WOPA TrimMaster on track.

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.

 
 
New Holland's FR920 Forage Cruiser.

New Holland Agriculture earlier this year extended its Forage Cruiser range with the flagship model, the FR920.

Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller.

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.

 
Jason Turner with his new Kioti NX 6020 tractor.

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.

John Deere’s new ZTrak zero-turn mower.

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.

When Klaas and Janny Akkersma arrived in New Zealand from Holland in 1998 they brought with them a bucketful of hope and limited funds. 

Launched in 2012, the Cobra irrigator, designed and manufactured by Hi-Tech Enviro Solutions, quickly became a farmer favourite for its efficiency and ease of use, says the company’s business manager Rob Johnson.

Reid and Harrison’s effluent expertise dates back at least 50 years, but it gained big traction in the early 1980s with the launch of its Yardmaster pump.

Frontloader specialist Quicke's Q-companion is designed to allow operators to record weights of materials loaded, so it proves useful for mixing rations or loading trucks with produce for hauling away from a farm. 

Despite Brexit being foreshadowed as a handbrake on Britain’s exports to Europe, it seems the future holds no fear for construction and farm machinery maker JCB, which has just released impressive year 2017 financial results.

In a market crowded with rear butterfly-style mowers it’s no surprise to see entrants looking for a slice of the overall pie. 

The practice of sub-soiling, by no means new, has been acknowledged by farmers and contractors as helping improve drainage and creating healthier soil conditions.

It's not uncommon for farms to be a family affair, but the Drumm family at Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland, have taken this to new heights with their own agritech invention.

 

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