The new VMS300 stimulates better milk flow.

Global milk harvesting specialist DeLaval, well known for robotic milking, says it has raised the bar with its recently launched voluntary milking system (VMS) — the VMS300. 

Former All Black Tony Woodcock tries out the new King Quad.

Suzuki, a key player in the quad market and the first to bring out a four-wheel machine (Quadrunner) in 1983, has pulled the wraps off its 2019 range-topping King Quad 750AXI 4x4.

Gasket sealant in a bottle

An easy-to-use solution in a bottle is said to cure engine ills such as blown head gaskets, cracked cylinder heads or blocks and porous castings in minutes.

AirPro adds choice

Aitchison AirPro zero-tillage seed drills have a loyal following, with the 4.8 and 6.0m units forming the backbone of sales for ten years.

TeleSkid from JCB

Already seen 12 months ago in a wheeled version, JCB’s tracked version of its TeleSkid, the 3TS-8T, runs on 450mm wide belts at speeds up to 12.6km/h.

BKT and its NZ distributor TRS Tyre and Wheel donated 4000 BKT-branded rugby and soccer balls to Hospice Waikato. 

Tyre maker BKT and its NZ distributor TRS Tyre and Wheel again ran their Balls for Charity fundraiser at Fieldays. 

Farmall shines light on fire safety

Spotted at Fieldays, and following a theme first seen in the New Holland ‘police’ tractor, Case IH New Zealand has unveiled a special edition ‘fire’ tractor as part of a partnership with Fire and Emergency NZ. 

The Hoofman aka Johan Buys (left) and Fred Hoekstra, Veehof Ltd.

Good hoof health in dairy herds can raise yield by $500 per animal per lactation but an appropriate cattle crush is required to keep the animal and the technician safe.

Valtra SmartTouch.

Valtra has won a major international design award for its tractor SmartTouch armrest and interface between operator and machine.

G2 bale feeder.

Modern cab tractors don’t always lend themselves to the age-old method of pulling ropes to release transport or folding functions on mounted or trailed implements.

Dennis Madigan, Toplink Machineryt and Brian McArdle, Grantech Ireland at Fieldays.

Utilisation of available grass, a key to New Zealand’s dairying success, is known to result in lower costs of production.

The new Deutz Fahr 4080.4 E recently launched by Power Farming Wholesale follows on from its introduction in Australia. 

Farm water quality less than ideal prompted dairy farmers Rhonda and Eric Bonenkamp at Orini, Waikato, to ask Singh’s Engineering Services, Hamilton, for help in late 2016.

A range of Belgian bolus products new to New Zealand is being launched this month via veterinary clinics, reports the distributor, Animal Health Direct, based in Hawkes Bay.

The 1012 series Gyrotedders from Kuhn is expanding with the arrival of two mounted and two trailed models (GF 8712 / 8712T and GF 10812 /10812T) with eight and 10 rotors respectively, in working widths of 8.70m and 10.80m. 


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