Weyburn Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

2019 Weyburn Pinnacle Award

Case IH has presented the Weyburn Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. This is the second year in a row Weyburn has met these requirements. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Weyburn Service Team on this achievement. Accepting the award is On the left. Paul Mansfield. Service Manager. Center, Broc Racine Foreman and on the right, Dylan Bachelu Service Technician.

Davidson Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

2019 Davidson Pinnacle Award

Congratulations to the Service department at Young's Equipment in Davidson for once again achieving Pinnacle status with Case Ih . Pinnacle status is achieved by meeting the highest standards for facility, training and customer service within the department. To achieve Pinnacle status with Case Ih is only achieved through hard work and an entire team effort. Thanks to all that continue to strive to be part of this elite group.

Increase your Sprayer Performance Increase your Sprayer Performance

Increase Your Sprayer Performance

Today we have good news if your Sprayer is equipped with Aim Command spray system. We have an affordable upgrade to add Turn Compensation by section to your current machine. This system can be added to standard spray systems as well. This upgrade does not apply to sprayers with Aim Command Pro and Aim Command Flex as they already have Turn compensation. The Capstan EVO Upgrade offers you the well-known consistency in performance of pulsing nozzle technology, takes care of over and under-application within turns through sectional turn compensation. Its intuitive in-cab interface offers you real-time system feedback and diagnostics per module.

Sprayer Turn Compensation

On an uncompensated boom the outermost nozzle is underdosing 39% and the innermost nozzle overdosing by 267%. Repeated year after year this will lead to avoidable weed problems. Young’s Equipment has the right products to take care of this problem for you, as well as the qualified technicians to install them for you. Take advantage of affordable products and no-hassle installation, our Product Specialists will be happy to answer all your questions and quote a solution tailored to your needs.

Agricultural Equipment Technician students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic


Young’s Equipment donation supports Agricultural Equipment Technician students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The gift includes new equipment for the Agricultural Equipment Technician program

February 27, 2020 – Today Young’s Equipment announced an in-kind donation of $450,000 for new, state-of-the-art equipment for Agricultural Equipment Technician student and apprentice training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

“Young’s Equipment is a long-time supporter of Sask Polytech and the Agricultural Equipment Technician program and apprenticeship training,” says Tim Young, general manager, Young’s Equipment. “Today’s $450,000 in-kind donation of equipment for students and apprentices to learn on includes: Case IH front loader, CVT transmission, combine PTO gear box and core, CASE IH MAXXUM tractor, Case Farmall tractor and two Kubota engines.”

“Our heartfelt thanks to Tim Young and the team at Young’s Equipment for your incredible gift today, and for your continued support of our students throughout the past many years,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “Your gifts are integral in helping our School of Transportation train the Agricultural Equipment Technicians needed today and into the future. This donation helps Agricultural Equipment Technicians advance their careers, helps employers hire highly qualified technicians and advances Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry and economy.”

Cold Weather Equipment Tips

5 Cold Weather Tips

With the harsh temperatures winter in Saskatchewan throws at us, we thought now would be the perfect time to share some cold weather operating tips for your equipment. No matter which Young’s Equipment location you live closest to, you’re blessed with cold and snowy weather that is hard on your machines. The following five tips will help keep your machines running at top performance when the mercury retreats into that little bulb at the bottom of the thermometer.

  • Allow time for machines to warm up – Cold weather is hard on everything, including your equipment. Hoses, wires, hydraulics and more can become stressed or even brittle. Be sure to allow enough time for your machines to come up to operating temperature before heavy operation. Batteries need to be kept fully charged and warm. If possible, keep equipment inside; otherwise, park it in an area that is protected from the harsh winter wind.
  • Maintenance checks are vital – Regular maintenance helps you minimize your machine’s downtime and increases your operator’s safety. If anything, these checks are more important in the cold weather, even as human nature makes them more likely to be skipped. Consider taking advantage of Young’s Equipment Winter Inspection and Maintenance programs.
  • Switch to synthetic hydraulic/transmission oil – With CaseIH Hy-Tran you’re already using the finest hydraulic fluid on the market that enhances your equipment’s brake and clutch capabilities while helping reduce final drive wear, clutch slippage and brake chatter. Hy-Tran Ultraction is designed to work in an ambient temperature range of -30C to +50C. Consider switching to Hy-Tran SSL once the cold hits, this synthetic blend oil provides all the advantages of Hy-Tran you already value, plus it is designed to work optimally all the way down to -40C. Hy-Tran SSL is an all-season oil that does not need to be drained for operation in warm or hot temperatures.

Hy-Tran Ultraction SSL Synthetic Oil

  • Prepare for snow operation – First, make sure machine operators are properly dressed for the cold, even if the machine has a cab or some protection from the elements. They should avoid loose clothing that can catch on controls – a very real hazard. Operators should also be properly trained for snow and icy conditions. This can help prevent errors like excessive down pressure, which can cause damage and is hazardous to the operator and others. Flashing lights, warning sirens and other features should all be in operating order to improve visibility. Defrosters should be checked to keep windows and doors clear so the driver’s visibility is not impaired.
  • Rest – Schedule breaks for yourself and your team, as the cold weather can drain energy. Tired drivers are extremely dangerous, so ensure everyone is well-rested and capable of full concentration.

