The Deere HDX draper header is hinged to better follow rolling terrain and has optional vertical knives for heavy canola crops.

John Deere previews next-generation combine

The even-larger combine is a specialist in threshing grains and oilseeds, with its new draper header

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia | Agritechnica – John Deere previewed its twin-rotor X9 combine and a matching draper header designed for small grains and oilseeds, recently during Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany. Matt Arnold, product manager in John Deere’s future combines division said the X9 is a productivity step beyond the S790, the largest Deere combine currently on […] Read more

The U7AG from Forward Robotics Inc. This craft is being designed to address regulatory concerns, while being suitable for larger acreage Canadian farms. According to the company, the craft is priced competitively with an 80-foot pull-type sprayer or in the area of $50,000.

What’s piloting interest in sprayer drones?

Users say flexibility, lower costs are key factors in growing interest despite technological and regulatory limitations

Reading Time: 5 minutes Drones are now being used for spray applications in countries around the world. And while not commercially commonplace in Canada yet, companies and ag-service providers continue investing time and resources in the technology. Despite ongoing technical issues and unanswered practical questions, some think sprayer drones can bring a variety of agronomic, health, and human resource […] Read more

John Deere debuts the industry’s first line of rigid-frame four-track tractors.

John Deere introduces 8RX line of tracked tractors

The tractors are the industry’s first, four-track rigid- frame tractor direct from a manufacturer

Reading Time: 6 minutes John Deere recently unveiled its new line of 8RX rigid-frame, four-tracked model tractors. Anyone who has walked the aisles at major farm machinery shows recently probably noticed four-tracked, rigid-frame tractors on display. But those are aftermarket track manufacturers retrofitting existing tractors. John Deere is the first to offer such a design straight from the factory […] Read more

Lemken’s new Nova sprayer has tank capacity of 4,800 or 7,200 litres.

Lemken launches self-propelled sprayer

The larger sprayer completes the gradual addition of application equipment to the company’s lineup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lemken is jumping into the self-propelled sprayer market with its new Nova machine. The company has been working on creating a self-propelled sprayer since it entered a strategic partnership with the chassis manufacturer in 2017. The sprayer fits into the large self-propelled market with tank volumes of 4,800 or 7,200 litres and boom widths from […] Read more

Horizontal tillage means loosening of soil over the entire width of the machine. On the Omnis FT, that is achieved with four ranks of shanks on 15-inch centres. Sizes range from 11-foot rigid to 26-foot folding.

Horsch debuts new primary tillage tool

The tool makes use of shanks versus discs popular on many primary tillage implements

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – As better corn headers and straw choppers leave a cleaner surface and eliminate the need for residue-busting tillage implements, cultivators can get back to the job of performing primary tillage. That’s the premise behind Horsch’s new Omnis FT primary tillage line being launched this fall, says company rep Jeremy Hughes. Increasingly tough […] Read more


The AgriCup is manufactured the same way as standard tires with the same material and is mounted on a standard rim. However, it is much heavier and can run with lower air pressure.

New ag tire looks flat, but delivers elevated performance

The strange-looking tires run with lower air pressure than conventional tires

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The AgriCup tire debut during the American 2019 Farm Progress Show had a few farmers scratching their heads. “Are those tires supposed to look like that? I think they need some air,” said a show attendee at the Galileo Wheel booth to company co-founder Avishay Novoplanski. The AgriCup is built with more […] Read more

The AXION 900 TT can travel up to 25 miles per hour, and has an adjustable brake assist turn to help it through tight turns.

Claas adds tracks to its Axion tractor lineup

Tracked versions of the new Axions will be available within two years

Reading Time: 3 minutes Following the commercial launch of the Axion 900 and 800 series tractors in the United States and Canada this summer, Claas displayed the next big development for this tractor line. “Here is the Axion TT, or the tracked version,” said Drew Fletcher, tractor product manager for Claas of America during the Farm Progress Show in […] Read more

Solartech is providing electric tractors in North America, but they are best suited for small farm uses so far.

Will electric tractors ever dethrone diesel?

There is plenty of space for electric power in smaller, lower-torque jobs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Despite exponential increases in the technology’s effectiveness — and widespread use in other industries — battery power and charging challenges continue to limit the scalability of electrically-driven farm equipment. That doesn’t mean diesel will always reign supreme, though. According to three Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) technology experts, electric motors have […] Read more


Case IH’s AutoBoom XRT comes with three radar sensors along the boom.

Case IH automates spray boom height on Patriots, Tridents

Radar sensors are strategically placed along the boom to manage height

Reading Time: < 1 minute Case IH is offering automatic boom height control as an available feature on its Patriot and Trident lines of sprayers. The “next-generation” system automatically adjusts the booms using a combination of chassis monitoring and sensors to function as a “look ahead” and detect changes in terrain, the company said in a release. The radar sensors […] Read more

Norbert Beaujot and the Dot autonomous power platform he developed, with a new crop planter prototype attached, at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

Dot power platform comes to Ontario

The autonomous machine now has a planter attachment, critical to the Ontario market

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario farmers recently got their first look at the Canadian-designed Dot Technology Corp. autonomous power platform and several implements — including a first look at a planter prototype. The machine was part of twice-daily demonstrations at the recent Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show near Woodstock. Dot — named for president and owner Norbert Beaujot’s mother Dorothy […] Read more