Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a US$30 billion market in 2025. Source: AFDJ eNews Komatsu, John Deere, Caterpillar, and other companies manufacture mainly hybrid vehicles, while some others offer smaller, purely electric versions. Pure electric is a
Featuring a larger 5000-litre capacity spray tank and a new ultra-lightweight but extremely strong carbon fibre boom, John Deere’s new R4050i self-propelled sprayer will be making its UK & Ireland show debut at Cereals 2016 in Cambridgeshire this June. Source: AFDJ eNews Scheduled
Plans to update EU type approval rules and emission limits for internal combustion engines in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), such farm machinery, were backed by the European Parliment’s Environment Committee. Source: Agriland These plans had already been agreed with the Dutch Presi
AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has reported net sales of approximately US$1.6 billion for the first quarter of 2016. Source: AFDJ eNews This is a decrease of approximately 8.4% compared with net sales of approximately US$1.7 billion for the f
New tractor sales for the March quarter reveal that the under 40 horsepower market, usually related to hobby and lifestyle farming, has taken a large slide. Source: The Weekly Times The market is down 17% from last year for the March quarter, and 24% for the month of March. Given the
A Canterbury, New Zealand farmer has developed a new phone app to keep farm workers safe in one of the most dangerous working environments, using GPS technology to alert workers to any dangers around them. The app is called OnSide. Source: Newshub This online health and safety app is
Innovative agricultural technology is now a hot topic discussed among farmers across the nation, including aspects such as data management and exploring new technology. Source: AFDJ eNews One of the world’s leading technology suppliers, Bosch Group, has recently invested $2.5 million
Kubota M7 – the biggest tractor the company has ever made will jostle for space in the competitive 100-200 horsepower range – and it’s on trial near Shepparton, Victoria. Source: The Weekly Times Kubota is a minnow in the middleweight division with, until now, nothing bigger than its
The FBI has issued a warning about hacker threats to US farmers that applies equally to Australian businesses that introduce networked machinery to agricultural processes. Source: CSO Backend data management systems are not the only equipment that companies in Australia’s $60 billion
A full 360 degrees of LED illumination for night work is just one of the upgrades to Case IH’s 2016 Steiger Quadtrac tractor models. Source: AFDJ eNews The LED lighting package will be standard, as will several other upgrades. “The twin driving forces behind all features on the 2016 m
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