Kiwi eco-tech pioneer UBCO is hoping for increased sales of its utility electric bikes across New Zealand farms, thanks to funding from the government backed Carbn Group.
The potential for positive environmental impacts, improved animal health awareness, and on farm financial gains was what drew the judges of the South Island Agricultural Field Days Agri Magic Smart Farming Award to Halter Cow Collars.
Cultivation, seeding and fertiliser application specialist Amazone claims its new AutoTS spreading system can increase yields along the borders of the paddock by up to 17%.
New Holland is set to hold a "Youniverse" digital fair, a 10-day online event, next month where farmers and prospective customers can "meet" with some of the company's specialists and explore the "New Holland world."
Mounted bale unrollers are popular on New Zealand farms, with one Kiwi-owned manufacturer claiming to have figured out what works best for farmers, and why.
With new nitrogen fertiliser restrictions due to kick in during July 2021, with a target to apply less than 190 units N/ha, many farmers will be having a re-think on fertiliser application.
The first production unit of the T6 Methane Power tractor, a cornerstone of New Holland’s Energy Independent Farm concept was presented at the Agritechnica show in 2019.
Part of the AGCO stable, Fendt, is introducing Fendt Connect – a new generation telemetry solution for Australian and New Zealand customers, said to offer improved productivity, efficiency, and profitability.
CNH Industrial has announced that it has completed a minority investment in Monarch Tractor, a US-based agricultural technology company, who will help assist in accelerating agricultural industry transformation towards autonomy and electrification.
Designed for boat trailers, but probably very useful for anyone using a trailer in conditions exposed to the elements, the new Narva Model 37 submersible LED lighting kit might be a sensible choice.
The latest Claas Disco 10 mowers, incorporating the Max Cut cutter-bar, are available in six working widths from 2.2 to 3.3 metres
Kuhn's new Durakarb power harrow blade, with tungsten carbide plates, offers an extended service life, especially in stony areas.
Polaris Inc has unveiled plans to debut an all-new 2022 electric Ranger utility side-by-side in late 2021.
On-farm transport was revolutionised with the arrival of quads, but really came of age with side-by-sides.
Giltrap Engineering's new WideTrac is said to be a cost-effective, easy-to-use fertiliser spreader that eliminates the need for manual adjustment.
Light vehicles – two wheelers, quads, and LUVs or side by sides – are essential tools on New Zealand farms. Unfortunately they also account for up to half the deaths on farms every year.
While the stranglehold of ATV’s on the off-road market has been tempered by the arrival of side by sides or UTV’s, the sector is still strong, particularly on narrow tracks or areas of difficult terrain.
Call them what you will, but UTVs, or side-by-sides, have certainly found a place in much of New Zealand’s rural sector.
A new ultra-compact wheeled loader from JCB offers double the power of the current model.
Recently released in Europe, with expected delivery yet to be confirmed for New Zealand, the new Valtra A series tractors see a range of new transmission options that will get those looking for a compact workhorse.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Obviously not wishing to get left behind by some of its competitors, Italian manufacturer Merlo is planning to add to its green-liveried telehandler range- with another set of green credentials in the shape of an all-new, all-electric battery-powered Merlo e-Worker model.
Kubota New Zealand’s new RTV520 claims to set a higher standard in performance and comfort for drivers.
Given the absence of power outlets in many remote buildings on New Zealand farms, there’s every chance of ending up with a flat battery when away from civilisation for an extended period.