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New Holland T5 tractors

New Holland has added a further five models to its T5 range of tractors to complete the mid-range tractor line up. The latest Utility models offer between 75 and 114 hp and continue the heritage of New Holland’s well-regarded T5000 series – 24×24 Dual Command transmission,
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SmartTouch at Valtra

Valtra has introduced the new SmartTouch armrest featuring fully integrated technology, which is now available on Valtra tractors from 135 to 405 horsepower with Versu powershift and Direct/CVT transmissions. Source: AFDJ eNews SmartTouch won the Red Dot Design Award in 2017. Valtra’s
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US National ROPS rebate program

This week agricultural safety experts from around the US are gathering at Utah State University to announce the launch of the National ROPS (rollover protection system) Rebate Program. Source: Ag Daily With tractors being the leading cause of death on American farms; it’s been found t
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JD 4640 universal display for tractors

The new John Deere 4640 Universal Display enables customers to use the most common and popular John Deere applications, including AutoTrac, documentation, and Section Control, in a portable display that has the latest internal components, design and user interface. Source: AFDJ eNews
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No Agrimac buy out by O’Connors

O’Connors Farm Machinery has confirmed the deal to buy out machinery dealer Agrimac has fallen over. Source: The Weekly Times The takeover bid would have increased the number of O’Connors dealerships to nine, making it the largest dealer network in Australia. O’Connors has six dealers
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NZ farmer confidence is high

New Zealand farmer confidence and investment intentions jumped to record levels in the second quarter of this year, buoyed by improved commodity prices. Source: The New Zealand Herald Rabobank said net farmer confidence rose to 54%  from 27% in the March quarter, hitting the highest l
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Tech should be the focus of farm investment

The “get big or get out” drive for greater economies of scale in Australian agriculture is not really working for farmers any more. Source: The North Queensland Register To be profitable today producers probably still need to get bigger, but real gains come with investing seriously in
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NFF is behind driverless vehicles

The National Farmers Federation (NFF) says autonomous vehicles could reduce isolation, boost agricultural productivity, and save lives on country roads. Source: ABC Rural News The House of Representatives Industry, Innovation and Science committee is investigating the potential benefi
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Agribuisiness leaders graduate

Agribusiness leaders from across Australia celebrated completing the Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program at a graduation in Sydney last night. Source: AFDJ eNews Addressing and presenting certificates to the graduates, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Harts
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