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Screenshot from a U.S. NHTSA video showing a rupturing Takata airbag inflator. (Nhtsa.gov via YouTube)

Ford recalling older-model Rangers over airbag inflators

Deaths, injuries linked to faulty inflators

Washington | Reuters — Ford Motor Co. is recalling 153,000 older trucks that may have had obsolete Takata air bag modules installed in collision and theft repairs after the Takata recall was completed, the automaker said on Thursday. The second-largest U.S. automaker identified about 8,800 Ford Ranger 2004-06 trucks in Canada and 144,340 in the

A promotional photo of Ford’s 2021 F-150 Raptor. (Media.ford.com)

Ford cuts output of F-150s due to semiconductor shortage

U.S. firm among manufacturers caught off guard

Washington | Reuters — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it is cutting shifts at two U.S. plants that build its highly profitable flagship F-150 pickup trucks starting next week due to a global shortage of semiconductor chips, raising fears the problem could be worsening. The No. 2 U.S. automaker said it will run one of


Ford’s North American commercial vehicles chief Ted 
Cannis announces the all-electric Transit van.

Ford’s incoming CEO wants the U.S. automaker to run like a Deere

Albertan Alex Purdy has been lured over to Ford from John Deere to lead the charge

Reuters – From the moment he was named chief operating officer and heir apparent to the top spot at Ford Motor Co. in February, Jim Farley has touted the growth potential of its commercial vehicles. But it’s not just more trucks and vans that Farley wants to sell. As Farley prepares to take over as

(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

Feed weekly outlook: Grains pressured by lower demand

MarketsFarm — Bids for feed grains have backed off previous highs as feedlots in Western Canada are covered into the New Year. “Now they’re bidding January and forward,” said Allen Pirness of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. Bids for feed barley and feed wheat delivered from January to March were around $220 per tonne, according



A 2013 Ford F-150. (Ford Media video screengrab via YouTube)

Ford recalls 1.48 million pickups over transmissions

Washington | Reuters — Ford Motor Co. said on Wednesday it was recalling about 1.48 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to a potential transmission downshift issue that could increase the risk of a crash. Ford said select 2011-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could experience an unintended downshift into first

Photo: CNH Industrial

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



Riding Mountain road bans in effect

Spring weight restrictions will prevent road damage during thaw

To minimize road damage during the spring thaw, Riding Mountain National Park has imposed restrictions on Highways 19 and 10 where they pass through the park. Effective immediately, weight restrictions of 6,006 lbs. or 2,730 kg gross vehicle weight will be enforced on Hwy. No. 19 within the boundaries of Riding Mountain National Park. As