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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[...]
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How to evaluate a diesel engine

Are you thinking of buying a used tractor or other farm machine for next season? It’s only a few months before the spring auction sale season kicks off again, and there is no shortage of used machines on dealer lots to pick from right now. Buying used equipment can be a great way to add[...]
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Ottawa to back new tractor plant in Quebec

A federal fund to help communities diversify from the asbestos business will help finance a major tractor manufacturer’s first facilities in Canada. Navdeep Bains, the minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), on Tuesday announced a “repayable contribution” of $350,000 for Mahindra Canada-Est to put up a 22,000-square foot industrial building at Adstock,[...]
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What’s new in tractors

A roundup of the recent tractor introductions and updates making news this fall

There’s been no shortage of news this season when it comes to new tractor model unveilings and improvements to existing machines. Virtually every brand had something new to show off this year on that front. Many of those new machines debuted at the U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, in August. To help you[...]
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Highlights from the U.S. Farm Progress Show

Grainews went to Iowa to see what was on display at the Midwest's largest outdoor ag show

Each year the U.S. Farm Progress Show attracts tens of thousands of visitors. It’s the premier outdoor ag event in the Midwest, and it alternates between show sites at Decatur, Illinois, and Boone, Iowa. This year’s event was in Boone, and despite the downturn in the ag equipment market, it was clear manufacturers haven’t cut[...]
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Kubota to buy equipment maker Great Plains

Japanese farm, construction, yard and landscaping equipment maker Kubota is set to expand its share in several of those sectors with a deal for Kansas equipment firm Great Plains Manufacturing. Kubota, which has had a strategic alliance with Great Plains for implements in the U.S. since 2007, announced Friday it will buy 100 per cent[...]
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VIDEO: e-QuipTV: “Big Roy” 2, the restoration continues

Soon-to-be-completed restoration will see the big Versatile returned to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin

Grainews returns to Versatile’s R&D shop in Winnipeg to check in on Big Roy’s progress, and we talk to Adam Reid, Versatile’s marketing manager, about what else the company has in store for its 50th anniversary celebrations. Video editing by Greg Berg.