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Eastern harvest contractors call for support as work prospects dry up

Neil Lyon, 02 November 2018

Contract grain harvesters facing a dire shortage of winter crop harvest work across drought-affected eastern Australia are calling for an income support package to tide them over exceptional seasons such as this.

Farm Machinery News: Croplands sprayer; NH tracks; Kuhn tiller + more

Neil Lyon, 15 June 2018

What’s the latest in the farm machinery world? Croplands boom spray: NH tracked tractor; Kuhn strip tiller; Morris machinery; JD updates harvest solutions; Aussie manufacturer runner-up; Data collection from all machinery; Aerial analysis assisting agronomists.

Farm machinery in demand at Dubbo/Moree second-hand auctions

Neil Lyon, 21 February 2018

A total of 736 registered buyers, including a contingent from overseas bidding online, drove prices for low-hour, second-hand combine harvesters and tractors to over a quarter of a million dollars at Ritchie Bros first heavy equipment auction at Dubbo, NSW, yesterday.

Heavy transport rule changes on track for March adoption

Grain Central, 30 October 2017

New regulations are likely to come into force across most of Australia in March next year governing the movement on public roads of heavy vehicles, including farm machinery such as tractors and harvesters.

Simple header modifications for harvesting short, drought-affected crops

Grain Central, 29 September 2017

A range of header modifications is available to assist grain growers facing the challenge of harvesting short crops this year.

Hot headers heighten harvest fire risk

Neil Lyon, 22 September 2017

The risk of header fires has increased dramatically in the modern era where today’s sophisticated machines capable of fast, high throughput harvesting are running much hotter than their predecessors.

Mammoth Moree machinery auction reaches new highs

Neil Lyon, 04 September 2017

Late model John Deere tracked tractors sold for over quarter of a million dollars and headers made over $300,000 at Ritchie Bros auction of agricultural machinery at Moree in north west NSW on Friday.