Category: Machinery

Harvesting garlic with a 95% reduction in workforce

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 11, 2017

Finally, the answer to the What the heck is this? Facebook challenge. Inspired primarily by curiosity (and, dare we say confusion?),...Read more »

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Where are the robots for cutting grass?

By: Kelvin Heppner

December 8, 2017

Lawn mowing is a task that some people enjoy, but many would just as soon spend that time doing something else in summer. (Count me among the...Read more »

Real Dream Workshops: Making hydro with Otto Bloemen

By: Bernard Tobin

December 7, 2017

Are you planning to build a new farm workshop? How will you power and heat it? Do you want a crane? In episode 3 of Real Dream Workshops, Peter...Read more »

Slurry spreading with precision

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 5, 2017

(Photo supplied)

Vervaet’s hydro-trike slurry spreader was developed in collaboration with contractors nearly twenty years ago. As its name suggests, it’s a...Read more »

Brandt expanding into the U.S., buying manufacturing facility from Kongskilde

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 1, 2017

Regina-based Brandt is buying this 200,000 sq ft manufacturing plant and equipment from Kongskilde Industries. (supplied)

Regina-based ag equipment manufacturer Brandt Group of Companies has announced what it describes as a “major expansion into the U.S. market” with...Read more »

TechTour: Designing the IDEAL combine

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 1, 2017

(courtesy AGCO)

AGCO’s new generation of combine harvester made its first public appearance at Agritechnica in Germany last month. The result of the company’s...Read more »

The benefits of a stripper header

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 30, 2017

There are many ways to harvest crops, from pick-up to straight-cut headers. But, have you ever considered a stripper header? Designed largely for...Read more »

Fendt debuts all-electric compact tractor

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 28, 2017

The e100 Vario on display at Agritechnica.

Automation is not be the only innovative path the agricultural machinery world is headed down. Fendt unveiled an all-electric tractor — the e100...Read more »

This robot kills weeds with lasers

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 26, 2017

A robot that zaps unwanted organisms with lasers may describe a character in a science fiction plot, but in reality, it’s a technological response...Read more »

The race to bring robots to the field is on

By: Kelvin Heppner

November 23, 2017

We’ve read headlines about a future with robots in the field and witnessed the unveiling of a few self-driving prototypes at farm shows over the...Read more »

TechTour: Soil sensor enables real-time variable depth tillage

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 22, 2017

A soil sensor that can detect compaction from above the ground in real-time is enabling a concept described as “variable depth tillage” for...Read more »

Will autonomous semi trucks have a fit in agriculture?

By: Shaun Haney

November 21, 2017

(Jeremy Rempel, Flickr.com, CC BY-ND 2.0)

There are 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States and somewhere around 300,000 in Canada. What does their future hold with recent...Read more »

Armoured tractor designed to protect driver in dangerous areas

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 17, 2017

Reborack’s armoured tractor on display at Agritechnica.

Landmines and flying bullets are certainly not a concern when driving a tractor in many parts of the world, but there are places where this is a real...Read more »

New Holland brings autonomy to the tracks

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 16, 2017

If you were to see a New Holland tractor equipped with NHDrive, you might think it looks fairly typical of the machines of today. But beyond its...Read more »

Amazone’s dual-auger, 4WD, zero-turn lawn harvester

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 15, 2017

Image via Amazone.

Amazone is taking lawn mowing (harvesting?) to a whole new level. The company’s Profihopper is on display at Agritechnica this week. The...Read more »

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