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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


An all-new UTV from Kubota

The brand targets new market segments with the RTV-XG850 Sidekick

Kubota has had a strong presence in the UTV market for several years with their X Series machines. They offer a relatively unique design with diesel engines mated to hydrostatic transmissions. That package has earned them reputations as sturdy workhorses, but for those buyers who also want something a little sporty to mix business with […] Read more



New Joker RT models from Horsch

Horsch adds two new high-speed discs to its existing implement line

Horsch has added two new models to its line of Joker RT high-speed discs: the RT18 and RT22. The RT18 has an 18-foot, four-inch working width, and the RT22 has a 21-foot, eight-inch working width. Both models use a drawbar hitch and three-section configuration to follow ground contours. The RT18 and RT22 have 20-inch blades […] Read more


Summers offers ‘variable tillage’ tool

On-the-go changes allow for more or less aggressive residue incorporation

2018 marks the third year of production for North Dakota-based Summers Manufacturing’s VRT2530 “variable” tillage tool, which was designed to offer producers an implement that can offer differing styles of tillage from the same implement — and change on the go. The VRT2530 uses a row of dual-mounted disc blades at the front. These blades are slightly concave, […] Read more



Driving a loaded grain truck

Are you really ready to safely operate your fully loaded farm truck?

The horrific traffic collision that involved the Humboldt Broncos hockey team this spring has, among other things, sparked a debate around the safe operation of heavy trucks and the training of drivers. The truck involved in that incident belonged to a commercial carrier, not a farm. But across the Prairie provinces farmers enjoy some major […] Read more


NH expands SmartTrax availability

T9.530 and T9.565 now get a track option

This season New Holland is expanding its SmartTrax rubber track option by making it available on the brand’s two mid-range four-wheel drive tractors, the 470 horsepower T9.530 and 500 horsepower T9.565. SmartTrax modules are already available on the three largest models in the T9 Series. The brand claims the T9 SmartTrax track modules have the largest […] Read more



New packer option for Carrier

Väderstad adds another feature to the options list for its tillage implements

Väderstad’s Carrier L and XL disc tillage implements get one more feature added to their options lists for 2018. The Double SteelRunner rear soil reconsolidation packers are one more choice buyers get when spec’ing out a new Carrier. “Double SteelRunner, which creates a very effective reconsolidation and clod breaking, is a very interesting complement to […] Read more


Camso offers remanufactured track for farm machinery

Retreaded rubber tracks and mid rollers offer lower-cost replacements

Camso, the rubber track manufacturer that sells track systems directly to both farmers and OEMs, introduced a new program in March, which involves offering farmers remanufactured replacement rubber tracks as a lower-cost alternative to buying brand new ones. The process involves applying new tread bars onto used tracks that are ready for replacement. The program […] Read more



New “Comprima” balers from Krone

The brand offers a new round baler series with a brand new look

This spring Krone introduced its new line of “Comprima” round balers that offer a variety of both fixed, variable and semi-variable bale chamber sizes. The brand is describing them as “new look” machines. The Comprimas use the company’s NovoGrip belt and slat system, which Krone claims helps produce a denser bale in both dry hay […] Read more


UTV tracks from Can-Am

Can-Am’s Maverick Trail UTV now gets an add-on tracks option

Can-Am has previously introduced track options for its line of ATVs with its Apache 360 track systems technology line. This year it’s introducing a track package for the Maverick Trail side-by-side UTV called the Apache Back Country track kit. The company says the system is engineered to match engine output and “supports chassis performance while […] Read more