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Agritechnica has approximately 2,900 exhibitors.

See Agritechnica with Grainews

Have you been waiting for your chance to see the world’s largest farm machinery show? Grainews and Leader Tours have put together a tour to Germany just for Grainews readers. This tour includes two days at Agritechnica, and a visit to the CLAAS combine factory. There will also be a walking tour of Berlin, a […] Read more

Morris Industries gets $3.4 million for manufacturing, innovation

Morris Industries in Morris, Man. is receiving more than $3.4 million from the Western Economic Diversification Canada’s (WD) Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative, to commercialize an advanced manufacturing process and create new farm equipment products. The funding support will be a co-investment with Morris to accelerate implementation of new manufacturing technology that will incorporate advanced features […] Read more


Agronic Multibalers compress chopped silage into round bales and wrap them, so silage can be stored as bales rather than in a silage pit.

This is a real silage baler

Agronic Multibaler turns chopped silage into round bales

When you’re walking the aisles at the giant Agritechnica machinery show in Hanover, Germany, you sometimes have to stop and do a double take to figure just what some machines displayed there actually do. That was the case for me when I spotted the Agronic Multibaler. Built by a company in the Netherlands, the two models […] Read more

1. A pair of models added some bling to McCormick’s X8 display during Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany.


New X8 tractors from McCormick

Italian manufacturer Argo adds larger tractors to its McCormick brand

Italian manufacturer Argo has been in the process of updating the models in its McCormick tractor brand for a few years now. Last year it brought the most recent addition to its line, the X7 Series, to North America, and executives promised there was more to come. At the Agritechnica machinery expo in Hanover Germany […] Read more


An Autonomous Greenbot tractor with attached roto-tiller on display at Agritechnica. 


Heading toward autonomy

On display at Agritechnica: a driverless Dutch-built tractor hits the market

General purpose, completely autonomous (driverless) tractors may be the holy grail of farm equipment design. And over the past few years a wide variety of companies have offered farmers enticing glimpses of what the future may hold in that area. There have been a number of limited-use robotic machines introduced to do specific tasks on […] Read more

This concept model displayed at Agritechnica represents the design direction Czech tractor manufacturer Zetor plans to take its tractor line.

Zetor teams with Pininfarina

Any automotive enthusiast worth his salt will instantly recognize the name Pininfarina, the famous Italian design studio whose artistic vision has helped create many classic car bodies. A lot of them have graced the world’s premiere auto shows. This year, however, one of their designs is being worn by a tractor and featured at Germany’s […] Read more


JCB demonstrated how the new 4000 Series Fastrac can do double duty with a mounted sprayer kit.

PHOTOS: Photo Gallery: Walking the aisles at Agritechnica

Grainews was at the world's largest farm machinery expo in Hanover, Germany

It’s a little difficult to compare the Agritechnica farm machinery expo to the kinds of regional shows most Western Canadian farmers are familiar with. Aside from the sheer scale of the event which featured over 2,900 exhibitors this year, Agritechnica is in a league of its own and runs every second November in Hanover Germany. […] Read more

Dutch manufacturer Agrifac offers two model sizes capable of handling boom widths up to 180 feet.

Agrifac brings sprayers to Canada

This Dutch manufacturer is making a play for a share of the Canadian sprayer market

If you’ve been to the giant Agritechnica machinery show in Germany, you probably noticed Dutch-built Agrifac high-clearance sprayers on display. In the future, you’re likely to see them at North American shows as well. The company has recently decided to strike out beyond the European market. It previously launched in Australia, and now has its sights […] Read more


Canada’s Farm Progress Show was chosen as the venue for the North American debut of McCormick’s new six-model line of X7 MFWD tractors.

McCormick debuts X7 tractors

Introduced at Germany’s Agritechnica last November, the first X7 Series tractors to arrive in North America were on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in June

Here in Canada, farmers didn’t hear a lot of news from McCormick during the past couple of years. But as it turns out, the brand that is part of Italian company ARGO’s stable had been quietly working on developing an entirely new series of mid-range, MFWD tractors with a wider range of options and broader […] Read more

Electric implement drives still appearing at Agritechnica

Manufacturers have been showing concept machines equipped with electric implement control at the show since 2009. This year was no exception

Aside from displaying new, market-ready machines, some manufacturers again used Germany’s Agritechnica machinery show to provide a glimpse into the engineering future. Tractors and equipment designed to use high-voltage electricity to power implement drives instead of traditional PTO or hydraulic systems have been appearing at the event since 2009. There were more concept machines advancing that technology […] Read more