On-farm transport was revolutionised with the arrival of quads, but really came of age with side-by-sides.
Giltrap Engineering's new WideTrac is said to be a cost-effective, easy-to-use fertiliser spreader that eliminates the need for manual adjustment.
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.
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.
Call them what you will, but UTVs, or side-by-sides, have certainly found a place in much of New Zealand’s rural sector.
A new ultra-compact wheeled loader from JCB offers double the power of the current model.
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.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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.
Kubota New Zealand’s new RTV520 claims to set a higher standard in performance and comfort for drivers.
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 has bolstered its mower conditioner range with the addition of two rear mounted/ vertical folding models with a 3.10m working width.
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 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.
Agco has picked up eight AE50 Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
First seen as an option in its linkage mounted rotary swathers, Pottinger has now released the Flowtast glide bar as an option for its TOP 842 C centre-delivery rake.
Dutch robotic specialist Lely launched a new farm management application called Horizon at its recent Future Farm Days 2020.
Dutch slurry tanker manufacturer Veenhuis has developed a new axle arrange for its Premium range of machines.
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.
Larger quads have become increasingly popular with operators looking to tow heavy loads, be it feed or animals.
Crop production technology supplier Lemken is celebrating its 240th birthday.