In case you have further questions about winter operation, the Winter Inspections program or Hy-Tran SSL, the Parts and Service staff in all our locations will be happy to answer them for you. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Apprenticeship Awards

Journeyperson and Apprenticeship Level Agricultural  Award Winners

Congratulations to Travis Block, Dylan James, Rodney Eisen, and Zachary Fisher (missing in photo) for recieving Apprenticeship Awards for exceptional achievement in their Journeyperson and Apprenticeship Level Agricultural Equipment Technician exams, meeting scholarship requirements of Young’s Equipment Inc. & the Western Equipment Dealer Association.

Take care of your sprayer now,
and it will be ready to go next spring. 

Timely application during those tight spray windows every year is a big reason to own your own spray equipment, and once it’s time to go next spring you want your sprayer to be ready to go. Before you tuck your piece of equipment away for the winter, some maintenance will serve you well. We suggest to not delay winterizing your sprayer in order to avoid potentially high costs and frustration about time consuming repairs next spring. The right maintenance now will protect your sprayer from damage caused by the freezing temperatures during late fall and winter to help improve its longevity and resale value.

Here are our tips and recommendations for long-term storage of your sprayer:

  • Clean and wash the entire sprayer to remove dirt, debris, oil, grease, chemicals and fertilizer. Once tanks have been cleaned, nozzles, screens and filters should be removed and cleaned separately in a bucket containing water and the recommended cleaning agent.
  • Always remember to read the product specimen label for the last product or chemical used and adhere to personal protective equipment requirements when cleaning.
  • Touch up any chips, scratches and rusted areas with the appropriate protective paint to reduce corrosion.
  • Lubricate exposed areas, such as hydraulic cylinder rods, to minimize corrosion.
  • Fill the fuel tank and add a conditioner. The conditioner will stabilize the fuel for extended storage periods, and a full tank minimizes condensation. Also, drain the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank, if applicable.
  • Change engine oil and other lubricants. Follow the operator’s manual guidelines for appropriate fluid and filter changes.
  • Clean the product system flow meter.
  • Remove spray tips and nozzle bodies from the nozzle body assemblies and store separately. Maintaining the sprayer’s nozzle is imperative to achieving the best spray performance, and the cost to do so is nominal compared with the cost of chemical used. Spray nozzle tips can wear over time, with dry chemicals in suspension causing higher rates of wear than liquid chemicals. That’s why it’s important to check the nozzle flow rates, look for potential problems and confirm the accuracy of the sprayer. After you have rinsed and cleaned your sprayer, look for mismatched and worn nozzles and damaged nozzle screens. Replace nozzles if needed and make sure to remove nozzle tips and nozzle bodies from the nozzle body assemblies. Check spray tips for wear and replace as necessary.
  • Winterize the product system plumbing. Thoroughly flush the entire system, including fence row nozzles and foam marker systems, if equipped. Run Young’s Equipment Sprayer Antifreeze through the system (1 litre per foot boom length) to eliminate the possibility of freezing. Do not use liquid fertilizer, which can cause corrosion.
  • Charge batteries and then remove and store them in a safe area.
  • Remove rate controllers and electronic displays. Cold weather storage can cause issues with display screens.
  • Properly inflate tires and check on them occasionally through the winter. A tire left flat for an extended period can be ruined.

If you need parts, fluids or filters to get this important task done, give your local Young’s Equipment branch a call. We stock everything to get you going.

If you prefer to leave these essential tasks to the experts, now is the right time to do it! Winterization is a vital part of the Young’s Equipment Winter Inspections program, you’ll find the benefits and pricing between our two inspection levels outlined in the tables below and in the flyer attached to this email.

No matter how you choose to approach sprayer winterization, it’s important that you do it before bone-chilling temperatures settle in. Remember: If you take care of your application equipment, it will help you take care of your crops season after season.

Bent Combine Header?

Header Bent Out of Shape?

Accidents can happen faster than you think, one small mishap and your MacDon header might look like the one above. If this happens to your equipment, Young's is here to help. We have the expertise, the tools and the unique specialty equipment to straighten and repair your header.

This offer is available for your operation, no matter what colour equipment you run as well as insurance companies throughout the province. Don't hesitate, give your local Young's Equipment Service Department a call or have your insurance adjuster call us.

Young's Equipment, Saskatchewan's top MacDon dealer, is here to help.

Grain Bags

2019 Saskatchewan Grain Bag Recycling Rate Already Surpasses 2018 by 25%

MOOSE JAW, SK – Halfway through 2019, and with one of the busiest periods of grain bag recycling still ahead, Saskatchewan farmers have already recycled 25% more grain bags in 2019 than they did in all of 2018, recycling program operator Cleanfarms announced today.

Cleanfarms is a non-profit industry stewardship organization established 10 years ago to help Canadian farmers recycle or properly dispose of waste agricultural plastic and other waste materials generated on farms.So far this year, Saskatchewan farmers have turned in almost 1,580 tonnes of used, empty grain bags for recycling. During the whole of 2018, the first year of the government-regulated program, the total collected for recycling was 1,265 tonnes.

“With 2019 only at the mid-way point and with a full harvest season ahead of us, we are expecting that we’ll see the year end with a very successful recycling program for grain bags in Saskatchewan,” predicted Cleanfarms’ general manager Barry Friesen. “We have Saskatchewan farmers to thank for that. We are very grateful they are getting on board so enthusiastically with this recycling program.”


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