Deere lifts 2021 forecast on solid equipment demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Deere and Co. on Friday raised its full-year earnings forecast after quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates on the back of strong demand for farm and construction equipment. The world’s largest farm equipment manufacturer now expects net income in fiscal 2021 to be between $5.7 billion and $5.9 billion, up from a range […] Read more


Brandt to buy Deere dealership chain Cervus

Regina firm to pay $302 million in all-cash deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s biggest privately-owned chain of Deere construction and forestry equipment dealerships is set to expand its reach into Deere farm equipment in a major way. Brandt Tractor, the equipment sales arm of the Regina-based Brandt Group, on Monday announced an agreement to buy all of publicly-traded Cervus Equipment Corp. for $19.50 a share, valuing […] Read more

Online reporting now live for agricultural pressure equipment

Reading Time: < 1 minute The online form for owners and operators to report existing agricultural boilers and pressure vessels (BPVs) is now available online.  Owners and operators of agricultural operations should report their BPV equipment by completing the online form on TSSA’s website when agricultural BPV equipment must comply with the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000’s Ontario Regulation […] Read more

Krone said the design allows the machine to have three different densities for a single bale.

Krone baler gets belted build

Bales can be formed under more conditions in the new Krone baler

Reading Time: < 1 minute Glacier FarmMedia – Chains and slats were standard in round balers decades ago, but most manufacturers shifted to continuous belts. Germany’s Krone held out against that move, citing the reliability of chain systems to form a bale under nearly any forage harvesting conditions and the reliability of the all-metal design. The company will continue to […] Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden tours a manufacturing lab at McHenry County College during a visit to northwest Chicago suburb Crystal Lake on July 7, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Evelyn Hockstein)

Biden seeks to lift limits on U.S. farmer dealings with tractor makers, packers

Executive order to address corporate 'abuses of power'

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington | Reuters — U.S. President Joe Biden wants to give that country’s farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on Tuesday. The executive order, expected within days, will also address such competitive issues as delayed airline baggage, cellphone […] Read more

Growers need to pay extra attention to cleaning equipment post-planting to ensure there is no contamination at the elevator or further up the supply chain.

Planting, harvest equipment best kept separate, advisors say

Steps should be taken to prevent treated seed from contaminating harvested grain

Reading Time: 3 minutes Growers should take extra time at harvest to ensure no treated seed or treatment residue remains in augers, wagons and trucks, according to grain handlers. Otherwise, their grain could be rejected at the elevator or cause problems further up the supply chain. The opportunity for contamination is a growing concern as more acres are planted […] Read more

Merlo has introduced the 40.9 version of its hybrid Multifarmer telehandler with an 8.8 metre lift height. A 40 km/h road speed makes it ideal for pulling bale wagons.

Market for telehandlers gains ground

Merlo looks to impress producers with newer, bigger Multifarmer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having spent a fair amount of time visiting farms in Europe, I can verify that the telehandler has become nearly as common as the regular ag tractor on farms there.  Farmers, often cramped for space, value the material handling ability of these machines in everything from loading grain to stacking bales. For several years now, […] Read more

Adequate brakes are essential when running farm equipment on roads.

The big brake debate

Braking standards are voluntary, but as implement size increases, brakes are increasingly important

Reading Time: 3 minutes Big tractors and implements require a lot of braking power, but exactly how powerful braking systems need to be in Canada, and between countries, is not standardized.  Why it matters: Braking systems and standards are not uniform. They are also largely voluntary. This can lead to liability risk in the event of an accident.  Terrence […] Read more


Equipment parts see variable availability

Reading Time: 2 minutes More growers plan ahead by acquiring backup parts before harvest Growers are opting to acquire backup parts for farm equipment as wheat harvest approaches. They’re doing it because some parts, readily and immediately available under normal circumstances, are no longer so thanks to accrued and ongoing shipping delays It’s not a universal problem, however. Depending […] Read more

Two Raven OMNiPower (formerly DOT) machines at work in the field. (RavenPrecision.com)

CNH to buy Raven Industries

Heavy equipment maker to pay US$2.1 billion for precision ag firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes The parent company behind Case IH, New Holland, Flexi-Coil and Steyr farm equipment is set to absorb a significant U.S. supplier of precision ag tech to its product lines and others. CNH Industrial on Monday announced a friendly all-cash agreement to buy up all shares in Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Raven Industries for about US$2.1 […] Read more