Producers warned to be mindful of farm machinery scam

Police are warning farmers to remain vigilant to scams relating to purchasing farm machinery and vehicles, following recent reports of fake online stores…Read More

Grain Central, July 17, 2020

Electric tractors and machinery – the time has arrived

A study into the future of electric vehicles and robotics in agriculture has found that the move is on to develop electric farm vehicles…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 10, 2020

Tasmania extends quad bike rebate scheme

The Tasmanian Government’s quad bike safety rebate, which was due to end on 30 June 2020, has been extended to 10 October 2021.

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Grain Central, July 7, 2020

Rain, tax incentives send machinery sales into overdrive

The return to favourable seasonal conditions in eastern states, coupled with the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off tax incentive, has driven a surge in farm machinery sales…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 29, 2020

Farm Machinery: New JD harvesters; Giant WA seed bar; New transmission for Case Maxxums + more

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Grain Central, June 26, 2020

Call for manufacturers to stop encouraging panic buying of quad bikes

Farmer representative bodies are urging farmers to ignore rumours quad bikes will soon become unavailable following announcements by some manufacturers they are withdrawing from the market as new safety regulations take effect…Read More

Grain Central, June 23, 2020

Call for greater buyer protection for new equipment purchases

GrainGrowers makes recommendations to better protect growers who purchase new farm equipment and machinery…Read More

Grain Central, June 5, 2020

Farmers granted greater machinery access across South West Victoria

The VFF has welcomed the announcement from a number of South West Victorian councils and shires allowing increased agricultural machinery and heavy vehicle access across the regions…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020

Honda latest to withdraw from Australian quad market

Honda has become the latest manufacturer to announce it will withdraw from the Australian quad bike market on October 10 next year, claiming it can’t meet the new standards applied by the Australian Government…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 28, 2020

Russia launches world’s largest self-drive machinery project

Russian machinery designers are set to begin the large-scale introduction of an autonomous driving system for agricultural machinery, including harvesters, tractors and sprayers…Read More

Grain Central, May 26, 2020

Mathematics comes to the fore in preventing tractor accidents

Scientists are using nonlinear mathematical modelling to understand the bouncing and sliding instabilities that can lead to tractor accidents…Read More

Grain Central, May 26, 2020

Hoe, hoe, hoe and away weeds go!

The Weed Chipper, a site-specific mechanical weeder for large-scale grain production systems, has proven to be an effective non-herbicide tactic to tackle herbicide resistant weeds of any size…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, May 20, 2020

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