John Deere and Mahindra have squared off in the US over the latter’s advertising claims.
Any company that has a 50-year relationship with a supplier is justified in feeling proud.
The success of a recent UK auction of 1960s tractors should be a prompt to see what’s lurking in the gloom of your old machinery shed.
Determined to reinvent itself as an adventurous SUV brand, Holden recently invaded the far flung Chatham Islands, shipping in its entire SUV range and an army of motoring journalists.
Founded in 1955, Pukekohe-based Fieldmaster is well known New Zealand-wide for its mowing and post driving equipment for the agricultural, orchard, viticulture and municipal sectors.
When harvesting grass silage, farmers and contractors strive to get the highest possible forage quality to increase profits.
The Alstrong Aerator enables farmers and contractors to get better pasture growth by aerating the upper levels of paddocks, says the national distributor, the Duncan division of Giltrap Engineering.
It's not only the rural sector coming under pressure to clean up its environmental footprint.
John Deere's HarvestLab 3000 system has won the company a European Land and Soil Management Award at a Forum for Agriculture event.
A whiteboard messaging system developed by a young newcomer to dairy farming has blossomed into a standalone business.
New Holland's T5 Auto Command tractor range has won ‘Machine of the Year 2019’ in the medium tractor category at the recent SIMA 2019 show.
Since Mulch and Mow Ltd started business in 2004, Duane Crow has run out of fingers counting how many tractors he’s bought, but he thinks the tally is 14.
Many agricultural contractors use off-the-shelf machinery to deliver their services, but others ingeniously modify such gear or design bespoke implements to fulfil a particular need.
Twin or four rotor tine-based swathers tend to dominate the market for machines that will satisfy the voracious appetites of self-propelled foragers and large balers.
Wearing parts for soil engaging implements are a hefty cost for any farmer or contractor, so selection should be based on factors such as prevailing conditions and areas to be covered.
The Canadian off-road vehicle maker Can-Am, which claims the top spot in the side-by-side sector with its Defender range, went on tour recently to show its machines NZ-wide.
A veteran of New Zealand’s farm machinery industry has set up his own business to sell selected lines of imported machinery and to source or develop innovative new machines.
A recent demonstration of a grassland subsoiler in the heavily compacted car park at Mystery Creek impressed visiting dairy farmers.
Giltrap Engineering has unveiled a new Multi-Feeder feed wagon, adding to its range of side and centre-delivery models.
Erratic weather and seismic events, more frequent these days, are prompting many farmers to have standby generators on site.
Now part of the Kubota Corporation, machinery manufacturer Kverneland is on a roll, particularly with new products coming to market.
Crop establishment, particularly various ways of doing it, was the focus of a recent field day near Taupo.
Applying chemicals to arable or grassland crops has many variables — differing chemical formats and target volumes, and forward speeds that vary with undulating terrain.
Matamata farmer Matthew Zonderop says he’s never looked back since he started using a Tow and Fert unit about three years ago.
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