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Potato bruising thwarted by new P.E.I. machine
AgAnnex
A potato grower and two of his employees from Orwell Cove, P.E.I. are banking on a new piece of equipment they’ve designed to stop the food from bruising. Randy Visser said he hopes the EZ Down will be a hit at the potato expo in Charlottetown. It will be the first time the $15,000 machine will be seen in public.
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CEEDA Dealer Profile: Galer

A sign with an ORFEDA logo can be found hanging in the sales office of Galer Farm Equipment — "You can't do today's job with yesterday's methods and expect to be in business tomorrow." Established in 1950, this is a slogan that has lasted into the third generation of Galers and is one they try to live by. Galer's has certainly seen their share of industry change from when Gord Cox started the business 64 years ago, and when his brother-in-law Neil Galer partnered with him 10 years later.
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Ontario vows to enforce accessibility law
Toronto Star
As Ontario scrambles to enforce its accessibility legislation for the disabled, government documents show the province had a detailed enforcement plan ready almost two years ago. The June 2012 "briefing note" obtained through a Freedom of Information request outlines a two-year strategy to target 3,600 businesses, issue compliance orders, and conduct audits of violators.
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How Ritchie Bros. set online records and sold $166 million worth of heavy equipment
Equipment World
"The Big One" has once again lived up to its name for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. During its huge annual auction in Orlando, FL — the largest equipment auction in the world — Ritchie Bros. sold more than $166 million worth of heavy equipment. To give you an idea of how big this event is to the company, their average auction brings in $16 million. Every item up for auction at the six-day event sold.
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New Holland smart Tier 4B tractor
Agwired
At the recent Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY Chuck spoke with New Holland's Gary Wojcik, Segment Marketing Manager for large horsepower tractors. He shared some insights into their Tier 4B Solutions series launch later this year. Gary goes on to explain how this transition benefits their customers ability to move from tractor to tractor seamlessly. Fluid efficiencies between Tier 4A & B are better then before as well. Both of these are part of the ECOBlue Hi-eSCR technology, which maintains efficiency and productivity for products over 120hp.
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How Kinze's multi-hybrid planter works
Real Agriculture
Kinze is rolling out in 2014 its new electronic metering system for its 4900 series planters, enabling farmers to enter in a prescription map, fill up with two corn hybrids and plant multi-hybrids in the same field. RealAgriculture field editor, Bernard Tobin, caught up with Luc Van Herle, with Kinze, at the Louisville, Kentucky, National Farm Machinery Show, to talk about how the multi-hybrid planter metering system works, why farmers would want two corn hybrids per field and how farmers can integrate the technology on their farm.
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AGCO: VarioDoc & Trimble's TaskDoc Connect
Farms.com
AGCO has announced a new interoperability between Trimble's Farm Works Software and VarioDoc and TaskDoc as part of its Fuse Technologies initiative. This interoperability will allow operators to transfer task files between their machine's cab and the Farm Works Software. AGCO's VarioDoc and TaskDoc are task file management systems that allow operators to wirelessly transfer task files between the machine and office without the need for a data card or USB flash drive.
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Ontario vows to enforce accessibility law
Toronto Star
As Ontario scrambles to enforce its accessibility legislation for the disabled, government documents show the province had a detailed enforcement plan ready almost two years ago. The June 2012 "briefing note" obtained through a Freedom of Information request outlines a two-year strategy to target 3,600 businesses, issue compliance orders, and conduct audits of violators.

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What Sonalika tractors need to beat the Mahindras
Moneycontrol
In late 2012, Blackstone Capital Partners invested Rs 520 crore in the relatively unknown International Tractors. Industry may have taken note with interest, perhaps even surprise, at the time, but today, the private equity firm will get congratulated on a smart investment.

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Solid-state digester shows promise
Canadian Cattleman
If not for the small flare stack nearby, one would never suspect that the nondescript metal building at the Western Beef Development Centre housed cutting-edge energy research. This is the site of a one-of-a-kind research prototype designed to extract biogas released during anaerobic decomposition of organic waste in solid form.

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McHale sees silage use for Komatsu Wheel Loader
Agriland
Following a successful showing at the Spring Farm Machinery Show in Millstreet, Cork, farm machinery distributor McHale Plant Sales has received a number of orders from silage contractors for their Komatsu WA320PZ-6 wheel loader. Operationally, the WA320 comes fitted with a 3.2-tonnes bucket which can be released and replaced with a 14 ft wide fold out rake, depending on use.
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Traffi Cam makes pulling out of gateways easier
Farmers Weekly Interactive
If you do a lot of work with front-mounted tanks or mowers, then the Traffi Cam might be a handy addition to the front end of your tractor. It's from Irish firm C-First For Safety and uses two cameras to scope out any approaching traffic before you pull out on to the road. When not in use, the cameras retract into a metal box, which helps keep the lens clean.
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Trimble launches new airborne LiDAR systems
Precision Farming Dealer
Trimble has announced two new additions to its airborne LiDAR portfolio – the AX60i and AX80. Both systems are designed for corridor and wide area mapping projects. The new airborne systems, together with flight planning and analysis software tools, provide point cloud capture and high-resolution images from either fixed wing or rotary aircraft. Designed for low-altitude corridor mapping applications, the AX60i is an entry-level LiDAR system built on the same platform as the high-altitude AX60 system.
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Titan announces 2013 year-end results: Sales increase 19 per cent
Farm Equipment
Titan recorded sales of $494.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to fourth quarter 2012 sales of $493.6 million. For the year, net sales for 2013 were $2,163.6 million, compared to $1,820.7 million in 2012, an increase of 18.8 per cent. Year to date sales increased approximately 30 per cent due to recent acquisitions of which $484.3 million is attributed to revenue from Titan Europe.
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