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Machinery operations proposal up for comment

Public comment is being sought on a draft document that is proposing to improve the restrictions on agricultural machinery operations during summer months in Tasmania. Source: AFDJ eNews Currently, machinery operations like harvesting are not normally permitted once a total fire ban h
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Consultants with Claas

The Claas Harvest Centre network the New Zealand distributor for Trioliet Solomix mixer wagons and nutritional consultants Dairy Business Centre have announced a partnership. Source: AFDJ eNews Under the arrangement all existing and new purchasers of Trioliet mixer wagons will be offe
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Defender goes for a sixer

Can-Am has expanded its Defender Max range with a six seater offering good towing and cargo carrying. Source: AFDJ eNews There are four different models. It easily converts from transporting people to carrying cargo. Models are available with two heavy-duty Rotax V-Twin engine package
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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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