB launches the Series III telehandler

Brand focuses on maximum visibility in new global handler launch

Long gone are the days of poor visibility from cabs in a telescopic handler. JCB is bringing a new range of agricultural Loadalls to the global market that further improves the views. In fact, the British manufacturer says its new Series III range has an all singing, all dancing Command Plus cab, that is also […] Read more



Reading “Classic Oliver Tractors”

Diving into the latest machinery book to come our way

One of the great things about working the machinery beat here at Grainews is I sometimes get a preview of the latest farm equipment book due to hit store shelves. This time Octane Press sent us a copy of one of their latest release, Classic Oliver Tractors: History, Models, Variations & Specifications 1897-1976, by Sherry […] Read more


Air line uses truck compressor

A glad hand connector on an air hose brings compressed air to the field

Having a source of compressed air in the field can be a pretty handy tool. But carting around a shop air compressor isn’t exactly easy, unless you have one permanently mounted in a service truck. For many farms, however, there is almost always an air compressor in the field. During seeding, spraying and harvest, the […] Read more



PHOTOS: Case IH debuts the AFS Connect Magnum tractor

Ramped-up digital features dominate in the 2020 models

Grouped together in a farm field in Maricopa, Arizona, a fleet of Magnum tractors sat outside some large white tents, which were set up to accommodate several weeks of Case IH dealer training days. The Magnums looked a lot the existing models from a distance, but that was an intentional ruse by the brand’s marketing […] Read more


Remaining salvage value as a per cent of new list price

How much will that new tractor be worth when it comes time to sell it?

Call it the ‘cold weather blues’, but after my husband came into the house one -30 C day in late January cursing the old tractor yet again, I announced, “I’m going tractor shopping on Saturday. Coming?” He gave me the look I get when he thinks I’m crazy, but he’s not sure he’s willing to […] Read more



Elmer unveils its biggest grain cart yet

Elmer’s Manufacturing’s newest cart has a profile with greater capacity and sophisticated technology

[UPDATED: Mar. 15, 2019] With 40 years of experience in the farm equipment manufacturing business, Elmer’s Manufacturing of south-central Manitoba has unveiled its largest and improved grain cart, available for the 2019 harvest season. With a nearby diesel tractor running, the front-end loader was raised to draw back the large white tarp to unveil a […] Read more


Gas or electric?

18-volt batteries give electric chainsaws more power

Nearly every farm workshop, especially those on livestock or mixed farms, has a chain saw tucked away on a shelf, and it may only get used when there is a tree down on a pasture fence. If so, that dust-covered saw will probably not be willing to start easily when needed, especially if it’s been […] Read more




Reviewing the newest Can-Am Defender UTV

We spend a few weeks of winter testing Can-Am’s newest UTV

Three years ago Grainews gathered several side-by-side UTVs together for a full review and comparison. Included in that group was the Can-Am Defender from BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products). Our panel of judges were impressed with that model back then and rated it highly. So this year when Can-Am asked us if we’d like to have […] Read more