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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



Kubota’s current highest-horsepower line of tractors is the M7 line, manufactured in France.

The next made-in-Canada tractor

What will Buhler make for Kubota’s move into the heavy-horsepower market?

Japan’s Kubota Corp. is poised to join Massey Harris, Cockshutt and Versatile on the short but distinguished list of farm tractors made in Canada. Buhler Industries, already well known as the manufacturer of Versatile tractors at its Clarence Avenue plant in Winnipeg, has opened its factory floor to also produce Kubota’s highest-horsepower tractor yet for

The McCrindle Sawyer Massey 25-45 gas tractor

This beautiful piece of machinery was donated to the museum by the original owner

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum’s collection contains a Sawyer Massey 25-45 gas tractor, donated in 1960 by J.M. McCrindle of Foxwarren, Manitoba. James Marshall McCrindle was born in Nova Scotia in 1879 and later came to Winnipeg when his family moved there. McCrindle then moved to Foxwarren in 1897 to work as a clerk in Laycock’s


CNH Industrial improves guidance after strong Q2, shares up 10 pct

Milan | Reuters (July 26, 2018) – Truck and tractor maker CNH Industrial raised its full-year guidance on Tuesday after better-than-expected quarterly earnings, sparking a more than 10 percent rally in its shares. Milan-listed shares closed 10.6 percent higher at 9.93 euros, making it the best performer on the city’s blue-chip index, which ended the session

Beautifully restored International Harvester tractors, trucks and farm machinery are coming from all corners 
of the western provinces as the 2018 Feature Attraction Display of this year’s Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion 
and Stampede.

International Harvester collectors’ club to visit Austin

Visiting Western Canada IH Collectors Club (Chapter 38) is a brand new 
attraction for the 64th annual Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede

Is that Grandpa’s tractor? Is that the truck Dad proposed to Mom in? Anyone with a love of the history, products and memorabilia of the International Harvester Company won’t want to miss the upcoming Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede. For the first time, the Western Canada IH Collectors Club (Chapter 38) — a mix of

SeedMaster’s Norbert Beaujot sees DOT technology as one solution to a shortage of skilled operators.

Not just a driverless tractor, but no tractor at all

A global launch at Ag in Motion could change the way you farm

While farmers have been waiting impatiently for equipment designers to commercialize the driverless tractor, Prairie inventor and entrepreneur Norbert Beaujot has found a way to ditch the tractor altogether. And he’s rolling it out for the first time in July 18 to 20 at Ag in Motion (AIM), Western Canada’s outdoor farm show now in


The John Deere Model D was one of the most popular and versatile early tractors. This

The John Deere ‘spoker’ Model D tractor

This tractor had an epic production run of nearly 30 years and is the first tractor of many farms

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum has a number of John Deere Model D tractors in its collection ranging from a “spoker” Model D to late-model-styled Ds. John Deere built Model Ds over an astonishing production run of almost 30 years, beginning in 1924 and ending in 1953. After assembly line production had ceased, there were still

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