Quicke joystick.

Leading frontloader maker Quicke has released details of its latest technology – the Quicke Control System (QCS), all designed by the company itself.

 
Tyres made for tough terrain

Tyre maker Continental will present its new Very High Flexion (VF) technology for its TractorMaster, TractorMaster Hybrid and CombineMaster agricultural tyres at Agritechnica, in Hanover in November.

 
Claas grabs a silver gong

CLAAS will take a silver medal in the Agritechnica Innovation Awards in November for its Cemos Auto performance feature.

Feed robot boosts yield, saves costs

A robotic feed pusher designed to refresh and remix feed is running on a South Island dairy farm which reports a resulting increase in production and significant labour savings.

App junks job sheet jumble

A new task management system allows farmers and agricultural contractors to keep track of job and time records with an app, helping reduce mistakes and saving time.

Massey Ferguson expands fleet

Massey Ferguson is further extending its hay and forage equipment line-up with new front mounted mowers and wider mounted and trailed tedders.

Caring for delicate crops

Kuhn has launched two mower-conditioners for use in delicate crops like lucerne or alfalfa, where leaf loss can be a major problem if conditioning is done by traditional flail type designs.

Beacons are an indispensable health and safety device for many vehicles on farms.

Power Farming says it now stocks an extra $500,000 of parts at its hubs in Christchurch and Invercargill to help cut contractors’ downtime in the South Island.

Signalling changing times, the construction and agricultural machinery maker JCB has begun producing the world’s first fully electric mini excavator.

Already ahead of the game with its methane-powered tractor, New Holland Agriculture has unveiled the first prototype of its Low Carbon Tractor (LoCT).

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DairyNZ poll

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