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AGCO sees Draper headers top demand

Company says better performance results in customer preference for Draper heads

AGCO launched its 9250 flexible Draper header back in 2010. It was compatible with all the company’s Gleaner, Massey Ferguson and Challenger branded combines. Since then, though, engineers have made a few tweaks to its design, and a version of the current design remains in use across all three combine brands. “We’ve had quite a […] Read more


A combine surprise comes to Regina

AGCO brings a Fendt combine to North America’s Farm Progress Show

Standing in front of what everyone knew was a completely covered example of AGCO’s newest combine design, the IDEAL, Richard Kohnen, director of tactical marketing for AGCO, discussed the evolution of the combine design and the brand’s intent to create a combine platform capable of playing in a global market. Given that the company had […] Read more



NH and Deere snag engineering awards

New combine technology from both brands net a pair of AE50 awards

Every year the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes 50 of the year’s best engineering achievements in market-ready farm equipment. This year both John Deere and New Holland each earned one for the engineering built into their newest combines. New Holland’s Opti-Spread Plus residue management system for CR combines won the engineering […] Read more


CNH brands introduce new corn headers

Case IH and NH offer redesigned, lightweight headers for narrow-row configurations

In February, Case IH announced it had expanded its 4400 Series line of corn headers with what it calls “all-new” narrow-row configurations. These new 12-,16-, and 18-row models are meant to appeal to growers who use 20- or 22-inch row spacing. “We took a clean-sheet approach to our new narrow row corn headers,” said Case […] Read more



Making a case for on-farm drying

One Alberta farmer sees a return on grain dryer investment

The old adage, it never rains but it pours, is one that farmers can certainly identify with. Over the last decade of growing seasons, prairie farmers saw several years with average annual rainfall amounts so far above average it actually had some farmers buying equipment to allow them to return to tillage practices. This year […] Read more


New “Concord Legacy Edition” opener

AGCO-Amity’s new air drill draws on features from original Concord design

In 2011 North Dakota-based Amity Technology partnered with AGCO on the development of dry-land seeding projects, creating the AGCO-Amity Company. Its most recent introduction, the PSD (Precision Shank Drill), was unveiled in October and is the latest product to hit the market as a result of that joint effort. “Agronomic design, residue flow, field finish, […] Read more



An all-new UTV from Kubota

The brand targets new market segments with the RTV-XG850 Sidekick

Kubota has had a strong presence in the UTV market for several years with their X Series machines. They offer a relatively unique design with diesel engines mated to hydrostatic transmissions. That package has earned them reputations as sturdy workhorses, but for those buyers who also want something a little sporty to mix business with […] Read more


New Joker RT models from Horsch

Horsch adds two new high-speed discs to its existing implement line

Horsch has added two new models to its line of Joker RT high-speed discs: the RT18 and RT22. The RT18 has an 18-foot, four-inch working width, and the RT22 has a 21-foot, eight-inch working width. Both models use a drawbar hitch and three-section configuration to follow ground contours. The RT18 and RT22 have 20-inch blades […] Read more



Summers offers ‘variable tillage’ tool

On-the-go changes allow for more or less aggressive residue incorporation

2018 marks the third year of production for North Dakota-based Summers Manufacturing’s VRT2530 “variable” tillage tool, which was designed to offer producers an implement that can offer differing styles of tillage from the same implement — and change on the go. The VRT2530 uses a row of dual-mounted disc blades at the front. These blades are slightly concave, […] Read more


Driving a loaded grain truck

Are you really ready to safely operate your fully loaded farm truck?

The horrific traffic collision that involved the Humboldt Broncos hockey team this spring has, among other things, sparked a debate around the safe operation of heavy trucks and the training of drivers. The truck involved in that incident belonged to a commercial carrier, not a farm. But across the Prairie provinces farmers enjoy some major […] Read more