On farm storage on the rise

Andrew Venning, of farm machinery manufacturer Vennings, said the shift towards more sophisticated on-farm storage systems meant demand for large-scale grain moving equipment was on the rise. Sources: North Queensland Register, Farmonline Speaking at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days, Mr Venning said there had been solid enquiry for his company’s range of augers. In particular, the high […]

JCB goes F1 racing

JCB is entering into a partnership with Williams Martini Racing ahead of the 2017 season which will offer the company immense opportunities to promote its brand around the world. Source: AFDJ eNews As part of the partnership agreement, JCB branding will appear on the Williams Mercedes FW40 chassis and rear wing end plate from the start […]

AGCO to acquire Lely

AGCO announced that it has reached agreement in principle to acquire the forage division of Lely Group. Source: AFDJ eNews Lely’s forage division is a leading manufacturer of balers and loader wagons in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. Furthermore, the process for employee consultation will now […]

EU AG vehicle accidents priority actions

Compared with accidents with other vehicles, the number of on-road accidents with agricultural vehicles in the EU is low. Source: AFDJ eNews The risk of being involved in an on-road accident is lower (-82%) per hour worked for new tractors (<13 yrs. old) than for old ones. With 56% of all road accidents with tractors […]

John Deere partners King Agro for carbonfibre parts

John Deere’s exclusive partner King Agro has opened a new facility at Picassent, near Valencia in Spain. Source: AFDJ eNews This is dedicated to the production of the revolutionary carbonfibre spray boom introduced last year on the new R4050i self-propelled sprayer. Representing an investment of over €8 million by the company, the new plant will work alongside an existing factory at Campana in Argentina […]

MF 8700 Series advanced tech series

Massey Ferguson has introduced a new control terminal and more advanced technology to 8700 Series high horsepower tractors. Source: AFDJ eNews The advancements in technology include Massey Ferguson’s new Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO’s common electronic architecture and full integration of on-board precision technologies. This combination provides producers with the tools and flexibility they need to improve the accuracy […]

Fake farm machinery scam

Farmers have been warned of a fake farm machinery website claiming to be based in Ireland and trading in farm equipment. Source: FarmIreland The company which lists an address in Limerick has already ripped off a Lithuanian farmer for as much as €19,000 when she tried to purchase a tractor off the website. The woman said she had […]

Amazone C-Mix-Clip

Amazone now has the new C-Mix-Clip quick change system for the Cenius mulch cultivator series to enable an even more comfortable share change. Source: AFDJ eNews In this way, the simple, very quick and, above all, time saving change over from, for instance, a deep loosening with narrow shares to stubble work with goose foot […]

World record sprayed by Condor Endurance

Two new world records were set on 2 March 2017 at the farm of Karolyn, Tony and Brendan Mason, 35 km east of Perenjori in Western Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews The Condor Endurance completed 2638 ha (6,515.86 acres) of summer spraying in nonstop 24 hours. That’s an average of almost 110 ha per hour. There […]

Sales top $1b for Australian ag equipment

Sales of agricultural equipment in Australia are now comfortably topping $1billion a year and February saw the continuation of what promises to be another landmark according to Gary Northover Tractor & Machinery Association of Australia executive director. Source: The Weekly Times Tractor sales for February fell just short of the 1000 unit mark in what […]