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

Case IH’s redesigned 4400 Series corn headers are capable of handling 20- and 22-inch row spacing.

Case IH redesigns corn headers for narrow row spacing

New headers target five key performance areas

Case IH additions to its 4400 Series line of corn headers is intended to appeal to growers who use 20- or 22-inch row spacings. “We took a clean-sheet approach to our new narrow row corn headers,” said Case IH’s Kelly Kravig, in a news release. “The new design focuses on five key performance areas to […] Read more

The new Kubota RTV-XG850 Sidekick injects a little bit of fun into the brand’s UTV offerings, which have been popular with farmers.

A faster UTV from Kubota

The brand targets new market segments with the RTV-XG850 Sidekick that can hit 64 km/h

Kubota has had a strong presence in the UTV market for several years with their X Series machines. They offer a relatively unique design with diesel engines mated to hydrostatic transmissions. That package has earned them reputations as sturdy workhorses, but for those buyers who also want something a little sporty to mix business with […] Read more


Farms in Ontario are moving more to using tractor trailers and large trucks with air brakes, but employees need to be trained on their operation.

Driving a loaded grain truck

Are you really ready to safely operate your fully loaded farm truck?

The horrific traffic collision that involved the Humboldt Broncos hockey team this spring has, among other things, sparked a debate around the safe operation of heavy trucks and the training of drivers. The truck involved in that incident belonged to a commercial carrier, not a farm. However, there is less pressure on farmers to be […] Read more

The new 2370 UHD square baler from Hesston by Massey Ferguson is the first Class 8 model the brand has yet produced.

AGCO debuts its first ‘Class 8’ baler

Hesston by Massey Ferguson baler offers high density and large capacity

Earlier this year, AGCO announced it had established a system of categories to define square baler capacities. It has divided balers sizes into eight classes. The square baler classification system uses rated plunger load to define each one. According to the brand, plunger load was chosen because it is the most measurable factor impacting the […] Read more