Farm Fantastic Expo

The 2017 Farm Fantastic Expo is on at the Caboolture Showgrounds on June 30 to July 2. Source: Sunshine Coast Daily On display will be everything from the latest in farm machinery and vehicles through to sheds, tanks, tools and mowers, plus products and services for the backyard, gourmet foods, produce, plants, wines and more. To celebrate the launch […]

Dowerin Field Days a tourism winner too

The Dowerin Field Days is one of the largest and most widely recognised agricultural events in Western Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews The Committee has built a strong reputation over its 50-year history, with the brand recognised throughout Australia and increasingly overseas, across rural, regional and metropolitan areas. The Dowerin Field Days directly targets attendees from agricultural regions, attracting more than 25,000 visitors […]

Hermann Lohbeck speaks for Claas

Hermann Lohbeck has been named as speaker for CLAAS Group Executive Board. He will take over from Lothar Kriszun on 1 October 2017, who is retiring at that point.  Source: AFDJ eNews “Lothar Kriszun has achieved a lot for our company. He has held management posts in a wide variety of areas over the course of […]

Graduate apprentices of the year

A total of 33 young service technicians graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programs, run in partnership with national training provider ProVQ. Source: AFDJ eNews John Deere has also been listed for the first time as one of the best 100 employers for school leavers in the UK, the only agricultural and turf machinery company to […]

New Holland T5 tractors

New Holland has added a further five models to its T5 range of tractors to complete the mid-range tractor line up. The latest Utility models offer between 75 and 114 hp and continue the heritage of New Holland’s well-regarded T5000 series – 24×24 Dual Command transmission, capable performance and compact size, and all at a […]

SmartTouch at Valtra

Valtra has introduced the new SmartTouch armrest featuring fully integrated technology, which is now available on Valtra tractors from 135 to 405 horsepower with Versu powershift and Direct/CVT transmissions. Source: AFDJ eNews SmartTouch won the Red Dot Design Award in 2017. Valtra’s latest technological offering is part of AGCO’s Fuse strategy, which focuses on delivering competitive Fuse Technologies […]

US National ROPS rebate program

This week agricultural safety experts from around the US are gathering at Utah State University to announce the launch of the National ROPS (rollover protection system) Rebate Program. Source: Ag Daily With tractors being the leading cause of death on American farms; it’s been found that rollover protection is 99% effective in preventing injury and death in the event […]

JD 4640 universal display for tractors

The new John Deere 4640 Universal Display enables customers to use the most common and popular John Deere applications, including AutoTrac, documentation, and Section Control, in a portable display that has the latest internal components, design and user interface. Source: AFDJ eNews “The new 4640 Universal Display provides a transportable, easy-to-operate solution for customers with the John Deere Generation 4 operating system,” […]

No Agrimac buy out by O’Connors

O’Connors Farm Machinery has confirmed the deal to buy out machinery dealer Agrimac has fallen over. Source: The Weekly Times The takeover bid would have increased the number of O’Connors dealerships to nine, making it the largest dealer network in Australia. O’Connors has six dealerships with branches in Birchip, Horsham, Warracknabeal, Shepparton, Corowa and Bordertown and would have picked […]

NZ farmer confidence is high

New Zealand farmer confidence and investment intentions jumped to record levels in the second quarter of this year, buoyed by improved commodity prices. Source: The New Zealand Herald Rabobank said net farmer confidence rose to 54%  from 27% in the March quarter, hitting the highest level since its survey began in 2003. Investment intentions lifted across all agricultural […]