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Case IH ups the ante on tractor warranty

Longer warranty and new features standard on 2019 Magnums and Steigers

Case IH is putting the pressure on its competitors this fall by offering a new three-year, 2,000 hour standard warranty on its 2019 line of Steiger four-wheel drive tractors. And they’ll also arrive on the farm with a factory-installed telematics package and a free one-year subscription to the brand’s AFS Connect telematics package. AFS Connect […] Read more


Reviewing the M7 Kubota

Our observations after getting up close and personal with two M7 tractors

A couple of years ago Kubota introduced its flagship M7 line of tractors, which pushed the available horsepower in its tractor line to 168. Since then the orange brand has been pushing to become a much bigger player in the ag equipment market, with a stated intention of eventually becoming a full-line manufacturer. But there’s […] Read more




John Deere adds a “light weight” sprayer

R4044 joins the Green brand’s 4 Series sprayer line

In May John Deere announced the introduction of the R4044 sprayer. Although it offers a 1,200 gallon (4,542 litre) product tank and sports a 325 horsepower, nine-litre diesel under the hood, it still weighs in nine per cent lighter than the R4045. Deere’s marketing staff say this machine fills a niche for those who are […] Read more



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