With Autumn having been so wet, the spring might call for a little soil loosening to drain excess moisture and allow roots to go deeper in search of moisture in the drying summer.
Hot on the heels of its A and N series, Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra has topped out its fourth-generation S series with the flagship S394 model.
Telehandlers have brought about a big change in materials handling on farms, with increased lift and reach capacities that traditional tractor/loader combinations couldn’t achieve.
The Kverneland 3336 MT 3.6m mounted mower conditioner takes mower suspension to a new level.
Treating water collected from roofs, streams, springs, bores often falls into property owners’ too-hard basket, the excuse sometimes being that drinking the stuff builds immunities to local nasties.
Hamish Noakes’ Milkabit Farm uses a GEA rotary platform said to be the first of its kind in New Zealand.
The war of words over quad bike safety in Australia has recently been elevated.
The new Kverneland FlexCart from importer Power Farming comprises a 4300L hopper mounted on a robust chassis with oversize wheel equipment and a rear-mounted Cat 2 three-point linkage.
The recently introduced fourth generation Valtra N series boasts many features from its ‘big brother’ T series but is built into a smaller, more manoeuvrable package which should appeal to many operators.
Tulloch Farm Machines, Masterton, has introduced a new Krone Big Pack 870 HDF XC MultiBale unique in its interest to contractors: it would allow them to offer different end products from the one machine.
In one of the farm machinery industry’s worst-kept secrets, global manufacturer AGCO says it expects to buy the forage division of the Lely Group.
The New Holland police tractor hit the roads in 2015, the brainchild of then New Holland operations manager Kyle Baxter (now C B Norwood brand manager) and police inspector Paul Carpenter.
Not many weeks pass when quad crashes don’t make the news here or in Australia; for example, the first weekend in March saw two fatalities and a serious injury in NSW.
The new fourth generation Valtra A series tractor appears to have piggybacked on sister company Massey Ferguson’s 4700, 5700 and 6700 series.
Mike Silson and his wife Claire operate Riverlea Contractors from their home in Hawera, south of Mount Taranaki.
The simplest devices can sometimes give the best results.
A 2011 study of teat spray use on 300 New Zealand farms discovered that 60% of dairy farmers were either mixing or using the products incorrectly.
New proposals pending, from August 1, for safe handling of bobby calves, pose fresh challenges for stock handlers.
The latest high-power tractor to top the six model Massey Ferguson 8700 series is the new 8740, which hits the magic 400hp mark at rated output and peaks at 407hp.
It was always going to happen, so no surprise that Harper Adams University, UK is combining all the facets of high-tech agriculture to grow a ‘hands-free hectare’.
If you can remember tractors like the IH 444, 784 and 885 you’ve probably got a grey hair or two.
Tractor makers routinely submit tractors for testing and review, but its much less common for machinery.
Giant self-propelled forage harvesters are a common sight in paddocks, but wind the clock 55 years to 1962, when the Gehl 188 Chop King hit the country, and there must have been eyes standing out on stalks.
A first for the Power Farming Group sees the delivery of the new Kverneland iXdrive 4180 self-propelled sprayer to John and Kai Evans farm at Dorie, mid Canterbury.
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Nicky Hutchinson “never dreamed” of becoming ‘The Boss’.