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Paccar’s sister truck brands Kenworth (top) and Peterbilt have both introduced new medium-duty models that share similar design updates.

New medium-duty trucks from Paccar’s brands

Kenworth and Peterbilt introduce new models

Paccar’s Kenworth and Peterbilt brands launched new medium-duty truck models in April for the Class 5 to Class 8 weight groups, which start in the 7,258-kilogram GVWR range and go up from there. Peterbilt is a relative newcomer to the medium-duty segment, only producing its first truck for that market in 1995, but it has […] Read more

John Deere celebrates 75 years of combine production with special anniversary edition S series models.

John Deere combines mark milestone

75th anniversary editions available for model year 2022 machines

When model year 2022 combine production soon begins at Deere’s Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., the S series machines leaving the plant will sport some extra bling, in the form of a 75th anniversary decal on their flanks. These machines mark the celebration of a significant milestone for Deere, which has now been building […] Read more


TireGrabber products are designed to allow producers to safely and easily change over large diameter tires.

New heavy equipment jack

TireGrabber introduces the TG Equipment Jack

A few years ago, Alberta producer Darcy Goossen invented a front-end loader attachment that allowed him to more easily perform large-tire changes on his own farm equipment. That invention eventually became known commercially as the TireGrabber, currently available in three different models, which Goossen now manufactures and sells. The TireGrabber models allow for handling large […] Read more

John Deere introduces the W200 M and R series windrowers, which can be ordered for the 2022 growing season.

Deere introduces new windrowers

Four models offer efficiency gains over previous designs

In August, John Deere had more new equipment to introduce to producers. This time, the green brand has turned its attention to windrowers, and it’s introducing the new W200 series, available in M and R designated configurations. In all, the line includes four models — the W200M and W235M along with the W235R and W260R. […] Read more


AGCO and a consortium of tech companies are involved in field trials of a spot-spray system they say will provide growers with a way to reduce inputs and save costs.

Are broad-acre spray applications about to go extinct?

AGCO and tech partners team up to advance spot spraying

The sight of sprayers broadly applying a constant flow of herbicide across Prairie fields may soon go the way of the dodo — at least if AGCO and its technology partners have anything to say about it. The company announced it has teamed up with Robert Bosch GmbH, BASF’s Xarvio Digital Farming Solutions and Raven […] Read more

Deere’s 5M series tractors are now available with the higher-spec PowrQuad, clutchless transmission.

Deere updates its 5M tractor line

Utility tractor series gets new features list and more horsepower

Add one more John Deere product line to the list of those getting updates for the 2022 model year. This time the brand has turned its attention to its 5M series utility tractors, giving them a more impressive options list and adding one more model, the 5125M, to the top end of the group, bringing […] Read more


New Holland celebrates baler milestone with awards

Last November, New Holland announced it had reached a milestone in large square baler production. The 30,000th machine rolled off the assembly line at the brand’s Zedelgem, Belgium, factory, which produces combines, balers and forage harvesters for NH’s global market. NH has been building large square balers since 1987.  The 30,000th machine was given a […] Read more

New Holland has released an update to its MyPLM Connect Farm digital platform, which offers a range of enhanced mapping features.

New Holland updates MyPLM Connect

Web platform and mobile app get improvements for 2021

Following a nearly identical announcement from Case IH, its sister brand under CNH Global ownership, New Holland released an update to its digital platform, MyPLM Connect. Just as with Case IH’s digital offering, the NH platform update includes support for prescriptions and large square balers, new map layer visualization, machine utilization maps as well as […] Read more


The wrapper attachment on the RB 4160P Protec baler is relatively compact to make storage and transport easy.

Massey adds the RB 4160P Protec to its RB baler series

One-pass baling and wrapping improves feed quality: AGCO

AGCO has added the RB 4160P Protec combination baler and wrapper to its Massey Ferguson line of equipment. The unit combines all the features found on the Massey RB series silage balers, which debuted in 2018, with an integrated bale-wrapping unit, allowing producers to harvest and ensile high-moisture forages in one pass. “In climates with […] Read more

Triple Green Products has created a grain drying heat source designed to use a variety of biomass products.

Manitoba company offers biomass grain drying system

The BioDryAir system supplies heat for grain drying from a variety of biomass products

As the federal government moves closer to implementing a carbon tax, the impact of that on farmers’ fuel costs are bound to be significant. And the effect of that most talked about lately has been on the cost of gas for drying grain. One Manitoba company thinks it can offer producers a better, cheaper method […] Read more