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Simplified drop pan reduces combine losses in field

Seed for the ScherGain magnetic drop pan concept can be traced back to a father and son argument out in a field in western Saskatchewan. Pat Sherman recalls that he and son Trevor were having one heck of an argument about which way to go with combine adjustments. The only thing they could agree on […] Read more

Deere looks to canola growers for new swather’s market

Many producers are looking to cull their swathing process in canola, however that isn’t likely a practice that will work for all conditions. Deere is betting on a remaining need for swathers with a new tool aimed at the oilseed and small grains market. John Deere is putting their new W170 into the marketplace this […] Read more

Deere’s big disc drill to slice into small grains

Making equipment wider or faster in the field are popular concepts with producers because it translates into acres per day. John Deere took its biggest, Indian Head, Sask., born precision hoe drill up to 72 feet two years ago. Now its small grains and oilseeds disc drill has been increased to 60 feet from 43. […] Read more


Kinze continues tuning its tillage tools

Mach Till cuts and throws soil at an angle to avoid creating a smear or compaction lay

Tillage technology continues to evolve as farmers move toward precisely controlled cultivation. That process took another step forward when Kinze introduced four new devices, spotlighting hybrid horizontal tillage. Vertical tillage was the big buzzword in field preparation a decade ago. Although most manufacturers still build vertical tillage machines, hybrid horizontal tillage is the latest step […] Read more

Green guidance on off-color combines

Move your Greenstar to the red, yellow, blue, orange or purple implement of your liking

Tt’s not unusual to see a prairie farmyard with mainly green implements, and then combines in other colours contrasting with the other machines. The farmer with the mismatched combines is probably cursing because he can’t get his favourite combine GPS to communicate with his trusty Greenstar Starfire. That’s the situation in which Johannes Heupel was […] Read more


Magnet solves old drop pan problem

Move BushelPlus from one combine to another in a matter of seconds

BRANDON — Grain loss monitors don’t document how many bushels end up on the ground. Conventional drop pans are a nuisance and dangerous. The BushelPlus magnetic drop pan addresses those issues.  If checking combine losses was convenient, farmers would do it. But it isn’t, so they don’t, according to Marcel Kringe of BushelPlus in Brandon.  […] Read more

Dr. Harvest makes field calls to solve harvesting problems

BRANDON — Martin Reichelt, a.k.a. Doctor Harvest, is an engineer who specializes in fine-tuning combines. Although he lives in Germany, he travels to Canada whenever his list of patients merits. Reichelt was at Manitoba AgDays this winter, working with the BushelPlus company at its display. “I make the trip to Canada a couple times a […] Read more

Bustin’ up lumpy granular to make it flow

Solid lumps found in granular fertilizer are more than just a nuisance. They cost time and money. Those really big heavy lumps waste hours if you try to bust them up. They waste both hours and dollars if you haul them to the landfill or bury them. Medium size lumps can jam up an auger. […] Read more


Small loaders get major update

German wheeled loader expert Schaffer is busy manufacturing its range of agricultural and construction machines for an expanding customer base. With new models in both ranges, new eye-catching modern designs and a dip into the electric loader sector, Schaffer is pulling out the stops to ensure it exactly meets customer needs. The company said it […] Read more

American machinery glut is gone

If you didn’t take advantage of recent farm machinery deals south of the border, now is too late


Canadian farmers who ventured south to the United States in recent years looking for hot deals on late model equipment were mostly satisfied. But the glut is now gone and so are the hot deals. Used farm equipment expert Greg Peterson, better known as Machinery Pete, said it’s taken five years for the market to […] Read more