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Duck Foot improves header performance

These plastic after-market parts fit over existing header tines

Showing off his invention at the Innovations Show Place at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last June, Steve Kastning described how he and his wife came up with the design of the Duck Foot header finger, which was designed to solve a problem on their own farm. “I found in lentils, it was stripping […] Read more


PHOTOS: Running with a bulldog

We road test a 2018 Mack Pinnacle mDRIVE grain truck

The iconic bulldog hood ornament has stood above the grilles of Mack trucks for decades. This year our annual week of equipment reviews, which takes place on the grounds of the Ag in Motion farm show every July, gave us a chance to follow one of those bulldogs down the road for a couple of […] Read more



Case IH introduces the 250 Series combines

The next generation Case IH combines debuted at Grand Island factory

In July Case IH invited members of the farm media to the combine assembly plant it shares with sister CNH Global brand New Holland in Grand Island, Nebraska. That’s where the brand wanted to give journalists their first look at the new 250 Series models. Available for the 2019 season, the 250 Series offers a […] Read more


More updates for Deere’s S Series

Track suspension, header and tech improvements for 2019-model year combines

At the beginning of May, John Deere announced it was making some improvements to its S Series line of combines. The brand says for 2019 model year machines customers can get an improved track suspension module as a factory-installed option, which will be available with 30- or 36-inch (76.2 or 91.4 cm) belt widths. The […] Read more



AGCO sees Draper headers top demand

Company says better performance results in customer preference for Draper heads

AGCO launched its 9250 flexible Draper header back in 2010. It was compatible with all the company’s Gleaner, Massey Ferguson and Challenger branded combines. Since then, though, engineers have made a few tweaks to its design, and a version of the current design remains in use across all three combine brands. “We’ve had quite a […] Read more


A combine surprise comes to Regina

AGCO brings a Fendt combine to North America’s Farm Progress Show

Standing in front of what everyone knew was a completely covered example of AGCO’s newest combine design, the IDEAL, Richard Kohnen, director of tactical marketing for AGCO, discussed the evolution of the combine design and the brand’s intent to create a combine platform capable of playing in a global market. Given that the company had […] Read more



NH and Deere snag engineering awards

New combine technology from both brands net a pair of AE50 awards

Every year the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes 50 of the year’s best engineering achievements in market-ready farm equipment. This year both John Deere and New Holland each earned one for the engineering built into their newest combines. New Holland’s Opti-Spread Plus residue management system for CR combines won the engineering […] Read more


CNH brands introduce new corn headers

Case IH and NH offer redesigned, lightweight headers for narrow-row configurations

In February, Case IH announced it had expanded its 4400 Series line of corn headers with what it calls “all-new” narrow-row configurations. These new 12-,16-, and 18-row models are meant to appeal to growers who use 20- or 22-inch row spacing. “We took a clean-sheet approach to our new narrow row corn headers,” said Case […] Read more



Making a case for on-farm drying

One Alberta farmer sees a return on grain dryer investment

The old adage, it never rains but it pours, is one that farmers can certainly identify with. Over the last decade of growing seasons, prairie farmers saw several years with average annual rainfall amounts so far above average it actually had some farmers buying equipment to allow them to return to tillage practices. This year […] Read more


New “Concord Legacy Edition” opener

AGCO-Amity’s new air drill draws on features from original Concord design

In 2011 North Dakota-based Amity Technology partnered with AGCO on the development of dry-land seeding projects, creating the AGCO-Amity Company. Its most recent introduction, the PSD (Precision Shank Drill), was unveiled in October and is the latest product to hit the market as a result of that joint effort. “Agronomic design, residue flow, field finish, […] Read more