John Deere bulks-up parts capacity on weekly Qantas flights

John Deere has taken steps to more than double its weekly in-flow of spare parts, in addition to taking collection of 110 tonnes of goods due to touchdown in Melbourne this week on a dedicated Qantas flight…Read More

Grain Central, September 1, 2021

Heavy vehicle check-up to build a safer grain harvest

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released a nine-step heavy vehicle safety management check-up ahead of what is expected to be a bumper season…Read More

Grain Central, August 25, 2021

Regulators ramp up quad bike safety checks

Eighty-four per cent of quad bikes assessed by Australia’s consumer law regulators were compliant with the first stage of a new national safety standard that came into force in October last year…Read More

Grain Central, August 23, 2021

Code of Practice drives the future of autonomous farm machinery

Grain Producers Australia has started talks with the WA Government to seek formal endorsement and adoption of a new Code of Practice (COP) that will help drive the future use of autonomous farm machinery…Read More

Grain Central, August 5, 2021

Ag machinery industry unites on ‘Right to Repair’

The Tractor and Machinery Association has spoken out about the ‘Right to Repair’ issue, releasing a Statement of Principles that sets out widespread support for farmers to maintain and repair their own machinery…Read More

Grain Central, July 19, 2021

Buy-out set to create mega WA John Deere dealership

AFGRI is buying John Nicoletti’s Ag Implements business which will create a mega John Deere dealership network in WA…Read More

Liz Wells, July 13, 2021

Tractor sales finish year on 15,800-unit high

Sales of agricultural tractors have exceeded 15,800 units for the financial year ended June which is 29 per cent ahead of the previous year following a 1pc increase in June…Read More

Grain Central, July 12, 2021

Season turnaround spurs aerial ag industry revival

Australia’s agricultural aviation industry is flying high as widespread rains and a return to favourable winter cropping prospects drive demand for aerial spraying and spreading services…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 9, 2021

Used equipment sales go into overdrive in supercharged machinery market

Australia’s used farm machinery market is running hot, drawn along in the slipstream of the new machinery market that has been breaking sales records…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 7, 2021

Machinery import consignment blocked by Australian biosecurity

A consignment of machinery that did not meet Australia’s strict biosecurity standards has been refused entry, despite legal proceedings to appeal the decision…Read More

Grain Central, June 30, 2021

JD high-tech SP sprayer makes Australian debut

John Deere has begun a nationwide campaign to showcase its latest advance in sprayer design with a demonstration tour of the 616R self-propelled sprayer equipped with sophisticated Spray and See Select technology…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 24, 2021

CNH acquires precision ag company

The parent company of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, CNH Industrial, has acquired Raven Industries, a US-based leader in precision agriculture technology…Read More

Grain Central, June 23, 2021

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