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Kinze adds Mach Till to its implement line

Three types of equipment will be available in the fall of 2018

Williamsburg, Iowa, based Kinze has long been known for its grain carts and planters. This year the brand is growing its product portfolio by adding the Mach Till high-speed tillage implement line. “Farmers will now be able to obtain three types of equipment from their Kinze dealer, all with the same standard of quality,” said […] Read more

PHOTOS: Versatile replaces the RT 490 combine

The brand makes improvements to the cab and interface in its RT 520 combine

In 2011 Versatile introduced the RT 490 combine. It was the first time the brand — under its current ownership — has offered one since combine production in Winnipeg ceased a few decades ago. Versatile’s parent company combine manufacturer Rostselmash of Russia built and supplied the RT 490 to the Winnipeg brand. Adam Reid, marketing […] Read more

Versatile’s 25th anniversary tractor

Versatile hasn’t been shy about its willingness to try new looks on its machines, especially when it comes to offering unique paint schemes. The “Legacy” look that saw limited production on 50th anniversary four-wheel drive tractors was well received by customers. Now, it’s thinking about doing something similar with its front-wheel assist tractor line. “We’re […] Read more

A diesel F-150 pickup for 2018

The F-150 begins production with a new 3.0 litre diesel engine option

This year Ford joins the ranks of automakers that are offering a diesel engine option in half-ton pickups. The 2018 F-150 will be available with a total of six different engine choices, and for the first time a 3.0 litre V-6, turbocharged diesel capable of 30 m.p.g. (7.84 l/100 km) is one of them. The […] Read more

New Canola Ready Technology from Horsch

Small seeds kit lets Horsch’s Maestro SW planters handle canola with an easy conversion

Horsch has recently announced it now has a small seeds kit for its line of Maestro SW planters that will allow for an easy conversion to handle canola. It includes a stainless steel seed disc and quick-change meter components, which it says allows for fast planter change over. The brand also claims producers could see […] Read more

GM to unveil “all-new” Class 4 and 5 trucks

GM set to debut its redesigned medium-duty Silverado trucks in March

General Motors has chosen to introduce its newest medium duty trucks, the 4500HD and 5500HD models, at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 6. It’s calling them “all-new”. As you might expect, there’ll be Duramax diesels under the hoods mated to Allison automatic transmissions. There will be a variety of wheelbases available in both […] Read more

The “all-new” Ram 1500

This pickup truck gets a new look, a lighter weight and new features for 2019

It turns out engineers at FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) have had the Ram pickup on a diet. The new 2019 models introduced at the Detroit Auto Show in January were a svelte 225 pounds lighter than the current versions. Part of that weight reduction comes from switching to aluminum for some components, such as the […] Read more

Winter F-150 road test

Our cold-weather review of a Ford 2018 Platinum pickup

Extreme cold weather is hard on vehicles. And this winter has been extreme. So rather than stay inside with a hot cup of coffee and watch afternoon movies, Grainews decided there was no better time to take advantage of Mother Nature’s cruel side to see just how it affects the average farm pickup. So we […] Read more

100 years of Ford trucks

From the Model TT to the Raptor, Ford celebrates a milestone

July 27, 1917 was a big day for Henry Ford. That was the day the Model T car was given a brother, the Model TT pickup, Ford’s very first truck. And last July marked the 100th anniversary of that production milestone at Ford. Suggested retail for the TT was $600 (about $9,607.32 in today’s dollars), […] Read more

New loader from JCB

Designed for farmers, new articulated loader gets more lift capacity

JCB has always had a prominent display at Germany’s Agritechnica machinery show. Last November it used that event to debut a new machine it thinks will be of interest to farmers on both sides of the Atlantic: the TM420 articulated, telescopic loader. “Currently we sell a smaller machine in North America, the TM320,” said Joe Eddleston, […] Read more