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Autonomous tractors go into field trials

Case IH puts robotic tractors into farmers’ hands for “real-world” testing

Ever since its introduction in 2016 of the autonomous Magnum concept tractor at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa, Case IH has been showing the machine all around the world. In the process, brand staff say, they’ve been talking with farmers and customers about how the technology could be best used. Now Case IH reveals […] Read more

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Grain handle down, costs up in CP’s Q1

Increased traffic in potash and intermodal containers offset an eight per cent drop in grain carloads in Canadian Pacific Railway’s first quarter, against higher costs and “challenging” conditions. Calgary-based CP on Wednesday booked net income of $348 million on gross revenues of $1.662 billion for the quarter ending March 31, down from $431 million on […] Read more

New Holland debuts the FR920 Forage Cruiser

New Holland’s new forage harvester uses FPT’s new 20-litre diesel engine

Big power has always been a requirement for forage harvesters, and New Holland’s newest self-propelled model, the FR920 Forage Cruiser, gets its horses from a new 20-litre diesel engine called the V20. It’s built by sister company FPT (Fiat Powertrain), which supplies all the engines for NH and Case IH equipment. It’s called the V20 […] Read more

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Two unions set to strike Saturday at CP

Unions representing engineers, conductors and signal maintainers on Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have served formal notice to strike starting Saturday. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents about 3,000 CP engineers and conductors, served strike notice late Tuesday, as did System Council No. 11 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), representing over […] Read more

Faster road speed with tracks

Camso’s smart track technology makes road travel more efficient

One of the criticisms of rubber-belt track systems has been their rapid wear rate from on-road travel. Now Camso, one of the industry’s major track systems manufacturers, has introduced a new feature designed to minimize that problem and permit higher road speeds at the same time. The brand’s smart track technology adds a digital component to monitor track system temperatures. Smart track technology relies on embedded sensors placed within the rubber tracks that monitor heat and […] Read more

New loaders and skid steers from JD

John Deere offers more models with features suited for on-farm duties

Earlier this year, John Deere added a new pay loader to its construction equipment line, the 344L. But this one was also designed to appeal to farmers as much as contractors, according to the brand. And it offers what Deere describes as “industry exclusive features.” Just what are those features? The most obvious difference on […] Read more