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PHOTOS: International Harvester crawler history, Part 1

Former IH employee looks back at the development of crawlers

The period after the First World War, I saw an explosion in farm tractor innovation. International Harvester engineers were aware of the work being done by Holt and others in the design of track laying tractors; and as a result they experimented with new versions of the eight to 16 wheel tractors, including one with […] Read more


John Deere adds more options to the 9R, RT and RX Series

More track choices and a hydraulic upgrade for high-horsepower tractors

In June John Deere announced several updates to its 2019 model year 9R, 9RT, and 9RX tractors. They include what the green brand describes as “a mix of the latest technology and performance-enhancing features.” For the first time, Deere will offer a 120-inch (3.05 metre) track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX and 9620RX four-track […] Read more



Tire Grabber handles large farm equipment tires with ease

Loader attachment reduces manual effort during tire changes

Tired of handling those large sprayer and tractor tires in the farm workshop every time they need to be changed? If so, Alberta entrepreneur Darcy Goossen may have exactly the tool farmers need to avoid all that sweat and back strain. The Tire Grabber is an attachment for a skid steer or ordinary front-end loader […] Read more


Case IH ups the ante on tractor warranty

Longer warranty and new features standard on 2019 Magnums and Steigers

Case IH is putting the pressure on its competitors this fall by offering a new three-year, 2,000 hour standard warranty on its 2019 line of Steiger four-wheel drive tractors. And they’ll also arrive on the farm with a factory-installed telematics package and a free one-year subscription to the brand’s AFS Connect telematics package. AFS Connect […] Read more



Reviewing the M7 Kubota

Our observations after getting up close and personal with two M7 tractors

A couple of years ago Kubota introduced its flagship M7 line of tractors, which pushed the available horsepower in its tractor line to 168. Since then the orange brand has been pushing to become a much bigger player in the ag equipment market, with a stated intention of eventually becoming a full-line manufacturer. But there’s […] Read more




John Deere adds a “light weight” sprayer

R4044 joins the Green brand’s 4 Series sprayer line

In May John Deere announced the introduction of the R4044 sprayer. Although it offers a 1,200 gallon (4,542 litre) product tank and sports a 325 horsepower, nine-litre diesel under the hood, it still weighs in nine per cent lighter than the R4045. Deere’s marketing staff say this machine fills a niche for those who are […] Read more


Duck Foot improves header performance

These plastic after-market parts fit over existing header tines

Showing off his invention at the Innovations Show Place at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last June, Steve Kastning described how he and his wife came up with the design of the Duck Foot header finger, which was designed to solve a problem on their own farm. “I found in lentils, it was stripping […] Read more



PHOTOS: Running with a bulldog

We road test a 2018 Mack Pinnacle mDRIVE grain truck

The iconic bulldog hood ornament has stood above the grilles of Mack trucks for decades. This year our annual week of equipment reviews, which takes place on the grounds of the Ag in Motion farm show every July, gave us a chance to follow one of those bulldogs down the road for a couple of […] Read more


Case IH introduces the 250 Series combines

The next generation Case IH combines debuted at Grand Island factory

In July Case IH invited members of the farm media to the combine assembly plant it shares with sister CNH Global brand New Holland in Grand Island, Nebraska. That’s where the brand wanted to give journalists their first look at the new 250 Series models. Available for the 2019 season, the 250 Series offers a […] Read more