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On farm storage on the rise

Andrew Venning, of farm machinery manufacturer Vennings, said the shift towards more sophisticated on-farm storage systems meant demand for large-scale grain moving equipment was on the rise. Sources: North Queensland Register, Farmonline Speaking at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days,
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JCB goes F1 racing

JCB is entering into a partnership with Williams Martini Racing ahead of the 2017 season which will offer the company immense opportunities to promote its brand around the world. Source: AFDJ eNews As part of the partnership agreement, JCB branding will appear on the Williams Mercedes
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AGCO to acquire Lely

AGCO announced that it has reached agreement in principle to acquire the forage division of Lely Group. Source: AFDJ eNews Lely’s forage division is a leading manufacturer of balers and loader wagons in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close
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EU AG vehicle accidents priority actions

Compared with accidents with other vehicles, the number of on-road accidents with agricultural vehicles in the EU is low. Source: AFDJ eNews The risk of being involved in an on-road accident is lower (-82%) per hour worked for new tractors (<13 yrs. old) than for old ones. With 56%
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John Deere partners King Agro for carbonfibre parts

John Deere’s exclusive partner King Agro has opened a new facility at Picassent, near Valencia in Spain. Source: AFDJ eNews This is dedicated to the production of the revolutionary carbonfibre spray boom introduced last year on the new R4050i self-propelled sprayer. Representing an in
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MF 8700 Series advanced tech series

Massey Ferguson has introduced a new control terminal and more advanced technology to 8700 Series high horsepower tractors. Source: AFDJ eNews The advancements in technology include Massey Ferguson’s new Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO’s common electronic architecture and full integration
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Fake farm machinery scam

Farmers have been warned of a fake farm machinery website claiming to be based in Ireland and trading in farm equipment. Source: FarmIreland The company which lists an address in Limerick has already ripped off a Lithuanian farmer for as much as €19,000 when she tried to purchase a tr
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Amazone C-Mix-Clip

Amazone now has the new C-Mix-Clip quick change system for the Cenius mulch cultivator series to enable an even more comfortable share change. Source: AFDJ eNews In this way, the simple, very quick and, above all, time saving change over from, for instance, a deep loosening with narro
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World record sprayed by Condor Endurance

Two new world records were set on 2 March 2017 at the farm of Karolyn, Tony and Brendan Mason, 35 km east of Perenjori in Western Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews The Condor Endurance completed 2638 ha (6,515.86 acres) of summer spraying in nonstop 24 hours. That’s an average of almost 1
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