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Tough conditions for ag machinery sales

German manufacturer Claas has increased sales revenue in the tough conditions. The company has seen a 0.4% improvement in 2015 but gross profit on sales was down 8.2% from 2014. Source: AFDJ eNews Claas said its international structure and wide product range was behind the result. The
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Narrow release for John Deere

John Deere has unveiled its 5G Series tractors with narrow and highly-maneuverable configurations for vineyard and orchard producers that meet Final Tier 4 Engine emissions requirements. Source: Hay & Forage Grower “The 5G Series Tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to
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Case IH Early Riser to debut in February

Case IH 2000 series Early Riser planter that features an all-new row unit will be shown for the first time in February in the US. Source: AFDJ eNews These new planters have been engineered to operate at higher speeds to deliver fast and uniform emergence. “This new Early Riser planter
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AMAZONE spreader 2016 Machine of the Year

The AMAZONE ZA-TS fertiliser spreader with the new Argus Twin lateral distribution optimisation technology has been named Machine of the Year 2015 at Agritechnica. Source: AFDJ eNews The prestigious ‘Machine of the Year’ awards recognise agricultural innovations across 16 different ca
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SA night moves for machinery

A review on South Australia’s night machinery movement laws could provide farmers with exemptions to shift large agricultural vehicles after the sun goes down. Source: Murray Valley Standard Primary Producers SA is currently seeking feedback on the possible change as part of the State
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New Mahindras enter competitive market segment

Mahindra Ag and Auto Australia has announced the introduction of two new models from the same, and now co-owned, Japanese factory. Built in the newly named Mitsubishi Mahindra Agricultural Machinery Co. Ltd factory in Japan, the new 34 HP 8×8 Synchro Shuttle 1533 and 38 HP Hydros
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Kubota’s new M71 range for 2016

Japanese tractor giant Kubota has signalled its intentions to Australian farmers with a new M71 range punching out up to 125kW (170 horsepower) set for early 2016 release. Source: Farm Weekly Previewed to Kubota dealers just recently, the M71 will open the door to a much wider range o
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NZ farmer honoured for irrigation work

New Zealand Waimate farmer John Kirk received a New Years honour for his work in irrigation. Source: Stuff co nz Mr Kirk received a New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to irrigation in the latest New Year honours. The third generation Waimate farmer has always been interested
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Mobile apps for crop management

Two new mobile apps have been produced by the Australian National Variety Trials (NVT) program and funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Source: AFDJ eNews The new NVT Long Term Yield Reports App and the Crop Disease Au app are revolutionising growers’ abil
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