The new Kuhn 301 hay merger is designed to work with mower conditioners that have nine- to 18-foot working widths.

New hay mergers released by Kuhn

The 01 series models are available in working widths up to 42 feet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Packing as much material as possible into a baler in the shortest amount of time helps maximize the feed quality of bales that come out the back end.  When balers pound away at hay inside their chambers, leaf material is lost and that is the best part of the feed. Merging swaths […] Read more

Can-Am has introduced an updated line of Commander off-road, side-by-side machines for 2021.

Can-Am releases new side-by-sides

Better performance and more hauling and towing capacity promised for 2021 Commanders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – It’s been 10 years since BRP’s Can-Am brand first introduced its side-by-side Commander models in 2010. Now, the company has given them a major redesign for 2021. BRP claims the revamp not only enhanced the Commanders’ performance but made them more versatile as well. “The 2021 Can-Am Commander is our most versatile […] Read more

Merlo has introduced the 40.9 version of its hybrid Multifarmer telehandler with an 8.8 metre lift height. A 40 km/h road speed makes it ideal for pulling bale wagons.

Market for telehandlers gains ground

Merlo looks to impress producers with newer, bigger Multifarmer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having spent a fair amount of time visiting farms in Europe, I can verify that the telehandler has become nearly as common as the regular ag tractor on farms there.  Farmers, often cramped for space, value the material handling ability of these machines in everything from loading grain to stacking bales. For several years now, […] Read more

John Deere has updated the three models in its 9R tractor line.

John Deere refreshes its 9 tractor series

More power and a heavier chassis coming for Deere’s flagship line

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – More power, more weight, more cab space and more technology.  That sums up what John Deere has in store for model year 2022, 9 series tractors. And the more power part now pushes the largest articulated 9R and 9RX models to the pole position in the industry’s horsepower race. The model numbering […] Read more

Fendt continues to develop the 65-horsepower e100 electric drive concept tractor.

Development of Fendt’s e100 electric tractor continues

Fendt’s pursuit of electric drive concepts goes back about a decade

Reading Time: 5 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Last October, AGCO’s Fendt brand announced that its engineers were still working on the e100 concept electric tractor it debuted in 2017. It’s apparently a promising design making measurable progress toward possible future commercialization. “The current development status of the Fendt e100 Vario compact tractor is encouraging and promises high efficiency with […] Read more


The Precision Disk 500 series air drill is now available with a single rank design, using 15-inch row spacings.

New equipment from Case IH

Updated big square baler and new seeding options introduced

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Despite recent difficulties and disruptions in production caused by COVID-19 at all equipment manufacturers, CNH’s two brands, New Holland and Case IH, had several new or updated machines to debut this past year. Among those introduced wearing Case IH red are an addition to that brand’s large square baler line, along with […] Read more

Russia-based Cognitive Agro Pilot offers an autonomous combine navigation system that relies on a self-contained camera system rather than on GPS.

Company uses AI to guide combines

Cognitive Agro Pilot relies more on sensing objects in the field instead of GPS to guide it

Reading Time: 3 minutes Artificial intelligence systems introduced into combine threshing systems enable the machines to automatically self-adjust to minimize losses and improve grain quality without operator input. Cognitive Agro Pilot’s system differs from the others. Instead of relying on a satellite signal, the system uses a camera to read the terrain ahead and its AI programming decides how […] Read more

Improperly cleaned spray booms create a V-shaped pattern of crop damage when starting a new field requiring a different herbicide.

Recirculating booms can help slow spread of herbicide-resistant weeds

AGCO demonstrated value of new sprayer tech on a crop tour

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Just a few years ago, herbicide resistance in weeds seemed like a distant concern, something occurring elsewhere. However, it should be no surprise to anyone that today the International Survey of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, which is a collaborative effort between weed scientists in more than 80 countries, says that is no longer true. […] Read more


Development of the Nemesis line began in 2013. It was launched to the public in 2019.

How to design a tractor, part 2

A continuing look at the development of a new Canadian-produced tractor

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – After Buhler Industries took over the original Versatile assembly plant in Winnipeg from New Holland in 2000, tractors sporting the Versatile brand name once again appeared on the market. Although the company inherited the four-wheel drive and Genesis tractor line along with the Winnipeg factory, both lines were dated and needed upgrades. […] Read more

Michelin introduces the high-speed FloatXBib tire for spreaders.

Michelin introduces the FloatXBib tire for spreaders

New increased flexion tire helps reduce compaction

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – As the size and top speed of both towed and self-propelled farm equipment grows, the demands placed on tires become ever more extreme. And manufacturers have been struggling to offer tires that meet those demands. Tires must carry heavier loads and travel much faster on roads than previous generations. “Often times on […] Read more