Retro-fit intelligence now a reality

Until now the possibility of taking data from existing mechanical implements and feeding the information into farm management systems has been a pipedream for most farmers.

John Deere 8R series tractor.

The latest John Deere 8R series tractors, yet to be released, have already won the only gold medal at the upcoming Agtritechnica event scheduled for November.

 
John Deere’s new 6M series.

John Deere's country manager for New Zealand, Mark Hamilton-Manns, says JD’s 6M series tractors are a rugged workhorse well received by all sectors of agriculture.

A collaboration between Claas and JD is described as agri’s first direct cloud-to-cloud data exchange solution.

For ten years or so, technology such as GPS, auto steering, precision seeding and variable rate fertiliser application have helped boost farmers’ profits.

 
‘Halo’ effect

A new LED warning light from Narva combines a self-contained warning light and an ADR approved marker light in one product.

The Krone SmartConnect controller in the cabin.

German harvest machinery specialist Krone has released new digital technology said to enable contractors to accurately record each job in real time, benefitting users and their customers.

Machinery importers are being urged to be vigilent.

A serious threat is posed to New Zealand’s agricultural and horticultural sectors by the brown marmorated stink bug (Halymorpha halys), MPI warns.

The M7172.

News media gathered recently at Highlands Motorsport Park at Cromwell, Central Otago saw Japanese giant Kubota launch three new products for farmers and heard it announce it will open a New Zealand subsidiary.

Zero Harm Free co-founder Mark Orr.

A kiwi company that believes its computer software can help reduce farm accidents and fatalities is joining the New Zealand 2019 Agritech mission to UK and Ireland.

New ploughs on show

No surprise to see the giant Kverneland Group will introduce several new plough ranges at Agritechnica, in Germany, in November.

The tractor and machinery industry is welcoming a challenge by the Minister of Agriculture to train New Zealanders rather than continue relying on seasonal migrant workers.

Tractor and machinery importers, manufacturers and dealers gathered recently in Wellington for the inaugural conference of the New Zealand Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA).

Sure to brew up a storm in New Zealand, a Dutch Kubota dealer is marketing a Black Edition of a 150hp M7151 tractor.

It might be a while before New Zealand sees Case IH’s new AFS Connect Magnums, but they were on show at the Farm Progress Show last week in the US and at AgQuip in Australia.

Local makers of high capacity tipping trailers have some way to go to keep up with Irish manufacturers.

German engine manufacturer MAN has a new Stage V compliant unit destined to power self propelled foragers and combine harvesters worldwide.

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