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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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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The broader view

With all the kafuffle going on south of the border in the last little while involving, well, turbulent actions coming out of the Whitehouse, I’ve been consuming a lot of online news. Not from Twitter or Facebook, although I’ve looked at some comments there as well, but from mainstream news sources in several countries. I

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It’s the little things

Every farm show seems to have its own character, from the smallest regional one to the mega event Agritechnica that happens ever second year in Germany. As it happens, Agritechnica will open its doors to the public again this November for what I’m sure will be another spectacular event.   It’s a mammoth show that

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Does this mean war?

Even if you’ve been living in a cave for the past year, you’re likely aware of the controversy over trade U.S. president-elect Trump has created with his promises during the election campaign and his tweets since. Adopting a protectionist stance, he has promised to walk away from trade deals and impose new tariffs on imports.

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