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 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.

Lemken making parts last longer

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.

Portable power on the farm

Erratic weather and seismic events, more frequent these days, are prompting many farmers to have standby generators on site.

Spray variability all sorted

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

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. 

The Canadian manufacturer Versatile is well known for building no-nonsense 4WD articulated tractors.

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.

 

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