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Honda 50 year milestone in Australia

Honda Australia celebrates its 50th birthday in 2019, marking half a century since the company was first established locally on 4 February 1969. Honda products have been distributed around Australia by a variety of private companies since the 1950s. But the brand’s official local pres
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Honda’s Aussie lawn mower an instant hit

In 1986, a small team at Honda Australia explored the idea of starting a lawn mower assembly and production line to produce mowers for the local Australian market. By late 1987, Japanese engineers arrived in Australia to assist with setting up the assembly line and soon after HMA (Hon
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AGCO GSI add Cimbria seed and grain handling

AGCO Australia has expanded its expertise in seed and grain handling with the recent global acquisition of Cimbria to its portfolio. The Cimbria brand has an established presence within Australia previously managed by Geoff Nuske in South Australia, through his dealership Cimbria Aust
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Case IH CVT drive added to high power tractors

Case IH has taken its long-standing experience with CVT technology and produced a hydro-mechanical power splitting system for its tractors from 294kW (400hp). It is now installed in selected models of Steiger four-wheel drives and Quadtrac full-size track tractors, and all three sizes
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Challenger MT700 Series small track king

A continuously variable transmission comes to the smaller of the two Challenger track tractors for the first time with the introduction of the latest generation MT700 Series. Accompanying the new Accu-VT transmission is a re-designed Mobil-trac undercarriage with enhanced traction bel
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New Holland methane fuelled tractor

Enthusiasm for exploring the practicality and cost effectiveness of likely alternatives to diesel is the motive behind the creation of a methane gas-fuelled tractor by New Holland. The sleek looking model, that may give some clues to possible future design language for commercial trac
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Valtra tractors to offer smart glass display

The Valtra SmartGlass development is described as ‘robust and bright’ transparent display technology and is laminated inside the windscreen. Tractor operators need to pay attention to many things while operating the tractor – observe surroundings, watch and control the implement, asse
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Arresting the water flow for good

Sit back – make a cup of tea or pour a long drink as you need to read how the water you depend on is being diverted away from its traditional path. The report you are about to digest is thorough, compelling and painstakingly researched. Water, a seemingly free elixir that life itself
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Diesel takes over as fuel source

Diesel engines are the long-term success story for tractor power, and with no obvious competitors currently available their popularity is likely to continue for some time. The first alternative to animal power was the steam engine which was used mainly on big farms for about 40 years
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