Isuzu at AgFest Tasmania

Isuzu’s engines’ department will show a select range of off-highway engines on the road, with a visit to AgFest in Launceston, Tasmania, on 5 May. Source: Big Rigs Now in its 33rd year, AgFest draws an average of 60,000 people from all corners of Australia who are involved in, or passionate about, agriculture. With around 700 exhibits at […]

Claas shows class with excellence

For the fifth consecutive year readers of the American magazines “Diesel Progress North America” and “Diesel Progress International” chose the best products, technologies and innovations across 12 categories, in different areas of the automotive industry. The CLAAS LEXION 780 triumphed in the newly added “agricultural equipment” category by virtue of its design and technical functionality. The “Diesel Progress Excellence In Equipment Awards” were […]

Reduced truck fuel tax rate

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to reduce the truck fuel tax rate – known as the road user charge – from 26.14 to 25.9 cents per litre from 1 July 2016. Source: Prime Mover Magazine The reduction was one of the recommendations in the ATA’s 2016 pre-budget submission, and follows several […]

Just In Time printed parts

Imagine your local implement dealer manufacturing an emergency repair part you need at the dealership. Source: Farm and Ranch Guide Well, it’s no longer just imagination. Jake Clark, a young entrepreneur from Fargo, explained to farmers attending a recent Commodity Classic in New Orleans, a new process called 3-dimensional printing and how it could impact the agricultural industry. Mr Clark is […]

Claas has widest mower on the market

CLAAS has extended availability of its new MAX CUT disc bed with the addition of six new disc mower models one of which, the DISCO 1100C BUSINESS, is the widest mounted mower combination on the market with a maximum working width of 10.30m. Source: AFDJ eNews While this new addition will mainly appeal to contractors and […]

Totally electric agricultural machinery

Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a US$30 billion market in 2025. Source: AFDJ eNews Komatsu, John Deere, Caterpillar, and other companies manufacture mainly hybrid vehicles, while some others offer smaller, purely electric versions. Pure electric is a legal requirement indoors. Outdoors, fuel saving and better performance would be attractive. A new report […]

New Deere sprayer in June

Featuring a larger 5000-litre capacity spray tank and a new ultra-lightweight but extremely strong carbon fibre boom, John Deere’s new R4050i self-propelled sprayer will be making its UK & Ireland show debut at Cereals 2016 in Cambridgeshire this June. Source: AFDJ eNews Scheduled to be in full production at the John Deere Horst factory in the Netherlands for the 2018 season, the R4050i will join […]

EU approves emission limits for machinery

Plans to update EU type approval rules and emission limits for internal combustion engines in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), such farm machinery, were backed by the European Parliment’s Environment Committee. Source: Agriland These plans had already been agreed with the Dutch Presidency of the Council. NRMM engines account for about 15% of all NOx and 5% of particulate emissions in the EU. […]

AGCO decreased net sales for first quarter

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has reported net sales of approximately US$1.6 billion for the first quarter of 2016. Source: AFDJ eNews This is a decrease of approximately 8.4% compared with net sales of approximately US$1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2015. First Quarter Highlights Regional sales results: North America […]

Tractor sales for March quarter

New tractor sales for the March quarter reveal that the under 40 horsepower market, usually related to hobby and lifestyle farming, has taken a large slide. Source: The Weekly Times The market is down 17% from last year for the March quarter, and 24% for the month of March. Given the dry conditions around Victoria and Tasmania, […]