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DOT electronics take charge of its 163 horsepower Cummins diesel with hydrostatic drive system.

The breakthrough in farm machinery

Could this field robot be the tipping point in equipment design?

Reading Time: 5 minutes It left me saying to myself, “Get your head around that!” There was no real doubt about it, after all. The industry’s biggest surprise this summer was the out-of-the-blue introduction at the Ag in Motion farm show near Saskatoon in July of SeedMaster’s autonomous new implement carrier, dubbed the DOT. Not only is the DOT […] Read more


Dieci Agri Tech 35.7 VS

One of the two telehandlers Grainews put to the test this year was the Dieci Agri Tech 35.7 VS. It’s a hybrid design meant to appeal to farmers, with a rear PTO, hydraulic remotes (two on our test machine) and a three-point hitch. It comes in at a price point lower than the Merlo, with[...]
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Kubota SSV 75 skid steer

Most farmers are no strangers to a skid steer loader. There are several makes and models popular with farmers on the market now, so we included Kubota’s largest model, the SSV 75, in our test group. We wanted to see how it stacks up not only to other skids steers but where it lands in[...]
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Merlo Multifarmer 40.9

Of the two telehandlers tested in the Grainews Machinery Challenge, the Merlo Multifarmer 40.9 stood out as the most capable and highly optioned. And with that honour, as you’d expect, it had the highest MSRP of any machine in the group, $241,800 as equipped with the grapple and over $60,000 of other included options. The[...]
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Giant V761T Tele

Certainly not yet a household name here, the Dutch company Giant is looking to expand its presence in the western Canadian market, and it wants farmers to consider its machines for ag use. The machine we tested was the V761T Tele. It’s window sticker MSRP was $168,000, but was offered at a show special of[...]
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So long AIM — it was another good run

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s all over now except for the crying, folks. Ag In Motion (AIM) 2017 is history. And really the only crying that might be done, is by the dedicated volunteers and employees of the show who stay on the AIM grounds near Langham, SK for another 10 days to two weeks to clean up and[...]
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AIM for Hart: An informative first day

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s official. If you want your province to dry out call Charles Schmidt. This climatological fact was among the many things I learned at the first day of the 2017 Ag In Motion (AIM) farm show near Langham, Sask. Tuesday (about 20 minutes from Saskatoon — the show is still running Wednesday and Thursday, so[...]
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Coming soon: AGDealerTV

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGDealer, Glacier FarmMedia’s online home for an inventory of over 30,000 pieces of Canadian farm equipment for sale, is about to both show and tell farmers more about new machinery and tech entering the market. Now in production for a launch in the near future, AGDealerTV will be AGDealer’s new video series, aiming to inform[...]
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