The tractor and machinery industry is welcoming a challenge by the Minister of Agriculture to train New Zealanders rather than continue relying on seasonal migrant workers.
Tractor and machinery importers, manufacturers and dealers gathered recently in Wellington for the inaugural conference of the New Zealand Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA).
Sure to brew up a storm in New Zealand, a Dutch Kubota dealer is marketing a Black Edition of a 150hp M7151 tractor.
It might be a while before New Zealand sees Case IH’s new AFS Connect Magnums, but they were on show at the Farm Progress Show last week in the US and at AgQuip in Australia.
A home in the country usually brings with it a little work so Bronwyn Baird figured on buying a tractor.
Beacons are an indispensable health and safety device for many vehicles on farms.
Power Farming says it now stocks an extra $500,000 of parts at its hubs in Christchurch and Invercargill to help cut contractors’ downtime in the South Island.
Signalling changing times, the construction and agricultural machinery maker JCB has begun producing the world’s first fully electric mini excavator.
Already ahead of the game with its methane-powered tractor, New Holland Agriculture has unveiled the first prototype of its Low Carbon Tractor (LoCT).
More automated asparagus harvesting now in progress is expected to address the industry’s seasonal labour bottleneck.
Designed for deep vertical tillage, the Great Plains inline subsoiler shatters yield-robbing compaction layers.
New SmartRigger fence components build on creativity that won its creator TC Fence Systems an Innovation Award at Fieldays 2018.
Four years after he quit farming, Tim Deans, an engineering-savvy guy, has emerged from his Rangiora workshop with a new electric fence add-on.
At least 50% of milking plants in New Zealand do not have automatic cup removers, says Milktech NZ.
Fencing specialist Strainrite has expanded its range of electric fence energisers.
Call them what you will, but UTVs, side x sides or ROVs have found a place in much of rural New Zealand.
After forty years working as an AI technician for Livestock Improvement Co, Alex Macmillan (81) now farms beef cattle at Pipiwai, Northland.
Pöttinger has redesigned its Novadisc rear-mounted mowers.
Ag and Civil Direct, a division of Waikato Tractors, Hamilton, is to distribute the Shelbourne Reynolds range of farm equipment manufactured in the UK.
Reversing a long-time flow of gear from Ireland to New Zealand, a Waikato manufacturer is about to start exporting to the land of Guinness.
A new addition to Farmchief’s extensive range is aimed at using organic waste on farm, notably the West Maelstrom rear discharge manure spreader.
Kiwi dairy farmers tend to be lagging behind the northern Europeans in their handling of dairy effluent.
Many familiar, straightforward items of kit do a good job day in, day out. For example, the Zocon modular rubber scraper from importer Ag-Attachments.
Slurry tankers enable dairy farmers to replace inorganic fertilisers with their farm effluents.
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