Silver medal for a better view

An international committee of experts awarded DEUTZFAHR a silver medal in the Agritechnica Innovation Awards 2015 for the Driver Extended Eyes innovation. Source: Power Farming NZ This is a camera-based system that focuses on safety. The increased dimensions of agricultural machinery have created restricted visibility, especially in the front area of the tractor. With Driver Extended Eyes technology DEUTZFAHR improves safety, especially […]

Mitas is AGCO supplier of the year

AGCO has named agricultural tyre manufacturer Mitas as its Supplier of the Year 2015 in the category of Engineering & Innovation during AGCO´s supplier day for the EAME region (Europe, Africa and Middle East). Source: AFDJ eNews Mitas won the category thanks to the successful development of the AirCell, which is part of the Fendt […]

Displays of vintage work in NZ

Old tractors will be part of next year’s Vintage Ag Expo in New Zealand. Source: Stuff co nz Vintage machinery club enthusiasts say there will be a chance to see agriculture the way it used to be done, with old tractors making hay at a Manawatu event. The Manawatu Vintage Machinery Club will be holding The […]

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 company expects the worldwide market for agricultural machinery […]

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 offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” Christopher Lammie, product manager, John […]

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 series provides the first factory integration of Precision Planting […]

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 categories and are presented at Agritechnica in Germany and SIMA in France in alternate years. AMAZONE Product Manager, Craig Hopkins, says Argus Twin […]

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’s 90-day Transport Project, which started in December 2014. Since then South Australian primary producers […]

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 Hydrostatic 1538 will compete in one of the toughest […]

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 of utility tractor tasks in another step […]