Queen stops production at JCB

Production was paused at a JCB factory as the company said thanks to its workforce on winning one of the world’s most prestigious export awards. Source: AFDJ eNews JCB Compact Products in Cheadle won a Queen’s Award for International Trade for increasing exports by than 25% over three years. Production lines fell silent for around 15 minutes […]

Heart of Harvest photo competition

Take your camera out into the field for a chance to win in the Case IH #HeartofHarvest Photo Contest. It’s pretty simple but you do you need Facebook and Instagram. Source: AFDJ eNews Take your photo then: Like CaseIH on Facebook (CaseIHAus) and follow them on Instagram (caseihaus) Post a photo on Instagram of what […]

CLAAS S10 terminal gets improved ISOBUS

CLAAS has updated its popular S10 terminal used in ARION, AXION and XERION advanced technology tractors to become fully ISOBUS-compatible, allowing it to simultaneously operate the tractor’s steering system and ISOBUS compatible implements. Source: AFDJ eNews Available with all 2017 delivery machines or as a retrofit option for existing terminals, the improvement means that simple, one-terminal control of multiple implements is now a reality. Besides […]

Claasic race

A new film, featuring the tractor version of the tortoise and the hare, has gone viral, receiving more than 40,000 views in its first two days. Source: Farmers Weekly UK The film was released on Facebook by the Welsh agricultural machinery supplier Riverlea, which is a Claas dealer. The “race”, shot in west Wales, is […]

Starfire 6000

John Deere’s new-generation StarFire 6000 satellite receiver will be launched at this year’s Croptec event which is on at the end of November. Source: AFDJ eNews The receiver is available with an improved, free SF1 correction signal (+/-15cm, reduced from 23cm), an all-new SF3 signal with +/-3cm pass-to-pass accuracy and a number of RTK (+/-2.5cm) […]

Pressure on farmers for better equipment

A rapidly growing population and a subsequently rising demand for food has put pressure on farmers to equip themselves with the latest and advanced mechanized farming techniques. Source: AFDJ eNews, PRWire This has resulted in the increased demand for farm tractors in North America and Europe according to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). […]

EU should put the brakes on ABS

European Commission plans to force tractors to have anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are unnecessarily expensive for manufacturers and based on inaccurate analysis, EU farmers and machinery industry representatives have warned. Source: EurActiv In the EU, fast tractors reaching speeds above 60 km/h have been required to have anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) installed since 2016. The European Commission now […]

CLAAS launches new Jaguar

For 2017 the Jaguar 980 and 970 models from CLAAS have been improved and have many new equipment features that include a continuously variable front attachment drive, an enhanced crop flow system, redesigned running gear and the CLAAS Auto Fill system for automatic trailer loading to both the side and rear. Source: AFDJ eNews The optional new continuously variable […]

CNH takes over Kongskilde

Case New Holland Industrial announced its agreement to acquire the agricultural grass and soil implement business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. Source: AFDJ eNews This business develops, manufactures and sells solutions for agricultural applications in the tillage, seeding and hay and forage segments under various brands including Kongskilde, Överum […]

GoGetta specialty finance advice

Born and bred in regional Kyogle, NSW, Brandon Kook grew up working on the land. His early years were spent around the property, and later on with his father on the family harvesting and baling business. Source: AFDJ eNews Last year, he decided that the baling side of the company needed specific attention, and so formed an offshoot […]