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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Revamped New Holland mid range

New Holland has revamped its mid-range tractor model offering, with a comprehensive line up in the under 120hp segment to suit livestock and mixed farmers. Source: AFDJ eNews The 17-model tractor offering includes the T5 Electro Command, recently launched T5 Utility, re-named T4 and existing TD5 ranges. James Emery, New Holland’s mid-range tractor product specialist in the UK […]

Pesticides more harmful than tractors

Airborne substances such as pesticides and exhaust fumes accounted for 97 deaths in the agriculture sector in 2010, WorkSafe New Zealand has found. Source: Radio New Zealand Its review of agricultural sector data also revealed 670 people were hospitalised due to toxins released into the air. WorkSafe agriculture programme manager Al McCone said the figures were surprising. “It reveals to us […]

Optum year for Case IH

This year is shaping up to be exciting for Case IH. Alongside year-long 175th anniversary celebrations, Case IH announced the release of the Optum CVT to the Australian market. Source: AFDJ eNews Vice President Global Tractor Marketing Case IH, Christian Huber was on hand to launch the Optum CVT which is expected to arrive by […]

NZ tractor patrol

The New Zealand Police tractor has arrived in Invercargill and will be attending local A&P Shows in the Southland Area this January and February. Source: AFDJ eNews Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley says the tractor was popular with the big kids and the little kids when it was here earlier this year for the Southern Field […]

Kubota consumer offers

Kubota is offering a series of special deals for a range of products in Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews Kubota’s consumer program is offering deals on M Series tractors, its Compact B Series tractors and its diesel generators and power packs. The deals can be viewed at

John Deere adds new flagship tractors to 6R Series

John Deere is launching two new top of the range six-cylinder tractor models rated at 230 and 250hp (97/68 EC), designed to meet the needs of contractors and arable farmers. Source: AFDJ eNews The 6230R and 6250R will complete the lineup of John Deere 6R Series tractors from summer 2017. The 6230R and 6250R set new standards for transport, operator comfort and acceleration on […]

Worldwide tractor market decline is a trend

A general crisis in commodity prices and declining farm incomes are some of the reasons behind a general fall in world agricultural machinery sales. Source: The Land That is according to data released during EIMA 2016 which also indicates the trend is set to continue in 2017. The tractor market is heading toward the end of 2016 declining in almost all major […]