If you ride a quad, put a crush protection device on it, says Worksafe New Zealand.

Light vehicles – two wheelers, quads, and LUVs or side by sides – are essential tools on New Zealand farms. Unfortunately they also account for up to half the deaths on farms every year.

The Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS.

While the stranglehold of ATV’s on the off-road market has been tempered by the arrival of side by sides or UTV’s, the sector is still strong, particularly on narrow tracks or areas of difficult terrain.

Kawasaki reports that its Mule SX-XC Bigfoot is finding favour with many dairy operations around the country.

Call them what you will, but UTVs, or side-by-sides, have certainly found a place in much of New Zealand’s rural sector.

The new Valtra A series tractors see a range of new transmission options that will appeal to those looking for a compact workhorse.

Recently released in Europe, with expected delivery yet to be confirmed for New Zealand, the new Valtra A series tractors see a range of new transmission options that will get those looking for a compact workhorse.

Italian manufacturer Merlo have introduced a new all-electric battery-powered e-worker model.

Obviously not wishing to get left behind by some of its competitors, Italian manufacturer Merlo is planning to add to its green-liveried telehandler range- with another set of green credentials in the shape of an all-new, all-electric battery-powered Merlo e-Worker model.

Projecta has released a new range of solar chargers.

Given the absence of power outlets in many remote buildings on New Zealand farms, there’s every chance of ending up with a flat battery when away from civilisation for an extended period.

Kuhn FC 3115 D

Kuhn has bolstered its mower conditioner range with the addition of two rear mounted/ vertical folding models with a 3.10m working width.

Bill Davey says that despite its size, the plough is very versatile.

Twenty years ago, a land agent told Bill Davey, “you’ll never buy a better bit of land than this!” Back then he suspected land agent spiel, but now Bill admits the agent was right.

JCB has released it's first 100% electrical loadall telehandler.

JCB has released its first 100% electrical Loadall telehandler, the 525-60E, with similar cycle times and no loss of performance compared to a diesel engine version.

Kubota New Zealand product specialist Shaun Monteith says Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) tractors make up 30% of all tractors in their horsepower category in New Zealand. 

Dutch robotic specialist Lely launched a new farm management application called Horizon at its recent Future Farm Days 2020.

Coolbreene Trust near Taupo is a large-scale dairy operation farming 1150ha, including run-off blocks, within a 10km radius of its home base.

Originally available with amber lenses only, Narva’s Geomax’ Heavy Duty LED Strobe Beacon light range has been upgraded with the addition of amber/clear, blue and green options.

Having declared in July that all farm plastics sold in New Zealand will have to be recycled or reused, the Ministry for the Environment has made two major grants to help this policy become a reality.

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