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Truck tent an economical camping option

Sportz Camo truck tent quickly converts a pickup to a camper

There’s no doubt all those camper trailers that fill RV dealers’ lots offer some impressive accommodations. But they don’t exactly come cheap. And if you want to spend time in the great outdoors, do you really need a satellite receiver and a big screen TV? If getting an enjoyable weekend nature experience is really what […] Read more


Summers Manufacturing introduces VRT Renegade tillage implement

iControl feature offers adjustable performance on the go

Summers Manufacturing of North Dakota has added another tillage implement to its “Variable Rate Tillage” equipment product line this summer, with the introduction of the VRT Renegade. It allows operators to change implement performance on the go, using a cab-mounted iPad as the controller A variety of adjustments are possible, which can be made on […] Read more



Lemken forms Canadian subsidiary

German tillage manufacturer builds a permanent home in Canada

Here in the pages of Grainews, we’ve reported on the new product developments from German tillage manufacturer Lemken several times. We’ve even reported on our visits to the company’s European production facilities and field days. This year Lemken announced that it now has a completely new corporate structure, with a newly formed subsidiary, Lemken Canada. […] Read more


PHOTOS: A ‘Quantum’ leap for Morris

The brand introduces the new Quantum as both a drill and a tillage implement

At the 2018 edition of the Ag in Motion farm show at Langham, Saskatchewan, Morris Industries had a new drill to take centre stage at its display, the Quantum. Although the Quantum drill put in an earlier public appearance in Regina in June at Canada’s Farm Progress Show, the brand picked the Ag in Motion […] Read more



Clean Seed adds a planter

Clean Seed and Harvest International join forces

A couple of years ago, Clean Seed Capital finally introduced the CX6 seed drill that the company had let farmers know was coming down the pike. Now with two years of CX6 production under its belt, Clean Seed is expanding its manufacturing footprint. In July the company announced it had acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, a […] Read more


Ford heads into the hills

The brand sees its future as a builder of mainly pickups and SUVs

In 1966 Ford was the first of the Detroit Three automakers to realize the Jeep brand was onto something. At the time, Kaiser, which bought Willys and therefore ownership of the Jeep brand, had turned the spunky little four-wheel drive into a growing line of Jeep-branded vehicles designed for weekend warriors who wanted to hit […] Read more



Kubota digs into tillage offerings

The orange brand adds compact discs to its growing implement line

With its acquisition of the Norwegian implement manufacturer Kverneland, Kubota has been steadily integrating that company’s equipment to its own product line, particularly hay and forage equipment. And in some cases, such as with the newest Kubota round baler offering, it’s the result of expanding the original Kverneland lines in order to cater to North […] Read more


John Deere introduces new tillage tools

Updating the 2410 and new high-speed implements come to the Deere line

One of John Deere’s three announcements in May of this year was the introduction of the new 2430 line of chisel plows, which will replace the current 2410 models. They will also be available in a second configuration, as the 2430C nutrient applicators. According to the brand, the new 2430s will provide better soil levelling […] Read more



AGCO introduces the new MF 1700M Series tractors

36- to 60-horsepower tractors for those smaller jobs

Using the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, as the venue, AGCO introduced the Massey Ferguson 1700M Series compact tractors, which is made up of two models offering 36 and 60 horsepower. The larger tractor can be ordered with either a 12×12 power shuttle or electronically controlled three-range hydrostatic transmission. The smaller tractor is available […] Read more


John Deere adds more options to the 9R, RT and RX Series

More track choices and a hydraulic upgrade for high-horsepower tractors

In June John Deere announced several updates to its 2019 model year 9R, 9RT, and 9RX tractors. They include what the green brand describes as “a mix of the latest technology and performance-enhancing features.” For the first time, Deere will offer a 120-inch (3.05 metre) track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX and 9620RX four-track […] Read more