Hansen Products produces a range of fittings, valves and other products including the Irripod portable irrigation system, washdown nozzles.

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.

Valtra recently announced upgrades to its N and T series tractors, with new models already rolling off the production line.

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.

 
Kubota's new RTV 520 utility vehicle comes with a bold new look, increased suspension and an increase in engine capacity.

Kubota, which is gaining traction in the agricultural sector with an ever-broadening portfolio, has announced some additions for autumn.

Tulloch Farm Machines offers the Strebel SAG 16 Strip Tillage System for establishing maize and fodder beet crops.

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.

 
A highlight for the 32,000 visitors at this year’s SIAFD were the working demonstrations held on each day of the event.

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.

The Doosan system allows operators to "see" blind spots ahead of the bucket, with the view displayed on the in-cab monitor.

Traditionally blind spots caused by large buckets or front mounted loads on wheeled loaders have been a major safety concern.

Hustler has released a maxi-sized, multi-feeder aimed at large-scale farms.

Feeder specialists Hustler has released a maxi-sized multi-feeder aimed at large scale farms in New Zealand and further afield.

Roots out problems

Austrian manufacturer Pöttinger has introduced the new Durastar narrow share for its Synkro and Synkro-T, mounted stubble cultivators.

The Cirrus 6003-2 (pictured) and 6003-2C seed drills are now available with TwinTeC+ double disc coulters.

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.

A very smart retrofitting kit

Lemken's smart iQblue connect for TIM (tractor implement management) has recently been certified by the independent Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF).

JD's MY22 9 Series line-up includes the wheeled 9R, twin-track 9RT and the four-track 9RX.

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.

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.

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. 

The Kuhn VBP 3100 series variable chamber baler-wrapper combination can now be equipped with the patented Kuhn Twin-reel film binding system.

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