Tractors keeping time

Grace does not usually come to mind when you think of heavy farm machinery but it was in evidence when the tractors danced at the Otago Taieri A&P Show in New Zealand. Source: Otago Daily Times Spectators were delighted as the tractors wove in and out dancing with precision, at times coming perilously close to touching. The ‘‘ladies” driving […]

UK feels the fall in tractor sales

A fall in the latest tractor sales figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association reflect a tough 12 months for farmers and manufacturers alike in the UK. Source: Farmers Weekly (UK) Registrations of agricultural tractors bigger than 50hp reached 10,598 units in 2015, a drop of 14.8% on the level of the previous year. The testing climate has seen most of […]

Deere CEO not so dear

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA) has reported that John Deere CEO Samuel Allen took a pay cut amid the company’s down financial cycle. Source: Agrimarketing Allen’s compensation package was reduced by 7.8% to $US18.7 million, according to a proxy statement from the company. The reduction comes as the firm tries to keep sales up while corn and […]

Kuhne to show new machinery at Agromash

Farm machinery and bus manufacturer Kühne, based in Mosonmagyaróvár, western Hungary, is to show two new in-house developed and manufactured farm machinery products at next weekʼs Agromash Expo in Budapest. Source: The Budapest Business Journal CEO Csaba Süli told Hungarian news agency MTI that Kühneʼs seedbed cultivator has won the farm machinery exhibitionʼs domestic product design award. Kühne had profit […]

Acute market report on ag machinery growth

According to the latest Acute Market Report the global agricultural machinery market valued at US$152 billion in 2014 is expected to reach US$267 billion by 2022 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 7.3% between 2014 and 2022. Source: Acute Market Reports Factors such as rising demand for advanced machinery, increasing mechanization of farming […]

Driverless tractors and robot weeders

Just as we’re becoming used to the idea of driverless cars, driverless tractors and other agricultural robots will soon harvest the food we eat. Source: Enterprize Tech In fact, agricultural automation – in the form of driverless farm machinery, drone crop dusters, automated milking systems and other emerging technologies – offers “the most important and attractive” global market opportunity for robotics industry players, according […]

Buhler turnover drops

Canadian Buhler maker of Versatile tractors and Farm King equipment has reported a revenue for the year was CA $245.7 million, down CA$79.8 million from CA$325.5 million reported in 2014. Source: AFDJ eNews According to the company weak commodity prices and the unstable political environment in Eastern Europe contributed to reduced sales levels. Sales in […]

AGCO Africa Summit signs MOA

AGCO held its fifth annual AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin, Germany. The Summit is a joint initiative of AGCO, Bayer CropSci ence, Rabobank and De Lage Landen. Source: AFDC eNews The 2016 Summit focused on transforming agriculture in Africa through inclusive and sustainable growth. “Africa’s agricultural revolution needs to accelerate to increase local food security […]

US engineers select top ag machines

The US AE50 Awards are determined and administered by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and select the top agricultural machinery product innovations each year. Source: AFDJ eNews The awards From the many entries submitted an expert panel selects approximately 50 products for recognition. The award-winning products are those ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on […]

Case IH new ad features NSW locals

Case IH has a new advertising campaign for 2016 that includes locals from Narrabri, Wee Waa and Wagga Wagga. Source: The Land Armed with shot lists for working footage of the Magnum Rowtrac, it was some fortuitous afternoon light, children playing and the ever-hospitable Narrabri-Wee Waa farming community which ended up shaping the new ad, […]