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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


Vaderstad NZ Extreme 1250-1425 tine harrow.

Agritechnica set to begin on November 10

Thirty-seven Canadian brands on display at world’s largest machinery show in Germany

It’s that time again when around 400,000 people will travel to Hannover, Germany to view the latest weird, wonderful and must-have agricultural machines on display at Agritechnica. Held every two years, this machinery utopia will show innovations, concepts and futuristic visions from 2,750 exhibitors based in 51 different countries. Organised by DLG, the German Agricultural […] Read more

In early 2018 John Deere marked the 25th anniversary of its high-tech Intelligent Solutions Group at the same time it opened this new building to house much of those operations at Des Moines, Iowa.

John Deere marks 25 years of digital technology

Deere's ISG’s ultramodern facility designed to keep software development on pace

In a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, John Deere has built a new home for its Integrated Solutions Group (ISG) tech specialists that is as unique in its design as software once was to farm machines. The new ultramodern facility is designed to help engineers and scientists collaborate and reach innovative solutions in the shortest […] Read more


John Deere debuts the industry’s first line of rigid-frame four-track tractors.

John Deere introduces 8RX line of tracked tractors

Grainews reviews John Deere’s industry-first, 4-track rigid- frame tractor

[UPDATED Nov. 4, 2019] Today John Deere officially unveiled its new line of 8RX tractors, which are — wait for it — rigid-frame four-tracked models. Anyone who has walked the aisles at Agritechnica, the world’s largest farm machinery show in Germany, will have noticed four-tracked rigid-frame tractors on display. But those are the result of […] Read more

This County 1884 4-wheel drive conversion tractor, based on a 
Ford TW-30 platform is one of only 24 known to still exist.

Rare tractor hits the auction block

Very rare County conversion tractor one of only a handful remaining

The tractor collector hobby in North America has slacked off a bit in the past few years, which is clear from the now lower prices for the common models that made up the bulk of most collections. It’s likely that can be attributed to demographics. An older generation that is gradually shrinking kicked off the […] Read more


Innotag, a Quebec-based distributor is introducing the Sky Agriculture Easy Drill to western Canada.

Sky Agriculture’s Easy Drill debuts in the west

Drill’s ability to seed cover crops may appeal to conventional or organic farmers

There’s a new drill in town looking to impress western farmers. It’s the Easy Drill from Sky Agriculture, which is a division of France-based Sulky. That company has been in business since 1936. But here on the Prairies, it isn’t exactly a household name. Quebec-based Innotag represents Sky Agriculture in this country and had the […] Read more

AGCO Connect telematics’ offering is compatible with both IOS and Android systems.

AGCO updates its digital product with “Connect”

AGCO Connect offers enhanced features across all brand lines

It’s our next-generation telemetry solution. It’s going to provide a web and mobile interface for our dealers and customers,” said Mike Uilk, AGCO Fuse product specialist in late June. “It’s mobile and web based for IOS and Android.” This new telemetry solution, which the company is just rolling out, offers the company’s best-yet suite of […] Read more