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 Handypiece Pro features variable speeds from 2400 - 3500rpm, typically carrying out dagging, crutching and trimming cows' tails at a mid-speed of 2700 rpm.

Listening to customers across all sectors of agriculture helps the Handypiece team design and engineer options to make its unit better suited for each application. 

 
Kuhn's VBP 3100 series baler-wrappers can now be equipped with film binding systems.

The Kuhn VBP 3100 series variable chamber baler-wrapper combination can now be equipped with the patented Kuhn Twin-reel film binding system.

John Deere's X Series combine harvesters recently received a CES Innovation Award.

John Deere's X Series Combine Harvesters received a CES Innovation Award to recognise their ‘outstanding product design and engineering in consumer technology’.

The Väderstad Spirit 400C/S pneumatic seed drill is designed to deliver greater seeding precision.

Väderstad has updated its Spirit 400C/S pneumatic seed drill, which aims to deliver greater seeding precision, user-friendly electronics and a high field performance in the 4-metre seed drill sector.

The latest generation of Krone Big Pack balers sets out to minimise the total cost of ownership (TCO), while also boosting operator comfort and optimising high-wear components to increase machine longevity.

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.

The new generation Kuhn SB series large square balers are said to deliver high capacity and high bale weights combined with more driver convenience.

The Combi Clamp Sheep handling system is most commonly used for dagging, weighing, drenching and vaccinating, but it is also well suited for foot paring and mouthing.

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