The Meter Max Ultra Test Stand calibrates any brand or type of meter. It drives the meter at the same speed and population the grower dials in.

Planter calibration critical to planter ROI

Every one per cent gain in meter accuracy can mean one to two bushels of yield

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Research during the past two decades tells corn growers that seed spacing, seed singulation and seed placement are critical factors in extracting top returns from that big input investment. Why it matters: Accurate seed placement is critical when planting thousands of seeds per hour. The most important task in any cropping system […] Read more

The Precision Disk 500 series air drill is now available with a single rank design, using 15-inch row spacings.

New equipment from Case IH

Updated big square baler and new seeding options introduced

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Despite recent difficulties and disruptions in production caused by COVID-19 at all equipment manufacturers, CNH’s two brands, New Holland and Case IH, had several new or updated machines to debut this past year. Among those introduced wearing Case IH red are an addition to that brand’s large square baler line, along with […] Read more

A CNH manufacturing plant at Sorocaba, west of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil. (Photo courtesy CNH Industrial)

CNH to work with Microsoft, Accenture on ‘smart’ vehicles

Reading Time: < 1 minute Milan | Reuters — CNH Industrial has set up a five-year collaboration with Microsoft and Accenture to help it to develop “smart” and connected industrial vehicles, the Italian-American vehicle and equipment maker said on Monday. The programme, part of CNH Industrial’s digital transformation plans, is expected to help the group “achieve significant revenue growth,” the […] Read more

File photo of Rocky Mountain’s dealership at High River, Alta. (Country Guide photo by Scott Garvey)

Equipment dealer chain Rocky Mountain to go private

Publicly traded CNH dealer's top brass make offer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s biggest farm equipment dealership chain has made a deal to take itself private after almost 13 years on the TSX. Rocky Mountain Dealerships (RME) announced Monday it has an agreement in place with a numbered Alberta company controlled by CEO Garrett Ganden and board chairman Matthew Campbell, for 100 per cent of RME at […] Read more

The new Farmall A series tractors come standard with a 12x12 clutch-less power shuttle transmission.

Smaller tractors with more power still don’t need engine regeneration

Farmall FPT engines get horsepower boost and heavier components

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Case has upped the horsepower rating on its new lineup of Farmall A series chore tractors, eliminating the nuisance of engine regeneration. The announcement affects 95A, 105A and 115A tractors. The new models provide the horsepower and a group of standard features designed to fit the needs of beef and dairy operations, […] Read more


The AFS Connect Steiger is available with tracks or wheels and ranges from 370 to 620 horsepower.

Steiger tractors get a digital update

The large horsepower tractors are now are available with Case IH’s AFS Connect system

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario farmers were some of the first to get a look at the new Case IH AFS Connect Steiger tractor when it was displayed at the London Farm Show. The tractor was launched at the Commodity Classic in the U.S. a week earlier. The tractor brings the AFS Connect technology, engineered throughout the whole tractor […] Read more

Suzanne Heywood. (CNHIndustrial.com)

CNH Industrial replaces CEO, sticks with spinoff plan

Chairman Suzanne Heywood becomes interim CEO; CFO also leaving

Reading Time: 2 minutes Updated, March 24 — Milan | Reuters — The chief executive of CNH Industrial is leaving with immediate effect, the industrial vehicle maker said on Monday, less than two months after a profit warning. CNH said board chair Suzanne Heywood would replace Hubertus Muhlhauser as CEO until a permanent replacement was found. A source close […] 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


The RB565 baler from Case IH is capable of forming both silage and dry hay or straw bales.

Case IH baler capable of silage, dry hay operation

New model designed to be an “all purpose” baler for producers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The new RB565 Premium HD round baler is designed for the “ultimate crop flexibility,” says Case IH, which means it’s capable of being used to put up wet silage bales as well as dry hay and straw. “The RB565 Premium HD round baler is equipped with components to efficiently handle wet hay […] Read more

The Case IH Maxxum was tested in the field to evaluate the new ActiveDrive transmission features.

Case IH Maxxum tractor with ActiveDrive taken through paces

Clutchless transmission offers auto shift features

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Case IH held a recent media event in Arizona, members of the media got a chance to get behind the wheel of tractors from three of the brand’s lines. One was the Maxxum. It was our second chance to drive a Maxxum with the ActiveDrive semi-powershift transmission. We first drove one in Iowa ahead […] Read more