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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A UTV for your FD

On the eve of its 70th corporate anniversary, Daedong Industrial, which is the South Korean company behind the KIOTI brand, is offering to donate one of its Mechron 2200PS UTVs to a deserving fire department in the U.S. and Canada. It’s doing so with its “Shout Out” social media promotion and video contest. Here’s how

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Just the facts, ma’am

I was going through my evening workout routine today, which means I was sitting on the sofa holding the TV remote and flicking through the show listings, when I noticed something unusual. An upcoming program description described it as “Reality, science fiction”. How could it possibly be both of those things? Those incompatible descriptions made

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Driving away skills

There are days when I think the best form of entertainment in town—since the movie theatre closed—is to get a window table at one of the local coffee shops on main street and watch some locals try parallel parking out front. I shouldn’t be too critical of anyone, though. Sometimes sliding a full-sized, four-door three-quarter

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A market rebound?

There must be a lot of optimism among executives in machinery company head offices these days. And the AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers) sales report for the month of March reflects the reason for it. Finally, following years of month-after-month sales declines in ag tractors and combines in North America, the trend line may be

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Come with us to Agritechnica

When I attended my first Agritechnica in 2009, I happened to be at the New Holland display’s official product introduction at exactly the right time. In typical Agritechnica fashion, the launch was an extraordinary display. Events at this show make Canadian and U.S. events seem pretty dull by comparison. On that day, NH had a

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Grainews needs you

Last year we kicked off the first-ever Grainews Machinery Challenge, which we ran in conjunction with the Ag in Motion farm show near Saskatoon. We focused our attention on UTVs and had a pretty broad selection of them to turn over to our judging team. That team, made up of editors from Grainews and our

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I’m sorry, Scott. I’m afraid I can’t do that

Last week I was riding high—figuratively and literally. I had a 2017 F-350 four-wheel drive, Powerstroke pickup at my disposal for a full seven days. Equipped with a Lariat trim package, this truck had no shortage of high-end features and a host of computer-controlled smart technology. Of course, Ford didn’t just give me this truck

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24 hours of the Condor

As I look out my office window at one of the worst March storms I’ve ever seen, it’s hard to believe that equipment will likely be running through prairie fields in only two months. All anyone can do on days like this is daydream about those warm spring and summer afternoons. So when a press

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Playing by the rules

Maybe you’re old enough to remember when Detroit automakers sent out their first cars with pollution control systems in the early 1970s. The car companies were forced to reduce tailpipe emissions and the car-buying public didn’t exactly meet those first, rather complex systems with overwhelming approval. The first thing many owners did after getting their

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Getting a lift

So far, North American farmers haven’t really taken to the telehandler the way their European cousins have. There’s no question farmers over there have a real passion for these machines. Of course, some of the operations European farmers need them for aren’t common here.   For example, most Canadian farmers, especially on the prairies, usually

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