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AGCO’s “Virtual Product Showroom” allows for enhanced looks at machinery as well as tours of its Jackson, Minn., assembly plant and visitor centre.

No farm show, no problem

Brands go digital to keep in touch with farmers

There have been many changes to our lives lately because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of farm shows all across North America is just one of them. The trouble for farm machinery brands is those shows have long been an important part of their marketing efforts as places where potential buyers get up close […] Read more

CNH to work with Microsoft, Accenture on ‘smart’ vehicles

Milan | Reuters — CNH Industrial has set up a five-year collaboration with Microsoft and Accenture to help it to develop “smart” and connected industrial vehicles, the Italian-American vehicle and equipment maker said on Monday. The programme, part of CNH Industrial’s digital transformation plans, is expected to help the group “achieve significant revenue growth,” the […] Read more


Equipment dealer chain Rocky Mountain to go private

Publicly traded CNH dealer's top brass make offer

Canada’s biggest farm equipment dealership chain has made a deal to take itself private after almost 13 years on the TSX. Rocky Mountain Dealerships (RME) announced Monday it has an agreement in place with a numbered Alberta company controlled by CEO Garrett Ganden and board chairman Matthew Campbell, for 100 per cent of RME at […] 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



Case IH is enhancing the lineup of Precision Air 5 series air carts with new features and configurations, including individual tank weigh scales and curve compensation.

Case IH debuts two new air cart models

The 725- and 915-bushel air carts give growers more flexibility than ever

A lot has changed since Case IH introduced its first air cart in 2016. The global equipment manufacturer has upgraded several features and added new configurations to its next-generation line of air carts. The 2021 models feature individual tank weight scales and curve compensation to help producers make every seed count, according to Trent Nowosad, […] Read more


CNH Industrial replaces CEO, sticks with spinoff plan

Chairman Suzanne Heywood becomes interim CEO; CFO also leaving

Updated, March 24 — Milan | Reuters — The chief executive of CNH Industrial is leaving with immediate effect, the industrial vehicle maker said on Monday, less than two months after a profit warning. CNH said board chair Suzanne Heywood would replace Hubertus Muhlhauser as CEO until a permanent replacement was found. A source close […] 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 RB565 baler from Case IH is capable of forming both silage and dry hay or straw bales.

Case IH RB565 baler capable of silage and dry hay operation

New model designed to be an "all purpose" baler for producers

According to Case IH, the new RB565 Premium HD round baler is designed for the “ultimate crop flexibility,” which means it’s capable of being used to put up wet silage bales as well as dry hay and straw. “The RB565 Premium HD round baler is equipped with components to efficiently handle wet hay making in […] Read more

A centre-mounted knife drive improves performance across the cutter bar and minimizes cutter bar vibration.

New draper headers from Case IH

Upgraded 3100 Series II rigid 
and flex heads now available

Recently, Case IH announced it upgraded its combine header line with the introduction of the new 3100 Series II rigid and flex draper models. The brand claims these new designs now incorporate a total of 118 product enhancements made since the original 3100 Series was introduced. Those changes allow for improved durability and ground-following capabilities. […] Read more