RK Flint Contracting, at Ngatea, Hauraki Plains, has been running a Vaderstad Tempo F8 precision planter since September.
Manufacturers may spend lots of time and money promoting their ‘hero’ models, but many potential customers are just looking for a basic hack.
Grassland, cultivation and seeding specialist Pottinger has updated its guide to tyre choice and use for agricultural implements, including its own balers and forage wagons.
The UTV is a workhorse on many rural properties, but the asking prices — $15,000 to $30,000 — cause some farmers to baulk. So imported Japanese micro-trucks or conversions of more mainstream vehicles are gaining ground.
Arguments about whether tracks or duals are the best option for getting power to the ground in farming will go on for ever, but duals are the staple on tractors in New Zealand.
Some tractors never die, and look at this Israel-made mixer wagon in Germany, churning out feed to suit the farmer’s typically intensive European dairy production.
New Holland Agriculture last month won three awards in the technical innovation contest at the 2018 EIMA International farm machinery show in Bologna, Italy.
A new sward scanner soon to be launched by Agrointelli (a spin-off from Kongskilde) produces data usable in variable-rate fertiliser plans.
More appliances and electrical gear on vehicles and boats raises the demand for power.
Massey Ferguson says it will add new products to the MF hay and forage range for farmers and contractors.
Massey Ferguson has announced the S Effect across its entire range of Beauvais-built tractors.
Tractors, harvesters and even trailers might run on rubber tracks, but it’s not something you’d expect to see under cattle crushes or hoof trimmers.
Kubota has unveiled three new models that will replace its previous T series mower line-up.
While New Zealand plays catch-up and Europe leads in using farm effluent, it was always going to fall to the North American continent to go large — very large.
New Holland Agriculture earlier this year extended its Forage Cruiser range with the flagship model, the FR920.
The Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller has won Tractor of the Year 2019 and Best Design 2019 at the EIMA International farm equipment show in Bologna, Italy.
Coromandel builder Richard Harden says farmers looking at a shelter for cows should take a look at Alpine Buildings.
At least half of the exhibitor sites are now sold for the South Island Agricultural Field Days, says spokesman Daniel Schat.
The Kioti NX 6020 tractor has been a "real eye-opener" for Jason and Rowan Turner, who, like many, had been using too bigger tractors for small jobs.
New Zealand farmers can learn plenty about effluent management from their European counterparts.
Ross and Averill Smart have relied on Deutz Fahr tractors to help run their Mid Canterbury cropping farm for the past 35 years.
British company BuyAnyPart has launched a service manufacturing rare or obsolete parts using 3-D printing technology.
John Deere has introduced the new diesel Z994R Commercial ZTrak zero-turn mower, said to offer more performance and efficiency, and available in New Zealand from early 2019.
Amazone has opened a Fertiliser Spreader Application Centre to better serve its customers worldwide.