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Silvan new CEO

Silvan Australia Pty Ltd, a private family-owned spraying equipment, agricultural machinery and merchandise business, has appointed Sean Ralphsmith as its new chief executive, based at the group’s Dandenong South headquarters in Victoria. Source: Stock & Land Mr Ralphsmith joins S
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Gleaner headers hit the farm

Gleaner is making a pitch at the higher volume combine harvester market with the release of its Gleaner S9 series models. Source: Farm Weekly Designated the S97 and S98, the models are available in 2016, for farmers seeking Class 7 and 8 machines. According to distributor AGCO, both m
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Rotating cabin puts a new spin on tractors

A large scale farming operation in Central West NSW has taken delivery of one of the first CLAAS XERION 4500 tractors equipped with a variable cabin in Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews Boasting permanent 4×4 drive, all-wheel steering and continuously variable transmission, the 483 h
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New small loader for Australia

JCB has introduced the 525-60 Agri Compact Loadall to Australia it is ideal for general handling around farms and small enough to access older or smaller farm buildings. Source: AFDJ eNews Australian farmers are looking for smaller machines to work in their operations, according to Gr
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Join the tribe and make money from machinery

Can you make extra money out of your farming equipment with a web connection? You can now with a website that allows you to hire your machinery to other farmers in your area. Source: AFDJ eNews Agtribe is a platform for farmers to advertise machinery for hire, machinery that may be si
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Tractors flood the town

If it were not for tractors the NSW town of Wentworth, and many others along the River Murray, would have been under water in the 1956 flood. Source: Stock And Land So to celebrate the crucial work tractors did during the Great Flood the town hosts a tractor rally every five years. In
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Ploughing through championships

Half a century of dedication to competitive ploughing has earned New Zealand truck driver Bob Mehrtens iconic status amongst his fellow sportsmen. He has been national ploughing champion eight times, and eight times represented New Zealand at the World Ploughing Championships. Source:
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Power farming – take care

Farmers, who are taking advantage of opening season rain, are being reminded about the deadly threat posed by power lines on their properties. Source: The Recorder “The deaths of two farmers in Queensland in March and April are tragic reminders of the danger from power lines on farms,
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North Korean tractors have special style

Kim Jong Un visited a public exhibition of North Korean-made trucks and tractors, where he stressed the importance of the state’s guiding ideology. Source: UPI State-controlled media did not indicate when the visit was made, or where the exhibition was being held, but Pyongyang&
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