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


John Deere debuts the industry’s first line of rigid-frame four-track tractors.

John Deere introduces 8RX line of tracked tractors

The tractors are the industry’s first, four-track rigid- frame tractor direct from a manufacturer

Reading Time: 6 minutes John Deere recently unveiled its new line of 8RX rigid-frame, four-tracked model tractors. Anyone who has walked the aisles at major farm machinery shows recently probably noticed four-tracked, rigid-frame tractors on display. But those are aftermarket track manufacturers retrofitting existing tractors. John Deere is the first to offer such a design straight from the factory […] Read more

The RB565 baler from Case IH is capable of forming both silage and dry hay or straw bales.

Case IH baler capable of silage, dry hay operation

New model designed to be an “all purpose” baler for producers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The new RB565 Premium HD round baler is designed for the “ultimate crop flexibility,” says Case IH, which means it’s capable of being used to put up wet silage bales as well as dry hay and straw. “The RB565 Premium HD round baler is equipped with components to efficiently handle wet hay […] Read more

Slowing down is not enough to remedy harvest grain loss from combines.

Adjusting your combine to reduce harvest loss

PAMI engineer offer tips on now to make sure your grain goes into the hopper, not out the back

Reading Time: 4 minutes Joel McDonald, an engineer working for PAMI (Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute), has spent years evaluating combine performance. “This is a quote I like to use about managing your harvest, and your combine,” he told a crowd in Brandon, Man. “‘A combine is a highly complex factory with a continually changing feed stock.’ That’s no big […] Read more


Available in both agricultural and industrial colours, both versions of the 9030 were essentially the same.

Nemesis tractor series designed with loader potential in mind

New tractor lines are unlikely to include a new bi-directional unit popular with some farmers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Early this spring, Winnipeg-based Versatile announced the introduction of the Nemesis tractor series that adds power to the low end of the company’s current tractor line-up. The new models land squarely in the mid-horsepower range. Why it matters: A reliable utility tractor is an indispensable tool for many farmers. “In that 170- to 250-horsepower range, […] Read more

The features available in John Deere’s model year 2019 5R Series tractors put them on par with the brand’s larger models when it comes to high-end options.

John Deere 5R tractors get upgrades for 2019

More high end options are being installed on smaller-sized models

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since John Deere introduced the 5 Series family of tractors several years ago, the number of available models has grown substantially, along with their options range and available level of sophistication. That’s no surprise. This horsepower class is the biggest seller in North America for most brands, and Deere has populated its line with tractors […] Read more