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Kirovets put to work in the Wimmera

Wimmera farmers got the chance to see the Kirovets 744R at work, with the Russian brute put to work ahead of a 60-foot seeder bar on a Dimboola property. Source: The Weekly Times It was a demonstration organised by Craig Milne, who is importing the tractors through the Australian Prod
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25 year old Patriot gets a makeover

They’ve been around for the past 25 years, many of them in paddocks across Australia, and in honour of this silver anniversary, Case IH has given its Patriot sprayers an eye-catching makeover.  Source: AFDJ eNews Case IH has announced it has manufactured a limited number of special 25
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More tractor accidents than quad bike

The toll of nine deaths in tractor-related accidents in 2016 was higher than that from highly publicised quad bike incidents. Three of the tractor deaths involved people younger than 15. Source: Western Magazine SafeWork NSW’s Tony Williams says the organisation conducts presentations
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NZ tractor sales ‘horrible’ but improving

New car sales – once a barometer of the rural economy – have been through the roof in the past three years. Before the removal of farm subsidies in the 1980s, this would have suggested that farmers were enjoying a great year, but that is no longer the case. Source: New Zea
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A Case for new Large Square Balers

Case IH has unveiled its new series of Large Square Balers for the Australian market, designed for the toughest crop types in the most challenging of conditions. Source: AFDJ eNews The Case IH LB434 XL series retain the features and adaptability of the current LB434 units, while intro
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Tips to better haymaking

As the weather starts to cool down across the country, it is a timely reminder for haymakers to consider their haymaking essentials. Source: AFDJ eNews Over the years, haymaking has become a very accurate process combining art and science with the use of mechanical instruments and the
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TMA ramps up advocacy

The Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia is ramping up its efforts to advocate for the industry and sees itself working with related farming organisations. Source: AFDJ eNews One of the great things about the tractor and machinery sector is that we are uniquely positioned in
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South Island Field Days

The South Island Field Days has moved to a new farm in the small town of Kirwee, west of Christchurch, but it’s bigger and better than ever. Source: TVNZ Thinkwater Managing Director Sam Broomhall says the A & P Show in Christchurch is “sort of more candy floss and hot
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Tractor accidents claim three farmers in eight days

Three Victorian farmers have died in workplace accidents involving tractors in just eight days. Source: The Age A 53-year-old man died after a tractor ran over him at a Yarra Valley winery as he was harvesting grapes on the Wandin East property. A second farmer, a man, 47, died in hos
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