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Harvestec owner Linamar set to buy MacDon

Canadian harvesting equipment company MacDon is set to join the ag arm of industrial equipment and parts manufacturer Linamar. Guelph-based Linamar Corp., which markets the Harvestec brand of corn harvesting headers in North America, on Thursday announced a “definitive” agreement to buy 100 per cent of Winnipeg-based MacDon and its group of companies for $1.2 […] Read more

New ‘Ceus’ tillage tool from Amazone

High-speed Ceus 60002TX Super debuts at field day

This fall, marketing reps from Amazone were taking the brand’s new Ceus 6000 2TX Super high-speed tillage tool on a demonstration tour across parts of Canada. At about the same time, during an international field day in Germany in September, the brand included the Ceus in its parade of new products and demonstrated what it […] Read more

Safely transport oversize loads

Farm safety: Tips to get your equipment to the field and back again

With larger farm equipment comes larger transportation challenges. Equipment wider than highway lanes poses a hazard to not only the equipment operator, but also to other motor vehicle operators. Tall equipment can come into contact with low-hanging wires, bridges and other vital pieces of infrastructure. Collisions with other vehicles is a major concern while transporting […] Read more

AGCO reinvents the RoGator

The C Series offers improved driveline and product delivery technology

AGCO thinks anyone looking to spend less of their day cleaning and maintaining sprayers and more time rolling through fields applying product will like their new C Series RoGators. Equipped with the brand’s new LiquidLogic system, these machines promise more efficient cleanouts with less wasted product and more precise application in the field. “With the […] Read more

Amazone sprayers go high tech

The brand builds cutting-edge technology 
into its pull-type sprayers

“Our aim is to offer high-tech solutions to farmers worldwide,” said Christian Dreyer, CEO of the family-owned, German-based implement manufacturer Amazone, speaking through an interpreter during a field day near Bremen, Germany, in September. “Our strategy is to become specialists in crop production.” To do that, Dreyer believes his brand needs to focus heavily on emerging digital technologies as it stretches its offerings to include […] Read more

Brandt Bloomington

Brandt to buy first U.S. manufacturing plant

A Canadian farm and industrial equipment manufacturer is preparing to set up its first U.S. base to make farm equipment for U.S. corn and soybean growers. The Regina-based Brandt Group, whose farm equipment lines include loaders and skid steers as well as augers, conveyors and vacuums for grain handling, announced Friday it will buy a […] Read more

U.S. EPA ups biofuel targets slightly

Reuters — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation’s gasoline and diesel next year, angering oil refiners who view them as a competitive threat. The announcement follows weeks of lobbying by Midwestern lawmakers and representatives of the corn industry who wanted […] Read more

Michelin EvoBIB is a “two-in-one” tire

New radial offers two effective footprint widths based on air pressure

We call this the transforming tire,” said Michelin Tire’s Mike Pantaleo, as he stood beside his company’s display of new tire technology during the Ag in Motion farm show near Saskatoon in July. “It’s a brand new tire and it’s brand new technology. We launched it in January in France at the SIMA show.” He […] Read more

Titan Tire to build world’s largest agricultural tire

These new low sidewall tires have 1.4 metre tread width

Radial tire technology has greatly reduced the amount of soil compaction that happens underneath today’s large farm equipment. Building on those refinements, Titan Tire intends to offer producers another tire choice that offers more than reduced compaction, the LSW 1400/30R46. These tires offer advantages in other aspects of field and road performance as well. Aside […] Read more

Diesel prices poised to rise in new year

CNS Canada — The lingering effects of two large hurricanes in the U.S. continue to be felt in the diesel market as harvest winds down throughout North America. In particular, Hurricane Harvey was a disruptive force on the U.S. energy market as it temporarily halted production at refineries. Both gas and diesel prices rose in […] Read more