Budget benefits for agriculture

While the budget delivered last month didn’t propose any game-changers for the Australian machinery industry, it did have some initiatives that could see benefits for manufacturers, dealers and regional businesses according to the TMA. Source: AFDJ eNews The continuation of the $20,000 instant asset write-off for equipment expenses encourages small business owners to purchase machinery and other agricultural […]

Irrigators hit the social media waves

South Canterbury irrigators are launching a new question and answer campaign on social media to get more city people up to speed with farming in New Zealand. Source: Stuff NZ Waitaki Irrigators Collective (WIC) policy manager Elizabeth Soal said there seemed to be a widening gap between rural and urban communities and social media had the potential to […]

Tony 9800 TR coming to Australia in 2018

Australian horticulturalists will be able buy the Antonio Carraro Tony 9800 TR early next year. Source: Weekly Times The compact specialist tractor is the new flagship for the brand and picked up the Best Specialised category in the 2017 Tractor of the Year. A sophisticated driveline was the key to its award success with a mechanical/hydrostatic transmission and […]

Sonalika opposes increase in Indian GST

Sonalika International Tractors of India has opposed the 28% levy on tractor parts proposed under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure, saying it will hurt the sector and also farmers. Source: Deccan Chronicle The tractor manufacturer said the tax on tractor parts should remain at the existing level of 14%. “The government has proposed […]

SmartTouch for Valtra’s 4th Gen

Valtra is expanding its fourth generation N and T Series ranges with the introduction of new high output models and the SmartTouch armrest on all Versu and Direct models. Source: AFDJ eNews All new models comply with the EU’s Mother Regulation, and 60 km/h transmissions are available. Valtra SmartTouch integrates the ergonomic armrest with a […]

CEMA Summit

CEMA will be bringing together EU decision makers, industry leaders, farmers, digital experts and agri-food stakeholders at Farming 4.0 on 12 October 2017 in Brussels. Source: AFDJ eNews The CEMA 2017 summit, Moving towards connected & sustainable agriculture in Europe, will focus on digital farms, automated equipment and robots, and how these will transform agriculture […]

Blue Force coast to coast

Two members of tractor enthusiast club Blue Force are celebrating after completing a 5000 mile, 51-day Coastline Tractor Challenge, not previously attempted on tractors. Source: AFDJ eNews The challenge marks 100 years of blue tractor production in 2017. The challenge started from New Holland’s Basildon factory on Thursday 13 April in two new T6 tractors supplied by […]

Sweet view of Brazil

Sugarcane producers from Africa and the Middle East were given an insider’s view of the latest harvesting methods and equipment being employed in Brazil, the largest sugarcane producer in the world. Source: AFDJ eNews The six-day trip to South America was organised by Case IH, as the company’s Sugar Camp 2017 workshop. Following the successful […]

Connectivity is the answer for farmers of the future

Seamless connectivity between machines, operators and fields is at the heart of John Deere’s latest FarmSight precision farming solutions for arable farmers and contractors, which were featured at Cereals 2017. Source: AFDJ eNews John Deere sees the future of farming in connectivity, making the most of machine, field and agronomist data in the decision making process. The company is pioneering the […]

Triolet top feed for cows

With a low centre of gravity, Trioliet Solomix 2 VLL-S mixer wagons are designed to deliver top quality feed to cows, wherever they are. Source: AFDJ eNews CLAAS Harvest Centre Product Manager – Trioliet, Blair McAlwee, says the new series complements the ZK series already in use throughout New Zealand. “Unlike the larger ZK series, which has a ‘bath tub’ shape and […]