Don’t forget to inspect the rubber track itself. Look for any loose or missing internal guide lugs and external treads and pay special attention to any cuts or rips in the rubber that expose the inner steel cords.

Maintaining tracks improves life and performance

There is a common misconception that track systems increase maintenance time and costs, but companies say no

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Track systems built for agriculture applications have come a long way during the past decade, but as with anything, they require maintenance. There used to be a larger variety of styles of tracked machines equipment manufacturers sold to farmers and they each had different maintenance demands. Now though, most track systems are […] Read more

Fendt continues to develop the 65-horsepower e100 electric drive concept tractor.

Development of Fendt’s e100 electric tractor continues

Fendt’s pursuit of electric drive concepts goes back about a decade

Reading Time: 5 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Last October, AGCO’s Fendt brand announced that its engineers were still working on the e100 concept electric tractor it debuted in 2017. It’s apparently a promising design making measurable progress toward possible future commercialization. “The current development status of the Fendt e100 Vario compact tractor is encouraging and promises high efficiency with […] Read more

Norfolk Tractor to sell only Kubota

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new stand-alone Kubota dealer is coming to Norfolk County. The owners of the D&W Group Inc., a four-store agricultural and construction equipment dealer complex located in south-central Ontario, announced the conversion of their facility in Simcoe, Norfolk Tractor, from a major multi-line operation to one dedicated to the exclusive sale and service of Kubota […] Read more

Letters: European equipment imports happen for a reason

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear editor, I have read the story in Farmtario quoting Bev Leavitt, head of CEEDA, Canada East Equipment Dealers Association, crying wolf about farmers buying agricultural machinery from Europe. Maybe it would be good to consider the reasons why this is happening. First of all, this is far from being a common practice. Between the […] Read more

Farmers prepare for a rally against India’s newly passed farm laws ahead of Republic Day at Singhu border near New Delhi on Jan. 25, 2021. (Photo: Reyters/Anushree Fadnavis)

Indian farmers ride caravan of tractors into capitol ahead of Republic Day

Farmers reject government's offer to suspend ag market reforms

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Delhi | Reuters — Caravans of tractors clogged a key highway in northern India on Monday as tens of thousands of farmers protesting against agriculture reforms streamed into the capital ahead of Republic Day, and police said they were prepared to deal with the crowds. India marks its founding as a republic on Tuesday […] Read more


Development of the Nemesis line began in 2013. It was launched to the public in 2019.

How to design a tractor, part 2

A continuing look at the development of a new Canadian-produced tractor

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – After Buhler Industries took over the original Versatile assembly plant in Winnipeg from New Holland in 2000, tractors sporting the Versatile brand name once again appeared on the market. Although the company inherited the four-wheel drive and Genesis tractor line along with the Winnipeg factory, both lines were dated and needed upgrades. […] Read more

Equipment dealers raise concerns over European imports

Equipment dealers raise concerns over European imports

There are risks to buying imported equipment including a lack of warranty

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ontario farm equipment dealers are warning farmers to do their homework before buying equipment that has been imported from Europe because any savings on the purchase price could evaporate as soon as it needs repair. Licensed retail dealers, represented through the Canada East Equipment Dealers Association (CEEDA), however, believe there are strong reasons for farmers […] Read more

Huron Tractor acquiring McGrail Farm Equipment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Huron Tractor will expand its dealer network by two more locations with its acquisition of McGrail Farm Equipment. The companies recently announced the acquisition which will be effective Jan. 1, 2021. McGrail Farm Equipment L.P. is a John Deere dealership which serves Chatham-Kent and Essex County from its locations in Chatham and Comber. “It is […] Read more


The Massey Ferguson 1800M and 2800M series of compact tractors have new turbocharged, Iseki diesel engines and now look like the rest of the Massey Ferguson tractor lineup.

Smaller tractors make big waves for machinery companies

Two new versions of AGCO’s Massey Ferguson tiny tractors offer premium options seen on bigger machines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Farm machinery companies have been weathering a slower period of sales in the past couple seasons, but small tractors have been a big hit with buyers. Meeting those demands has seen AGCO announce a premium range of Massey Ferguson compact tractors, the 1800M and 2800M, that replaced the 1700 and the 2700 […] Read more

The Deere Smart Connector can transfer data from tractor to phone. It can also capture information, such as barcodes on the machine for identification.

Smart Connector plugs app into tractor

Device allows farmers to monitor tractor information from a smart phone

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Farmers can monitor tractor performance from their smartphone, including engine r.p.m. and coolant temperature John Deere has updated its TractorPlus smartphone app for compact utility tractors and it’s also offering a new Smart Connector that plugs into the tractor’s service adviser port and automatically connects the app to the tractor. The Smart […] Read more