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John Deere’s Gator family grows

Show visitors could drive new models over a test track

Visitors to the U.S. Farm Progress Show in Illinois in August were able to take a spin in one of the new John Deere Gators. They had a choice between taking the new gas-powered XUV835 or diesel XUV865 Utility Vehicles for a turn around a specially constructed demonstration track on the show grounds. For operators […] Read more


GSI introduces FlexWave

Inflatable liners clean out bin floors

Imagine an easier way to clean out flat-bottom grain bins. GSI was demonstrating its new FlexWave technology in August at the U.S. Farm Progress Show in Illinois as an entirely new and easy way to do exactly that. According to the company, FlexWave is a new alternative to the common grain bin sweeps, brooms and […] Read more



Next-generation Challenger tractors

Three new models now make up AGCO’s Challenger MT700 Series

Producers got their first look at the re-styled next-generation MT700 Series track tractors from Challenger at this year’s Farm Progress Show in Illinois. The company has added three new models to the lineup, offering 380 to 431 horsepower. They get that power from a new 9.8 litre diesel that hits peak torque in the 1,200 […] Read more


A brand new bin sweep from GSI

GSI introduces its Direct Gear Drive Power Sweep to boost durability and reliability

GSI is introducing its new GSI Direct Gear Drive (DGD) Power Sweep to boost the durability and reliability of grain bin unload equipment, as well as significantly improving performance during the unload phase. According to a company spokesman on-hand at the Farm Progress Days, held recently in Boone, Iowa, the new design has cut the […] Read more



Less common tillage implements

A look at implements from brands that aren’t exactly household names in Canada

If you get a thrill out of attending as many farm shows as you can reasonably get to in a season, you’ve likely noticed a few uncommon equipment brands displaying their wares. At the U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, in August, Mark Moore made a point of stopping by exhibits from a couple […] Read more


Sprayer aims at Canadian market

Grainews checked out an in-field demonstration of Agrifac sprayers

If you’ve seen a different coloured sprayer moving through the Prairies, it’s not a custom paint job. Agrifac, a Dutch company with more than 30 years of experience in the design and manufacture of self-propelled sprayers, is taking direct aim at the self-propelled sprayer market with two versions of high-capacity, high-clearance sprayers with features and […] Read more



Robotic weed control

Deepfield Robotics is stamping out weeds, one at a time

The future of weed control could quite possibly be a convergence of cutting-edge robotics with good old-fashioned muscle. Deepfield Robotics may not be a common name in the field of agriculture, but the small start-up company has under development an innovative solution for weed control. While the company itself has no more than a couple […] Read more