AGCO appoints new CEO

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGCO’s long-time chief executive officer and chair of its board of directors is retiring and being replaced from within the company. Martin Richenhagen’s 16 years with the company have been a time of expansion and stability for AGCO and its main Massey Ferguson, Challenger and Fendt brands. Eric Hansotia, the company’s current senior vice president […] Read more

Custom input application is more prevalent in Ontario.

Custom application differs across the country

Ontario farmers use agri-retailers for input application much more than in the West

Reading Time: 3 minutes University of Guelph – Speak to a farmer in Ontario and a farmer in the Prairies about the role their crop input dealer plays in their farm’s operations and they will give two very different answers. This difference is due to the high subset of Ontario dealerships that custom apply crop inputs on behalf of […] Read more

Farmer equipment operators can be trained through a new Conestoga College program.

Conestoga College program to train farm equipment operators

The new program received funding from provincial and federal governments

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new college program to train students in the latest in agriculture equipment is getting funding from the provincial and federal governments. The Conestoga College program will start as a pilot project to expand training opportunities for current farm sector employees and better prepare those interesting in careers in agriculture to work on farms. Why […] Read more

AGCO Challenger tractors will now be offered in Fendt colours, but the new 16.2 liter MAN engine provides a horsepower bump to the biggest tractors in these lineups.

New Fendt tractors receive major upgrades

The 1100 Vario MT is the highest h.p. two-track to offer a CVT transmission and is the company’s largest tractor

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The paint, joystick and warranty are all that differentiates the newly branded Fendt 1100 Vario MT and 900 Vario MT tractor lines from the latest Challenger models, but there have been some significant upgrades to the tractors. The 1100 Vario MT is the highest horsepower two-track tractors to offer a CVT transmission […] Read more

Growing interest in composting and granular fertilizer is prompting manufacturers to up the anty on spreader technology.

New technology comes to high output compost spreaders

Greater automation means less maintenance on the larger volume spreaders

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The trend toward surface-applied granular fertilizer is prompting manufacturers to develop new spreaders, such as the New Leader compost spreader, which debuted at Ag in Motion Discovery Plus in July. The spreader is a new design, with only a handful of units sold in the United States so far, and none in […] Read more

GJ’s Farm Equipment gets new name with expanded CLAAS line

Reading Time: < 1 minute CLAAS dealership GJ’s Farm Equipment has announced several changes to its southwest Ontario location. The full service dealership will be changing its name to GJ’s Harvest Centre Inc. and will expand its CLAAS business focus. To accommodate the growth targets, GJ’s will nearly double in size — adding an additional 7,500 square feet to the […] Read more

Andy Pasztor has sent logos to 300 farmers around the world.

Achieving a state of #AndyClean

How the chase of an Ontario farmer’s equipment cleaning approval has become a global phenomenon

Reading Time: 2 minutes Combining elbow-grease and perfectionism to keep farm equipment pristine – that’s what it means to be #AndyClean. Such is the now globe-spanning hashtag originating with Andy Pasztor, a Norfolk County farmer who makes thorough equipment cleaning a major part of his yearly maintenance program. Why it matters: Attention to detail is critical to achieve a […] Read more

A 24 cm gap between the engine and the cab in the new Massey Ferguson 8S tractor means a much quieter ride for farmers.

Massey Ferguson launches new mid-horsepower tractor

The all-new tractor features a quieter cab and a focus on dependability

Reading Time: 3 minutes Massey Ferguson has launched a new mid horsepower series of tractors that aims to reinforce the company’s reputation for simplicity and ease of use. The division of AGCO launched the new Massey Ferguson 8S series of tractors during a high-tech virtual show in late July that brought together tractor enthusiasts from around the world. The […] Read more

A screengrab from the video launch of the new Massey Ferguson 8S.

Editorial: Business lessons from Massey Ferguson

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have to admit to an inordinate amount of joy at the prospect of watching the launch event for the new Massey Ferguson 8S. The event was broadcast around the world once, which meant many different times of the day and night. The website where you signed up had a stream of different times for […] Read more

Lowering tire pressure is one of the first places to start to reduce compaction damage.

How to prevent compaction at harvest

Limiting damage starts with decisions when combines go into fields

Reading Time: 3 minutes Field activity makes soil compaction worse. That’s just the nature of the work. But there are methods to reduce it, in favourable and unfavourable conditions. Why it matters: Ways to reduce soil compaction vary, depending on soil type, field conditions, equipment capability, operation style, and other factors. For Alex Barrie, a Bowmanville-area farmer and soil […] Read more