AdBlue shortage threatens to shutdown trucks, ag machinery

Australia is scrambling to secure an alternative source of AdBlue, the essential anti-pollution additive required to run heavy vehicles and machinery, as supplies from China dry up…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 8, 2021

Ag machinery dealership survey highlights critical labour shortage

Rural and regional areas are struggling to find qualified machinery technicians, and apprentices, with the high level of demand highlighted by a recent survey by Case IH and New Holland Agriculture parent company, CNH Industrial…Read More

Grain Central, November 16, 2021

SwarmFarm robots double down on herbicide savings

By having the capacity to do many passes and spray weeds when they are small, SwarmFarm robotic machines are cutting herbicide rates in half again compared to traditional spot spraying…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 5, 2021

Machinery supplier to pay penalty, compensation for misleading tractor buyers

The Federal Court has ordered a machinery company to pay a penalty of $220,000 after it admitted making false or misleading representations to customers about warranties and after-sales services…Read More

Grain Central, October 26, 2021

Farm machinery: Dream job for young tradeswoman; Case IH Optum; Lexion harvesters + more

What’s the latest in the farm machinery world?..Read More

Grain Central, October 18, 2021

Demand outstrips supply in hot machinery market

COVID-related disruption to machinery supplies, coupled with a return to favourable seasons, has seen demand for new and used machinery outstrip supply, driving prices to levels not seen for years…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 6, 2021

Quad bikes must be fitted with protection devices from Oct 11

The ACCC says the safety of most new or imported second-hand quad bikes sold in Australia will be substantially improved from 11 October as a result of increased safety features and improved design standards…Read More

Grain Central, October 6, 2021

Harvest heavy crops to maintain ground cover

Farmers harvesting heavy crops should aim to maintain at least 40 per cent standing stubble, of which at least 30pc should still be anchored by the beginning of autumn…Read More

Grain Central, September 27, 2021

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‚Äôs 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

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