Bay of Plenty flood assistance

Bay of Plenty farmers are worried it will be months before their farms are back to normal. Many have been forced to move their stock off their farms because of flooding that has hit the region following a low which flooded Edgecumbe, and Cyclone Cook. An estimated 5000 animals were moved. Federated Farmers regional president Darryl Jensen said farmers from as far away as Palmerston […]

Joint venture starts new brand for China

A joint venture by Japan’s Iseki & Co. and a unit of Dongfeng Motor is creating a new brand of agricultural machinery in China, with plans for launching a locally built tractor and two other products by the end of the year. Source: Nikkei Asian Review Dongfeng Iseki Agricultural Machinery (Hubei) now makes products for the Chinese market and other […]

John Deere acquires Ratten & Slater

John Deere dealership group AFGRI Equipment expanded its operations with the acquisition of Ratten & Slater, Esperance. Source: Farm Weekly The deal also includes Ratten & Slater branches at Gnowangerup and Albany, effectively giving Afgri 15 branches in WA and the largest network in Australia. The John Deere dealer network in this State has now been reduced to […]

Fendt flat faced

In 2013, Fendt was awarded a silver medal by the Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft (DLG) [German Agricultural Society] for its energy-efficient, comfortable Flat Face Coupling (FFC), a product with sound environmental credentials. Until now, the FFC was only available for the Fendt 1000 Vario. Now the system is being extended to the Fendt 800 and 900 Vario product ranges. The […]

UK tractor sales highest for three years

March 2017 saw the highest number of new tractor sales for three years, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association in the UK. Registrations of agricultural tractors over 50hp reached 1770 units, which is 43.2% higher than in March 2016. The number of units sold over the first quarter of the year is now 3024 units, which is […]

Rudolf Diesel Medal to Helmut Claas

Helmut Claas, one of the world’s most influential agricultural engineers, has been awarded the Rudolf Diesel Medal for his lifetime of achievement in innovation. Source: AFDJ eNews Dubbed the ‘Oscars for Inventors’, the medal recognises both scientific achievement and entrepreneurship. As managing partner of the CLAAS Group for many years, Helmut helped to build the company […]

Euro Drivers’ Championship

John Deere and Michelin are again hosting the European Drivers’ Championship in June 2017. Source: AFDJ eNews Sixteen drivers from all over Europe will prove their skills driving the new 6250R tractor at the Michelin test site in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The competition is not only about speed, but also about the best and most efficient driving […]

Euro Stage V engine emissions

European manufacturers represented by their respective trade associations CECE (construction equipment), CEMA (agricultural machinery), EGMF (garden equipment), EUnited Municipal Equipment (municipal & road operation equipment), FEM (materials handling equipment); EUROMOT (internal combustion engines) and EUROPGEN (generating set) welcome the publication of: Delegated Regulation 2017/654, Delegated Regulation 2017/655 and Implementing Regulation 2017/656. These three pieces of […]

A-maize-ing planting

Case IH has helped smash the world record for the area of maize planted in 24 hours, using a Magnum 380 CVX tractor with a 16-row Väderstad Tempo L planter to cover 502.05 hectares, breaking the previous record of 448.29 hectares. Source: AFDJ eNews Working in two fields on a farm in western Hungary, the combination […]

Pantera Tier 4

As from the new model year, the Amazone Pantera will meet emission standard 4 (Tier 4 final). Source: AFDJ eNews With regard to post exhaust emissions treatment, the Pantera relies on the exhaust gas recirculation with a diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter. During operation, the diesel particulate filter is regenerated continuously and in […]