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Premium Kubota on trial in Australia

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
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Hacker threat to Australian ag machinery says FBI

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
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Shining a better light on Quadtrac

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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Innisfail Ag Field Day

Heavy morning showers didn’t deter strong crowd numbers from pouring through the gates of the Innisfail Showgrounds for the 2016 Innisfail Agricultural Field Day held on Thursday, 14 April. Source: North Queensland Register A late rush of nominations saw an eclectic array of 95 exhibi
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New Power Products Area Manager

Power Equipment has announced the appointment of industry veteran Steve Harvey to the position of Power Products Area Manager – Vic/Tas/SA. Source: AFDJ eNews This position was previously filled by Mark Butterfield, who was recently promoted to the position of National Marine Sales Ma
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Small tractors rule

US retail sales of farm tractors under 40 hp were up 33.2% for March 2016 and up 26.1% year-to-date, compared with the same time periods last year. Source: Successful Farming The 2WD category of 40 to 100hp. tractors saw retail sales increase 10.1% in March compared with last year. Th
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Mahindra Finnish with global combine business

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd), a part of the Mahindra Group, headquartered in Mumbai, India, announced its foray into the global combine harvester business, by entering into a strategic partnership with Sampo Rosenlew, a combine harvester company based in Pori, Finland. So
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Engines of tomorrow

Engine manufacturers used the recent Bauma show to lay out their intended plans for meeting forthcoming Stage 5 emission regulations. Source: FG Insight Although the show focuses on the construction industry, expect engine suppliers to offer the same power units to agricultural machin
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Milestone for Loadall

A JCB product that changed the handling of loads on construction sites and farms around the world passed a major milestone – the production of the 200,000th machine. Source: AFDJ eNews The JCB Loadall telescopic handler was first manufactured in 1977, transforming lifting and loading
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