Manitou supports St Vincent De Paul

Manitou Australia organised a special event to celebrate and show its support to the MANITOU Elevation Week. Source: AFDJ eNews The concept was simple: get as many clothing items as possible and fill a Manitou bucket! In only a couple of hours the challenge was already completed. Around 200 KG of clothing items: jeans, tee-shirts, coats […]


France’s first museum of agriculture, the Musée du Compa, has a new highlight: a full-scale CLAAS tractor built entirely from Lego bricks. Source: AFDJ eNews The ARION 460 PANORAMIC is made up of almost 800,000 bricks, including 388 different parts. The mammoth task of construction was undertaken by the only certified Lego builder in France […]

CEMA low expectations for industry

The general business climate in the agricultural machinery industry remains low according to CEMA. Source AFDJ eNews Future expectations picked up slightly, but according to CEMA it is important to bear in mind the record low level reached the previous month. Unfortunately, a large majority of companies surveyed expect turnover drops in many important European […]

New Massey Ferguson MF 6700 S Series

Massey Ferguson introduced the MF 6700 S Series, which includes the world’s first 200 hp, four-cylinder agricultural tractor. Source: AFDJ eNews Its four-cylinder power, manoeuvrability and agility puts the MF 6700 S in a class of its own according to the manufacturer. Massey Ferguson’s new ‘S Effect’ takes maximum four-cylinder engine output to 200hp (with […]

New top of the range Deere for 2017

A new top of the range 400hp tractor (97/68 EC rated) with Stage IV engine will complete the line-up of John Deere’s 8R Series high horsepower tractors from 2017. Source: AFDJ eNews The 8RT Series tracked range will also be updated for next year, to add more power, comfort and functionality. The 8400R’s 6% higher pulling […]

MARS – a swarm of robots

With the MARS research project AGCO/Fendt has developed small robot units that with the assistance of a cloud-based solution, can be controlled independent of location during sowing operations. Source: AFDJ eNews The research project MARS (Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms), studies satellite supported sowing of maize by field robots. Sowing operations can be planned and monitored at any time […]

A cut above for Claas

For 2017, the CLAAS VARIO cutterbar range see’s the addition of a new model, the VARIO 1080 which, with the wider VARIO 1230, incorporate new features, such as integrated filler plates, previously introduced on smaller width VARIO cutterbars. Source: AFDJ eNews The new VARIO 1080 has been added in place of the VARIO 1050 because […]

New Holland driverless concept

The New Holland NHDrive concept autonomous tractor is a driverless machine, which can perform a wide range of farming tasks day and night. Source: AFDJ eNews It is also able to reach the field autonomously via private on-farm tracks, to work together with other autonomous or traditional operator controlled machines and courtesy of the cab […]

A Case for conceptual learning

Case IH unveiled an autonomous concept vehicle, a cabless Case IH row crop tractor that can operate autonomously with a wide range of field implements. Source: AFDJ eNews “In many parts of the world, finding skilled labor during peak use seasons is a constant challenge for our customers,” said Case IH Brand President Andreas Klauser. […]

Grain trade with China in the spotlight

The Federal Government believes the strong cooperation and collaboration between Australia and China across the grains trade will be highlighted with a visit from China’s Administrator of the State Administration of Grain, Mr Ren Zhengxiao. Source: AFDJ eNews Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, welcomed the visit as an […]