Automatic turning system back on track

CLAAS has released an automatic guidance system that allows fast, easy and accurate turning at headlands. Source: AFDJ eNews CLAAS TURN IN automatically identifies the next track and then guides machinery during the turn. “Without fixed reference points, it is often difficult to line up with the next track at headlands,” CLAAS Harvest Centre Product […]

Putting regional Australia in context

Key information profiling Australia’s agriculture sector on a region-by-region basis is available in ABARES’ latest About my region profiles. Source: AFDJ eNews ABARES Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said the profiles provided a concise overview of the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors in every region across the nation. “It is important that Australian growers and producers […]

Sungold starts the field days year

The Sungold Field Days on from 8-10 February 2017 are one of the first to hit the agenda for the year. Source: AFDJ eNews It will showcase a vast range of agricultural machinery, the latest innovations topped up with plenty of entertainment for the family. This will be the show’s 36th year and is planned to be the […]

New StarFire receiver makes UK debut at CropTec

John Deere’s new generation StarFire 6000 satellite receiver makes its UK show debut at CropTec. Source: AFDJ eNews John Deere’s new generation StarFire 6000 satellite receiver has been designed to set new standards in operational accuracy and signal uptime, while also improving the connectivity of machines using the John Deere FarmSight range of precision farming solutions. The receiver […]

Uber for tractors

An Uber-like smartphone app has been launched in India, aimed at making it easier for farmers to hire tractors. Source: BBC News Many small-scale farmers are unable to buy their own and often have to rent them at high rates. Now, vehicle-maker Mahindra and Mahindra has launched an app called Trringo offering hourly rental for […]

Robot plants field in Shropshire

Researchers at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University are attempting a world first – growing and harvesting a hectare of crops without setting foot in the field. Source: Shropshire Star The project, titled Hands Free Hectare, has started with the team having to create their first autonomous farming machinery, a robot ready for drilling a spring crop […]

Kuhn releases new machine in GA range

Kuhn’s brand new trailed machine adds to its existing GA range, which also includes a 13 metre trailed model, the GA 13131 and two semi-mounted machines, the GA 8731 (7.70 to 8.60m working width) and GA 9531 (8.40 to 9.30m working width) machines. Source: Stackyard The GA 15131 is designed for use on farms where […]

Mahindra tractor growth 70%

Mahindra tractors has sold 29,035 units and registered a growth of 70% in the domestic market during September 2016. Source: AFDJ eNews Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES), a part of the US$17.8 billion Mahindra Group, announced its tractor sales numbers for September 2016. Domestic sales in September 2016 were at 29,035 units, as […]

Deere outlook to improve in 18 months

Deere & Co was upgraded by a Wells Fargo & Co analyst who said the industry’s demand cycle will reach a bottom in the next year to 18 months. Source: Bloomberg That turnaround will mean improved sales volumes and margins in Deere’s fiscal 2017 and 2018, Andrew Casey said in a note, citing recent meetings with company executives. Mr […]

TOMRA to acquire Compac in NZ

TOMRA has signed an agreement with the owners of New Zealand’s Compac Holding Ltd to acquire 100% of the shares in the company. Source: Potatopro Compac is a New Zealand based manufacturer of lane sorting machinery for the fresh fruit and vegetable Industry. This system uses nearinfrared (NIR) for the non-invasive testing of the internal properties of produce. In […]