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AGCO proves precision features add value

On-farm trials show yield gains in the U.S. when new technology is added

Three years ago, AGCO decided to prove to its customers — and potential customers — that outfitting one of its White Planters with precision planting technology would offer them a payback in higher yields. The company organized a series of field trials across the Midwest and measured the impact of improving seed placement, and depth on yields. The trials involved […] Read more


Case IH puts AccuTurn on Patriot sprayers

Enhanced auto-guidance option now moves to its sprayer series

This year Case IH made its Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) AccuTurn feature, an automated headland-turning technology, available on its Patriot Series sprayers. The software originated in Case IH’s autonomous concept vehicle program, which the brand showed off in a fully autonomous Magnum tractor a couple of years ago, and it has been available in tractors. Maximum turn […] Read more



NH’s Genesis T8 with PLM Intelligence

New Holland’s redesigned tractor comes with ramped up digital capacity

For several years now both Case IH and New Holland have both been owned by parent company CNH Industrial. While both brands have maintained their own independence to a large extent, a lot of the new technology introduced under one colour soon shows up in the other. That seems to be the case again this […] Read more


Case IH introduces AFS Soil Command

Smart tillage now an option on the red brand’s implements

Just as technology gives producers a tool to improve on-farm efficiency and reduce operating costs on combines, tractors, and drills, brands have been taking that technology and applying it to tillage implements for the same reason. Case IH recently introduced its AFS Soil Command, which brings digital tech to its red line of tillage implements. Case IH tillage […] Read more




John Deere upgrades its 6R Series tractors

Range offers models that span the 110 to 250 horsepower range

Last August John Deere updated its 2019 line of 110- to 215-horsepower 6R Series tractors, giving them a host of new features. The updated models include the 6110R, 6120R, 6130R, 6145R, 6155R, 6175R, 6195R and 6215R in both two- and four-wheel drive configurations with cabs. First and foremost, among the new optional features is the […] Read more



Manitou’s ‘NewAg’ agricultural telehandler

NewAg 737-130 PS+ multi-purpose model hits the show circuit

Telehandlers are slowly gaining popularity among Canadian farmers. While they aren’t yet taking the market by storm, manufacturers are beginning to give potential buyers more reason to consider adding a telehandler to a farm fleet, offering models tailored for farm environments and typical agricultural jobs. Bringing them to farm equipment shows helps catch farmers’ eyes. […] Read more


Reading “Classic Oliver Tractors”

Diving into the latest machinery book to come our way

One of the great things about working the machinery beat here at Grainews is I sometimes get a preview of the latest farm equipment book due to hit store shelves. This time Octane Press sent us a copy of one of their latest release, Classic Oliver Tractors: History, Models, Variations & Specifications 1897-1976, by Sherry […] Read more



Air line uses truck compressor

A glad hand connector on an air hose brings compressed air to the field

Having a source of compressed air in the field can be a pretty handy tool. But carting around a shop air compressor isn’t exactly easy, unless you have one permanently mounted in a service truck. For many farms, however, there is almost always an air compressor in the field. During seeding, spraying and harvest, the […] Read more


PHOTOS: Case IH debuts the AFS Connect Magnum tractor

Ramped-up digital features dominate in the 2020 models

Grouped together in a farm field in Maricopa, Arizona, a fleet of Magnum tractors sat outside some large white tents, which were set up to accommodate several weeks of Case IH dealer training days. The Magnums looked a lot the existing models from a distance, but that was an intentional ruse by the brand’s marketing […] Read more