Sales of tractors are up 17% on this time last year and could set a record by year-end, says NZ Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president John Tulloch.
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.
Fendt was once a brand that many farmers and contractors aspired to own.
A firm stand on demonstrating machinery and technology is a key reason why 50% of the exhibitor sites are now sold for the South Island Agricultural Field Days, says spokesman Daniel Schat.
With Christmas closing on us quickly, new year will soon be gone and before we know it we’ll be into the 2019 round of regional field days — Dargaville, Kirwee and Fielding.
John Deere is updating its lineup of 110 to 250hp 6R series cabbed tractors for 2019.
Getting mains power to remote stock troughs can run to $80,000 a kilometre, says solar power specialist Alastair Frizzell, of Frizzell Agricultural Electronics, of Kirwee, Canterbury.
Most heavy-duty post drivers require a heavy-duty or substantial tractor to carry the implements on the three-point linkage.
Increasing daily bale output was a priority for Davidson Contracting and the key reason for the firm’s upgrading its NH BR 6090 baler to a New Holland RB125C combi at the start of last season.
Much like the price of petrol, the power outputs of self-propelled forage harvesters continue to rise.
Already well-known in the northern hemisphere for its manure, lime and fertiliser spreaders, Agri-Spread ought to be a great fit for the New Zealand agricultural sector.
The latest 5G series from John Deere takes the tried-and-tested route: a wide range of formats for all horticultural and viticulture scenarios.
With a 10,000L hopper, a working width up to 54m and an operating speed up to 30km/h, the new Amazone ZG-TS 10001 trailed spreader has the right specs for high-capacity, precision spreading.
Tractor and harvester manufacturers are cagey about allowing access to their GPS and other software systems — but one farmer may have fixed this issue.
Snippets during the last few months about the new John Deere 9000 series SP harvesters no doubt originate in the ‘mothership’ and are disseminated by social media.
The forming of CKNZ, a subsidiary of CB Norwood Distributors Ltd, heralds a new direction for the distribution of Case IH in New Zealand as Norwood prepares a new growth strategy.
Manufacturers of total mixed ration (TMR) mixers should stop claiming their machines have “better steel, bigger tyres and brighter lights” than competitors’ machines.
German harvester specialist Claas has released new cutter-bars for its Lexion range of combine harvesters, with two configurations and three cutting widths.
Although he wasn’t in the market for a new rake, a demo of the Kverneland 15m, four-rotor KV 97150 rake persuaded Steve Murray, of B.A. Murray Ltd, Rangiora, him to buy it.
Hoping to encourage more discussion with farmers in the US, German arable manufacturer Horsch is now running another agricultural demonstration farm.
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