Three factors are driving the latest generation of cultivators:  wet conditions, herbicide resistant weeds and farmer demand for multi-taking cultivators, according to K-Line’s Joe Symington.  |  Ron Lyseng photo

Tillage no longer a dirty word, or not as dirty

Manufacturers today don’t feel they’re soiling their reputations by introducing a new cultivator

FARGO, N.D. — The days are gone when tillage was a bad word and no-till was the prairie mantra. Farmers touring the recent Big Iron show in Fargo were treated to a heaping helping of fresh new cultivators. The surge in new tillage equipment was sparked by generally wet conditions, along with the need to […] Read more

If Rubicon failed to satisfy your lust for big iron, the six-wheel drive Hexx Traxx 12-row one-pass beet harvester tops the beets, digs them, cleans them and conveys them up into the 30 ton hopper.  |  Ron Lyseng photo

The best of Big Iron

FARGO, ND – If you go to a farm show that flaunts the macho title “Big Iron” you’d expect to see some pretty large implements, right? We found them at the 2018 Big Iron Show in Fargo last week, and here’s a sampling of some Big Iron stories we’ll be bring you in the near […] Read more

Unverfirth says it has set a new industry standard with their 14-foot nine-inch wide NutriMax fertilizer applicator. Looks are deceiving. There’s a 2,600 gallon tank hiding inside this compact applicator. The NutriMax has an optional steering system but there are no brakes as standard equipment
or as an option. | Robin Booker photo

VIDEO: Go narrow or go home

FARGO, N.D. — The split nitrogen trend sent Unverfirth back to the drawing board for a new applicator specifically for split application. While there, they made it the narrowest applicator in the industry. “The NutriMax is definitely a split application machine. That’s what our engineers had in mind when they started with a fresh sheet […] Read more

Camso has reduced maintenance on its TTS series of tow tracks by using oil bath hubs instead of greaseable bearings. | File photo

Camso’s upgraded tow tracks designed for durability

FARGO, N.D. — When Camoplast Solideal did a name change two years ago to become just plain Camso, it also did a complete re-engineering job on its popular TTS series of ag tow tracks. The upgrades are intended to increase the longevity of the tracks, says Troy Amundson of Premium Ag Solutions in Hiterdahl, Minn. […] Read more

After a multi-year absence, the Concord air drill, built and sold by Agco-Amity Joint Venture, will return to the Prairies.  |  Robin Booker photo

VIDEO: The Concord flies again

FARGO, N.D. — The reborn Concord Legacy made its first American appearance at the Big Iron Show in Fargo in September. It first showed in Regina in June, attracting attention from older Concord owners and younger growers looking to upgrade their seeding iron. The packing wheel mounted on a hydraulically controlled parallel arm is the […] Read more

Lift allows one person to get job done safely

FARGO, N.D. — Skid-Lift from Fargo, North Dakota, has developed a scissor-lift that attaches to a tractor’s three-point hitch or to a skid steer. “For people skittish about heights, this is very nice because I’m always attached to a skid steer or a tractor. So it gives me a lot of comfort that I have […] Read more