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The 2017 competitors in the Canadian Truck King Challenge.

How do the newest pickups compare?

Judges at the 2017 Canadian Truck King Challenge rate the competition

The Canadian Truck King Challenge is an annual event where automotive journalists get together to evaluate the current pickup truck offerings from all brands. This year we had a field of 11 pickup trucks, falling into four classes: midsize, half ton, three-quarter ton and one-ton trucks. All pickups are tested in the same way, by […] Read more

This photo taken at Massey-Ferguson’s combine test facility in the early 1960s shows the bump track used to test long-term durability.

Shaking things up

Here's how manufacturers test the durability of vehicles and machines

The expectation of quality among buyers of farm machinery has risen substantially in past decades. As a result, all manufacturers have felt the heat to live up to customer demand and implemented a host of new quality control programs both on and off assembly lines, including at the design phase. That goes for vehicle manufacturers […] Read more

The Canadian unveiling of the 2017 Ford Super Duty took place in November at the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina.

Ford unveils the 2017 Super Duty

Trailer towing capability is a priority for the brand’s new Super Duty trucks

Most of the new vehicle introductions in this country have typically taken place at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. But Ford didn’t choose to use that venue to unveil its 2017 line of Super Duty trucks. Instead, the brand picked the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina last November to show potential buyers what […] Read more

The Chev in Dean’s workshop part way through the restoration process.

Old Chevy gets a new makeover

An on-farm restoration brings a rare 1955 Chevrolet back to life again

Dean Foote of Killarney, Manitoba, wrote to tell us about the 1955 Chevrolet barn-find truck he and his family recently restored. Here’s what he had to say. “When I found this truck, it had been stored in a garage for the past 20 years. The previous owner had thoughts of restoring it one day and […] Read more

PHOTOS: Getting around in Australia

Scott Garvey's recent trip down under gave him a chance to see how some Aussie farmers travel

Australian farmers who’ve learned to adeptly shift gears with their left hand have the same basic needs as Canadian farmers when it comes to getting around. They need a pickup to use on the farm and to get them to town, and they need heavy trucks to haul livestock and grain. But from there, things […] Read more