Kuhn's latest mower.

Said to be the widest mower produced to date by Kuhn, the recently announced FC 13460RA, when used in conjunction with a FC3125DF or FC 3525DF front mower unit, offers a variable working width of 12.4 to 13.4 metres.

India plans to double its budgeted 2021-22 fertiliser subsidies.

India plans to double its budgeted 2021-22 fertiliser subsidies to a record of more than 1.55 trillion rupees (US$20.64 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, to avoid potential shortages amid a sharp increase in global prices of chemicals, fertiliser and fuels.

It’s end of the line for Cargos loader wagons.

German tractor and machinery manufacturer Claas is to stop production of its Cargos self-loading forage wagons in response to a global trend towards what the company describes as technological harvesting technology and more reliance on self-propelled forage harvesters.

Norwood’s nationwide dealerships around NZ currently have more than 70 people working as apprentices and learners.

By taking a new approach to its apprenticeship programme, agricultural equipment supplier Norwood says it is ensuring farmers’ machinery will be supported in the future, while also bringing a wider range of people into the industry.

The robustly constructed buckrake can shift large loads quickly.

With many self-propelled forage harvester manufacturers offering machines hitting 1000hp, the bottleneck in any harvesting system is always likely to be at the clamp.

Pottinger says its recently released Mergento VT 9220 belt merger rake is better suited to ‘fragile’ crops such as lucerne and clover.

While most rakes or swathers are tine-based, over the last few years more and more manufacturers have been adding belt-based mergers to their product offerings.

The new Te Pari Classic Hoof Handler offers excellent access for hoof paring and safe, easy access to the head, neck and body of the cow for other vet tasks.

Lameness in dairy cows can have a significant effect on a businesses' bottom line, with vets suggesting that each case has a cost implication of $400-500, made up of increased labour, vet bills, drugs and of course lost production.

Amazone's system does not require the same row to be planted each year, rather each row is managed separately through the growing season.

While Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) has become increasingly popular over the last decade, German company Amazone is looking to take things further, by placing an emphasis on individual rows.

Farmer, engineer and owner of Strainrite, Maurice Wooster.

New Zealand engineering firm Strainrite has been manufacturing its own pigtail standards for many decades, working closely with farmers to design and produce standards that are free of the faults farmers say are often found in cheaper, imported brand.

Amazone’s new Centaya-C harrowmounted seed drills.

Available in working widths of 3, 3.5 and 4 metres, Amazone’s new Centaya-C harrow-mounted seed drills are said to allow precise seed metering and exact depth placement at operating speeds of up to 12 km/h.

Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president Kyle Baxter says stronger commodity prices are giving farmers and rural contractors the confidence to invest in new equipment.

It looks like 2022 will be a repeat of the previous year, with Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president Kyle Baxter seeing first-hand how stronger commodity prices are giving farmers and rural contractors the confidence to invest in new equipment.

The Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) has appointed Phil Holden as its new general manager.

Despite ongoing problems caused by Covid, European tractor registrations for 2021 were up by around 17% over 2020 and reached their highest level in the last decade.

Based at Waipu Northland, Coastal Contracting offers a broad range of services including cultivation and hedge trimming over a 40km radius, encompassing Mangawhai to the south and Whangarei to the north.

Agricultural plastic recycler Plasback has announced that the nation-wide farm machinery and silage wrap distributor Webbline has joined its on-farm recycling scheme, a move that will see around 85% of the silage film imported to New Zealand being covered by the scheme.

After recently adding the German-built range of Fliegl trailers to its extensive portfolio, Power Farming New Zealand anticipates high levels of interest in the TMK Dump Trailer Range.

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