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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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NZ to pick the brains of its dairy farmers

The New Zealand government is set to pick the brains of the country’s top dairy farmers in an effort to help those struggling with the low dairy payout. Source: Stuff NZ A $175,000 study into low cost, high performing farm systems was announced by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Gu
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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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