The Kramer range includes nine compact wheel loaders, four telescopic wheel loaders and nine telehandlers.

John Deere has allied with Kramer-Werke, a German materials handling gear maker, to distribute the latter’s products via the JD dealer network.

The JD 4640 Universal Display enables customers to use the most common and popular JD applications, including AutoTrac and Section.

The new John Deere 4640 Universal Display enables customers to use the most common and popular John Deere applications in a portable display that has the latest internal components, design and user interface.

 
Mark Daniel.

WorkSafe's recent statement that carrying a passenger on a single seat quad might be acceptable in exceptional circumstances – particularly when there is no other alternative – appears to be something of a hospital pass.

Diesel’s days numbered?

Engine maker Cummins has been the go-to engine provider for many ag machine manufacturers for decades. And who doesn’t love the sound of a big Cummins motor under load?

 
Pivot steer handlers are said to be capable on slips or steep silage pits.

While telehandlers are gaining acceptance in New Zealand, they still only sell in relatively small numbers compared to the UK, where 50% of agricultural operations are reckoned to use them.

Pictures of before (left) and after (right) of the Biofume Ozone System at work.

Taking both the Fieldays Innovations Launch and the Locus Research Innovation Awards, the BioFume Ozone System shows early promise for cleaning and bacteria control.

 
The introduction of the Kverneland KultiStrip System will “bring opportunities to farm environmentally and improve yields and profitability."

The introduction of the Kverneland KultiStrip System by distributor Power Farming will “bring opportunities to farm environmentally and improve yields and profitability,” the company says.

Waikauri View Farm manager Tony Marshall with the MF4708.

Brian Mason and his staff milk 1000 cows at Waikauri View Farms, Wellsford, Northland, running Massey Fergusons for the last 10 years because they are “common-sense tractors” ideal for a dairy farming operation.

Trioliet Solomix2 mixer wagon.

Claas Harvest Centres have released a new range of mixer wagons, the Trioliet Solomix2 VLL-S, to complement the existing ZK series already sold in New Zealand.

The Honda Pioneer 500.

For years the quad market has been nibbled at by side-by-side (SxS) vehicles with their better carrying capacity and driver protection and, depending on options, shelter from the elements.

German machinery maker Amazone has spent Euro 20 million on a new paint plant at its Hude-Altmoorhausen drill factory; it is reckoned among the most up-to-date in the farm machinery industry.

A new five-calf open feeder from Stallion Plastics is said to be light, strong, easy to clean, big enough for calves to grow into and up to a third cheaper than traditional feeders.

The development of round bales for silage or baleage in the late 1980s made a huge difference to forage conservation, by removing the need for expensive and labour intensive silage clamps.

Farmers or landowners looking to establish seedbeds quickly might want to take a closer look at the new Maschio Presto disc harrow distributed by Power Farming.

John Deere's Horst factory in the Netherlands has a history of plant protection, designing and manufacturing crop sprayers for at least 70 years.

Austrian machinery maker Pottinger has unveiled what it claims is a new concept in ‘smart’ soil cultivation for its drills in the shape of the Terrasem Wave Disc.

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.

 

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