Shut the gate on intruders

Keeping intruders and their vehicles away from your farm can be a difficult task, especially when cheap cordless and petrol powered grinders can cut through any chain or padlock. Source: Farmers Weekly But a Cambridgeshire UK manufacturer Tailormade reckons its road blockers are all but impregnable. Two heavy-duty gates plus a massive 20mm-thick steel flap that rises […]

Get ready for summer

A CFA spokeswoman said total fire bans were designed to minimise fire risk, but it was also recognised that many farmers are also CFA volunteers firefighters who have in-depth knowledge and experience fighting fires. Source: The Weekly Times Guidelines for machinery use are outlined in the CFA brochure Can I, Can’t I which can be found at It […]

Fendt produces 250,000 Vario gearboxes

Fendt brings the 250,000th Vario gearbox into the world. Is that reason to celebrate? Absolutely says the company. Source: AFDJ eNews The invention of the stepless Vario drive happened around about 20 years ago. Every tractor that is manufactured at Fendt Marktoberdorf is now fitted with a Vario gearbox. And on November 27, 2016, the 250,000th […]

Farm safety is a game

Family farming differs from other professions because people in this field both work and live in the same location. This means the risk of injury in the workplace is higher than usual; you never leave the workplace. Source: AFDJ eNews Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous industries, with an estimated annual cost of agricultural injuries exceeding $4.5 billion. Researchers […]

All in One gets second award

The revolutionary design of Massey Ferguson’s All in One Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system has been recognised in the Technical Innovation Awards at the EIMA 16 Show in Bologna, Italy. Source: AFDJ eNews The prestigious Technical Innovation Awards were presented by FederUnacoma – The Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation and are for the best innovations being […]

New spare parts warehouse for Mahindra

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd announced the opening of its state-of-the-art spare parts warehouse in Mahindra World City (MWC), Jaipur, India. Source: AFDJ eNews This is one of the largest, most modern warehouses in the country and the company’s first in northern India, it will cater to the requirement of Mahindra customers in north and north […]

Tips to buy farm machinery online

In the old days, say three or four years ago, producers would have jumped at the chance to buy a new high-horsepower machine. Today, the balance of the equipment market is tipped toward the supply side, meaning farmers have more options and can buy machinery from farther afield to get the best deal. Source: Agweb […]

CNH snares two SIMA awards

Earlier this year CNH Industrial unveiled its concept autonomous tractor technology to the world. As this concept continues to gather interest and incite global discussion, it is also being acknowledged by the agricultural sector for its innovation. Source: AFDJ eNews The latest recognition comes from SIMA, the international farm machinery exhibition, which will be held […]

Air pressure key to tractor tyre performance

Most farmers know a tractor runs better and more economically when correct tyre pressures are maintained. But do you maintain correct pressure? According to tractor tyre experts, the incidence of under-inflation of farm tractor tyres is immense. Source: The Weekly Times Too often farmers take the “she’ll be OK” or “I think they’re about right” approach. It’s akin to needlessly […]

Six leaders vie for Australasian agri award

Papakaio dairy farmer Morgan Easton has been shortlisted for the 2017 Zanda McDonald Award. The Australasian agribusiness award was launched by the Platinum Primary Producers (PPP) Group in 2014. Source: The Otago Daily Times Online It was in memory of Australian beef industry leader and PPP foundation member Zanda McDonald, who died in 2013 after an accident at his […]