Don’t rely on ‘she’ll be right’

Race and rally drivers’, do it, airplane passengers do it, even the Fonterra tanker drivers do it — so why is it that most farmers and contractors don’t appear to see the need to wear a seat belt? 

 
The BigBaler Plus in action.

On the heels of the BigBaler 1270 and 1290 Plus release in 2016, New Holland Agriculture has launched a full line of BigBaler Plus balers.

Valtra goes Barbie pink

Valtra's Unlimited Design Studio is known for taking tractor customisation to the next level, with upgrades to paint, leather interior, high-end audio and the odd exhaust stack.

 
Reliability is one of the key reasons Northland farmer Ivan Stanisich favours Fendt tractors.

Northland farmer Ivan Stanisich has a herd of 215 milking cows, a 40ha avocado orchard and in his spare time is developing another 37ha of avocados.

Plasback national manager Chris Hartshorne (left) with Donaghys general manager Tony McDonald.

Donaghys Crop Packaging has joined the Plasback product stewardship scheme that collects waste plastic from farms for recycling.

 
Off-roader from elsewhere

For people looking for an off-road vehicle for their agriculture or a lifestyle property, the Kymco range of quads and side-by-side vehicles is an alternative to the mainstream products. 

Amazone’s new super series of trailed sprayers boasts a new operating concept and innovative boom guidance systems.

The Amazone UX01 Super series of trailed sprayers boasts a new operating concept and innovative boom guidance systems for greater precision, capacity and comfort. 

The new Kuhn EL402 R.

Machinery giant Kuhn has developed a new power tiller (rotary hoe) -- the EL402 R – with a working width of 6m and a transmission driveline for tractors up to 400hp. 

Polaris Ranger.

Polaris's hard-working New Zealand range now extends to 18 models with certified roll-over protection structures (ROPS) to satisfy WorkSafe concerns.

Yamaha Wolverine.

Queenstown wasn't turning on the charm weather-wise, giving us a wet and windy day in late March for the launch of the latest side by side from Yamaha, the all-new Wolverine X4. 

The iXter sprayer range uses some clever solutions and innovative technology to delivery ease of operation and high daily outputs.

Power Farming Wholesale has been testing the water with a phased introduction of the latest range of sprayers from global machinery giant Kverneland. 

The arrival of Bryce Suma post hitters in New Zealand is interesting when you understand the background of the company based on the Scottish border with the UK.

Austrian manufacturer Pottinger has added two models to its Torro Combiline series of loader wagons – the 7010 and the 8010. 

The words “powdery mildew” are enough to send fear through any grape grower. It is the stuff of sleepless nights and money down the drain. But it doesn’t have to be!

The acclaimed machinery maker Kuhn, known especially for its cultivation and grassland gear, is celebrating 190 years since Joseph Kuhn opened a forge in Alsace, France in 1828.

Belgian manufacturer Joskin, well known for its galvanised slurry tankers, is addressing the problem of moving bales safely, while eliminating the time-consuming job of tying or strapping bales in place.

 

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