Hay Caps is a proven cover storage method for hay

With spring shaping up to be a tough season it could be similar to 2007 when hay makers had to take notice of moisture levels at baling if cutting drought affected or frosted cereal crops. “In 2007 there were a lot of hay stack fires due to the higher than normal sugar content found in […]

Davimac models in strong demand

The benefit of a family owned manufacturing business moving into its second generation becomes evident when you witness the growth of Central West NSW machinery maker, Davimac. Established in 1982 by David McNab, Davimac had already been manufacturing quality farm machinery for 30 years when son Shannon McNab came on board in 2001. Under David […]

Bourgault steps up with a mid-row banders advantage

With dryer than usual ground conditions prevailing this season, Bourgault has an ace up its sleeve with its Mid Row Banders (MRB) for one-pass planting operations. Even with limited soil moisture the coulter discs and narrow seed knives design offer the best method of preserving moisture and placing nitrogen fertiliser accurately. Mid Row Banders minimise […]

Massey Ferguson MF9130 Plus winning formula

Massey Ferguson is securing impressive sales with its compact MF9130 Plus for small and medium sized local operators, released here following its success with growers in South America. For a compact model the MF9130 Plus is certainly not short on power as its AGCO Power 6.6-litre, 6-cylinder tier 3 engine develops 154kW (210hp). It runs […]

Hardi Hellios is an affordable and agile addition

HARDI has released the HELLIOS lightweight self-propelled sprayer for growers and contractors and it is especially designed for use on soft soils, tight headlands and difficult slopes, the 3,000-litre HELLIOS has already proven popular with European growers. Hardi Hellios is an affordable and agile addition A distinctive feature of HELLIOS is its front-mounted aluminium boom, […]

Househam Harrier designed from operator wish lists

British maker Househam has released its most appealing self-propelled sprayer to date, the Harrier, and it comes standard with Househam’s Total Machine Control (TMC) V3 and the FieldMaster GPS advanced on-board operating system and terminal. Weighing in at 8,500kg unladen, the Harrier is designed on a single-piece chassis with oscillating A-frame axles on the front […]

Goldacres G4V sprayer adds higher level of efficiency

One of the most recent additions to the Goldacres range is the all-new G4V Horticultural sprayer. And while from a distance this sprayer may look like its dry land broadacre and cotton sprayer cousins, a closer look will show it’s much different. Goldacres had to allow for the fact horticultural operators have specialist requirements such […]

Case IH Patriot 2230 is a compact package

Case IH’s Patriot 2230 sprayer has compact dimensions but in fact offers the highest clearance of all the Patriot models with 1.58m (5.2ft) of clearance between the ground and chassis. Its small physical size makes it an ideal selection for vegetable producers and specialist growers looking for the most precise application. Able to package 2498-litres […]

Stara moves from bit player to starring role

This Brazilian-built self-propelled multitasking machine is the result of combining a granular spreader and a liquid sprayer — with a pneumatic seed function for cover crops thrown in for good measure. In this hybrid version, the polyethylene liquid tank holds 2400-litres. While the stainless steel granular tank holds 3000kg armed with double-slide gates and a […]

Automated irrigation at its best with WiSA

WiSA has developed specific solutions for flood irrigators with proven success. The solutions available now allows growers to manage an entire irrigation system from a PC. Using real-time weather, soil and environmental data from the farm, the WiSA irrigation software is easy to operate and gives total control to any size irrigation structure. The WiSA […]