Tractors flood the town

If it were not for tractors the NSW town of Wentworth, and many others along the River Murray, would have been under water in the 1956 flood. Source: Stock And Land So to celebrate the crucial work tractors did during the Great Flood the town hosts a tractor rally every five years. In 2016 the town will be commemorating 60 years […]

Ploughing through championships

Half a century of dedication to competitive ploughing has earned New Zealand truck driver Bob Mehrtens iconic status amongst his fellow sportsmen. He has been national ploughing champion eight times, and eight times represented New Zealand at the World Ploughing Championships. Source: Stuff.co.nz He has competed at the national championships 38 times and to do so […]

Power farming – take care

Farmers, who are taking advantage of opening season rain, are being reminded about the deadly threat posed by power lines on their properties. Source: The Recorder “The deaths of two farmers in Queensland in March and April are tragic reminders of the danger from power lines on farms,” said Paul Roberts, spokesman for SA Power Networks. A […]

North Korean tractors have special style

Kim Jong Un visited a public exhibition of North Korean-made trucks and tractors, where he stressed the importance of the state’s guiding ideology. Source: UPI State-controlled media did not indicate when the visit was made, or where the exhibition was being held, but Pyongyang’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun ran several photographs of a grinning Kim […]

AGCO supply chain award

AGCO Corporation was among the very first companies globally to receive the newly introduced ‘Secure Supply Chain’ benchmark certificate.  Source: AFDJ eNews The ‘Secure Supply Chain’ benchmark certificate was awarded by the Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME), Europe’s leading supply chain association with more than 9000 individual and corporate members. It an international, neutral assessment tool for the procedural and organizational […]

Claas to sell foundry business

CLAAS is selling its interest in the company CLAAS GUSS GmbH. The buyers, connected with Ergocast Guss GmbH, will take over all shares in the foundry business. Source: AFDJ eNews The parties have agreed confidentiality in respect to the contractual details. “We firmly believe that not only will CLAAS GUSS find a new home, it will […]

Global agricultural equipment forecast

Global demand for agricultural equipment is forecast to expand 6.6% per annum through 2019 to over US $193 billion. Source: AFDJ eNews Advances at the global level will be largely driven by market growth in China and other industrializing nations, which will account for over two-thirds of all new agricultural machinery demand generated between 2014 and 2019 […]

Argentina keen to partner with China

Argentina, one of the world’s leading agricultural producers, wants to integrate its agricultural machinery manufacturing industry into the global value chains with China’s help.  Source: Xinhuanet The Giorgi plant is one such manufacturer. Founded in 1958 by brothers Santos and Quinto Giorgi in the town of Fuentes in the province of Santa Fe, the plant began as […]

Kubota to purchase Great Plains

Kubota Corporation has announced it will purchase US company Great Plains Manufacturing. Source: Farm Industry News Once final, according to the media announcement, the purchase will expand the company’s long-time partnership with Land Pride and will include all five Great Plains divisions with multiple facilities in Kansas and a manufacturing plant in Sleaford, England. In 2013 Kubota purchased Kverneland Group and soon after started marketing hay tools under […]

Oz Value rolls out affordable machinery

  Oz Value Ag Machinery is offering an affordable alternative in the land roller segment with their Flatout range. Source: The Land The Flatout land roller range is available in three roller types, a simple fixed roller in widths to four metres, Twist Rollers that swivel for easy transportation up to seven metres and Tri-Plex roller, a massive three part roller that […]