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.

 
 
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.

The JD self-propelled unit comes with a 4000L capacity.

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

 
The 510mm Wave Disc only moves a narrow band of soil about 50mm either side of the centreline.

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.

The new Maschio Presto disc harrow is ideal for uniform paddock work up to 10cm deep at speeds up to 15km/h.

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.

Ken Bill, product manager Merlo NZ, Power Farming Wholesale Ltd.

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 hopper is easily fitted with a frontloader, telehandler or with an optional hydraulically driven auguer in five minutes or less.

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.

All six models in the Valtra N series have 4 cylinder, Tier 4 Final AGCO Power engines with power ratings from 105 to 165hp.

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.

The MultiBale is able to offer different end products from the one machine.

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.

Hands-free hectare partners Jonathon Gill, Harper Adams University and Martin Abell, Precision Decisions.

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’.

The new 8740 hit the magic 400hp mark.

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.

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.

The New Holland Roll Baler 125 and Roll Baler 125 Combi have been completely restyled to offer excellent service access.

While much of the baleage in New Zealand seems to be baled and wrapped in combi-style machines, there still seems to be a place for standalone machines which follow the baler around the paddock.

The new year has started with contractors and farmers nationwide more upbeat with the recent increases in dairy payouts and, generally, a more positive outlook for the agri-sector.

Family owned harvesting specialist Claas employs about 11,300 people globally and 10% of its workforce is in R&D.

The John Deere 6R Series tractors have been hugely successful, but customers’ thirst for more power in a mid-weight package will see two new models added to the range in 2017.

A product's name can give away the maker’s intent, so it’s no surprise Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 4x4 quad is the flagship of an extended range, designed for farmers wanting to do heavy-duty jobs quickly and without fuss.

 

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