Kuhn's latest mower.

Said to be the widest mower produced to date by Kuhn, the recently announced FC 13460RA, when used in conjunction with a FC3125DF or FC 3525DF front mower unit, offers a variable working width of 12.4 to 13.4 metres.

India plans to double its budgeted 2021-22 fertiliser subsidies.

India plans to double its budgeted 2021-22 fertiliser subsidies to a record of more than 1.55 trillion rupees (US$20.64 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, to avoid potential shortages amid a sharp increase in global prices of chemicals, fertiliser and fuels.

It’s end of the line for Cargos loader wagons.

German tractor and machinery manufacturer Claas is to stop production of its Cargos self-loading forage wagons in response to a global trend towards what the company describes as technological harvesting technology and more reliance on self-propelled forage harvesters.

The new Te Pari Classic Hoof Handler offers excellent access for hoof paring and safe, easy access to the head, neck and body of the cow for other vet tasks.

Lameness in dairy cows can have a significant effect on a businesses' bottom line, with vets suggesting that each case has a cost implication of $400-500, made up of increased labour, vet bills, drugs and of course lost production.

Amazone's system does not require the same row to be planted each year, rather each row is managed separately through the growing season.

While Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) has become increasingly popular over the last decade, German company Amazone is looking to take things further, by placing an emphasis on individual rows.

Farmer, engineer and owner of Strainrite, Maurice Wooster.

New Zealand engineering firm Strainrite has been manufacturing its own pigtail standards for many decades, working closely with farmers to design and produce standards that are free of the faults farmers say are often found in cheaper, imported brand.

Amazone’s new Centaya-C harrowmounted seed drills.

Available in working widths of 3, 3.5 and 4 metres, Amazone’s new Centaya-C harrow-mounted seed drills are said to allow precise seed metering and exact depth placement at operating speeds of up to 12 km/h.

Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president Kyle Baxter says stronger commodity prices are giving farmers and rural contractors the confidence to invest in new equipment.

It looks like 2022 will be a repeat of the previous year, with Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president Kyle Baxter seeing first-hand how stronger commodity prices are giving farmers and rural contractors the confidence to invest in new equipment.

Matthew Sanford says the M7152 is extremely versatile and can complete any job that his larger tractor does like carrying medium square baler.

Based at Waipu Northland, Coastal Contracting offers a broad range of services including cultivation and hedge trimming over a 40km radius, encompassing Mangawhai to the south and Whangarei to the north.

Webbline says it joined Plasback because it supports the industry's efforts to recycle waste.

Agricultural plastic recycler Plasback has announced that the nation-wide farm machinery and silage wrap distributor Webbline has joined its on-farm recycling scheme, a move that will see around 85% of the silage film imported to New Zealand being covered by the scheme.

Chassis-mounted dribble bar

Effective use of farm effluents has never been so popular due to the meteoric rise of synthetic fertilisers prices over the past few months.

There can't be many rural people who aren't familiar with the Howard Rota spreader, which revolutionised manure and slurry handling back in the late 1950s.

The application of slurry or effluent has long been recognised as an effective method of returning nutrients to grazed or harvested paddocks.

As the pandemic causes disruptions to supply chains and workforces, reliability of farm equipment to keep operations running as smoothly as possible has become crucial.

While war in Ukraine caused a marked increase in the cost of inorganic fertilisers, many manufacturers were already taking steps to increase their product range to make better use of organic manures and effluent.

Available from August 2022 in Europe, Pottinger’s new Jumbo 8000 Series loader wagons are said to chop 30% shorter, with only a minimal increase in horsepower.

While it seems increasingly common to see ‘black editions’ of many tractor brands – or as with one Scandinavian manufacturer, a plethora of colours – it’s not so common for the New Holland brand.

Honda's Pioneer UTV has a huge following on the farms and back blocks of New Zealand, no doubt driven by its reliability, but also by a host of technical features that makes it stand out from a crowded market.

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, Edwin Douglass decided to leave his residence in Switzerland and come home to his family run property, Glen Alton Forrest, in the Clarence River Valley.

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