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OMAFRA engineer-in-training Alex Barrie gives a signal to the driver of a self-propelled sprayer during a session about soil compaction.

Farmers look to trucking industry to help soil compaction issues

Weight distribution across increasingly heavy equipment is critical

Truckers in North America and farmers in Europe know all about regulations related to weight of equipment — and innovative solutions to deal with those regulations. At a session during the recent FarmSmart Expo at the University of Guelph’s Elora Research Station, Ontario farmers heard they might need to learn those strategies one day. “The […] Read more

Hagie is integrating more John Deere components in its sprayers, including new John Deere engines.

New Deere engines coming to Hagie sprayers

A dual spraying system will also be available on the 2019 Hagies

John Deere is integrating its own brand sprayer engines into its Hagie sprayer lineup for 2019, which should help John Deere dealers better service the Hagie sprayers. Dual product spraying will also be available on the 2019 model year machines. The model year 2019 (MY19) Hagie STS10 and STS12 machines will be powered by 6.8L […] Read more


CP conductors, engineers ratify four-year deal

Conductors and engineers for Canadian Pacific Railway have voted for labour peace following a 33-hour strike in late May. CP’s 3,100-odd conductors and engineers, represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), announced July 20 they have voted to ratify a four-year agreement. Almost 63 per cent of eligible employees cast electronic ballots in the […] 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



Ag in Motion sets single-day record

Glacier FarmMedia’s outdoor farm show Ag in Motion has wrapped its 2018 edition and booked a single-day record for attendance. The show, held July 17-19 near Langham, Sask., northwest of Saskatoon, reported three-day attendance of 30,355, including record attendance of 11,425 on the Wednesday. That single-day gate included more attendees than the three-day total for […] Read more

Michelin to buy ag track maker Camso

The Michelin Man is set to take on much more field work with a US$1.45 billion deal for Quebec off-the-road track and tire manufacturer Camso. The deal, pending regulatory approval, calls for France’s Michelin to combine its off-the-road (OTR) business with Camso in a new division. “By joining forces with Camso, Michelin will create the […] Read more



100 years of tractors. The Waterloo Boy was the first tractor sold by John Deere, shown next to a new 9520RX.

John Deere tractors turn 100

A celebration of the event at Country Heritage Park showed how much tractors have changed

The 100-year evolution of farm power was on display at the recent celebration of 100 years of John Deere tractors at Country Heritage Park. In 1918 John Deere bought the Waterloo Gas Engine Company and its Waterloo Boy tractor designs, paving the way for the addition of tractors to the lineup of the agriculture implement […] Read more