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Agricultural transport frustrations come to a head in Queensland

Grain Central, 29 March 2017

Queensland grain growers’ frustration with the process required to move oversized agricultural machinery is beginning to boil over.

What a ripper: no scratching the surface for these WA farmers

Neil Lyon, 24 March 2017

Aggressive soil disturbance techniques designed to reshape the soil profile and overcome a range of underlying constraints are starting to pay dividends for an extensive cropping enterprise in Western Australia’s central wheatbelt.

New Case large square balers – longer, wider, smarter

Grain Central, 24 March 2017

Case IH has unveiled its new series of large square balers to the Australian market.

Machinery auction sets pace for second-hand market

Neil Lyon, 20 March 2017

Big ticket items stole the show in a total clearance of agricultural machinery at an unreserved second-hand machinery sale conducted by Ritchie Bros at Moree in north west NSW on the weekend.

Business as usual for header insurance

Grain Central, 20 March 2017

Grain Producers Australia (GPA) says reports of insurance no longer being available to contract harvesters due to fire risk are exaggerated, following a meeting between GPA’s Grains Policy Council, GRDC, Australian Custom Harvesters (ACH) and representatives of major insurance providers to explore the issue.

Small tractors lead machinery market

Grain Central, 16 March 2017

Agricultural equipment sales in Australia are now comfortably topping $1 billion on an annual basis and February saw the continuation of what promises to be another landmark year.

John Deere introduces new C850 Air Cart

Grain Central, 21 February 2017

For small-grain producers wanting to seed more hectares per day, John Deere has introduced its largest air cart ever – the new C850.

Optum CVT tractor is coming to Australia in mid-2017

Grain Central, 16 February 2017

Case IH today announced the impending release of the Optum CVT tractor to the Australian market at their national dealer conference in Uluru, NT.

Quiet start to new year machinery sales, but signs of strong year ahead

Grain Central, 15 February 2017

Following on from an outstanding 2016, agricultural tractor sales experienced a considerable bump in January, although much of this has been put down to an overhang form the pre-Christmas period.

Machinery: New eagle-eyed metering system for Seed Hawk air carts

Grain Central, 13 February 2017

Precision seeding manufacturer, Seed Hawk, has released a new metering system that will enable its Seed Hawk iCon air carts to accurately sow between one and 500 kilograms/hectare of seed and fertiliser at speeds of up to 15km/hour.