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CNH to work with Microsoft, Accenture on ‘smart’ vehicles

Reading Time: < 1 minute Milan | Reuters — CNH Industrial has set up a five-year collaboration with Microsoft and Accenture to help it to develop “smart” and connected industrial vehicles, the Italian-American vehicle and equipment maker said on Monday. The programme, part of CNH Industrial’s digital transformation plans, is expected to help the group “achieve significant revenue growth,” the […] Read more

Equipment dealer chain Rocky Mountain to go private

Publicly traded CNH dealer's top brass make offer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s biggest farm equipment dealership chain has made a deal to take itself private after almost 13 years on the TSX. Rocky Mountain Dealerships (RME) announced Monday it has an agreement in place with a numbered Alberta company controlled by CEO Garrett Ganden and board chairman Matthew Campbell, for 100 per cent of RME at […] Read more


New Holland ultra-dealer expands Saskatchewan reach

Mazergroup takes up Dave Marshall's three operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Manitoba New Holland ultra-dealership Mazergroup is expanding its reach further into eastern Saskatchewan with a deal to buy three dealerships there. Brandon-based Mazergroup announced Tuesday it has assumed ownership of Yorkton New Holland, Raymore New Holland and Watrous New Holland, effective Sept. 1. The three operations’ dealer principal, David Marshall, had bought the former Bolt […] Read more

CNH Industrial replaces CEO, sticks with spinoff plan

Chairman Suzanne Heywood becomes interim CEO; CFO also leaving

Reading Time: 2 minutes Updated, March 24 — Milan | Reuters — The chief executive of CNH Industrial is leaving with immediate effect, the industrial vehicle maker said on Monday, less than two months after a profit warning. CNH said board chair Suzanne Heywood would replace Hubertus Muhlhauser as CEO until a permanent replacement was found. A source close […] Read more


CNH to list truck and bus business in break-up

Reading Time: 2 minutes Milan | Reuters — Industrial vehicle maker CNH Industrial has decided to split in two and list its truck, bus and engine division in an effort to boost asset values and streamline its businesses. The plan comes just six years after CNH Industrial was created when Fiat Industrial — spun off from the Italian carmaker […] Read more

CNH begins 3D-printing spare parts

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a twist on the idea of ordering parts online, the parent firm for New Holland and Case IH is trying out the use of 3D printing to make plastic — and eventually metal — spare parts. British-based equipment manufacturing giant CNH Industrial said Monday it has already produced its first 3D-printed spare parts, making […] Read more


John Deere has added one more model to its 100 Series lawn tractor line and uprated their model designations to the E100 Series.

Keeping the place up

Manufacturers offer new yard care machines for 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the warm weather comes on, a job on every farm is to pull the yard care equipment out of storage and get it running again. If that’s getting to be a nuisance, you might want to look at some of the new offerings in the lawn and sub-compact tractor segments that manufacturers have introduced […] Read more

John Deere plans to introduce a carbon fibre sprayer boom to the North American market within the next couple of years.

The machines, they are a changin’

Farm machinery is undergoing a historic period of evolution, with rapid changes that will soon show up in your sheds

Reading Time: 6 minutes Earlier this fall, it was announced that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. I have to admit, I didn’t see that coming. Not to take anything away from his talent, it’s just that I wouldn’t have expected to hear he had won that kind of award, any more than I would have expected […] Read more


Operating on their own, these autonomous tractors will help eliminate the on-farm labour crunch.

The ag-robots are here

Get set for the biggest change since the invention of the tractor

Reading Time: 6 minutes Standing in front of a fully autonomous T8 tractor, New Holland’s vice-president, Bret Lieberman summed up what the company is telling its people in just two sentences at this year’s U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. “This industry has evolved considerably over the last 100 years,” Lieberman said. “I don’t think that any of […] Read more

New Holland buying into tillage equipment market

Reading Time: 2 minutes U.S. ag equipment giant New Holland is set to enter the tillage equipment business and stretch out its space in the hay and forage market, with a deal for Danish manufacturer Kongskilde Industries. New Holland’s parent CNH Industrial on Monday announced it will buy Kongskilde’s agricultural “grass and soil” business from Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab (DLG […] Read more