Tom Wolf gets a look at the Simon Innovations Accu-Volume system.

Colour your guessing glass gauge gone

An Ontario company wants to use a digital gauge to replace visual gauges on sprayers

The high-clearance sprayer represents some of the most advanced agricultural technology that we have today — except for that obsolete guessing glass gauge we depend on to sight-estimate liquid volume in the tank. It’s time to get rid of the clear sight gauge. Why it matters: A digital gauge is far more accurate that conventional […] Read more

The CD2000 Series high-speed discs are the heaviest of two models introduced under the Kubota brand.

Kubota digs into tillage offerings

The orange brand adds compact discs to its growing implement line

With its acquisition of the Norwegian implement manufacturer Kverneland, Kubota has been steadily integrating that company’s equipment to its own product line, particularly hay and forage equipment. And in some cases, such as with the newest Kubota round baler offering, it’s the result of expanding the original Kverneland lines in order to cater to North […] Read more

Clean Seed Capital has acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, and the newly expanded company expects to offer a planter to the Canadian market by 2020. This prototype was on display at the Ag in Motion farm show in July.

Clean Seed adds a planter by acquiring Harvest International

Clean Seed is strong on the digital side, with Harvest International making planter components

A couple of years ago, Clean Seed Capital finally introduced the CX6 seed drill that the company had let farmers know was coming down the pike. Now with two years of CX6 production under its belt, Clean Seed is expanding its manufacturing footprint. In July the company announced it had acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, a […] Read more

Opinion: Tractors on the road – a debate around the world

Capital Letters with Kelsey Johnson of iPolitics

While driving through parts of rural Scotland last month, a farm-related debate came on the BBC radio program my friend and I were listening to. Since I was suffering from agriculture-news related withdrawal (it was only day four of my vacation), I immediately cranked the volume. The question up for debate: should tractors be banned […] Read more

Inventor Darcy Goossen explains the operation of his Tire Grabber attachment for skid steer and tractor loaders, during Canada’s Farm Progress Show. It can lift, rotate and position large tractor and sprayer tires during removal or installation.

Tire Grabber handles large farm equipment tires

Loader attachment reduces manual effort during tire changes

A lot of producers are tired of handling those large sprayer and tractor tires every time they need to be changed. Alberta entrepreneur Darcy Goossen may have the tool farmers need to avoid all that sweat and back strain. The Tire Grabber is an attachment for a skid steer or ordinary front-end loader that can […] Read more


At 3,200 gallons, the Dammann DT3200S4 is the biggest self-propelled sprayer in North America. With six-wheel drive and four-wheel steering it is also one of the most unique.

PHOTOS: North America’s largest sprayer hits the marketplace

The Dammann 3500 HS4 Profi-Class self-propelled sprayer has a capacity of 3,170 gallons

Kitted-out as a Canada Special, the new Dammann 3500 HS4 Profi-Class is the largest self-propelled sprayer in the North American marketplace. While not quite the widest, at 125 feet, it takes the prize for the most capacity, at 3,170 gallons. The machine’s ability to remain in the field longer between refills makes it attractive to […] Read more

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 RB Series balers have more European-type styling.

Silage baler a first for Massey Ferguson

The baler is especially made to handle the tougher conditions of silage bales

Massey Ferguson has announced its new RB Series Silage Baler, the company’s first ever silage-specific baler. AGCO and Massey Ferguson have designed the new RB Series Balers with a modern look, similar to European style balers with the rounded profile rather than a traditional square design. Another notable design feature that you’ll notice upfront is […] 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