Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey talks with Earl Reimer of the Eden Foundation about its collaboration with Mennonite Heritage Village for Tractor Trek, an event involving over 40 antique tractors that hit the road on June 8 to raise money for charity. [VIDEO] eQuipTV: Manitoba Tractor Trek 2019 [VIDEO] equipTV: Tractor trekking ingenuity Video editing […] Read more
Loftness Specialized Equipment recently added two new 12-ton spreaders to its FertiLogix product line: the FB1210 and L1230. The L1230 is designed for both lime and fertilizer. Both are variable rate ready with hydraulically driven conveyors and spinners. Both models use dual stainless steel spinners that the brand claims produces a highly consistent spread pattern. […] Read more
The vintage tractor-collecting hobby may not be as strong as it used to be. A look at the selling prices of older restored machines indicates that demand for them is down from its high over a decade ago. That has been attributed to a hobby dominated by an aging demographic. But an event in southern […] Read more
Continuous field testing of prototype machinery can be a challenge for Canadian ag equipment manufacturers, because our long winters limit access to fields. A good option is to head to southern portions of the U.S. where milder climates make year-round testing possible. Only that way can engineers rack up the maximum number of hours on […] Read more
For most of us who grew up on a farm, there is a favourite tractor model that holds some sentimental value. Maybe it was the first tractor you ever rode on with Grandpa or one the family had while you were a boy (or girl). For whatever the reason, that kind of sentiment has fuelled […] Read more
For producers who want to expand the capabilities of their on-farm ATV or UTV, Can Am thinks it has the perfect solution: tracks. Not too long ago the brand introduced its “four season” Apache 360 and longer-track version the 360LT line of all-season track modules, which will work on its Outlander ATVs and Defender UTV. […] Read more
There was a time when farmers were more than a little thrifty when it came to investing in their machinery. John Deere used to promote the fact its tractors could run on “inexpensive” distillate, rather than regular gasoline to prove to potential buyers their machines offered value. Take a look at the operators’ stations on […] Read more
In late May, Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey and online editor Greg Berg headed south to Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to attend the official launch of ASV’s newest compact track loader (CTL), the VT-70 High Output. Grand Rapids is home to the brand’s assembly plant and proving grounds. While they were there, the Grainews team also […] Read more
Where do we start talking about the new 175 to 210 horsepower tractor series just introduced by Versatile? Do we say these models expand Versatile’s full tractor line down into the mid-horsepower range, or do we first mention that that all indications are that these machines, dubbed the Nemesis Series, will also be available from your […] Read more
European expatriates will certainly be familiar with the Lely brand of equipment. The brand has had a presence here in North America for several years as well, and long-time Canadian dairy operators will be well aware of their barn systems. But the brand has had a strong presence in the hay and forage sector overseas […] Read more
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