Bay of Plenty farmers are worried it will be months before their farms are back to normal. Many have been forced to move their stock off their farms because of flooding that has hit the region following a low which flooded Edgecumbe, and Cyclone Cook. An estimated 5000 animals were mo
A joint venture by Japan’s Iseki & Co. and a unit of Dongfeng Motor is creating a new brand of agricultural machinery in China, with plans for launching a locally built tractor and two other products by the end of the year. Source: Nikkei Asian Review Dongfeng Iseki Agricult
John Deere dealership group AFGRI Equipment expanded its operations with the acquisition of Ratten & Slater, Esperance. Source: Farm Weekly The deal also includes Ratten & Slater branches at Gnowangerup and Albany, effectively giving Afgri 15 branches in WA and the largest net
In 2013, Fendt was awarded a silver medal by the Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft (DLG) [German Agricultural Society] for its energy-efficient, comfortable Flat Face Coupling (FFC), a product with sound environmental credentials. Until now, the FFC was only available for the Fendt
March 2017 saw the highest number of new tractor sales for three years, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association in the UK. Registrations of agricultural tractors over 50hp reached 1770 units, which is 43.2% higher than in March 2016. The number of units sold o
Helmut Claas, one of the world’s most influential agricultural engineers, has been awarded the Rudolf Diesel Medal for his lifetime of achievement in innovation. Source: AFDJ eNews Dubbed the ‘Oscars for Inventors’, the medal recognises both scientific achievement and entrepreneurship
John Deere and Michelin are again hosting the European Drivers’ Championship in June 2017. Source: AFDJ eNews Sixteen drivers from all over Europe will prove their skills driving the new 6250R tractor at the Michelin test site in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The competition is not only a
Case IH has helped smash the world record for the area of maize planted in 24 hours, using a Magnum 380 CVX tractor with a 16-row Väderstad Tempo L planter to cover 502.05 hectares, breaking the previous record of 448.29 hectares. Source: AFDJ eNews Working in two fields on a farm in
As from the new model year, the Amazone Pantera will meet emission standard 4 (Tier 4 final). Source: AFDJ eNews With regard to post exhaust emissions treatment, the Pantera relies on the exhaust gas recirculation with a diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter. During
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