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Yokohama buys Alliance

As part of its plans to expand its commercial tyre business, Yokohama Rubber reached an agreement with global investment firm KKR to purchase all of the shares of Alliance Tire Group (ATG) for US$1,179 on 25 March, 2016. Source: Business Standard Alliance Tire has two manufacturing si
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Irish tractors – a road menace

A report released by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in Ireland shows that the number of agricultural vehicles involved in fatal collisions on Irish roads from 2008 to 2012 was 16. Source: Farmers Journal According to the Fatal Collisions 2008-2012 report 16 tractors in total were inv
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Hesston’s 100,000th windrower

Hesston by Massey Ferguson is the hay equipment brand of AGCO Corporation and it unveiled its historic 100,000th windrower on 29 March, in Hesston, Kansas. Source: AFDJ eNews Hesston introduced the self propelled windrower to the agricultural harvesting world more than 60 years ago &#
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Agricultural machinery in Europe is a top investment

According to CEMA in Europe new agricultural machinery is the top target for investments by farmers. Source: AFDJ eNews Research by the JRC (European Commission’s in-house science service) showed that up to 2020 40.3% of farmers are planning to invest in machinery, far exceeding the w
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New Holland new T5 & T6 Tractors

Tractor markets across the globe may be in the doldrums, but that has not stopped the manufacturers from squeezing out more horsepower from their engines and adding more goodies in the cab. Source: Farmers Weekly New Holland’s T5 range gets a 5hp boost all round, giving stock farmers
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Telematics stop machinery theft

Telematics systems that allow you to both monitor your combines’ and tractors’ performance and let you know if they’ve been nicked have been around for a while. However the latest versions are said to be cleverer and more versatile. Source: Farmers Weekly Case IH has launched the late
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Deere joins up with Hagie

The environment continues to be ripe for machinery acquisitions, as shown by the latest news from Deere and Co, that announced a joint venture with Hagie Manufacturing. Sources: AgWeb, Farm Weekly Under the arrangement, Deere will acquire a majority ownership of Hagie, a leading manuf
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Wheat and Wheels at Wakanui

The last Wheat and Wheels Rally held three years ago and attracted about 5000 people with organisers bracing themselves for another good turnout. Source: Stuff NZ Among the older attractions this time will be a 1924 cross-engined Case tractor, a 1949 half-tracked Fordson and a 1921 Ba
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Rural Australia carrying the fuel can

An economic think tank has left rural Australia carrying the can for fixing the federal budget deficit. The Committee for Economic Development in Australia has recommended cutting the fuel tax credit scheme, which includes diesel rebates, by half as a means of getting the budget back
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