Scott Garvey

Scott Garvey

Grainews' machinery editor Scott Garvey follows trends and innovation in equipment technology, takes a look at new farm machinery offerings, tracks their performance and goes into the workshop to find better ways to keep them up and running.


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The heart of the deal

Most people will have heard of Donald Trump’s book, titled “The Art of the Deal”. I suppose those people who’ve actually written books might object to me calling it his book, because it and others credited to him were apparently written for him. I remember reading the book when it first came out. Although, I

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Movin’ on

A few years ago, one of my cousins, who was also my neighbour, succumbed unexpectedly and very rapidly to cancer. Because he was a bachelor, the task of organizing his affairs fell to another cousin and me. Winding down a farm that had been in the family for generations was no easy task. Despite some

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The ultimate in swag

Over the years my wife has made a practice out of going through my side of the hall closet in our house to thin out the ever-growing herd of branded ball caps crammed in there. On my desk, I have an ample supply of pens provided by the various equipment brands from those product launches

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The first thing in the morning

It caused a round of hearty laughter among the handful of people standing in a group. “Did you hear what he said,” one person asked me. “He said tractors are the first thing he thinks about when he gets up in the morning and the last thing he thinks about before going to sleep at

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Who’s in your cab?

As harvest operations kick into gear, there has been no shortage of farmer postings on social media sites. There are now recent images and video of every conceivable harvesting scene you could imagine. But in looking at some of them, one thing stood out to me: there are an awful lot of posts proudly showing

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In the cab at Case IH

  Last week Case IH invited us ag media types down to Iowa to see what they had in store for 2018. Using their pavilion on the grounds of U.S. Farm Progress Show in Boone, the marketing staff not only let us see what machines they were introducing, we actually had a chance to drive

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Machinery Challenge 2017

Pick up any automotive magazine and you’ll find several pages devoted to road test evaluations of new cars and trucks. The same goes for power sports magazines. ATV, snowmobiles and UTVs regularly see this kind of editorial evaluation by staff writers. But when it comes to farm machinery, you just don’t see those kinds of

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Is this the droid you’re looking for?

There’s no question that the number of new product introductions from Canadian short-line manufacturers so far this year has been low, at least when compared to what we’ve seen over the last five-or-so years. During that time the weeks leading up to Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina would see my email inbox almost always

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‘Tis the season

Now that the calendar page has flipped over to June, the season of outdoor farm events in Canada is about to kick off. Here in the west, it all starts with Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina that runs through next week. That show has been held every June for so long I can remember

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