Tough tub gets the job done

A bespoke Giltrap high capacity trailer was essential for the remodel of Mullerwhero Farming's 265ha, 830 cow farm near Otorohanga.

Getting more for less

After picking up plaudits at the recent Agritechnica Event – Machine of the Year 2018 – a Case IH Maxxum 145 tractor with the new ActiveDrive 8 transmission has gone on to set the lowest specific fuel consumption for a 4-cylinder tractor at the DLG test station.

The FM 18 Super Cube unit on display at Waimumu.

High capacity trailers, increasingly popular in New Zealand, suit the short distances typically travelled between paddock and clamp. 

Discs make right cut

Amazone has extended its range of Catros disc harrows with its heavy-duty linkage-mounted XL series.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Making its public debut in New Zealand on the Claas Harvest Centre site at Waimumu was the new Arion 600 Series tractors. 

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.

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

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. 


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