It’s important to share the road and have a Slow Moving Vehicle sign on equipment travelling less than 40 km/hr.

Road safety is important as harvest season approaches

Defensive driving and proper lighting of equipment are ways that farmers can contribute to safe roads

Combines, grain buggies, gravity wagons and many more tractors will be on the road soon as they travel to harvest wheat, corn and soybeans. That’s when road safety becomes a concern. It’s important that drivers of large equipment and other motorized vehicles on the road be courteous. Derek Wilbee, enforcement auditor, investigator with the Ontario […] Read more

Jeremy Noble of HJV Equipment, a Claas Lexion dealer says it’s important to verify the information on monitors by calibrating those  numbers with actual weights  from the combine.

Combine readiness heading to the field

Check and replace parts as needed, and calibrate — but do not over grease

Combines are large and complex machines, so it is critical to do maintenance and checks before heading to the field. Louis Melanson, a combine specialist at Case IH has 43 years of experience and currently gives nearly 40 combine maintenance clinics a year, mostly in Saskatchewan but also in Ontario. He was recently conducting clinics […] 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

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

Harvesting last year with autonomous equipment at the British site.

UK autonomous farming project expands

The Hands-Free Hectare project will be working 35 hectares this year

Extra funding has been made available to a unique autonomous crop farming project in the United Kingdom, allowing it to expand. Initially launched in 2016 by Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions, the Hands Free Hectare project was designed to demonstrate that one hectare of grain could be grown to harvest without humans setting foot […] Read more

The Brandt 1520XT attracted attention at the recent Farm Progress Show. The new design kicks the 20 inch auger 7.5 feet forward from the hitching point, allowing the tractor operator to look to the side with unloading, rather than back.

A new view for a grain buggy

A change in the location of the unloading auger is just one change Brandt has implemented

Five new products released at one show “was a lot of new stuff. But these were needs in the marketplace, things farmers were asking for.” Taylor de Gooijer of Brandt Industries said the number of new products that his company brought out at the recent Farm Progress Show in Regina kept the short-line company’s staff […] Read more


Grain equipment firm AGI takes stake in Farmobile

Canadian grain handling and storage equipment maker Ag Growth International plans to dial up its collaboration with ag tech firm Farmobile and has taken a minority stake in the U.S. company to that end. Winnipeg-based AGI announced Tuesday it had agreed to make a “minority equity investment” of US$15 million (C$19.57 million) in Farmobile, effective […] Read more

Consultations begin online for replacing Alberta’s Bill 6

A new online survey and direct consultations this summer are expected to inform the new Alberta government’s plans to swap out its predecessor’s legislation on farm and ranch worker protection. Alberta’s governing United Conservatives — who made repeal and replacement of Bill 6 a core plank of their platform before unseating the NDP government back […] Read more

The Danuser MegaMixer handles grain and a lot more, including gravel and bedding.

Feeding with a bucket takes on a new meaning

Adding a hydraulic auger to a front end loader bucket design was a start, adding variable rates and gates completed it

Operators of small cattle farms and growers who need to mix soil for smaller vegetable beds may be interested in the some of the updates Danuser made to its material handling bucket. The Mega Mixer was designed to scoop, mix and dispense material ranging from livestock feed to concrete. Mike Willis of Danuser said the […] Read more


Churchill shipping resumes but grain still on back burner

MarketsFarm — The first cargo ship in two years left the northern Manitoba port of Churchill on Wednesday, moving supplies to communities in Nunavut. Rehabilitation efforts at North America’s only deep-water Arctic port are still underway, but there are expectations business through the facility will eventually include grain as well. OmniTrax, the previous owner of […] Read more