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John Deere 5R tractors get upgrades for 2019

Green utility segment tractors continue to see more high-end options

Since John Deere introduced the 5 Series family of tractors several years ago, the number of available models has grown substantially, along with their options range and available level of sophistication. That’s no surprise. This horsepower class is the biggest seller in North America for most brands, and Deere has populated its line with tractors […] Read more




New Loftness fertilizer spreaders

12-ton models designed for both fertilizer and lime

Loftness Specialized Equipment recently added two new 12-ton spreaders to its FertiLogix product line: the FB1210 and L1230. The L1230 is designed for both lime and fertilizer. Both are variable rate ready with hydraulically driven conveyors and spinners. Both models use dual stainless steel spinners that the brand claims produces a highly consistent spread pattern. […] Read more



PHOTOS: Tagging along on Tractor Trek 2019

A wide variety of classic tractors took part in this year’s event

The vintage tractor-collecting hobby may not be as strong as it used to be. A look at the selling prices of older restored machines indicates that demand for them is down from its high over a decade ago. That has been attributed to a hobby dominated by an aging demographic. But an event in southern […] Read more




Track options

Can Am now offers two track modules for its ATVs and UTVs

For producers who want to expand the capabilities of their on-farm ATV or UTV, Can Am thinks it has the perfect solution: tracks. Not too long ago the brand introduced its “four season” Apache 360 and longer-track version the 360LT line of all-season track modules, which will work on its Outlander ATVs and Defender UTV. […] Read more


New paint, new power

There was a time when farmers were more than a little thrifty when it came to investing in their machinery. John Deere used to promote the fact its tractors could run on “inexpensive” distillate, rather than regular gasoline to prove to potential buyers their machines offered value. Take a look at the operators’ stations on […] Read more



PHOTOS: Grainews practical testing team heads to Minnesota

When ASV launched a new compact track loader model, Grainews put it through its paces at the company’s proving grounds

In late May, Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey and online editor Greg Berg headed south to Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to attend the official launch of ASV’s newest compact track loader (CTL), the VT-70 High Output. Grand Rapids is home to the brand’s assembly plant and proving grounds. While they were there, the Grainews team also […] Read more


Introducing the new Nemesis tractor line

Will it be a Versatile or a Kubota? Probably both, actually

Where do we start talking about the new 175 to 210 horsepower tractor series just introduced by Versatile? Do we say these models expand Versatile’s full tractor line down into the mid-horsepower range, or do we first mention that that all indications are that these machines, dubbed the Nemesis Series, will also be available from your […] Read more