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New Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks from GM

GM debuts its all-new line of medium-duty Silverado pickup trucks

Ever since Chevrolet dubbed its pickup truck line the Silverado, that name has not appeared on a medium-duty model — until this year. In March GM introduced its all-new line of Silverado Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks. They get designated the 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD models. “Chevrolet’s return to the conventional cab medium duty […] Read more


Horsch opens North American research centre

The equipment brand aims to look at all areas of crop production technology

The German tillage and seeding equipment brand Horsch has had a presence that includes manufacturing facilities in North America for some time. And now it’s opening a crop production research centre, adding to the list of other such facilities it operates around the world. The new Agro Innovation Center is located at Downs, Illinois, and […] Read more



Lemken adds new implement features

The brand debuts new production options and looks for farmer feedback on others

Grainews met up with Lemken’s Canadian sales manager, Laurent Letzter, at the brand’s display during the Agritechnica machinery show in Germany in November. Lemken was using that event to solicit feedback from farmers on a couple of new prototype features it had recently developed for its line of compact discs, and it was introducing others […] Read more


Western Star trucks, then and now

As a brand, Western Star began in 1967 as a specialty, heavy-duty model for the logging and oilfield industries. Now, the brand, along with Freightliner, is owned by Daimler Trucks North America, and the company says Western Star is currently positioned in the market as a premium marquee, with individuals, small and medium fleets as […] Read more




Deere adds to its 1895 air drill line

A new 60-foot model stretches available working widths

In March, John Deere revealed the newest addition to its model 1895 line of air drills, a 60 foot version, which stretches the maximum available working width considerably. The new flagship model also gets some new technology to help improve seed and fertilizer placement. “This wider no-till air drill is a perfect fit for producers […] Read more



Retrofit kits from Deere

ExactApply upgrades available for 2014 and newer 4 Series sprayers

In 2016 John Deere introduced the ExactApply nozzle control system as a factory option for its 2018 model year sprayers. Now, it’s making them available as retrofit kits, which can be installed on 2014 to 2018 model year 4 Series machines. That, says Deere, will allow owners of those machines to take advantage of the […] Read more


New Silverado and Sierra models for 2019

“All new” pickups from GM offer new engineering and a new diesel engine

GM is introducing an “all new” line of Chevrolet Silverado pickups for the 2019 model year. And not to forget, its cousin, the GMC brand, is also introducing “next generation” Sierras. While both versions get some overall exterior and interior design changes along with some specific options unique to each brand, the basic truck and […] Read more



Danuser introduces two new products

Mega Mixer and tree and stump puller debut at Kentucky show

U.S.-based Danuser had two new products to show the public at this year’s National Farm Machinery Show in Kentucky. The Intimidator Model 12200 incorporates a tree and post puller, stump bucket and rock picker into one design. The brand says it was built to help farmers pull, saw, dig and carry a variety of jobs, […] Read more


PHOTOS: Amazone spreaders go high-tech

Amazone adds upscale technology to its broadcast spreaders

Amazone’s CEO, Christian Dreyer, told farm journalists that the company intended to focus on integrating sophisticated technology into its implements during a media field day in Germany in September. The brand’s fertilizer spreaders will be no exception. Two updated ZG-TS pull-type spreader models made their debut at that field day. With tank capacities of 212 […] Read more