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‘Essential’ travel rule fuzzy on farmers picking up parts, inputs

U.S. border officers will have final say on Canadian farmers' cross-border business trips

Whether Canadian farmers can continue to pick up machinery parts and other products for their operations in the United States is at the discretion of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. At 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, Canada and the U.S. temporarily restricted non-essential travel between the two nations to try and slow the spread of […] Read more



Poor installation of high amperage, unprotected cables running through a jagged metal opening on this truck could have resulted in a major fire.

Inspect newly purchased machines thoroughly

Poor-quality work put this “new-to-us” truck at serious risk of fire

When a used, new-to-you vehicle or machine arrives on the farm, it’s worth putting on your coveralls and giving it another more thorough inspection than it likely received at the auction sale or dealer’s lot when it was purchased. Doing exactly that saved this heavy truck from what would have been an inevitable fire. And […] Read more

Steyr unveiled its diesel-electric hybrid Konzept tractor at Agritechnica 2019.

Steyr unveils zero-emissions hybrid tractor

Austrian company’s diesel-electric hybrid Konzept tractor raised eyebrows

Austrian machinery manufacturer Steyr drew a lot of attention at Agritechnica 2019 when it unveiled its diesel-electric hybrid Konzept tractor. The Konzept tractor is a study on what the future of tractor production could be and addresses top-of-mind issues such as environmental sustainability, efficiency, connectivity and comfort. At the heart of Steyr Konzept is a […] Read more



CNH Industrial cuts revenue guidance for second time

Company sticks to earnings per share forecast

Milan | Reuters – Italian-American machinery maker CNH Industrial trimmed its forecast for full-year revenue for a second time this year after lower sales volumes and exchange rate factors weighed on results in the third quarter. CNH Industrial, which makes most of its profit from farming machinery, Iveco commercial vehicles, construction equipment and powertrains, said net sales of […] Read more


We ran comparison tests at ASV proving grounds in Minnesota, operating ASV and competitor skid steers and CTLs in the same conditions.

Evaluating ASV skid steers and CTL loaders

Grainews reviews features and 
performance in tough conditions

When ASV launched its newest compact track loader, the VT-70 High Output, it invited Grainews to its manufacturing plant and proving grounds for a look around. The company also offered us a chance to see for ourselves what we thought of the full product line and let us compare their machines to competing models. Naturally, we took them up […] Read more



Is it just a matter of slowing down your ground speed to remedy harvest loss?


PAMI engineer offers combine adjustment advice

How to make sure grain goes into 
your hopper, not out the back

Speaking at an event in Brandon in March, Joel McDonald, an engineer working for PAMI (Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute), gave producers the benefit of his years of experience in evaluating combine performance. “This is a quote I like to use about managing your harvest, and your combine,” he told the crowd. “‘A combine is a […] Read more

PHOTOS: Grainews practical testing team heads to Minnesota

When ASV launched a new compact track loader model, Grainews put it through its paces at the company’s proving grounds

In late May, Grainews machinery editor Scott Garvey and online editor Greg Berg headed south to Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to attend the official launch of ASV’s newest compact track loader (CTL), the VT-70 High Output. Grand Rapids is home to the brand’s assembly plant and proving grounds. While they were there, the Grainews team also […] Read more