Machinery

Call for greater buyer protection for new equipment purchases

GrainGrowers makes recommendations to better protect growers who purchase new farm equipment and machinery…Read More

Grain Central, June 5, 2020

Farmers granted greater machinery access across South West Victoria

The VFF has welcomed the announcement from a number of South West Victorian councils and shires allowing increased agricultural machinery and heavy vehicle access across the regions…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020

Honda latest to withdraw from Australian quad market

Honda has become the latest manufacturer to announce it will withdraw from the Australian quad bike market on October 10 next year, claiming it can’t meet the new standards applied by the Australian Government…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 28, 2020

Russia launches world’s largest self-drive machinery project

Russian machinery designers are set to begin the large-scale introduction of an autonomous driving system for agricultural machinery, including harvesters, tractors and sprayers…Read More

Grain Central, May 26, 2020

Mathematics comes to the fore in preventing tractor accidents

Scientists are using nonlinear mathematical modelling to understand the bouncing and sliding instabilities that can lead to tractor accidents…Read More

Grain Central, May 26, 2020

Hoe, hoe, hoe and away weeds go!

The Weed Chipper, a site-specific mechanical weeder for large-scale grain production systems, has proven to be an effective non-herbicide tactic to tackle herbicide resistant weeds of any size…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, May 20, 2020

Tractor sales surge in April

April has turned into a “blowout” month for tractor sales across most of Australia with improved weather prospects and asset write off incentives driving a 40pc year-on-year increase in sales…Read More

Grain Central, May 15, 2020

Kids become focus of quad bike danger campaign

A new SafeWork NSW campaign urges quad bike owners to ‘keep kids off quad bikes’ during the school holidays…Read More

Grain Central, April 28, 2020

Destructor reduces reliance on herbicides for WA farmers

WA farmers Roger and Angela Dring have invested in a New Holland CR8.90 header fitted with a Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) to reduce chemical use and herbicide resistance on their Carnamah farm…Read More

Grain Central, March 31, 2020

Machinery after-sales market put under the spotlight: ACCC

The ACCC has released a discussion paper looking into concerns raised about the after-sales warranties, repairs and servicing of agricultural machinery…Read More

Grain Central, February 28, 2020

Harrington Seed Destructor kills nearly 100pc of weed seeds in US lab study

In laboratory germination tests in the United States, the Australian-designed Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) rendered almost every weed seed unviable…Read More

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, January 30, 2020

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