Arbos reveals plans for extending its tractor reach

Chinese-Italian tractor manufacturer Lovol Arbos is gathering momentum with a full-line of product revealed in Italy. It has also detailed plans to expand the Chinese-Italian build into all world markets. Lovol, the Chinese manufacturer rocked the established machinery players two years ago by buying the former Goldoni tractor plant in Italy with the intention to […]

Claas to release the biggest Axion tractor to date

The Claas Axion tractor range has been given some useful changes including extra power, a new front axle and a marked down spec option for operators who don’t require over abundant electronic assistance. Claas recently built unit number 3,000 in its 900 Series and on a worldwide count claims to have a 10% market share in its power […]

45 years on – AgQuip’s the greatest show in earth

Can you recall (if you were around then) what 1973 was like. It was the year Queen Elizabeth II opened the Opera House, the voting age went down to 18, Gala Supreme won the Melbourne Cup and Helen Reddy topped the charts with Delta Dawn. In January, wool hit $20 a kilo but by the […]

Small engines engulfed in lower emissions standards

Outdoor power equipment running small power engines will be the first to feel the wrath of lower emissions legislation. Already tabled in parliament, the Product Emissions Standards Bill will enforce new product emissions standards for small spark engines (non-road), bringing us in line with current US, Canada and Europe. The new standard will cover petrol […]

More revealed about John Deere S700 combines

John Deere has released more details on its new S700 flagship combine range, including some sweeping changes in the cab and precision technology. The S700 Series with encompass four-model lines, from the entry level S770 at 330kW (449hp) up to the flagship S790 with 454kW (617hp). All will carry the most advanced threshing settings Deere […]

WANTED – Potato crop test sites for soil conditioner

After so many years of using gypsum and lime to modify soil structure, it is time to ask if there is anything new and more efficient. The fact is, that today, a new stream of products that provide the ability to modify soil behavior so much faster is available. You now have the ability, if […]

Dowerin is a powerhouse machinery Field Day in the west

The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days is Western Australia’s largest Agricultural Expo and classed as being among the three largest agricultural machinery events in the country. Located in the Central Wheatbelt of WA, the event has continually expanded over the past 52 years to now welcome in excess of 25,000 visitors through its gates each […]

Keenan launches high-capacity SP mixer feeder

Keenan is the latest to launch a high capacity self-propelled feeder mixer wagon, the MechFibre 345SP. With the original Richard Keenan company now taken over by Altech, they have teamed up with Italian manufacturer Storti to build the chassis, running gear and loading arm. All the Irish based Altech has left to do is bolt […]

The great Mouse plague of Spring 2017

Grain growers in Victoria and South Australia in particular, and other parts for that matter should be prepared for a potential issue with mice in spring this year. The latest reports from the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) regular mouse monitoring program investment indicate that mouse populations remain at moderate levels, for this time […]

Hi-tech way to handle pests and large beasts

Just when you thought there was no hope. With pests and animals estimated to cost the Australian economy up to $1 billion a year, CSIRO scientists have developed a pest beating technology that could help save farmers’ crops and livelihoods. After successfully scaring away pests as big as elephants from farms and crops in Africa, […]