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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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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Looking to the future

A few weeks ago I took in a lunchtime presentation in Winnipeg on the topic of international trade. The event attracted a pretty large crowd. I recognized some people from the ag machinery sector, but there were many others sitting in from a broad range of sectors. That was no surprise; trade is pretty important

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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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