Cobra 2 puts on the bite

A new King Cobra 2 travelling rain gun from HiTech Enviro Solutions builds on the success of the earlier Mark 1, carrying over key features that made the earlier model a standout, the company says.

The airless X Tweel SSL tyre.

An airless tyre from Michelin might suit agriculture but until now has been available only in North America for industrial applications. 

The Polaris Ace 570 HD.

Farmers keen to save their bodies are taking note of a recent offering from Polaris, test driven by Rural News.

Honda Ag-XR190.

Sometimes when you throw your leg over a motorcycle it feels just right, which is certainly the case with the new Ag-XR 190 launched in New Zealand late last year.

Amazone has unveiled three innovations in its latest range of sprayers to achieve application accuracy across the entire working boom width.

German farm machinery manufacturer Amazone has unveiled three innovations said to achieve unprecedented application accuracy across the entire working width of the boom. 

The Kuhn FBP 3135 bale wrapper combination.

Awarded the prize Machine of The Year 2018 in the forage harvesting category at the recent Agritechnica event, the Kuhn FBP 3135 baler wrapper combination achieves high silage quality at low costs.

The Terradisc’s compact harrow layout makes short work of stubble.

Designed specifically for stubble cultivation and seedbed preparation, the Pottinger Terradisc compact disc harrow has a compact layout and aggressive disc angle position to promote mixing of harvest residues in shallow seed beds and stubble. 

Compact wheeled loaders like the Giant is finding favour in the ag and construction sector.

While tractor-mounted frontloaders still take the lion’s share of the handling chores on Kiwi farms, telescopic handlers are gaining traction, and a third option in the form of compact wheeled loaders is also finding favour.

With regional field days right upon us, tractor importers and dealers should have a smile on their faces given the sales results just released for the 2017 year. 

In the 1980s and 90s, articulated telehandlers from Matbro, Sanderson and JCB were popular with livestock farmers and anyone who wanted to place loads in difficult places. 

Giltrap Agrizone says it’s had outstanding success with the HiSpec range of slurry tankers and muck spreaders.

Improvements to Claas Jaguar 900 and 800 forage harvesters include a new hydraulic pre-compression system, a new chopping cylinder, and three new front attachments. 

The rising fortunes of global farming are raising the demand for European-made tackle, which might signal supply problems for Kiwi farmers and contractors looking to hit the new season with new toys.

Power Farming Group, the family-owned Morrinsville business, has a deal with SDF Italia to exclusively distribute Deutz-Fahr tractors in the US.

The dictionary defines ‘panoramic’ as “an unbroken view of the surrounding region”, so the newly arrived Claas Arion 400 series tractors are worth a closer look, but more on that later.


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