U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum have affected the cost of agriculture equipment.

Commodity prices, trade cloud equipment sales projections

The decline in the Canadian dollar makes imported equipment more expensive for farmers

At Farm Credit Canada, we project total tractor sales to increase 1.4 per cent in 2018 and decline 1.6 per cent in 2019. The outlook for combine and 4WD tractor sales is more pessimistic as sales are projected to normalize to levels below the 2013-17 average sales. Our projections embed a high level of uncertainty. […] Read more

AFS Soil Command agronomic control technology helps producers makes sure their tillage tools are set to optimum.

Case IH rolls out precision tillage controls

Sensors will co-ordinate all parts of the tillage tool when soil depth is changed

Case IH is adding more precision technology to that last bastion of crop farming simplicity — tillage tools. The company announced its new AFS Soil Command Agronomic Control Technology for Tillage recently. The technology puts sensors in hydraulic cylinders and means more automated adjustments for tillage implements. For example, if the depth of the main […] 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

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

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

New Holland recently introduced its largest self-propelled 
forage harvester so far, the FR920 Forage Cruiser.

New Holland debuts the FR920 Forage Cruiser

New Holland’s new forage harvester uses a new Fiat Powertrain (
FPT) 20-litre diesel engine

Big power has always been a requirement for forage harvesters, and New Holland’s newest self-propelled model, the FR920 Forage Cruiser, gets its horses from a new 20-litre diesel engine called the V20. It’s built by sister company FPT (Fiat Powertrain), which supplies all the engines for NH and Case IH equipment. It’s called the V20 […] Read more