The Case IH Maxxum was tested in the field to evaluate the new ActiveDrive transmission features.

Case IH Maxxum tractor with ActiveDrive taken through paces

Clutchless transmission offers auto shift features

When Case IH held a recent media event in Arizona, members of the media got a chance to get behind the wheel of tractors from three of the brand’s lines. One was the Maxxum. It was our second chance to drive a Maxxum with the ActiveDrive semi-powershift transmission. We first drove one in Iowa ahead […] Read more

Deep ripping to eliminate a compaction layer should only be done after doing some work to find out exactly how deep that layer goes down in the soil profile.

Farmers should focus on reducing soil compaction

Digging holes can show how deep the problem of compaction lies below the surface

To till or not to till, that is the question. The question is simple but the answer isn’t. Ask different people for their opinions and you’ll get a variety of answers. The real answer might be “maybe. But if you do, do it properly.” Tillage specialists from Case IH said during an Arizona field tour […] Read more

It looks like Versatile’s new Nemesis tractor line could also wear Kubota name badges.

Kubota-Versatile deal not a surprise

The Winnipeg company will begin to build a mid-range horsepower tractor for Kubota ‘immediately’

When the news release from Versatile (Buhler Industries) first popped up in my email inbox with the name Kubota in the heading, I thought, “Here it comes.” There’s a good reason I was bracing for a really big announcement between those two brands. The rumours around a deal between them have swirled through the agricultural […] Read more

The M7-2 tractors keep the same horsepower ratings but offer a new transmission option and several upgrades.

Kubota M7 tractor update brings more flexibility in options

The M7-2 models debut new features in North America, including more hydraulic system flexibility

It’s been a poorly kept secret during the past year that Kubota was about to introduce an updated version of its most powerful tractor Series, the M7s, in North America. In fact, the brand showed a newer M7-2 at the Agritechnica machinery show in Germany in 2017. Now the updated tractor line has finally arrived […] Read more

The Hustler MDV has a 23.4 horsepower diesel engine and a top speed of about 60 km/h.

Hustler MDV debuts in Canada with unique hydraulic lift bed

The bed can lift 750 pounds (340 kilograms) allowing heavy cargo to be rolled onto it at ground level

UTVs are common workhorses on farms today and there are more than a few different brands to choose from. But there may be only one that offers a hydraulic, self-loading rear bed, the Hustler MDV. UTVs can help producers with a wide range of farm duties and have become especially important as farm sizes grow […] Read more


Landon Fahlman won the Gold Innovations Award for his fuel lock invention.

A keyless security system can protect your fuel

Two versions were designed to accommodate both large and small operations

Nearly every farmer has had fuel go missing from farm storage tanks. And with recent high-profile incidents surrounding farm security, now is a good time to think about keeping all that expensive fuel right where it belongs. A new invention is designed to do exactly that. Fuel Lock allows for keyless control of fuel transfer […] Read more

The largest model of Amazone pull-type sprayers is UX11200, with a 12,000-litre tank to maximize acres covered in a day.

Amazone brings pull-type sprayer to Canada

Brand hopes to impress Canadian growers with big capacity

In North America, the self-propelled sprayer has come to dominate the market, as pull-type models have faded from use. However, in Europe it’s a different story. One European brand, Amazone, thinks it’s time for the pull-type model to make a comeback in Canada. Why it matters: More equipment options available at different price points can […] Read more

Burying sensors in the soil and running machines over top, like this demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, 
helps engineers establish tire inflation pressure guidelines to minimize soil compaction problems.

Looking for machinery compaction data

Ontario team working to establish tire inflation guidelines

Preventing soil compaction is something farmers should keep in mind, particularly with the scale of modern farm equipment. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ont., Alex Barrie, engineer in training with the Ontario Environmental Management Branch, demonstrated his group’s efforts to study the impact equipment can have on the soil. They have been conducting […] Read more


The CD2000 Series high-speed discs are the heaviest of two models introduced under the Kubota brand.

Kubota digs into tillage offerings

The orange brand adds compact discs to its growing implement line

With its acquisition of the Norwegian implement manufacturer Kverneland, Kubota has been steadily integrating that company’s equipment to its own product line, particularly hay and forage equipment. And in some cases, such as with the newest Kubota round baler offering, it’s the result of expanding the original Kverneland lines in order to cater to North […] Read more

Clean Seed Capital has acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, and the newly expanded company expects to offer a planter to the Canadian market by 2020. This prototype was on display at the Ag in Motion farm show in July.

Clean Seed adds a planter by acquiring Harvest International

Clean Seed is strong on the digital side, with Harvest International making planter components

A couple of years ago, Clean Seed Capital finally introduced the CX6 seed drill that the company had let farmers know was coming down the pike. Now with two years of CX6 production under its belt, Clean Seed is expanding its manufacturing footprint. In July the company announced it had acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, a […] Read more