Winter crop production to hit record high

Total Australian winter crop production is forecast to increase by 32% in 2016–17 to a new record high of 52.4 million tonnes. Source: AFDJ eNews Acting ABARES Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said above average rainfall in September, followed by mild spring conditions, had ensured good soil moisture for the critical grain development period. “Wheat production […]

Kubota consumer offers

Kubota is offering a series of special deals for a range of products in Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews Kubota’s consumer program is offering deals on M Series tractors, its Compact B Series tractors and its diesel generators and power packs. The deals can be viewed at

CNH scammed by false release

CNH Industrial was the subject of a fabricated news release. Source: AFDJ eNews It was disseminated through a press release wire service and carried by other on-line publications and social media. It falsely alleged that CNH Industrial America LLC and CNH Industrial Capital America LLC have been sued by Wootton New Holland LLC in an […]

STEYR sites a new start

For the last year, people have been hard at work on the new STEYR tractors website, in Austria and Italy as well as in the USA. Source: AFDJ eNews According to STEYR the result is a sight to behold and to click on. Since 29 November, the tractor manufacturer’s new website has been live. Now, visitors […]

Kubota to launch branded implements

Kubota Agriculture is to strengthen its farm machinery portfolio with the launch of a range of Kubota-branded kit at the 2017 Lamma show. Source: Farmers Weekly UK The range of machinery will include disc mowers, rakes, tedders, flail choppers, fertiliser spreaders, round balers and wrappers manufactured and distributed for Kubota by the Kverneland Group. Rob Edwards, Kubota Agriculture’s business development manager, […]

John Deere’s electric dreams

John Deere has pulled the wraps off of its first fully electric tractor in a new video. Source: The Verge The tractor project is called Sustainable Energy Supply for Agricultural Machinery, or SESAM, and John Deere plans to officially unveil it at the Paris International Agribusiness Show in early 2017. Until then, we only know a few things about the SESAM tractor. […]

John Deere adds new flagship tractors to 6R Series

John Deere is launching two new top of the range six-cylinder tractor models rated at 230 and 250hp (97/68 EC), designed to meet the needs of contractors and arable farmers. Source: AFDJ eNews The 6230R and 6250R will complete the lineup of John Deere 6R Series tractors from summer 2017. The 6230R and 6250R set new standards for transport, operator comfort and acceleration on […]

China’s CNH plant wins bronze certification

Class Manufacturing CNH Industrial’s joint venture manufacturing plant in Chongqing, China, was recognized for its manufacturing excellence with a Bronze Level certification in World Class Manufacturing. Source: AFDJ eNews The facility produces FPT Industrial powertrains for CNH Industrial’s agricultural equipment, construction equipment and commercial vehicles brands, serving global markets. The plant, located in the Huang Mao Ping economic development […]

Why mandatory ABS on tractors does not make sense

The European Commission’s plans to make ABS systems obligatory for tractors between 40-60km/h must be shelved in the EU according to CEMA. Source: AFDJ eNews Fast tractors (driving more than 60 km/h) have been required to have Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) installed since 2016. The question the EU now needs to decide on is whether ABS should […]

Case IH WD4 series windrowers

Case IH has unveiled the WD4 Series self-propelled windrower with industry-leading features. Source: AFDJ eNews Making its Australian debut at Case IH’s Red Excellence Tour earlier this year, the WD4 Series windrower comprises three models – the WD1204 with 120hp (90kW), the WD1904 with 190 rated hp (142kW) and 199 max hp (149kW) and the […]