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SwarmFarm Robotics

A world-first robot designed to work with others to spray crops in swarms, and ultimately help to fill the rural labour shortage, has been launched in central Queensland.  Source: ABC News Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman, who joined SwarmFarm Robotics following last yearR
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Machine of the Year contenders

An old favourite and some sharp new machines will vie for the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia Machine of the Year awards. Source: Weekly Times Now There are two categories this year with entries in the best powered machine and best unpowered machine. Case IH has tossed
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Australian company first for recycling tractor tyres

Tytec Recycling, a new company based in Perth, Western Australia has announced the world’s first environmentally friendly OTR tyre recycling. Source: AFDJ eNews This innovative process consumes less energy and results in extremely low emissions and a safer work environment for system
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Oldest tractor for sale for $1m

Thousands of people flocked to Sheffield in Tasmania’s northwest to see whirring engines of the state’s industrial past brought back to life at the annual SteamFest. Source: ABC News This event showcases the machines that built the region’s early roads and harvested
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Caterpillar outlook cloudy

Caterpillar posted a quarterly forecast for the first time ever, and the outlook was not pretty. Source: Mining Monthly Management projected earnings per share of 65-70c for the first quarter, down from the consensus of 93c. Full year guidance was maintained, but Bloomberg analyst Kar
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John Elliott to speak at Irrigation Australia

Irrigation Australia the international conference to be held in Melbourne from 24-26 May 2016 has announced John Elliot as a keynote speaker. Source: AFDJ eNews Mr Elliot will join other speaker such as Mr Phllip Glyde, Chief Executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Luke Je
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Rent a tractor in India

VST Tillers & Tractors Ltd has entered into an agreement with the Karnataka government in India for establishment of 92 Custom Hire Service Centres (CHSC) in nine districts. Source: FNB News The state has allocated money to give farmers access to farm machinery on a rental basis w
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Polaris purchases Taylor-Dunn

Polaris Industries has announced the acquisition of Taylor-Dunn, a leading provider of industrial vehicles, serving a broad range of commercial, manufacturing, warehouse and ground-support customers. Source: AFDJ eNews Taylor-Dunn, a privately owned company based in California will jo
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Canadian farmers opting for secondhand

Bumper crops have fattened western Canadian farmers’ wallets but troubling economic signals are making them more likely to buy used tractors than new — or fix what they’ve already got. Source: The Calgary Herald Two Calgary-based heavy equipment dealership chains reported a significan
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