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Titan expands its crossover tire tread offerings

Titan Tire announced the expansion of its new crossover tire line for compact tractors, the Goodyear R14T. The crossover tire, which is a hybrid of different tread patterns, is now available in 14 additional sizes to accommodate tractors all the way up to 150 horsepower. “We launched the first-of-its-kind R14T last year and have seen […] Read more

Kubota’s new SVL65-2 compact track loader will be available 
from dealers this spring.

Kubota adds a smaller track loader to its line

The SVL65-2 uses a smaller chassis but offers a spacious cab

Kubota has added one more track loader to its product line this year with the addition of the new, smaller SVL65-2. The SVL65-2 is powered by a 68 horsepower engine and has a rated tipping load capacity of 2,722 kilograms (6,000 pounds). It gets a bucket breakout force rating of 2,093 kilograms (4,614 pounds). And […] Read more



The Workmaster 25 and the smaller 25S joined New Holland’s sub-compact tractor line in February.

New subcompact tractors from New Holland

Workmaster 25 and 25S join 
the small tractor line up

New Holland has strengthened its product offerings in the sub-compact tractor segment. In February the brand announced the addition of the Workmaster 25 and smaller 25S models. The 25 gets a three-cylinder 24.7 horsepower diesel engine mated to either a 12 X 12 gear transmission or a three-range hydrostat. It is capable of delivering 7.9 […] Read more


13 models of the new LA Series loaders are designed for New Holland T5 through T8 tractors.

New loaders from the CNH brands

Range of sizes available for 
both NH and Case IH tractors

New Holland has beefed up its line of front-end loaders this year with the introduction of the LA Series. With 13 different models in all, these loaders are designed to fit all the brand’s tractors in the T5 through T8 Series. Aside from strengthening the overall loader design and including arm profiles up to 80 millimetres in width, the LA models use a more efficient hydraulic system that generates less heat, which includes […] Read more

John Deere introduced the new 344L articulated loader that also offers rear wheel steering for improved manoeuvrability.

New loaders and skid steers from JD

John Deere offers more models with features suited for on-farm duties

Earlier this year, John Deere added a new pay loader to its construction equipment line, the 344L. But this one was also designed to appeal to farmers as much as contractors, according to the brand. And it offers what Deere describes as “industry exclusive features.” Just what are those features? The most obvious difference on […] Read more


Build your own bale-spear loader head

Working in the shop even with repurposed materials can result in a long-lasting bale mover


Much like the transitions other ranchers and farmers have experienced over the past 50-plus years, our evolution with hay handling here in rural Idaho has been a transition from loose hay, to small square bales, and now large round and square bales. Each transition was made with an attempt to increase efficiency and reduce waste […] Read more

Four new BX Series sub-compact tractors from Kubota offer some high-end 
features and a three-cylinder diesel engine. 


Kubota expands its sub-compact tractor line

Brand adds four new BX80 Series diesel tractors to its range of offerings

Most farmyards have a lot of grass to cut to keep things tidy around all the buildings. Cutting those areas can often be a tough job for run-of-the-mill lawn tractors. That’s where the much more sturdy sub-compact tractors on the market today really shine. They rely on more robust drivelines and are really miniature ag […] Read more


The new mid-frame VT-70 compact track loader from ASV LLC uses a vertical lift loader linkage for applications requiring continuously level loads. 


New compact track loader from ASV

Minnesota-based brand strengthens its offering after return to the marketplace

Minnesota-based ASV has introduced its first mid-frame, vertical lift compact track loader, the Posi-Track VT-70. It features a vertical lift loader linkage capable of extended reach while maintaining level bucket loads, which is useful for loading pallets. ASV says it has incorporated the company’s patented Posi-Track rubber track suspension into the VT-70’s design. That’s a […] Read more

The TM320 is the largest machine in JCB’s two-model articulated, 
telescopic material handler line.

JCB updates its ag materials handling equipment

New features designed to improve performance and operator comfort on loaders

The Bamford family that owns equipment manufacturer JCB also runs a large farming operation in England, not far from the brand’s World Headquarters facility at Rocester. (JCB is actually company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford’s initials.) So the farm is a handy place to test and prove the machines the company puts its name — or, […] Read more