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Amazone pushes the pull type sprayer

Brand hopes to impress Canadian growers with big capacity, pull-type model

In North America, the self-propelled sprayer has certainly come to dominate the market. For the most part, pull-type models have faded from use over the years. But that is hardly true in Europe, and one European brand, Amazone, thinks it’s time for the pull-type model to make a comeback here in Canada. With several high-end […] Read more


PHOTOS: Germany’s Dammann sprayer comes to Canada

Another European brand looks to start sales in this country

Anyone who’s ever walked the aisles of Agritechnica, the giant German farm machinery show, will understand that Europeans have taken sprayer technology to an entirely new level. A relatively intensive agriculture regime coupled with extremely stringent regulations and intense public scrutiny of herbicide use has demanded it. At the same time, farmers are still looking […] Read more




Summers introduces Spray Fill Xpress

Summers’ new system reduces reloading times in the field

Summers Manufacturing of Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, claims its new Spray Fill Xpress system can increase sprayer productivity by up to 82 per cent. It achieves that by reducing sprayer refill times in the field, which means sprayers can spend more time spraying and, therefore, cover more acres in a day. Spray Fill Xpress uses […] Read more



IH Crawlers in Canada, Part 2

Post-Second World War, demand for small crawlers grew in Canada

In an earlier Grainews article I shared a bit of the early history of International Harvester crawler tractors in Western Canada. I looked at their evolution during the ’30s until after the Second World War, that was when improvements in wheel tractor design nearly spelled the end of crawlers for farm power. Fortunately, a new […] Read more


Saskatchewan farm truckers exempt on new training rule

Saskatchewan semi truck drivers driving only for farming operations will get a pass on the province’s planned new mandatory minimum trucker training requirements. The province announced Monday it will require a minimum of 121.5 hours of training before a driver can obtain a Class 1 commercial driver’s licence, starting March 15 next year. A Class […] Read more



Michelin debuts new farm equipment tires

New CrossGrip and AxioBib 2 introduced at show

Michelin used the Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan, to introduce prairie farmers to two of its newest tire releases, the CrossGrip and the AxioBib 2. The CrossGrip, a tire designed for municipal operations like snow removal and mowing was one of the two new tires on display at the Michelin exhibit. “It’s […] Read more



AgriBrink introduces an auto-inflation system

Aftermarket system allows for auto tire inflation from the cab

That big, new aircart that recently arrived on the farm has the widest available radial tires on it, so there’s no need to think about soil compaction, right? Wrong. Choosing the right rubber is only the first step in ensuring equipment does the least possible damage to soil. “Big tires are great, but they’re useless […] Read more


Engineers study machine-related soil compaction

Ontario team working to establish tire inflation guidelines

It wasn’t all that long ago that many agronomists in Canada weren’t even willing to concede soil compaction might be a problem. The freeze-thaw cycle, many argued, significantly mitigated it. But now with more available data and new thinking, most seem to agree that the seasonal temperature cycle doesn’t fully eliminate the problem. And preventing […] Read more