GFM Network News

AgDealer plugs into forex service provider

Listing site to offer currency exchange service on cross-border purchases

Farmers buying used iron internationally by way of AgDealer are getting access to what’s billed as a lower-cost option to handle the currency exchange. AgDealer, Canada’s largest used farm equipment shopper publication and online listing platform, announced a partnership Tuesday with OFX Group, an Australian-based online currency exchange provider. Farmers, distributors and buyers outside of […] Read more

With the Spillnomore device installed in fuel skid tanks on the farm, Dallas Leduc says there have been no more seeps or spills around the refill port.

Stop leaks and spills from fuel slip tanks

Simple device prevents fuel loss and is good for the environment

Dallas Leduc says a device he has installed in all portable fuel tanks on his southern Saskatchewan farm does exactly what it says it was intended to do — prevents fuel from slopping out through the vented fuel caps, saving fuel and preventing a mess in the back of the truck. It’s not a life-changing invention […] Read more

Rite Way proposes to buy Morris Industries

Regina farm equipment maker draws up letter of intent

Cash-crunched seeding equipment maker Morris Industries has been handed a letter of intent to purchase, from a Saskatchewan suitor with a farm equipment company of its own. Calgary consultancy Alvarez and Marsal said in a report Tuesday it received a letter of intent for a “proposed sale transaction” from Superior Farms Solutions Ltd. (SFSL), the […] Read more

Cervus to expand Saskatchewan reach

Deere chain announces Nipawin shop, Farm At Hand tie-in

Deere farm equipment dealer chain Cervus Equipment is set to expand its reach in northeastern Saskatchewan next month. Calgary-based Cervus — which operates 21 Deere dealerships in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia along with 42 other machinery dealerships in Canada, Australia and New Zealand — announced Thursday it plans to have a new dealership open […] Read more

Kinze introduces the 4700 planter

Narrow 20-inch 
row version debuts

In February Kinze introduced its 4700 planter, which is a newly designed model offering a narrow 20-inch row spacing. It uses a three-section frame capable of 15 degrees of up and down flexing to maintain ground contact. The 4700 uses the brand’s Blue Vintage display and Blue Drive electric drive system along with True Depth […] Read more

Remaining salvage value as a per cent of new list price

How much will that new tractor be worth when it comes time to sell it?

Call it the ‘cold weather blues’, but after my husband came into the house one -30 C day in late January cursing the old tractor yet again, I announced, “I’m going tractor shopping on Saturday. Coming?” He gave me the look I get when he thinks I’m crazy, but he’s not sure he’s willing to […] Read more

Auger, sweep, vac and extractor safety

Tractors are dangerous, but so are augers, grain sweeps and grain bag extractors

Augers, sweeps, vacs and extractors are all built to move grain from one area to another — generally either into or out of storage such as a grain bin or grain bag. Augers have long been a serious entanglement hazard, and while the newer augers have improved safety features the single most important safety feature […] Read more