The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Tulloch Farm Machines will display at Fieldays the latest Krone Big X 780 plus maize header, a Big M 450 self-propelled mower conditioner, a Comprima CF 155XC baler and a Swadro TC 640 rotary rake.
While the German manufacturer Krone can claim a history dating back 115 years, its large square balers are much more recent.
Much like the price of petrol, the power outputs of self-propelled forage harvesters continue to rise.
The latest Krone Comprima net wrap unit is proving its worth to Wairarapa dairy farmer Lewis Herrick by enabling him to use net-wrap or a net replacement film for the first time.
They say that X is an unknown quantity, but not so when you look at the Krone Big X range of forage harvesters.
Recently visiting New Zealand was Krone general manager of sales and marketing Willhelm Voss, who was passing the baton, after 22 years, to his successor Martin Eyning.
Wrapped round bales make life easier during feeding out, but they present the problem of plastic waste needing to be separated from net wrap.
Masterton distributor Tulloch will showcase products from its Krone, Baertschi and Monosem stables at this year's Central Districts field days.