The knives automatically remain sharp during operation.

When harvesting grass silage, farmers and contractors strive to get the highest possible forage quality to increase profits.

Duncan Alstrong Aerator.

The Alstrong Aerator enables farmers and contractors to get better pasture growth by aerating the upper levels of paddocks, says the national distributor, the Duncan division of Giltrap Engineering.

 
Tyres turning green

It's not only the rural sector coming under pressure to clean up its environmental footprint.

 
Jana Hocken and Gemma Adams, Vizlink.

A whiteboard messaging system developed by a young newcomer to dairy farming has blossomed into a standalone business.

 
The Merge Maxx 950 in action.

Twin or four rotor tine-based swathers tend to dominate the market for machines that will satisfy the voracious appetites of self-propelled foragers and large balers.

Lemken making parts last longer

Wearing parts for soil engaging implements are a hefty cost for any farmer or contractor, so selection should be based on factors such as prevailing conditions and areas to be covered.

Old name... new product

A veteran of New Zealand’s farm machinery industry has set up his own business to sell selected lines of imported machinery and to source or develop innovative new machines.

Sumo GLS grassland subsoiler in action at Mystery Creek.

A recent demonstration of a grassland subsoiler in the heavily compacted car park at Mystery Creek impressed visiting dairy farmers.

Wagon delivers more options

Giltrap Engineering has unveiled a new Multi-Feeder feed wagon, adding to its range of side and centre-delivery models.

Erratic weather and seismic events, more frequent these days, are prompting many farmers to have standby generators on site.

Applying chemicals to arable or grassland crops has many variables — differing chemical formats and target volumes, and forward speeds that vary with undulating terrain.

There's a new name to remember in the Case IH tractor universe: the Versum was recently unveiled at Sima 19, the big Paris exhibition, joining the brand’s familiar Quadtrac, Magnum, Puma, Maxxum and lately the Optum.

New Zealand buyers of quads and side x sides now have a wider choice with the arrival of the Chinese brand Hisun.

A new heavy-duty, shore-based stirrer from effluent handling specialist Hi-Tech Enviro Solutions can help eliminate the problem of crusts forming on effluent pond or storage towers.

Ravensdown's ClearTech dairy effluent treatment system has won first prize in the South Island Agricultural Field Days’ Agri-Innovation Awards.

 

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