Machinery

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

Robotic reality opens up chipping and microwave potential

Frequent scouting for, and removal of small weeds, is now a practical reality with a commercial robotic platform available for broadacre cropping operations…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, March 29, 2019

New-release vertical weed seed destructor maintains 98pc kill rate

The weed seed kill rate for both a horizontal Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) or the newly-released vertical configuration has been independently proven to be 98 per cent for annual ryegrass…Read More

Grain Central, March 26, 2019

Streamlined regulations for ag vehicle road movements a step closer

Moving farm machinery on roads, without a permit, is a step closer to reality with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) now seeking agreement from local councils on a new National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Notice…Read More

Grain Central, March 21, 2019

Quad bikes and motorbikes: does your insurance pass muster?

What are the available risk management and insurance solutions that can minimise and protect farmers and farm operators from liability arising from motorbike and quad bike incidents?..Read More

Stephen White, McCullough Robertson, March 18, 2019

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