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Category: Tractors

Smart Ag commercializing an aftermarket driverless tractor kit

By: Kelvin Heppner

September 3, 2018

(photos courtesy Smart Ag)

An aftermarket kit that turns a regular tractor into an autonomous machine made its Farm Progress Show debut in Boone, Iowa this week. Smart Ag,...Read more »

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DOT field robot evolving, with first units to be sold for spring 2019

By: Kelvin Heppner

July 7, 2018

The DOT power platform on display at the 2018 Canadas Farm Progress Show in Regina, Sask.

It’s been one year since the DOT field robot prototype made its first public appearance at Ag in Motion (AIM) near Saskatoon, Sask. The machine has...Read more »

TechTour: An electric tractor built for CTF

By: Realag Machinery Insider

April 9, 2018

Designed for controlled traffic farming (CTF), the Multi Tool Trac built in the Netherlands offers a unique look based on a series of farmer-driven...Read more »

Rotating cab gives tractor operator an owl’s-eye view

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 24, 2018

Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH Deutz TTV 9340 Agrotron

Hovering 350mm (~14 inches) above its base, the tractor cab definitely stood out as it sat perched atop a Deutz-Fahr 9340 tractor on display at...Read more »

Camso launches remanufactured track program

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 24, 2018

Camso is giving new life to worn tracks. Earlier this month, the Quebec-based company unveiled its certified remanufactured program, giving farmers...Read more »

Kubota offers semi-autonomous tractors, with the new M7002 series

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 6, 2018

European farmers can look forward to a new line-up from Kubota — and one that provides automation of some of the more mundane operator duties. The...Read more »

John Deere counting down to celebrating 100 years

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 5, 2018

March 14, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of John Deere’s tractor business, and the company has big plans for its centennial celebration. John...Read more »

AEM expects machinery sales to rebound in 2018

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 28, 2018

With commodity prices staying low and farmers facing higher interest rates for the foreseeable future, there is reason to be cautious about equipment...Read more »

Smart track technology uses sensors to improve durability

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 21, 2018

Camso tracks on a Deere combine

Are you driving too fast and compromising the life of your tracks? Maybe you’re driving too slow and could hit the throttle and get to the field...Read more »

Whoa, there: Speedy tractors, signage, and brake requirements

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 5, 2018

(photo courtesy Fendt)

Here’s a fun debate topic: if your tractor is capable of traveling at over 40 km/h, is it still a slow moving vehicle (SMV)? It sure isn’t, and...Read more »

Versatile celebrates Genesis anniversary with special edition black tractor

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 22, 2018

The first Ford Genesis tractor rolled off the production line in Winnipeg in September of 1993. With changes in ownership over the past 25 years, the...Read more »

Kubota’s fully autonomous tractor to hit fields in Japan

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 16, 2018

Kubota’s fully autonomous tractor is offering Japanese agriculture an innovative solution to the challenges of an aging demographic. “Really...Read more »

Canadian tractor and combine sales were strong in 2017

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 11, 2018

December ended with very cold weather across Canada, but overall Canadian tractor and combine sales numbers reported by the Association of Equipment...Read more »

Techtour: 1.5 tonnes of bolt-less ballasting in under 30 minutes

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 20, 2017

Photo via John Deere Germany.

Proper weight distribution is key to unlocking a tractor’s full potential, in terms of fuel consumption, tire wear and drawbar performance. At the...Read more »

Canadian tractor sales continue to show strength in comparison to the U.S.

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 15, 2017

Photo Courtesy Equipment Technologies

The Canadian tractor market has maintained its strength according to the November 2017 Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Flash report. One...Read more »