Russian plot uncovered

Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) has uncovered a plot between the top managers of Ukraine’s largest tractor plant in Kharkiv (XTZ) and the plant’s Russian owners, who ordered a foundry shop’s equipment and unique blueprints be taken to Russia, according to the SBU’s press service. Source: Ukraine Today “The plant’s director general who was appointed […]

Dealers to sharpen pencils after election

Look out for sharp deals on compact tractors after the July 2 election and closer to spring as dealers are expected to offer discounts to relieve swollen inventories. Source: The Weekly Times A 14% dip in sub-40hp tractor sales in the first half of the year have seen inventories grow and Iseki product manager Saviour Mangion said […]

Sticky end for bales

Dimensionally stable binding of round bales requires an optimum net feed and so CLAAS has introduced EnterNet, a new feature for round bale net wrap. Source: AFDJ eNews CLAAS EnterNet is an adhesive grip that gathers the end of the net wrap into a narrow handle, so users no longer have to feed the entire […]

Market report for machinery to 2022

According to a new market report published by Credence Research Agricultural and Farm Machinery Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2015 – 2022 says the growth of agricultural and farm machinery market is strongly depends on farm income, technology development, and economic conditions. Source: PR Rocket Technology development plays an important role in […]

Weeding by mechanical hand

Robots have been slowly creeping on to vegetable farms, but as yet most have been small machines not capable of coping with the rigours of working on bigger operations. Source: Farmers Weekly UK French-based firm Naïo Technologies reckons it has the answer, though. It’s just launched a beefed-up version of its autonomous Oz weeding robot designed specifically for […]

Kuhn adds grouper to mower range

Kuhn has added a grouper to its 3.1m trailed disc mower conditioner. Source Farmers Weekly UK The centre-pivot FC 3160 TCD RA can now be fitted with a conveyor belt grouper unit that enables two rows of grass to be placed together to form a twin swath for increased output of the forage harvester. The hydraulically driven grouper belt is […]

Kubota finds partner for high tech union

Kubota will work with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) to develop cutting-edge agricultural technology, including autonomous equipment, in an effort to support a graying Japanese agricultural sector while lifting sales in such regions as Southeast Asia. Source: Nikkei It is expected that the two Japanese companies will announce the partnership very soon. They will set up a new IT […]

MF 135 and 165 still on the buyers list

Two Massey Ferguson tractors, both out of production for decades, are still seen as an essential piece of kit by farmers in dozens of countries around the world. What explains their appeal? Source: BBC News A field in Cambridgeshire in eastern England, the size of 40 football pitches, is carpeted with row upon row of tractors. With 35,000 registered bidders from more than […]

Positive season opening for winter crops

Above average rainfall has supported a favourable start to the 2016-17 winter crop season, , according to the latest Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Australian crop report. Source: AFDJ eNews Executive Director of ABARES, Karen Schneider, said positive conditions are expected to continue for Australia’s major winter crops, with a […]

CNH’s crystal ball for Australia and New Zealand

The future of farm machinery is bigger and faster, at least in the foreseeable future, according to Ray Osgood, CNH Industrial’s executive managing director for Australia and New Zealand. Source: The Weekly Times Mr Osgood said there was an “increasing appetite for speed” in the machinery market, an appetite he hopes CNH can satisfy as […]