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Sprayers: The LS11 line of three-point hitch sprayers are available with tank capacities of up to 300 U.S. gallons and 40-foot booms.

John Deere looks to 2018

New combines figure big in the green brand’s plan to get you buying

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stretched out across the large grassy lawn in early June in front of John Deere’s Harvester Works in Moline, Illinois, was a broad assortment of equipment, with marketing staff showing off to the farm media from Canada and the U.S. what Deere would be adding to its product line for 2018. Several of the machines […] Read more

K-Line manufacturing of Australia is making its first foray into the North American market with its Speedtiller disc.

A new machinery brand for Canada

Australian manufacturer K-Line makes a big jump into the North American market

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you were a farm equipment manufacturer in a country that is its own continent, where would you look to make your first expansion into the international market? For the Australian company K-Line, the choice was easy. Head to North America. “It’s really one of the best moves we’ve made, as far as our company […] Read more

A new range of high-spec tractors offering 90 to 125 engine horsepower will debut in green paint this year.

New from John Deere

The green brand offers a glimpse of what’s to come in 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes Next month, John Deere will host a formal event to pull the wraps off several new additions to its equipment line. What will be under the covers? In February, at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, the brand teased showgoers by unveiling a couple of new products that are bound to be included […] Read more

The MARS research project uses swarms of small autonomous robots to seed fields.

Heading to MARS

This new ag robot concept uses swarms of small machines

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new research project underway in Europe may give farmers a reason to think swarms are a good thing. Far from swarms of locusts or other troublesome pests, the MARS (Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms) pro­ject is working on creating swarms of small, autonomous robots that can seed farm fields on their own. The MARS project […] Read more

Two new Can Am Defender Max models offer a rear bench seat, boosting capacity to up to six adults.

Can Am’s new UTVs

The brand is following through on a commitment to add new machines to its product line twice a year

Reading Time: 3 minutes BRP, the company behind the Can Am line of products, has expanded the choice of Defender Max UTVs for 2017 with the addition of two new machines, bringing the total number of Max models to four. The company says the Defender Max UTVs are “pickup truck-inspired” and will now offer seating for up to six adults. […] Read more

Salford introduced a prototype 20-ton air boom spreader during Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina in June.

Spreading it around

New fertilizer applicators rush onto the market

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2016, farmers were introduced to several new machines capable of meeting their fertilizer spreading needs. Among them was the new self-propelled F4365 spinner-spreader from John Deere, a high-capacity machine designed primarily for large operators and custom applicators. The F4365 sports a 330-cubic foot New Leader dry spreader box, and can apply up to 1,100 […] Read more

The new Pro-Drive Standard tractors add lower-spec “economy” models to the existing X7 line.

More new tractors from McCormick

The Italian brand adds both low- and high-spec utility models

Reading Time: 4 minutes For several years now, ag machinery has been all about technology. But the more advanced our tractor design becomes, the more push-back we see from a segment of the market demanding machines without all the newest features and technology. After all, tractors have been doing farm chores since the early part of the last century […] Read more

PHOTOS: JCB redesigns the 8000 Series Fastrac tractor

Guide Machinery: The evolution of the Fastrac

Reading Time: 3 minutes All eyes were on a stage in JCB’s Rocester, England world headquarters building in October as a few dozen ag journalists from several different countries gathered for the reveal of the company’s all new 8000 Series Fastrac tractor. As is usually the case with events like this, no matter what the brand, the unveiling was […] Read more

NH’s Jarrod Angstadt explains the features of the Guardian front boom sprayer to media members during the U.S. Farm Progress Show in Iowa in August. The Guardian was originally designed and built by speciality manufacturer Miller-St. Nazianz. In 2014 that company was purchased by CNH.

NH gets a tillage implement line

The blue brand follows the recent industry trend of growing through acquisitions

Reading Time: 3 minutes The race for major manufacturers to broaden their product lineup by buying short-line brands is picking up even more steam. Mid-autumn, CNH Industrial announced that it was about to bring the Danish Kongskilde implement brand, owned by DLG Group, into its fold under the New Holland brand. “The acquisition of the tillage and hay and […] Read more

The newest and largest round baler to join the Kubota product line is the BV4580, which can make 5' x 6' bales.

New baler expands Kubota lineup

The orange brand takes another step toward full-line status

Reading Time: 4 minutes Anyone attending a major farm show in Canada or the U.S. recently will almost certainly have noticed Kubota equipment on display, and probably a lot of it. The brand has clearly been targeting farmers, and it clearly intends to make much bigger inroads in the ag equipment sector in North America. Kubota executives are also […] Read more