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The latest generation of Camso trailer track systems (TTS) travel at 20 m.p.h. for durations up to two hours. The roading TTS will soon be available on 12 of Camso's 16 agriculture tracks for sprayers, seeding equipment, fertilizer carts, grain carts and any other towed implement.  |  Camso photo

Faster roading cuts into wasteful transit

Farmers spend up to 15 percent of their day field-hopping equipment during seeding and harvest. This unavoidable time waster is the obvious result of bigger farms with more distant fields. That information comes from research conducted by Quebec manufacturer Camso, according to product manager Jeff Staab. “Growers are increasingly working ground that’s spread out from […] Read more

For about $100,000 in 1992, a Canadian farmer could buy a Deere 4760 and many did, but only one was parked for 28 years.  |  Ritchie Bros. photo

Farm sale includes two barn-find ‘new’ tractors

$260,000 for a 1992 4760 seems like a lot of money until the part about it having 3.6 hours on the clock

Nobody seems to know why Danny Spence bought a new JD 4760 back in 1992 and then stored it until he passed away last January. “Nobody actually even knew he had these until he died,” said Dallas Simmonds, owner of Raptor Enterprises. “I knew there were a couple new tractors in the shed, but I […] Read more

The opener on the right  was hard surfaced on the nose and wings ran for 160 acres, was hard surfaced again and after 160 acres is too worn to fix, as the tip no longer digs into the soil and wings are worn thin. At left, Ferobide tiles have protected the wings and nose for 1,500 acres.  |   Huber Ag Equipment

Ferobide takes the bite out of deep till

Farmers loose 90 percent of their expensive tungsten carbide tools due to wear of the supporting steel shanks

Tungsten carbide cultivation points and associated wear parts fall off mounting shanks as if falling off is the only reason they were manufactured and installed to begin with. Farmers typically loose 90 percent of their expensive tungsten carbide soil-engaging parts because the supporting steel fails, according to Tenmat Advanced Materials of the United Kingdom. All […] Read more


The VerisiScan Plus platform has four sensing modules including moisture, temperature, organic matter, and soil cation exchange capacity sensors.  |  Veris photo

Read it on the go, tillage in the know

A set of soil sensors can be installed on cultivators and vertical tillage implements to provide real-time readings that help growers create a uniform seed bed and create high-resolution soil maps that can inform future planning. Veris Technologies introduced Vision for Decisions this year, which the company calls a seeding environment support system that uses […] Read more

A new 27-foot unit is now available for the Speed-Tiller 475 high-speed disk. A recent addition to the Case IH lineup of agronomic solutions, the Speed-Tiller high-speed disk is a true dual-season tool designed to ensure a smooth surface and seedbed floor.  |  CaseIH photo

Case: match tillage tools to soil type

The tillage tip you try in sandy loam and the tip you try in grey clay: they aren’t the same ones


Case has embarked on a quest to better match new soil and residue management implements to suit specific soil types. Does that mean a growing selection of tillage tools? Yes. This fall they introduced a new S-tine field cultivator and a new configuration high speed Speed-Tiller, as part of the company’s initiative in matching tillage […] Read more


Bobcat's new V923 also has a maximum height of 23 feet, but it has 130 h.p. and a 9,000 pound lift capacity.  |  Scott Thuen/Bobcat photo

Bigger reach, bigger power, Bobcat tele-lifted to new level

Telehandlers were once seen as a nice option on the far; for those who have them, they are now a necessary tool

Bobcat beefed up its telehandler lineup with the introduction of the V923 VersaHANDLER this summer. The company already offers a V519 telehandler that has 74 horsepower and can lift 5,500 pounds with a 19-foot-high maximum height, as well as a 100 h.p. V723 that can lift 7,700 lb. and a maximum height of 23 feet. […] Read more

The venerable Karat 9 is designed for high speed cultivation. Lemken engineers say cultivation speeds much lower than eight miles per hour are worse for the frame than higher speeds. The Karat 9 will be replaced by an all-new high speed machine next year.  |  Lemken photo

New shallow sweep plus deep rip tips for field tool

High speed tilling does a better job and easier on the cultivator frame than chugging along in a lower gear

Lemken will soon debut a new high-speed hybrid cultivator, but first it is introducing a new share that figures to be an important design component of the new cultivator. The DeltaCut KG 35 configuration enables extra-shallow cultivation at a working depth of five centimeters (two inches). It’s a good fit for the Karat 9, which […] Read more

A 1992 JD 4760 with 3.6 actual hours sold at auction in Saskatchewan last month. | Twitter/@RitchieBros photo

Farm sale includes two ‘new’ tractors

Nobody seems to know why Danny Spence bought a new JD 4760 back in 1992 and then stored it until he passed away last January. “Nobody actually even knew he had these until he died,” said Dallas Simmonds, owner of Raptor Enterprises. “I knew there were a couple new tractors in the shed, but I […] Read more


Raven Industries has established a headquarters near Regina for autonomous technology and to build the DOT autonomous agricultural platform, after acquiring DOT Technology Corp. last June. | ravenind.com photo

Raven to build DOT near Regina

Raven Industries has established a headquarters near Regina for autonomous technology and to build the DOT autonomous agricultural platform, after acquiring DOT Technology Corp. last June. “DOT will be manufactured at this facility, but ultimately this headquarters will be a central hub, not only for autonomy in Canada, but also for our precision solutions, and […] Read more

Swan River farmer Jeff Penner advocates wide shallow drains like this, which meander around the field so water soaks into the ground instead of flowing off the field.  |  Chris Laing photo

Jeff Penner’s sneaky snaky drainage ditch

V-Wing creates shallow ditches that farmers can farm right through, with a minimum of ditching passes

It bothers Swan River, Man., farmer Jeff Penner to see big water volumes churning and charging down a deep drainage ditch. Some farmers enjoy the sight and sound, but not Penner. All he sees and hears is soil erosion — tons and tons, inches upon inches, cubic yards by cubic yards of topsoil being removed […] Read more