The Major Swift Roller Mower is designed for fine turf applications including parklands, sports grounds and roadway maintenance, engineered to deliver a superior finish.

New Plymouth-based AgriQuip has been appointed as the exclusive importer and distributor of the Major Equipment brand, with the aim of distributing a selection of products from the company’s range of grasscutting equipment.

FIL head office in Mt Maunganui.

Made in New Zealand is a feature that looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, making productive and cost-effective products for the agricultural sector. This week we take a closer look at FIL, catching up with GEA Farm Technologies NZ chief executive officer, Campbell Parker.

The Siwi combi hitch is fully automatic, allowing a tractor to reverse and hook up an implement without the driver needing to leave the cab.

Rasmus Helms, owner of the Danish company Siwi, designed and manufactured his first combi-hitch in 2012, in response to the increasing numbers of crushing and PTO-derived fatalities occurring when connecting implements to tractors.

The Giant 5000 Tele is a compact wheeled loader with a telescopic boom.

A Dutch Giant is playing such an important role at Schuler Brothers' Te Aroha West goat farming operation that the head stockman says, "if I was considering a job at another goat farming operation and they didn't have a Giant, I'd say thats but no thanks".

Vaderstad Tempo L has just passed the significant milestone of 1000 machines being produced.

Having made an immediate impact on the agricultural sector when it set a world record for planting back in 2017, the Vaderstad Tempo L has just past the significant milestone of 1000 machines being produced.

CF Moto's latest offering - the C Force 625.

While there appears to be a gradual move towards UTV or side by sides, the ATV/quad bike still plays a major mobility role in the New Zealand rural landscape.

Gallagher's Fieldays site humming with visitors in 2019.

For more than 50 years, the Gallagher team has made the annual pilgrimage to Mystery Creek for Fieldays.

New tyre for pivots

Alliance, a part of Yokohama Off-Highway Tyres, has introduced a new tyre, especially designed for pivot irrigation systems.

Asset management, remote worker safety, and Electronic Road User Charges are all fleet and location-based technologies that improve operations in the agricultural industry.

The CLAAS Harvest Centre display at Mystery Creek will include the public debut of the all-new CLAAS Disco 10 series side-mounted rear mowers.

Manawatu dairy farmers Wendy and Richard Ridd consider the environment extensively when making decisions on their farm that runs to 260 hectares, with a milking platform of 196 cows.

Aimed at the contractor market, or at end users who demand a top-quality machine to achieve low operating costs, the Bunning Lowlander GT4 muck spreaders, imported into the North Island by Hamilton-based Ag and Civil Limited, fits the bill.

Canterbury based dairy tech firm Onfarm Solutions says it has developed an effective, consistent automated tear spraying system for herringbone dairy sheds.

With shortening days meaning the need for good lighting is even more important out on the farm, it might be time to upgrade your illumination.

Confirming a move signalled over a year ago, in response to a directive by the Australian federal government that all quad bikes must be fitted with operator protection devices, Honda will stop selling quad bikes in Australia on October 10.

Those looking to use direct seeding to repair grass paddocks or plant catch crops might want to take a closer look at the recently introduced Erth Engineering Agriseeder.

Designed to fit wide-bodied utes with familiar names like Ranger, Hilux, BT-50, Triton, Navara, Dmax and Amarok, Silvan's new diesel transfer unit should prove useful for delivering fuel to outlying areas of a property or tractors or harvesters working away from home.

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