New Holland T4-S tractor.

Designed to suit livestock and smaller mixed farms, the new New Holland T4-S tractors distributed by Norwood are available with 55, 65 and 75hp outputs.

ROPS: still a viable option

Many dairy farmers may once have favoured a ROPS tractor for its easy access and dismounting to open gates or take down hot wires.

 
BVL mixer wagon.

Mixer wagon specialist BvL, Germany, has launched the Vario Volume, a clever variable-volume extension as an option for most of its trailed models.

 
MTF makes calf feeding a breeze

Bigger and better, says Stallion chief executive Grant Allen describing the company’s largest MTF mobile calf feeder, the Mixer Tanker Feeder.

Moving promptly against lameness in cows deals to their pain and can reduce long term hoof damage, says Shoof International, which markets Walkease hoof blocks.

When Giltrap Engineering bought Duncan Ag in 2018, along with the stable of Duncan drills it acquired the company’s line-up of bale feeders and feed-out wagons.

A compact driving lamp for SUV, 4WD or truck — the Narva Ultima 180 LED model — is new in New Zealand.

Shane and Kylie McDonald were searching for a reliable, straightforward tractor for their specialist farm at Bell Block, New Plymouth. They looked at several brands and models then test drove a Valtra and loved it, they say.

Sales of tractors and farm machinery so far in 2019 are steady versus 2018 but challenges loom, says Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president John Tulloch.

Waikato Milking Systems (WMS) will use Fieldays to promote its expansion beyond milking systems into effluent and environmental products.

The new McCormick X5 series contains three models powered by a 3.6L Deutz 4-cylinder engine tuned for max outputs of 99hp (X5.35), 110hp (X5.45) and 113hp (X5.55).

After nearly three decades on the same Fieldays site, Gallagher is moving to a new location — the former LIC building at site D72. 

 

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