Made in New Zealand looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in this country, producing productive and cost-effective products for the agricultural sector. This week Mark Daniel takes a closer look at Hansen Products, catching up with managing director Steve Sharpe.
The world economy is recovering, but a surge in raw material prices is pushing production costs to all-time highs.
Celebrating its 70th year – and having already released the fifth generation A Series in January – Valtra has just announced upgrades to its N and T series tractors.
With a diverse customer base scattered throughout North Canterbury, the reliability of the equipment used by farming contractor Rotherham Machinery Group (RMG) underpins the success of the business.
Kubota, which is gaining traction in the agricultural sector with an ever-broadening portfolio, has announced some additions for autumn.
With farmers and contractors looking to reduce crop establishment costs, the arrival of increasingly accurate GPS and a range of specialised implements, may make 'recreational' cultivation a thing of the past.
Well known for its capability in dealing to weeds in growing crops, the New Zealand-designed and built Rotowiper, has proven itself by increasing production on farms around the world.
After celebrating its 70th year last month, it looks like the South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) has hit its heights - with most exhibitors spoken to considering it to now be the 'best' field day of any sort in the country.
Traditionally blind spots caused by large buckets or front mounted loads on wheeled loaders have been a major safety concern.
Feeder specialists Hustler has released a maxi-sized multi-feeder aimed at large scale farms in New Zealand and further afield.
Austrian manufacturer Pöttinger has introduced the new Durastar narrow share for its Synkro and Synkro-T, mounted stubble cultivators.
Amazone's new six-metre Cirrus 6003-2 and 6003-2D seed drills are now available with Twin-TeC+ double disc coulters that are said to enable precise and rapid sowing of large areas.
Lemken's smart iQblue connect for TIM (tractor implement management) has recently been certified by the independent Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF).
John Deere's MY22 9 Series line-up includes the wheeled 9R, twin-track 9RT and the four-track 9RX - featuring a larger, more comfortable cab.
JCB and Amazone will be on show at the CLAAS Harvest Centre display at the South Island Agricultural Field Days.
Rotowiper makes a comprehensive range of weed wipers.
Organisers of the South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) are hoping a new marketing initiative will see record numbers at this year’s event, in spite of lingering uncertainty over the Covid pandemic.
German and Italian tractor manufacturer SDF has entered into a long-term supply agreement with German engine builder Deutz AG.
Technology used by farmers to maximise harvest capacity in difficult conditions has earned John Deere’s HDR Cutterbar Draper Series a 2021 AE50 Award.
Liquid manure is a natural source of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, organic matter and minerals.
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.
Introduced in 2020, the Kverneland Turbo T cultivator comes in 6.5 and 8 metre working widths.
Hecton Products have been in the sheep handling business for more than 40 years now.
The Kuhn VBP 3100 series variable chamber baler-wrapper combination can now be equipped with the patented Kuhn Twin-reel film binding system.