This 1968 Doe 130 tractor sold for $NZ141,000 at the Cambridge Vintage Auction in the UK.

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.

Holden’s SUV range exploring the Chatham Islands.

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.

 
Cosmo Bully M120 power harrow with packer roller.

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.

The knives automatically remain sharp during operation.

When harvesting grass silage, farmers and contractors strive to get the highest possible forage quality to increase profits.

 
Duncan Alstrong Aerator.

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.

Tyres turning green

It's not only the rural sector coming under pressure to clean up its environmental footprint.

Jana Hocken and Gemma Adams, Vizlink.

A whiteboard messaging system developed by a young newcomer to dairy farming has blossomed into a standalone business.

The Merge Maxx 950 in action.

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.

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.

Applying chemicals to arable or grassland crops has many variables — differing chemical formats and target volumes, and forward speeds that vary with undulating terrain.

 

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