The world record maize harvest in action.

A US family-owned farming operation has set not one, but two new Guinness World Records by harvesting 1111 tonnes of maize in eight hours and then 1620 tonnes in 12 hours.

Duals are the staple on tractors in New Zealand.

Arguments about whether tracks or duals are the best option for getting power to the ground in farming will go on for ever, but duals are the staple on tractors in New Zealand.

 
This would make a nice little stocking filler.

With Christmas just around the corner, farmers thoughts will be on finding a gift for the domestic manager, the ankle-biters – and maybe a little prezzie for themselves.

 
Kawasaki Pro-MX UTV.

Kawasaki's recently introduced Pro-MX UTV sits between the larger, three-seater Mule Pro-FX and the compact Mule-SX.

Built like a tank

Some tractors never die, and look at this Israel-made mixer wagon in Germany, churning out feed to suit the farmer’s typically intensive European dairy production.

 
Pottinger Torro Combiline.

Grassland, cultivation and seeding specialist Pottinger has updated its guide to tyre choice and use for agricultural implements, including its own balers and forage wagons.

Triple success for New Holland

New Holland Agriculture last month won three awards in the technical innovation contest at the 2018 EIMA International farm machinery show in Bologna, Italy.

Clover Cam.

A new sward scanner soon to be launched by Agrointelli (a spin-off from Kongskilde) produces data usable in variable-rate fertiliser plans.

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.

The UTV is a workhorse on many rural properties, but the asking prices — $15,000 to $30,000 — cause some farmers to baulk. So imported Japanese micro-trucks or conversions of more mainstream vehicles are gaining ground.

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

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.

Rural life, and agriculture is driven by changing seasons that dictate on-farm tasks and operations and busy times can mean pressure on owners or employees.

New Holland has exhibited a concept tractor to give everyone a look at what a Fiat machine might possibly look like if it were built for the modern era.

The latest offering from tyre specialist Cooper, in the shape of the Discoverer AT3, is said to offer a range of benefits for specific vehicle types that are used in on-road and all-terrain situations. 

Tyre manufacturer Continental is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its launch of Europe’s first pneumatic agricultural tyre onto the market.

 

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