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

Inventor Darcy Goossen explains the operation of his Tire Grabber attachment for skid steer and tractor loaders, during Canada’s Farm Progress Show. It can lift, rotate and position large tractor and sprayer tires during removal or installation.

Tire Grabber handles large farm equipment tires

Loader attachment reduces manual effort during tire changes

A lot of producers are tired of handling those large sprayer and tractor tires every time they need to be changed. Alberta entrepreneur Darcy Goossen may have the tool farmers need to avoid all that sweat and back strain. The Tire Grabber is an attachment for a skid steer or ordinary front-end loader that can […] Read more

John Deere 9R, 9RT and 9RX tractors will be available with a wider range of track options in 2019, along with upgraded hydraulics. A Generation 4 CommandCentre package will also come as standard equipment.

John Deere adds more options to 9R, RT and RX Series tractors

More track choices and a hydraulic upgrade for the 2019 models of these high-horsepower tractors

For the upcoming model year, John Deere 9R, 9RT and 9RX tractors will be available with a wider range of track options along with upgraded hydraulics. A Generation 4 CommandCentre package will also come as standard equipment. For the first time, Deere will offer a 120-inch (3.05 metre) track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX […] Read more


We field-tested a pair of Kubota M7 tractors, putting them to work cutting and baling hay in our test field.

Reviewing the M7 Kubota tractor

Our observations after getting up close and personal with two M7 tractors

A couple of years ago, Kubota introduced its flagship M7 line of tractors, which pushed the available horsepower in its tractor line to 168. Since then the orange brand has been pushing to become a much bigger player in the ag equipment market, with a stated intention of eventually becoming a full-line manufacturer. But there’s […] Read more

The new Case IH line was a popular piece of equipment to visit at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

Case IH introduces the 250 Series combines

The next generation Case IH combines debuted at Grand Island factory

In July, Case IH invited members of the farm media to the combine-assembly plant it shares with sister CNH Global brand New Holland in Grand Island, Nebraska. That’s where the brand wanted to give journalists their first look at the new 250 Series models. Available for the 2019 season, the 250 Series offers a host […] Read more

Redesigned track modules with a new belt design and improved suspension will offer higher road speeds.

More updates for John Deere’s S Series combine

Track suspension, header and tech improvements coming for 2019-model year combine

John Deere is offering an improved track suspension module as a factory-installed option for its S Series line of combines. The company said the module is available for 2019 model-year machines, and will be available with 30- or 36-inch (76.2 or 91.4 cm) belt widths. The new track modules see changes to the track belt […] Read more


John Deere S700 combines won an AE50 award for their built-in “smart” technology.

NH and Deere snag engineering awards

New combine technology from both brands net a pair of AE50 awards

Every year, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes 50 of the year’s best engineering achievements in market-ready farm equipment. This year, John Deere and New Holland each earned one for the engineering built into their newest combines. New Holland’s Opti-Spread Plus residue management system for CR combines won the engineering award […] Read more

“The heart and soul” of the IDEAL combine includes dual helix rotors, the “balanced” cleaning shoe and cyclone fan cleaning system displayed on a special stand.

The IDEAL combine comes to North America as a Fendt

The branding of the new combine reveals it to become part of the company’s luxury line

Standing in front of what everyone knew was a completely covered example of AGCO’s newest combine design, the IDEAL, Richard Kohnen, director of tactical marketing for AGCO, discussed the evolution of the combine design and the brand’s intent to create a combine platform capable of playing in a global market. Given that the company had […] Read more