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Reading this book along with a good cup of coffee made for a good way to spend Sunday afternoons.

Winter reading for International Harvester enthusiasts

The family behind the IH brand? Or a book for IH Cub tractor owners?

We’ve come across two books that International Harvester enthusiasts might want to make time to read during this cold winter season. Founding family history This summer we read through The International Harvester Company: A History of the Founding Families and Their Machines, written by Chaim M. Rosenberg and published by McFarland. This isn’t the typical machinery […] Read more

Reading “Classic Oliver Tractors”

Diving into the latest machinery book to come our way

One of the great things about working the machinery beat here at Grainews is I sometimes get a preview of the latest farm equipment book due to hit store shelves. This time Octane Press sent us a copy of one of their latest release, Classic Oliver Tractors: History, Models, Variations & Specifications 1897-1976, by Sherry […] Read more


The new AFS Connect Magnum gets a host of new features and design upgrades.

PHOTOS: Case IH debuts the AFS Connect Magnum tractor

Ramped-up digital features dominate in the 2020 models

Grouped together in a farm field in Maricopa, Arizona, a fleet of Magnum tractors sat outside some large white tents, which were set up to accommodate several weeks of Case IH dealer training days. The Magnums looked a lot the existing models from a distance, but that was an intentional ruse by the brand’s marketing […] Read more

VIDEO: A case of many CASEs

Cheaper by the dozen? Manitoba farmer operates a fleet of vintage 90 Series CASE tractors

Last October, machinery editor Scott Garvey took a drive out to Lavenham in southern Manitoba to see for himself one local farmer’s approach to farm machinery – a collection of twelve 90 Series CASE tractors. But these are only a part of a fleet of 26 tractors in total on Larry Rodgers’ farm that he […] Read more


Honey Bee Manufacturing has built a 60-foot header based on its AirFLEX model, which is designed for the Australian market.

Honey Bee offers up a sweet 60 feet

Honey Bee Manufacturing hits the 60-foot mark with a new header

Today’s combines have obviously grown considerably in size over the last couple of decades, and they can now take a very big bite out of a field in a single pass. But a new header from Saskatchewan-based Honey Bee Manufacturing will likely cause even those most familiar with farm equipment to do a double take. […] Read more

For 2019 Case IH Steiger tractors will now come with an extended warranty and free telematics package. Tracked models will also see design upgrades.

Case IH ups the ante on tractor warranty

Longer warranty and new features standard on 2019 Magnums and Steigers

Case IH is putting the pressure on its competitors this fall by offering a new three-year, 2,000 hour standard warranty on its 2019 line of Steiger four-wheel drive tractors. And they’ll also arrive on the farm with a factory-installed telematics package and a free one-year subscription to the brand’s AFS Connect telematics package. AFS Connect […] Read more


John Deere’s new R4044 sprayer has a 1,200-gallon tank but is nine percent lighter than the current R4045 model.

John Deere adds a “light weight” sprayer

R4044 joins the Green 
brand’s 4 Series sprayer line

In May John Deere announced the introduction of the R4044 sprayer. Although it offers a 1,200 gallon (4,542 litre) product tank and sports a 325 horsepower, nine-litre diesel under the hood, it still weighs in nine per cent lighter than the R4045. Deere’s marketing staff say this machine fills a niche for those who are […] Read more



CNH Industrial improves guidance after strong Q2, shares up 10 pct

Milan | Reuters (July 26, 2018) – Truck and tractor maker CNH Industrial raised its full-year guidance on Tuesday after better-than-expected quarterly earnings, sparking a more than 10 percent rally in its shares. Milan-listed shares closed 10.6 percent higher at 9.93 euros, making it the best performer on the city’s blue-chip index, which ended the session […] Read more

AGCO’s new C Series RoGators debuted last August and offer a host of upgrades over previous models.

AGCO reinvents the RoGator

The C Series offers improved driveline and product delivery technology

AGCO thinks anyone looking to spend less of their day cleaning and maintaining sprayers and more time rolling through fields applying product will like their new C Series RoGators. Equipped with the brand’s new LiquidLogic system, these machines promise more efficient cleanouts with less wasted product and more precise application in the field. “With the […] Read more