Machinery

Predictive machinery monitoring nips problems in the bud

New machinery monitoring technology that provides real-time data on a tractor or harvester’s ‘health’ is helping farmers and their service providers identify emerging problems and nip them in the bud before they become full-blown issues. ..Read More

Neil Lyon, June 7, 2019

Tasmania introduces quad safety rebate

The Tasmanian government is set to introduce a $700,000 package of measures to improve quad bike safety, including a $500,000 rebate scheme for the fitting of approved rollover or crush protection devices to farmers’ quad bikes…Read More

Grain Central, June 4, 2019

Truck selloff sign of grain cartage pressures

The sale of 18 prime movers and 29 trailers by South Australian-based grain and fertiliser cartage specialists, Bee Jays Haulage, represents a strategic restructuring of the business in response to shifting demand in a tough season…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 3, 2019

Tracked tractors given green light on Victorian roads

Farmers will now be able to move tracked tractors on Victorian roads under the latest regulatory changes…Read More

Grain Central, May 23, 2019

Ag vehicle road movements simplified, standardised

The National Class 1 ag vehicle notice that is now in place across large parts of regional Australia removes the need for farmers to apply for permits to move many agricultural combinations on public roads…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 17, 2019

Farmers call quad manufacturers’ bluff

National Farmers Federation (NFF) workforce committee chair, Charlie Armstrong, has taken to task quad bike manufacturers who are threatening to withdraw from the market if they are forced to adopt stricter safety measures…Read More

Grain Central, May 13, 2019

Honda threatens to stop selling ATVs if ‘flawed standard’ becomes law

Farm vehicle manufacturer Honda has threatened to stop selling ATVs in Australia if a draft standard proposed by the ACCC becomes law…Read More

Grain Central, May 3, 2019

Permit requirements eased for ag machinery movements

A new agricultural vehicle movement notice is now in place across large parts of regional Australia, removing the need for growers and contractors to apply for permits to move agricultural machinery and combinations on public roads…Read More

Grain Central, May 1, 2019

Farm Machinery News: Tractor sales turn corner; new Case harvesters; Agrifac camera spraying + more

Tractor sales may have turned the corner with signs the market is steadying across the nation, driven by a healthy level of sales activity in Western Australia…Read More

Grain Central, April 26, 2019

Child fatalities turn spotlight on quad bike safety

Quad bike safety is under the spotlight again after two young boys were killed in quad bike incidents on the weekend in Western Australia and Tasmania..Read More

Grain Central, April 16, 2019

Vintage tractors/machinery top $1 million at Geelong auction

A private collection of 100 classic and vintage tractors, which drew crowds from all over Australia, sold for $1,177,312 in a packed warehouse-turned-salesroom at Geelong in Victoria yesterday. ..Read More

Grain Central, April 8, 2019

‘Gentleman’ collector to sell over 100 restored vintage tractors

A collection of 100 classic and vintage tractors, acquired by a private gentleman collector over many years, will be offered at auction in Geelong, Victoria, this coming Sunday, April 7…Read More

Grain Central, April 1, 2019

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