Big, farmer-built planter meets Prairies

REGINA — Go plant it. Go plant all of it with a big planter. The Prince family from southwestern Manitoba have been producing corn and soybeans for more than a dozen years, but have never been fully satisfied with their seeding tools. “(It) could have been more precise. We farm a fair bit of land, […] Read more

John Deere’s high speed planter upgrade designed for speed

MOLINE, Ill. — The MaxEmerge 5e and ExactEmerge planters are John Deere’s answer to the European Maestro and Tempo high-speed corn planters. Upgrades to both JD planters were revealed this month in Moline. “There’s a lot of interest in high-speed planters. There’s a lot of interest in hitting your planting window, and rightfully so,” said […] Read more

Cone-head helps cure drill irregularities

The volume of product on some air seeding systems can vary up to 30 percent in one run from the volume in neighbouring runs, resulting in a host of agronomic problems. Irregular fertilizer rates cause crop staging problems that follow right through to harvest and beyond. Unwanted variability in seeding rates can result in expanded […] Read more

Euro-Scot brings its small, fast equipment to the Prairies

BRANDON — Euro-Scot is importing a full line of European farm equipment to its Brandon location, specializing in tillage and seeding implements. The flagship is Pottinger’s Terrasem high-speed double disc drill. Euro-Scot owner Willie Gilbert describes the drill. “At the front we have our tillage tools, two sets of opposing angle discs. Nothing unusual about […] Read more

Disc drill delivers seed at high speed

BRANDON — The Horsch factory in Kansas is making its first production run of Pronto DC high speed disc drills, which are capable of seeding at speeds up to nine m.p.h. A number of the drills will be available for demonstration in the Canadian Prairies this spring, according to Horsch’s Jeremy Hughes. “The concept we’re […] Read more

Robot seeder nets Sask. engineer third in competition

ODESSA, Sask. — Engineer Nathan Muchowski expects robots to be seeding for farmers within the next five years. He built a prototype to test his theory that won third place in the 2016 agBOT Challenge in Rockville, Indiana. The idea for an unmanned seeder had been on the 26-year-old’s mind for several years, so when […] Read more

Video: Clean Seed designs easy adjusted metering

Meters on the frame in a single rail allow the operator to adjust openings at once rather than individually

LANGHAM, Sask. — Clean Seed Agriculture Technology will see six machines built this coming year. The unique seeding equipment had been in the prototype phase of development until an investment confirmed in the last few weeks that will see $1.8 million from the federal government flow to the company. Federal funds are part of the […] Read more

Salford goes big in small grains

SALFORD, Ont. — One of the world’s largest air seeder carts is mixing the liquid with the dry. In its all-dry configuration, Salford’s new AC4000 is a five tank, 945 bushel air seeder unit, including a 65 bushel small seed or product bin. It joins large, single cart systems, including Seed Hawk’s 800 bushel unit […] Read more

Individual shank conversion system

Manitoba farmer and inventor wanted an air seeder that provided row by row depth control

John and Angelica Gehrer have turned their attention to air seeders. The farming couple from Niverville, Man., who made a name for themselves with their grain auger spout systems, wanted an air seeder with individual shanks that followed the contours of the field and provided row by row depth control. “Precision seeders treat every row […] Read more