Sale of the century gains traction

It’s the sale of the century for vintage tractor fans. A vast private collection of over 100 classic and historic tractors plus associated equipment has just been put up for auction. Source: Belfast Telegraph The collection, amassed over decades by collector John Flynn, goes under the hammer on April 15 at Euro Auctions in Dromore, and is expected to […]

Kesko sells 45% of Baltic farm machinery business

The listed Kesko group of Finland announced that it has sold a minority interest in its Baltic machinery trade subsidiaries to Danish Agro group. Source: The Baltic Course A Kesko Corporation subsidiary, Konekesko Ltd, sold 45% of its Baltic subsidiaries to DAVA Agravis Machinery Holding A/S, a company of the Danish Agro a.m.b.a. group. In the same context, an agreement […]

Dr. Jens Foerst takes CLAAS’ global tractor division

From June 1, Dr Jens Foerst will be taking over responsibility for the tractor division in addition to CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH, and will be joining the CLAAS Group Executive Board as of 1 April. Source: AFDJ eNews Since starting his career after completing his studies at RWTH Aachen, Jens Foerst has held numerous international management […]

Millat Tractors to make cars

Millat Tractors Limited announced that the company had decided to explore the option of joining the upcoming joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and Nishat Mills Limited for the production of passenger cars and light trucks. Source: The Express Tribune Company CEO and Director Sohail Bashir Rana has been authorised by the board of directors to initiate discussions […]

Deere wins three awards at SIMA

John Deere’s latest research and development work has been rewarded with one silver and two special mention awards at the SIMA 2017 show, held in Paris from 26 February to 2 March. Source: AFDJ eNews The Silver Award is for the Smart AutoLube system, which automatically greases all the lubrication points on the tractor along with its ISOBUS controlled implements. Special Mentions have also been […]

High clearance MF tractors for the US

Massey Ferguson is introducing a high-clearance (HC) utility tractor to meet the needs of specialty crop growers in North America. Source: AFDJ eNews The Massey Ferguson 4610M High-clearance Utility Tractor delivers the crop clearance growers need to care for high-value crops such as berries, broccoli, potatoes, tobacco and many other types of produce without damaging the crop. The […]

DiGiSENSE for Mahindra tractors

Mahindra & Mahindra has introduced DiGiSENSE, a new connected vehicle technology solution for its tractor brand, Arjun Novo. Source: AFDJ eNews This will enhance productivity for farmers using the Arjun Novo and will also provide them with a new ownership experience. DiGiSENSE technology will be available in the 57HP – 605DI-i Arjun Novo. Mahindra becomes […]

iF Design Awarded to Kubota

Kubota has received the prestigious iF Design Award for its M7001 tractor. Source: AFDJ e News Kubota’s M7001 won this award in the Vehicle discipline. The M7001 tractor won over the 58-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its high efficiency engine of up to 170 CV. More than […]

European figures for farm machinery are high

The total volume of orders for farm machinery across Europe are as high as they were in 2013, latest figures show. Source: Agriland The farm machinery industry is upbeat about future sales in Europe, according to CEMA, the European agricultural machinery body. In February the general business climate continued to rise sharply, turning into the positive for the first […]

Safer on-road use for oversize machines

There is hope that proposed changes to VicRoads regulations will lead to safer use of oversize agricultural machines on Victorian roads. Source: The Weekly times The rules dictate size limits for agricultural vehicles using the roads, including what type of vehicle and what it was towing, the height, rear overhang and width. But the Tractor and Machinery Association […]