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In early 2020, Mack introduced the medium-duty Class 6 and 7 MD truck series.

New players enter the light- and medium-duty truck segment

International and Mack move back into familiar territory

Over the past few decades, many truck manufacturers have retreated from the broad range of models they offered to specialize in specific segments of the market. However, recently, some brands have been expanding their offerings once again and returning to segments they had previously abandoned. Among those going down that path are International (under Navistar […] Read more

New 6000 series straw-walker combines from CLAAS

The redesign offers higher capacity and improved straw quality

German ag equipment manufacturer Claas has been steadily growing its presence in Canada and the United States for several years now. The yellow paint scheme once used on its combines sold here was the result of a joint marketing partnership between Claas and Caterpillar. However, the companies parted ways a long time ago, and Claas […] Read more


The new baler offers more efficient baling in the field, fewer bales per field, more tons per trailer, and savings in both time and transport costs.

New Holland’s BigBaler 340 High Density offers efficiencies and cost savings

The new baler produces ultra-dense square bales

There’s not a hay producer anywhere who would complain about producing too much hay. That said, the reality of hay’s bulkiness is it can be a logistical and trucking challenge. Enter New Holland Agriculture’s BigBaler 340 High Density, which produces large square bales with up to 22 per cent higher density than conventional square balers. […] Read more

Versatile introduced the three-model Nemesis tractor line to the public in 2019.

How to design a tractor, part 1

A unique look at the development process behind Versatile’s Nemesis

Last year, in the pages of Grainews, we informed you about the 2019 launch of Versatile’s new Nemesis tractor line, which are also built as the Kubota M8s. And you probably saw similar announcements of the tractors’ introductions in other publications, but what no one else has done is given you a behind-the-scenes look at […] Read more


For X series combines, 12-, 16- and 18-row CF folding corn heads are available and 12-row heads are available for S series combines.

New combine header line from John Deere

Updated header options for X, S and T series combines

Ever since the initial introduction of the S series models, John Deere engineers have been offering buyers additional ability to spec out green combines to better suit either corn and beans or small grains crops. And this year, Deere has gone another step further with the introduction of a completely new group of headers tailored […] Read more

A Redekop MAV Straw Chopper mounted to a Claas Lexion combine.

Residue management innovations from Redekop, New Holland, Case IH

The latest straw chopper technologies offer increased spreader widths, finer cuts, more efficiencies and in-cab controls

For farmers who practice low-till or no-till, residue management is essential. “We’re leaving a lot more residue on the field and that residue brings some benefits because it traps moisture and reduces erosion,” explains Trevor Thiessen, president and co-owner of Redekop Manufacturing in Saskatoon. “If straw is not chopped finely and spread evenly, it can […] Read more


S3 Air Systems' User Friendly Option aeration system is billed as offering better airflow performance with less installation hassle.

Modular grain drying system simplified, affordable, lightweight

How S3 Air Systems' new UFO for vertical aeration works

While most UFOs are typically known for their destructive crop circles, this UFO will actually promote better grain storage through proper aeration and potentially save commodities in the bin. S3 Air Systems’ User Friendly Option, or UFO aeration system, was designed with simplicity and ease of installation in mind with the ability to retrofit to […] Read more

John Deere's X9 combine and C16F folding corn head can harvest up to 7,200 bushels per hour of high-yielding corn, the company says.

John Deere announces new high-capacity X series combines

The X9 combines increase threshing capacity in all crop conditions while using less fuel

Two new models of John Deere combines will be rolling off the production line for the 2021 harvest season. The X9 1000 and X9 1100 combines were engineered to offer broadacre farmers greater efficiency, especially when threshing in dense crops like canola and tough wheat. The X9 1100 boasts it can harvest up to 30 […] Read more


Last year, in anticipation of rolling it out to Canadian producers, Kubota Canada tested the FastBale with commercial operators growing various crops in varying conditions from British Columbia to the Maritimes.

No need for stops with new continuous round baler

Kubota Canada’s FastBale considered a game changer

Kubota Canada Ltd. recently launched its new FastBale, a twin chambered baler and integrated wrapping system that allows an industry first: continuous baling with no stops for tie-off or bale discharge. “I’d say this is a game changer,” says Travis Grubb, a Kubota Canada product specialist for hay tools and crop care. With our dual […] Read more

Chris Plett of CPC Ag Repair points out a common failure point on the unloading system when harvesting wet grain.

Is your combine field ready?

There are common fail points and things to check on combines following a wet harvest

I can still hear it, the sound got louder and more prominent as we fought our way through the last days of the 2019 harvest season. One of the bearings on our straw chopper was nearing the end of its life, and luckily held together until the shards of the very last soybean stalk had […] Read more