AGCO Challenger tractors will now be offered in Fendt colours, but the new 16.2 liter MAN engine provides a horsepower bump to the biggest tractors in these lineups.

New Fendt tractors receive major upgrades

The 1100 Vario MT is the highest h.p. two-track to offer a CVT transmission and is the company’s largest tractor

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The paint, joystick and warranty are all that differentiates the newly branded Fendt 1100 Vario MT and 900 Vario MT tractor lines from the latest Challenger models, but there have been some significant upgrades to the tractors. The 1100 Vario MT is the highest horsepower two-track tractors to offer a CVT transmission […] Read more

Bollinger Motors’ B1 and B2 models come with an eight-cubic foot trunk and a full length pass-through that enables operators to carry up to 16-foot boards with the tailgate closed.

Electric truck may fit farming needs

The truck has much higher capacity than most urban-targeted pickups

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Electric vehicles under development or already being sold in North America are typically meant for urban environments and have limited use off high-grade roads. But there are exceptions, including the Bollinger Motors 614 horsepower electric four-by-four Class 3 truck, which has 668 pound-feet of torque. It has 15 inches of ground clearance, […] Read more

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