The wraps are off the new John Deere 9000 series SP harvesters.

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. 

CKNZ, a subsidiary of CB Norwood Distributors Limited, heralds a new direction for the distribution of Case IH and Kuhn in New Zealand.

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. 

 
Canadian TMR specialists Jaylor say the purpose of its TMR mixer is to create a homogenous mix that resists sorting by the animals being fed.

Manufacturers of total mixed ration (TMR) mixers should stop claiming their machines have “better steel, bigger tyres and brighter lights” than competitors’ machines.

The Convio and Convio Flex draper cutter-bars are said to improve performance.

German harvester specialist Claas has released new cutter-bars for its Lexion range of combine harvesters, with two configurations and three cutting widths. 

 
Steve Murray says the 15 metre Kverneland four rotor rake has been a boom to his contracting business.

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.

 
Four-way drafter lifts daily output

Te Pari recently released its Racewell HD4, a four-way sheep drafter the company sees progressing the concepts in its HD3 and HD6 units in use in New Zealand and elsewhere.

Michelin adds a star

Tyre giant Michelin is to spend US$1.45 billion buying Camso, a well-known maker of rubber tracks for farm machines and snowmobiles.

The Claas Disco mower in action.

A Claas Disco 1100 RC, billed as the largest tractor-mounted mower-conditioner on the market, has shattered the world record for mowing, knocking over 141ha of lucerne in just eight hours.

TAMA president John Tulloch.

The world's tractor market looked healthy in 2017, with 2.1 million sales – up about 13% on the 2016 total of 1.9 million units.

If you were loaned a $1099 mobile phone to review, would you test its maker’s claims that it was drop-proof to 1.8m and waterproof at depths up to 5m?

Quads and light utility vehicles (LUV) get a bad rap because operators’ poor skills and riding judgement cause crashes. Quality training can reduce such incidents.

Ploughing may be traceable back to the dawn of time, but the first real references date to the early 12thcentury in Europe. 

John Deere has announced several updates to its S-series headers for 2019, to improve performance, ride quality and small grain harvesting efficiency. 

New Claas Disco Move 3600 and 3200 mowers, with mowing widths of 3.4 and 3m respectively, are designed for 1m of vertical travel and 30 degrees lateral movement, allowing efficiency and safety in rough paddocks.

The new Kuhn Performer 3000 (3m working width) extends the existing Performer 4, 5, 6 and 7m tine/disc, deep cultivator range, allowing cutting, mixing, soil loosening and consolidation in one-pass. 

 

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