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Michelin’s Tweel airless tire and wheel combinations are now available for UTVs, zero-turn mowers and skid steer loaders.

Michelin adds to its Tweel product line

The brand expands its line special-purpose of airless wheels


About six years ago, Michelin debuted the first Tweel airless tire and wheel assembly, which was originally intended for the skid steer market. Since then it has been expanding its line of Tweel products, which now offers types that fit zero-turn mowers and UTVs “In 2012 we launched our first Tweel targeting skid steer loaders,” […] Read more

More news from rubber track maker Camso

Track component manufacturer offers several updates for 2020

Camso, a rubber track system and components manufacturer, is also an OEM supplier to a few major brands. It builds and provides the engineering for the track systems installed on tractors and other equipment right at the factory. But it also supplies aftermarket bolt-on track systems. This fall the brand had a few announcements to […] Read more


The Nextroad commercial truck tire line debuts in Canada this year.

New truck tire brand hits the market

Nextroad brand jumps into the Canadian marketplace

Prometeon Tyre Group, the parent company of the well-known Pirelli tire brand, is introducing another name to the U.S. and Canadian markets: the Nextroad range of heavy truck tires. As an initial offering, Nextroad will produce 295/75R22.5 and 11R22.5 tire sizes. Beginning in the first quarter of 2020 it will add 11R24.5 to its portfolio. […] Read more

Large R Series tractors 
have been given some design and engineering changes for the 2020 model year.

John Deere 7R versus 8R tractors

With overlapping horsepower ranges, what’s the difference between them?

Across Western Canada, most John Deere dealers will likely tell you that on their lots, 8R tractors far outsell the 7Rs. Given that these two model ranges have overlapping horsepower ranges, what is it that each series offers that might be a better fit to each potential buyer? That was a question that marketing staff […] Read more


Movin’ On

Aside from growing up on the farm in the ‘70s and being around machinery on a regular basis as a kid, the TV show “Movin’ On” was a can’t-miss event for me every week the show ran. (There was no DVR back then!) To my mind, the star of that show was the Kenworth W900 […] Read more

Case IH begins production of tillage tools equipped with AFS Soil Command.

AFS Soil Command hits the market

Case IH begins producing new tillage tools equipped with digital tech


Digital technology has become commonplace in powered farm machinery, but it has also been steadily moving to all types of equipment. This past winter Case IH announced the introduction of their AFS Soil Command digital technology for tillage equipment. Now it says production has started on machines equipped with it, and they’ll be hitting customers’ […] Read more


The design of the Roxor by Mahindra has a lot in common with early Jeep vehicles.

Mahindra’s Roxor takes to Canadian trails

India-based Mahindra updates 
the old Jeep design for off-road

Scanning through the online spec sheet for the Roxor off-road vehicle, one phrase stands out that seems to sum up what the Roxor is. It’s “a blend of old school simplicity and current technology,” reads the description. Why does that phrase seem so on point? Well, one look at the vehicle, even from a distance, […] Read more

Lemken improves parts life

German-based Lemken expands 
line up of wear-resistant parts

In the 1980s, Germany-based Lemken, which specializes in tillage equipment, introduced its “Dural” hardened wear parts to improve service life on ground-engaging components. Ten years ago it introduced the DuraMax line of wear parts, which offered another 15 per cent improvement in wear resistance over the Dural parts. This year Lemken has announced it’s expanding […] Read more


A variety of field data, like this map that shows applied down force when seeding, will be compared against yield data to determine the effects of tillage on different soil types, topography and field conditions.

AGCO’s tillage approach on trial

Are new technologies paying off in the field? AGCO wants to find out


This year AGCO hired a new PhD agronomist for North America and gave him the task of testing the effects of today’s equipment and high-tech features when used in the real world. Speaking to a group of journalists at the brand’s Jackson, Minnesota, facility this summer, Jason Lee gave an update on the progress of […] Read more

The all-new 6110M and 6120M tractors ride on a short wheelbase and offer a dizzying range of option choices.

John Deere revamps its 6M tractor line

New models, a redesign and longer options list for the 2020 model year

In mid-September, John Deere pulled the wraps off the latest updates to one of its mid-horsepower tractor ranges: the 6M family. That mid-spec line will see a much wider range of new options available for the 2020 model year across all models, but a new 140-horsepower 6140M model will also join the group to fill […] Read more