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Legendary John Deere Model D tractor resurrected and running again

Grain Central, 16 January 2019

A 1929 John Deere Model D tractor that spent the past 35 years forgotten and neglected in a creek bed has been revived and faithfully restored by a Western Australian farmer and vintage machinery enthusiast.

Diesel fuel prices ease off four-year highs

Grain Central, 07 December 2018

Diesel fuel prices across regional and rural areas of Australia have eased by up to 12c/litre in some states, after hitting four-year highs a month ago.

Farm machinery news: Tractor sales; O’Connors; Case IH; GrainKing; Croplands; Kuhn; John Deere + more

Grain Central, 21 November 2018

What’s the latest in the farm machinery world? Case catches the early riser; Tractor sales hold firm in October; Croplands expands in WA market; JD 6R Series tractor update; O’Connors becomes largest Case IH dealership + more.

New centre for agricultural engineering at USQ

Grain Central, 12 November 2018

The University of Southern Queensland has opened a new Centre for Agricultural Engineering, building on the advances in farm technology and innovation the university’s agricultural engineering division has been renowned for over many years.

A century of tractor evolution that transformed agriculture

Neil Lyon, 24 September 2018

The revolution in tractor technology that has transformed farming over the past 100 years was captured in striking contrast when the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ lined up side by side at last week’s Henty Machinery Field Days in southern New South Wales.

Hay rake takes out Henty machinery award

Neil Lyon, 18 September 2018

A simpler, safer, ‘sexier’ trailed finger-wheel rake manufactured by South Australian company, Schinckel Hayrakes, Naracoorte, has taken out the Machine of the Year award at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days in southern New South Wales.

Farm Machinery News: Farm Service app; Smartfirmer; Auto lub system; Claas cutterbar; Nyrex bin auction + more

Neil Lyon, 10 August 2018

What’s the latest in the farm machinery world? Farm Service Manager app; Smartfirmer seed row sensor; Automated lubrication systems; Getting round the baler business; Masons upgrade Morris seeder; Nyrex bin auction; JD tractor upgrades.

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.

‘Glasshouse’ film heats up crop production prospects     

Neil Lyon, 08 June 2018

A clear film designed to cover plant rows like a roll of glad-wrap is set to deliver the heat and moisture benefits of glasshouse production and boost the establishment of high-value crops such as cotton.

Asset write-off incentive helps drive FarmFest sales

Neil Lyon, 06 June 2018

The Federal Government’s decision in the May budget to extend the $20,000 asset write-off incentive for small businesses for another year has been welcomed by primary producers and machinery manufacturers.