The Pöttinger Terradisc compact disc harrow.

The Pöttinger Terradisc compact disc harrow lends itself to a wide range of applications throughout the arable season.

Bogballe spreader offers full range of electronic controllers.

Bogballe focusses on one product line, building fertiliser spreaders every day, with a history that dates back over 70 years and sees the blue spreaders made in Denmark exported to over 100 countries around the globe.

Amazone’s new GreenDrill.

Dubbed as a universal seeder, Amazone’s new GreenDrill 501 is said to be ideal for one-pass sowing of ‘catch crops’, fine seeds and undersown crops in combination with the company’s trailed cultivators.

 
Ceres Tag is like a unique number plate.

The financial, operational and managerial benefits of Ceres Tag ear tags are significant, according to Kenneth Irons, managing director at Precision Farming.

 
Datamars Speedrite.

A new energiser from Datamars Speedrite range claims to be the first “smart” electric fence unit, alongside an output of 46 joules.

The Benic calf trailer.

A new calf trailer, from Mid Canterbury manufacturer Plucks, claims to improve calf welfare during transport, particularly with regards to injury and risk of infection.

Amazone goes back to the basics

Amazone has released a ‘back to basics’ mechanical version of its popular Cataya 3000 Special seed drill for its range of industry-leading rotary harrows and cultivators.

Farmer Lachlan McKenzie (left) with Denis Collins, Pastoral Robotics.

Having seen Spikey from Pastoral Robotics at the 2017 National Fieldays, we recently caught up with a unit that had completed two seasons on a dairy farm a short distance from Rotorua.

Petrol or diesel? Hisun offers both.

Although it's not a well-recognised name in New Zealand ATV or UTV circles, Hisun NZ has been gaining traction.

Sulky fertiliser spreaders offer mobile app

For the past decade, European fertiliser spreader manufacturer Sulky has been offering Fertitest, a service designed to assist with the configuration and effective use of the brand’s spreaders.

Motueka contractor James Lea’s says his new McCormick X6 430 VT drive tractor not only has the traction to go anywhere, it also makes him more efficient.

With hemp production expected to increase in New Zealand over the coming years, it might not be too long before we see some strange looking machines out in the paddocks.

If you want a sneak peek at Kubota’s vision for the future, look no further than its Concept-X tractor recently unveiled in Kyoto City.

Over the last two decades, the once familiar trailed forage harvester has become a rare sight in the paddock — is that all about to change?

Effluent pump maker Numedic says its new pump casing allow poo to be pumped more efficiently to paddocks around the farm.

The look of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) hasn’t really changed over the years, but CF Moto recently gave the market a glimpse of where things might be heading.

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