The Lexion 6900 and 6800 straw walker combines were designed for small grains and they are most comfortable in wheat, canola, and grass seed crops. The 6000 series offers a 25 percent capacity gain over the combine they replace, the Lexion 760.

Claas debuts walkers for small grains

Accelerator drum feeds the cylinder to make for efficiency gains

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The new Lexion 6000 series of straw walker combines are designed to be more efficient than their predecessor, the Lexion 760, with the help of an additional separator drum. Why it matters: The Lexion 760 earned a following with Canadian growers because of its fuel efficiency and precision in crops like wheat, […] Read more

The Quantum-Systems Trinity F90+ is the only fixed-wing drone available to fit with the MicaSense10-band sensor system.

Multi-band imaging system offers more detail

More image bands means more chance of creating a useful data set

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – An imaging system for drones that offers 10 spectral bands has recently been released by MicaSense, a Seattle-based developer of multispectral imaging hardware. The use of additional different red edge bands can enable users to hone in on different plant canopies to get a better idea of what’s going on in that […] Read more

The RSM F2650 is a Russian-made forage harvester that is powered by a 611 horsepower Mercedes engine and can be fitted with a 4.5 metre, six metre and 7.5 metre corn header, a six metre grass header and a three metre pickup for windrows.

Russian forage harvester possible for Canada

The company, which owns Versatile, must first look at what changes it would need to make before entering the market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The Rostselmash booth in the Russian section at Germany’s Agritechnica farm show was well attended, and one of the company’s most impressive offerings, the RSM F lineup of forage harvesters, may soon be available in Canada. Speaking through a translator, Sergey Savenkov of Rostselmash said the company is studying the Canadian market […] Read more

Producers can use a variable rate program to reduce inputs in poorperforming areas.

Precision ag helps farmers find their best acres

Farming all the acres the same can result in potentially failing the better ones and over-investing in the worst

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Implementing precision agriculture strategies doesn’t have to be overwhelming. “Don’t not do something because it’s not perfect because we’re never going to get perfect,” said Terry Aberhart, owner of Sure Growth Technologies. When Aberhart started training and educating people through his independent agronomy consulting company, he strived to teach a comprehensive understanding […] Read more

John Deere has experimented with installing its spray systems on multiple drone platforms. Its swarm system is scalable to fit the needs of small and large farms. Growers drop off the drone boxes where they are needed, and retrieve them when the job is complete.

Ag equipment giant unveils the future

John Deere’s Future Technology Zone displayed research into automation, electrification and artificial intelligence

Reading Time: 5 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Large farm equipment manufacturers sometimes face disadvantages when it comes to rapid deployment of the latest innovations because they need to maintain brand integrity and so tend to sell proven products. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t working on the latest technological developments behind the scenes. During Agritechnica, John Deere used its […] Read more


Claas modified its Xerion platform to meet the needs of the track system. The tracks offer 25 per cent more footprint than the largest single available for the tractor.

Claas adds four-track articulated tractor to its line

The system is different than one that Claas uses on its combines

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Claas joined an elite group of tractor manufacturers that offer high-horsepower, articulated tractors with four tracks, with its launch of the Xerion TRAC TS at Agritechnica in Germany. Both the Xerion 5000, with 530 h.p., and the Xerion 4500, at 490 h.p., will be offered in the TRAC TS class. Henning Ressmeyer […] Read more

The Deere HDX draper header is hinged to better follow rolling terrain and has optional vertical knives for heavy canola crops.

John Deere previews next-generation combine

The even-larger combine is a specialist in threshing grains and oilseeds, with its new draper header

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia | Agritechnica – John Deere previewed its twin-rotor X9 combine and a matching draper header designed for small grains and oilseeds, recently during Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany. Matt Arnold, product manager in John Deere’s future combines division said the X9 is a productivity step beyond the S790, the largest Deere combine currently on […] Read more

The AgriCup is manufactured the same way as standard tires with the same material and is mounted on a standard rim. However, it is much heavier and can run with lower air pressure.

New ag tire looks flat, but delivers elevated performance

The strange-looking tires run with lower air pressure than conventional tires

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The AgriCup tire debut during the American 2019 Farm Progress Show had a few farmers scratching their heads. “Are those tires supposed to look like that? I think they need some air,” said a show attendee at the Galileo Wheel booth to company co-founder Avishay Novoplanski. The AgriCup is built with more […] Read more


The AXION 900 TT can travel up to 25 miles per hour, and has an adjustable brake assist turn to help it through tight turns.

Claas adds tracks to its Axion tractor lineup

Tracked versions of the new Axions will be available within two years

Reading Time: 3 minutes Following the commercial launch of the Axion 900 and 800 series tractors in the United States and Canada this summer, Claas displayed the next big development for this tractor line. “Here is the Axion TT, or the tracked version,” said Drew Fletcher, tractor product manager for Claas of America during the Farm Progress Show in […] Read more

The Danuser MegaMixer handles grain and a lot more, including gravel and bedding.

Feeding with a bucket takes on a new meaning

Adding a hydraulic auger to a front end loader bucket design was a start, adding variable rates and gates completed it

Reading Time: 2 minutes Operators of small cattle farms and growers who need to mix soil for smaller vegetable beds may be interested in the some of the updates Danuser made to its material handling bucket. The Mega Mixer was designed to scoop, mix and dispense material ranging from livestock feed to concrete. Mike Willis of Danuser said the […] Read more