EB oil tractor on show at National Museum

After some years in the US, a McDonald tractor made in Melbourne in 1912 has been acquired by the NMA and is on display in Canberra until July 23.
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Grain Central, May 22, 2023

TMA reports 2022 sales of $5.6B, 9pc up on yr

TMA reports a 9pc increase in total machinery sales for 2022, but a 10pc drop in tractor sales in March from February…Read More

Grain Central, April 28, 2023

Biosecurity hold-up slows machinery flow

Farm machinery remains caught up in delays at ports as agencies remain on high alert for biosecurity incursions arriving in imported motor vehicles…Read More

Grain Central, March 31, 2023

Looming tax change further tempers sales outlook

The ATO’s instant asset write-off is due to end on June 30 amid a more subdued outlook for machinery sales following plant updates in recent years…Read More

Liz Wells, March 29, 2023

Mad Rabbit hops on to snail problem + VIDEO

Victorian grower Kyle Pearse has engineered a simple and effective means of getting on top of the snail population ahead of seeding of this year’s winter crop…Read More

Liz Wells, February 27, 2023

Jan tractor sales dip as biosecurity slows flow

Sales of tractors in Australia dipped in January amid a slowed release of ordered machinery as customs officials deal with a surge in biosecurity-related inspections. ..Read More

Liz Wells, February 27, 2023

Call renewed for right to repair as Deere’s US MOU lands

THE American Farm Bureau Federation and John Deere have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows US farmers to repair but not modify their machinery without voiding warranty. Signed on..Read More

Liz Wells, January 12, 2023

RDO Toowoomba plans shifts to Aatlis

Construction of a new Toowoomba home for RDO Equipment is due to start next year, and will take the leading Darling Downs dealership to the Wellcamp logistics hub. ..Read More

Grain Central, November 21, 2022

Croplands acquires Sonic; O’Connors buys Echuca CIH

O’Connors has expanded its dealership network to 17 with the purchase of Echuca CIH, and Croplands has bought WA boomspray manufacturer Sonic…Read More

Grain Central, November 8, 2022

Outlook for adding hydrogen to diesel diet fires up

A UNSW is keen to connect with agriculture and other industries to commercialise a system it has developed which can retrofit hydrogen power to diesel engines…Read More

Grain Central, October 7, 2022

Field day hitches recovery safety to front of mind

A demonstration about machinery recovery has brought this often overlooked aspect of farm safety to light ahead of what looks like being a big and boggy NSW harvest…Read More

Liz Wells, September 28, 2022

GRDC guide provides benchmark for machinery investment

A two-year project has yielded a machinery investment and replacement guide for growers which includes a formula to benchmark their spend against farm profit…Read More

Grain Central, September 21, 2022

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