Harsh agricultural applications can present considerable challenges for all mechanical components. Contamination, moisture, vibration and shock loads are just some of the factors to cope with. As one of the world’s leading bearing manufacturers, NSK has risen to this challenge and rel
Following three years of planning and construction, the tractor manufacturing plant known as “DEUTZ-FAHR Land” is now producing high performance tractors from 96kW (130hp). Deutz-Fahr 6, 7 and 9 Series tractors are manufactured here for the world market. A plot of 150,000M2 adjacent t
Antonio Valentini, owner and managing director of Italian manufacturer Valentini SRL, has undertaken the 16,073 kilometres journey here several times since 2011 to ensure his company’s products are standing up to harsh Australian conditions. About half an hour by road from Venice Ital
CLAAS has revealed its first range of high-performance wheel loaders for handling farm produce and materials. The Torion range with seven models on offer has been developed in conjunction with German materials handling specialist Liebberr who also manufactures the current CLAAS Scorpi
Manitou’s MC18 rough terrain forklift is squarely aimed at farm producers that need a compact model with an overall width of just 1.45m (4.7ft), which allows it to manoeuvre into restricted spaces. The MC18 forklift also offers greater visibility than any previous model with le
There is a major revitalisation progressing in the Australian nut industry including almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts with numerous expanded plantings underway in the southern states in particular. But it is often forgotten that in north-east Victoria in the upper reaches of the Ovens V
Australia’s first two-way radio style transceiver on a cellular network has been launched. It provides previously unavailable push-to-talk communication across Australia, powered by Telstra. Sydney-based communications company, ToooAir is behind the Australian-first communications pro
The Rocks Gone Reefinator has been awarded the Growth Category winner at the WA Innovator of the Year awards 2017. Rocks Gone founder and inventor, Tim Pannell was thrilled to receive the award. Many of the soils farmed in Australia can be classed as just a thin layer of dirt that in
Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) is addressing a gap in the wheat variety market with the release of Longsword, a winter wheat variety specifically designed for medium-low rainfall environments. Industry research in recent years has looked at how capitalising on opportunistic earli
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