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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


Wheat seeds spilling from hand, close-up

Monitoring your harvest loss

Nearly every modern combine has a loss monitor in it. But what exactly are those monitors telling you? What, if anything, can you understand from the blinking lights on those graphics? During a presentation to growers in Brandon in March, Joel McDonald, an engineer at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, said PAMI undertook a study […] Read more



New software updates from John Deere

Deere’s Gen 4 displays and Machine Sync get improvements

In February, John Deere released its 19-1 software update, which it says will “Further enhance the automation, documentation, functionality and security of its Generation 4, 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Displays.” “It also enables Gen 4 Display compatibility with more John Deere equipment,” said John Mishler, marketing manager for precision ag technologies, in a press […] Read more


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Titan expands its crossover tire tread offerings

Titan Tire announced the expansion of its new crossover tire line for compact tractors, the Goodyear R14T. The crossover tire, which is a hybrid of different tread patterns, is now available in 14 additional sizes to accommodate tractors all the way up to 150 horsepower. “We launched the first-of-its-kind R14T last year and have seen […] Read more