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The EWRS Series skid-steer wheels from Evolution Wheel use non-pneumatic rubber tread segments that are resistant to damage but still offer a smooth ride.

New skid-steer tire option

Winnipeg manufacturer introduces 
its new non-pneumatic tire design

At last year’s Manitoba Ag Days show in Brandon, Evolution Wheel of Winnipeg debuted its all-steel wheel replacement for skid-steer loaders. The idea was to offer a wheel that provided improved traction and removed the risk of tire damage from hazards. This year, the company introduced another wheel option for producers who want those benefits […] Read more

Steel wheels built by Evolution Wheel in Winnipeg are specially designed for skid steer loaders. They offer better floatation and traction than ordinary tires, according to the manufacturer.

Steel wheels a ‘new’ invention

Special steel wheels for skid steers a lower cost alternative than tracks

One of the new products on display at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon in January was Winnipeg-based Evolution Wheel’s all-steel wheels for skid steer loaders. At first glance they might evoke memories of old steel wheel tractors, but they’ve been developed to meet a very modern purpose, says Derek Hird owner of Evolution Wheel. There are […] Read more


MacDon displayed one of its new R1 Series machines at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon in January.

New mower conditioners from MacDon

MacDon's two-model R1 Series pull-types offer a wide range of features for farmers

In August MacDon announced it was introducing a two-model line of pull-type mower conditioners called the R1 Series. The model on display at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon this past January provided farmers with one of their first opportunities to get a close look at one. The R1s are available in 13- and 16-foot working […] Read more

Medium duty trucks with larger special service bodies are gaining popularity with producers.

Make your in-field servicing easier

These custom-made truck bodies are designed to carry the shop right out to the field

The silver service body mounted on a 335 Peterbilt at Automatic Truck and Trailer Sales’ display during the Manitoba Ag Days show was bound to make anyone green with envy. The large aluminum service body was custom built by Total Works Truck and Equipment in Brandon, according to Ray Lewis, sales rep for Automatic Truck […] Read more


VIDEO: Driverless tractors and open-source software

Reimer Robotics takes first prize in Manitoba Ag Days Inventors' Showcase

Matthew Reimer was as surprised as anyone when he was awarded first prize for his driverless tractor system at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon on Jan. 20, but his invention is worthy of the title. The Inventors’ Showcase winner, and president of Reimer Robotics, has built a system to move tractors – driverless no less, with […] Read more

LIVE BLOG: Manitoba Ag Days

Event begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 and ends on Thursday, Jan. 21

The city of Brandon rolls out the welcome mat for producers and the public for this year’s Manitoba Ag Days, running Tuesday, Jan. 19 to Thursday, Jan. 21. Visit the Ag Days 2016 live blog page here! For three days, a wide variety of speakers and some of the latest in agricultural equipment and technology will […] Read more