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File photo of Rocky Mountain’s dealership at High River, Alta. (Country Guide photo by Scott Garvey)

Equipment dealer chain Rocky Mountain to go private

Publicly traded CNH dealer's top brass make offer

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

Lowering tire pressure is one of the first places to start to reduce compaction damage.

How to prevent compaction at harvest

Limiting damage starts with decisions when combines go into fields

Field activity makes soil compaction worse. That’s just the nature of the work. But there are methods to reduce it, in favourable and unfavourable conditions. Ways to reduce soil compaction vary, depending on soil type, field conditions, equipment capability, operation style, and other factors. For Alex Barrie, a Bowmanville, Ont.-area farmer and soil management engineer


When it comes to modern machinery, what counts as a repair versus a modification?


Repair your farm equipment, just don’t remake it

Where’s the line between a fix and a change when it comes to machinery?

[UPDATED: Feb. 25, 2020] By all means, get that tractor running like new, but watch out if you’re changing how it functions. That was the message 2020 attendees of CropConnect in Winnipeg were told as Eric Wareham, U.S. vice-president of government affairs with the Western Equipment Dealers Association, took the podium. “We as an industry

The latest in agriculture technology was on display at Agritechnica this fall.

Farm machinery highlights from Agritechnica

Glacier FarmMedia’s Robin Booker describes hottest trends from Agritechnica 2019

If you have ever been to Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany, then you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say this show is truly one of a kind. Based on size alone, Agritechnica is the world’s largest agricultural machinery trade show with 2,800 exhibitors from 52 countries. It happens every two years and is a

Clinic attendees get into the fine details of combines during a July 13 clinic in Neepawa.

Women take the wheel at combine clinic

Ag Women Manitoba wants to beat back the 
preconceptions over female farm equipment operators

Tiffany Dancho and Pam Bailey don’t think machinery should just be for men. Two of the lead voices behind Ag Women Manitoba, Dancho and Bailey set off for Neepawa and the group’s inaugural combine clinic July 13 in the hopes of getting women more comfortable in the cab. “I’ve been in equipment for 10-plus years,


Photo: Scott Garvey

Seven new product reveals from John Deere

In early June John Deere invited members of the farm media to its Harvester Works facility in Moline, Illinois, to see the full line of equipment it was introducing in 2017. And all of it was parked on the lawn in front of that combine manufacturing facility for reporters to photograph and learn about from

A new concept comes to combines

A new concept comes to combines

Our History: June 1983

This ad in our June 2, 1983 issue promoted a relatively new concept at the time — a rotary combine. The new Gleaner Series 3 had a crosswise rather than lengthwise cylinder. Seeding progress had been varied across the province — as of May 31 the northwest region was only 10 per cent complete but

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Six numbers in agriculture to make you stop and think

It isn’t as quiet as you might think on the home front. Yes, today’s farms seem stable, but the next evolutionary wave is gaining energy

In 2009, total Canadian net farm income was $2.8 billion. Four years later, it was $10 billion more, with Statistics Canada’s saying a $5.6-billion rise in the total value of farm-owned inventories from the year before accounted for almost all of the increase in total net income in 2013 That inventory increase came from a


VIDEO: Hydraulic wrench takes the strain off your back

VIDEO: Hydraulic wrench takes the strain off your back

Manitoba Ag Days 2016 Inventors' Showcase

If you’ve ever had a lump in the cylinder of your combine while harvesting, you know the difficulty involved in trying to clear it. Enter the reversing wrench from Arnold Innovations designed to make your life a whole lot easier. Built for New Holland CX series combines, the hydraulic piston in the reverser wrench does the heavy

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VIDEO: New Airflex table aimed at soybean producers

Manitoba Ag Days New Product: Honey Bee Manufacturing designs "farmer friendly" table to run at higher speeds in varying conditions

Honey Bee’s new Airflex table has been designed with soybean growers in mind. With the push of a button, producers can switch between a rigid and flex table all from the comfort of the cab. In testing, the table was able to operate at speeds between 7-7.5 m.p.h. Honey Bee Manufacturing is located in Frontier,