Case IH vertical tillage tool

The new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda vertical tillage tool from Case IH allows producers to better manage heavy crop residue and soils. Source: “We developed the new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda to help producers more productively manage the record-breaking amounts of residue associated with new, high-yielding crop genetics — especially hybrids developed for stand-ability with tougher stalks,” […]

Michelin introduces new CerexBib tyre

Michelin’s new agricultural tyre is a part of the very-high flexion class of tyres for handling bigger and heavier farm equipment. Source: AFDJ eNews Designed specifically for large combines and grain carts, it has a greater ability to flex under increased loads than a standard radial. According to Michelin it offers operation at a lower […]

Cats to stay in Australia

The long-term future of Cat trucks in Australia and New Zealand will not be impacted by the recent decision of Caterpillar to discontinue production of its vocational models in North America. Source: AFDJ eNews North American vocational models have never been available in the Australian and New Zealand markets and are built on an entirely […]

South Korean ag co on the market

Tong Yang Moolsan, a South Korean manufacturer of agricultural machinery and equipment, has submitted a final bid to acquire full stake in local rival Kukje Machinery Company from its majority shareholder Dongkuk Steel Mill and creditors. Source: Pulse If the deal goes through, Tong Yang, currently third in the industry, will share the lead in […]

Vocational ag training centre opens in Italy

In December 2015, the Salesian run Teresa Gerini Vocational Training Center in Rome, Italy opened the first agricultural machinery laboratory for professional training. Source: AFDJ eNews The new laboratory is part of TechPro2, a leading technical training project aimed at providing a skilled workforce of highly qualified personnel for the automotive and agricultural vehicles’ industry. […]

Intelligent Ploughing Boosts Efficiency

The 2500-series fully-mounted plough range is perhaps one of the biggest innovations in farm machinery since development of the plough itself according to the manufacturer Kverneland. Source: AFDJ eNews It is different to current models in a number of ways; there’s an all-new leg design – the Aero-Profile – offering lighter weight but greater strength; […]

Top 14 farming apps

With more and more farming apps coming on to the market each month, here is a round-up of some of the latest and some old favourites to help you decide which will be the most useful to you on the farm. Source: Farmers Weekly UK This is a list of 14 arable, machinery and tractor apps […]

Top issues from top manufacturers

Top executives from leading farm machinery manufacturers met to discuss their thoughts on what’s next in agriculture and the issues that will affect the farming industry. Source: Farm Industry News The AEM Ag Executive Outlook was hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers of the US during the National Farm Machinery Show. Panelists included the […]

Mega vintage tractor sale

At first glance it’s a paddock full of dust-covered junk. At second glance it’s a field of dreams. South Canterbury man Ross Kinsman collected so many vintage tractors over his lifetime that it has taken four months to bring them together for the final time on his farm just north of Fairlie. Source: More than 100-strong, the line of tractors stretches for 800 metres […]

New Zealand Tractor Trek update

The Great New Zealand Tractor Trek arrived in New Plymouth from Hawera on Sunday raising money for Hospice Taranaki along the way. More than 10 tractors, with others joining for legs along the way, left Bluff on 22 February with the aim of arriving in Cape Reinga on 18 March. Taranaki man Rodney Maiden had raised […]