John Deere has announced several updates to its S-series headers.

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

The new Claas Disco Move 3600 mower.

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 Optimer XL’s larger discs provide deeper working capacity.

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. 

 
The Kverneland 3332MR.

For the 2018-19 grass season Power Farming is introducing a Kverneland 3.2m mounted Mo-Co with rubber-like conditioning rollers, specifically designed for use in fragile crops.

The Jacson Cube.

The Jacson Cube, a portable all-in-one boot cleaning and disinfecting system that folds to go into a ute or car boot, alows rural professionals to arrive and depart farms without raising disease risk levels. 

 
New Holland’s T7 Series has been updated.

New Holland Agriculture is updating the T7 long wheel base with a new suspended front axle designed to ease the operator’s life while driving at high speed. 

SIP’s expot sales manager Sebastjan Bogotaj at this year’s Fieldays.

Flying the flag at Fieldays via its New Zealand distributor Webbline and export sales manager Sebastjan Bogataj, the machinery manufacturer SIP — the largest in Slovenia — was a relatively unknown name, but it showed a wide range of products.

Challenger’s next-generation MT700 Series track tractors are said to deliver more performance, ride comfort and operating efficiency.

Challenger has unveiled the next-generation MT700 Series track tractors, said to deliver more performance, ride comfort, operating efficiency and onboard intelligence to maximise productivity and profitability.

James Stewart with his company’s Pro-Series trailer at Fieldays.

It's apparent that New Zealand farmers and contractors accept the benefits of high-spec, tractor-drawn tipping trailers: a wide range of brands were on display at Fieldays.

Clough Agriculture chair Don McFarlane (right) and Giltrap Engineering managing director Craig Mulgrew.

Giltrap engineering, a family business in Otorohanga, has bought the Timaru company Clough Agriculture, best known as Duncan Ag. 

Aussie quad safety stoush

Australian motor industry reps have quit a national quad safety panel in protest at standards proposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

In the northern hemisphere, John Deere has released details of its new R4050i self-propelled sprayer, with a new PowrSpray control system, a larger 5000L tank and an “ultra-lightweight but extremely strong” carbon-fibre boom.

There can’t be many of us who’ve got into cars, trucks or tractors that have been “borrowed” by sons, daughters, or younger staff, turned on the ignition, and promptly had all the wax blasted out of our ears.

The latest offerings from Claas, Amazone, JCB and Trioliet will be on show at the Claas Harvest Centre display at Fieldays.

It's a year for celebration as two Waikato agricultural icons pass key milestones. 

Farm IQ is inviting dairy farmers to ask questions about how they can get value from using farm management software.

Caterpillar Inc in New Zealand is to sell a range of rugged smartphones said to be tough, durable and purpose made for construction, agriculture or the tough outdoors.

Kuhn has added a new model to its Master plough range with the 4- to 6-bodied Vari-Master L – an ideal fit with the new generation of short wheelbase tractors from 200 to 300hp. 

 

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