Valtra and the Finnish superhero

Rendel, a completely new Finnish superhero movie to be released in 2017 and to be presented at Cannes film festival in May features Valtra tractors. Source: AFDJ eNews Rendel joined forces with Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra, who carried Rendel to the red carpet with a Valtra N174 Direct – model customized tractor. The tractor was customized at […]

Oversized machinery gives oversized headache

Queensland grain growers are becoming continually frustrated with the outdated processes and regulations for moving oversized agricultural machinery. Source: Central Telegraph AgForce Central Queensland grains director and Theodore grain grower and contractor Jordan Anderson hopes to amend the regulations to be more realistic. “One of the main issues we have at the moment with transport and movement of […]

New seeding at Hawk

Seed Hawk has announced the appointment of Ms. Birgitta Ewerlöf as the newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Seed Hawk Inc. at Langbank, Saskatchewan, Canada. Source: AFDJ eNews Ms Ewerlöf was born and raised in Sweden, and recently moved to Whitewood, Saskatchewan with her husband, who also joined the Seed Hawk team. Since October 2016, Ms Ewerlöf was the […]

Fendt launches into South Africa

On 16 May 2017, the official launch of Fendt machines in Africa took place at the NAMPO Harvest Day in Bothaville, South Africa. Source: AFDJ eNews Four tractors from the high-tech brand Fendt will be introduced into the South African market. “We are delighted to launch our machines at South Africa’s biggest trade fair for agriculture and […]

JCBs’ alien experience

A fleet of more than 20 JCB machines is playing a starring role in a cult film following the biggest product placement project in the company’s history. Source: AFDJ eNews Skid steers loaders, Loadall telescopic handlers and JS excavators were supplied to 20th Century Fox for the making of new Alien Covenant film. They star alongside Michael […]

Remanufacturing with CNH

Remanufacturing is an important element of CNH Industrial, one which encourages resource productivity and reduces waste. Source: AFDJ eNews The latest online episode of CNH Industrial’s Behind the Wheel takes a closer look at Remanufacturing, explaining why it is an important, sustainable and competitive proposition for customers across various industrial sectors from agriculture and construction to transport. Remanufacturing […]

Euro farm machinery market expected to grow

The European farm machinery market is expected to return to growth again in 2017. Sales expectations for most European countries are cautiously positive, as CEMA’s Business Barometer continues its steady increase, reaching its highest monthly value in May since 2012. Source: AFDJ eNews Notwithstanding the positive mood in the industry, the overall European tractor market still decreased slightly […]

CLAASY new testing facility

CLAAS is increasing its testing capacities for the development of new agricultural machinery by building a new centre at its site in Harsewinkel. Source: AFDJ eNews By the time it’s completed in 2018, total investment in the new centre will be over 15 million euros. “We will merge the test laboratories at our Harsewinkel site […]

Bare-Co sets up in US

Australia’s largest manufacturer and wholesale distributor of replacement agricultural tractor parts has recently purchased a facility for its main US distribution centre at Pine Drive in Dandridge. Source: Standard Banner Bare-Co is a family-owned and operated business, established in 1944 by Roy Bare. Mr Bare’s son Allan has been with the company since 1960 and now owns and […]

Nitro boost

Farmers are being urged to check Nitrogen levels in soils ahead of sowing. One accepted strategy to combat a nitrogen deficiency is topdressing with liquid fertilisers soon after sowing, early in the season to maximise yields. Source: AFDJ eNews Liquid fertilisers give better coverage than granular and offer the ability to custom brew the mix […]