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New cover crop seeder attachment

Unverferth introduces the One-Pass Cover Crop Seeder option

Unverferth Manufacturing used the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, in February as the venue to introduce its new mounted One-Pass Cover Crop Seeder attachment. It can be fitted the brand’s new Rolling Harrow 1245 and 1245D models that have working widths up to 37 feet. The attachment allows for one-pass planting of cover crops, an agronomic practice […] Read more


PHOTOS: Jeep gets back into trucks

Jeep Gladiator pickup debuts for 2020 model year, bringing Jeep back into the small truck segment

FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) chose the Los Angeles Auto Show in November as the venue to debut its latest foray into the pickup truck market, pulling the curtain back on the all-new Jeep Gladiator. With 3,469 kilograms (7,650 pounds) of towing capacity and 725 kilograms (1,600 pounds) of payload, it’s going to be a player […] Read more



Vaderstad debuts ‘small seed’ planter

The 24-row Tempo L24 is designed to meet needs of canola growers

At Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last year, Vaderstad (the Swedish company that now owns Saskatchewan-based Seed Hawk) debuted the newest version of its Tempo planter line, the L24. The brand calls it their “next generation high-speed planter,” because it’s designed specifically for use with small-seeded crops like canola. “This is the first edition […] Read more


Two new track loaders from ASV

Compact and mid-size machines debut this winter from Minnesota-based brand

Minnesota-based ASV has introduced two more compact track loaders (CTL) to its product line, the very small RT 25 Posi-Track, and the much bigger RT-65 Posi-Track. The RT-25 is designed for working in very tight spaces. The brand claims it’s the industry’s smallest sit-in CTL, and that a machine of that design is safer and […] Read more



A close look at the MTZ-Kirovets K-744 tractor

The lower-cost four-wheel drive comes back to the Prairies

Making its first appearance at the Manitoba Ag Days event in Brandon in January was the MTZ-Kirovets K-744. And it had to rank as one of the most popular attractions on the show floor. “They’ve been pretty busy,” commented a staff member at a neighbouring display when Grainews stopped by. We went there to meet […] Read more


Kubota adds a smaller track loader to its line

The SVL65-2 uses a smaller chassis but offers a spacious cab

Kubota has added one more track loader to its product line this year with the addition of the new, smaller SVL65-2. The SVL65-2 is powered by a 68 horsepower engine and has a rated tipping load capacity of 2,722 kilograms (6,000 pounds). It gets a bucket breakout force rating of 2,093 kilograms (4,614 pounds). And […] Read more



Horsch introduces split-row planters

Two new models designed to plant large-seeded crops as well as canola

To say there has been ramped-up interest in planters from Prairie farmers in recent years might be an understatement. That’s because manufacturers have been blending the precision placement ability planters can achieve with features aimed at canola growers. This year Horsch introduced growers to its newest models, the Maestro SW 4715 and 4815, at the Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan. […] Read more


Are there cost savings to planting canola?

As Jeremy Hughes, product manager for Horsch Equipment, travels the country, he says he’s noticed a lot of variable maturity in canola crop fields across the Prairies. “What we see today are some very inconsistent fields,” he says. “It comes back to uniformity and consistency, seed placement, depth and control.” And all of that begins […] Read more



Will today’s seeding equipment work in a higher-yield future?

Can air drills still deliver efficiency with 80-bushel canola yields?

When Jeremy Hughes, product manager for seeding and planting implement manufacturer Horsch, makes the rounds to customer events, one of the questions he puts to attendees is this: can the air drill of today still be the implement of choice when farmers expect to grow 80-bushel-per acre canola? “It takes 2.5 to 3.5 pounds of […] Read more


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