Case Optum TOTY

The Case Optum 300 CVX won the EIMA 2017 Tractor of the Year (TOTY). Source: AFDJ eNews While this is not available in Australia, the American tractor impressed the judges who noted its efficiency, ergonomics, power, technology and sophisticated design and presentation. Other awards included the best Utility Tractor won by the New Holland T5.120 while the Best Specialised tractor […]

Worldwide tractor market decline is a trend

A general crisis in commodity prices and declining farm incomes are some of the reasons behind a general fall in world agricultural machinery sales. Source: The Land That is according to data released during EIMA 2016 which also indicates the trend is set to continue in 2017. The tractor market is heading toward the end of 2016 declining in almost all major […]

Kinze wants court to block Deere

As an antitrust lawsuit continues over John Deere’s intended acquisition of Monsanto’s Precision Planting subsidiary, Kinze Manufacturing finds itself pulled into the fray. Source: Agweb Earlier in November, Kinze filed motions that asks a federal judge stop Deere from accessing information about its own planting business. Jennifer Zwagerman, the associate director of the agricultural law centre at […]

EIMA update

EIMA International, the review of agricultural mechanics held at Bologna Trade Fair Center, was a huge success with a record number of visitors in attendance. Source: AFDJ eNews Over the five days of the exposition their numbers swelled to 285,000 for a 21% increase over the figure reported for the most recent edition in 2014, […]

Michelin wins Ag Innovation award

The Michelin CARGOXBIB High Flotation soil-protecting tyre was selected as one of the three top industry advancements during Canada’s Agri-Trade Equipment Expo2016 in the Ag Innovations Awards. Source: AFDJ eNews The Ag Innovations Award honors products that demonstrate unique features and offer significant contributions toward improving the agricultural sector. Judged by a panel of farmers and industry […]

CEMA calls for revised Euro regs at EIMA

CEMA, the association of European agricultural machinery manufacturers, called for a revision of the European Union regulations with technical requirement norms no longer based on the automotive sector but specific for agro-mechanics. Source: AFDJ eNews The request was advanced during a conference entitled Machinery for Agriculture: A New European Agenda. A New Deal for the […]

UK machinery sector points to upswing

The UK agriculture sector is, despite the “uncertainty” stemming from Brexit, starting to recover from a downturn fostered by weak commodity prices – at least, if the machinery sector is anything to go by. Source: Agrimoney Carr’s Group, the feed-to-engineering group, acknowledged the hit to sentiment in farming from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, a departure which is […]

CLAAS NEXOS narrow-width tractor

Specialist crops such as wine and fruit or municipal work call for small, manoeuvrable tractors with powerful engines, which offer the driver a high level of comfort. Source: AFDJ eNews The new series of the CLAAS NEXOS narrow-width tractor meets all these requirements. As well as powerful engines, smaller dimensions and higher manoeuvrability, the new […]

Meet the Claas team Toowoomba

The CLAAS Harvest Centre, Toowoomba has opened for business and is celebrating with on Thursday 17 November. Source: AFDJ eNews From 12 – 4pm on the centre located at 51 Carrington Road Torrington in Toowoomba will have a range of machinery experts on hand to answer questions and you can book an on farm demo. All […]

Backpackers tax a pain in the neck

The report from the Senate Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Reform package recommends the Coalition Government’s legislation to provide a 19% tax rate be passed to maintain Australia’s attractiveness to backpackers, and secure supplementary harvest labour for Australian farmers.  Source: AFDJ eNews Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, […]