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.
John Deere has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue River Technology, which is based in Sunnyvale, California and is a leader in applying machine learning to agriculture.
The capacity to remotely monitor and diagnose faults with modern-day farm tractors and machinery continues to advance with John Deere’s ‘Expert Alert’ system taking the technology to a new level.
Case IH has introduced Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) into its high-horsepower, Steiger tractors, making the Steiger the world’s first articulated tractor with CVT.
Crop machinery investments vary according to a combination of strategy, attitude, business phase and economics, according to a project exploring how growers in Western Australia make machinery investment and replacement decisions and divide up capital expenditure budgets.
The controlled traffic farming (CTF) revolution has proven a windfall for Toowoomba-based manufacturing company, C & C Machining and Engineering, with its Widetract range of machinery extensions for modifying equipment to fit CTF tramlines now a key product line.
As power prices rise, demand for special loans for energy efficient equipment climbs as farmers and businesses across Australia seek new ways to offset costs, according to Commonwealth Bank lending trends and research.
An Australian-made fertiliser spreader controller has been recognised internationally, with a global engineering company opting to install the system on its popular range of spreaders.
The surge in winter pulse crop plantings in recent years, coupled with the higher operating temperatures of modern-day, emissions-limiting headers, has increased the risk of harvester fires on Australian farms.
Return on investment has traditionally been the measure many farmers use to determine machinery investment strategies, but this doesn’t take into account a range of external factors that are often hard to quantify, according to Farm 360 consultant, Simon Craig.