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.
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.
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.
Heavy metal fans in the US are getting a glimpse of new tractors from Case IH and New Holland.
Massey Ferguson has launched new models in its MF GC1700 series sub-compact range.
Well known for its NZ-made range of seed drills, Duncan Ag has recently launched the Enviro ATD30 heavy-duty, triple disc drill with a pneumatic delivery system.
The new JCB Series III Loadall made its international debut at the recent SIMA show in Paris, winning Machine of the Year 2019.
While the German manufacturer Krone can claim a history dating back 115 years, its large square balers are much more recent.
The Canadian manufacturer Versatile is well known for building no-nonsense 4WD articulated tractors.
Waikato dairy farmer Craig Brown's Ubco all-electric bike is making him big savings on fuel and maintenance.
The new Kuhn Performer 3000, with a 3m working width, extends the existing Performer 4, 5, 6 and 7m tine/disc deep cultivator range that will cut, mix, loosen soil and consolidation it in one pass.
The German farm machinery maker Lemken says it grew its business in 2018 despite difficult trading conditions.