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Russian autonomous harvester works into the night + VIDEO

Grain Central, 01 November 2017

Russian IT-company and Ai developer, Cognitive Technologies, has released a new version of its autonomous driving system for harvesters that can work at night.

Tractor sales heading for another record year

Grain Central, 16 October 2017

Strong tractor sales across Australia in August have continued the trend of record volumes for the past few months, with sales for the month up 12.7 per cent.

Farm fatalities still far too high

Grain Central, 11 October 2017

Forty-five people have lost their lives in on‐farm incidents and a further 144 have been involved in non‐fatal incidents in the first nine months of 2017, according to analysis of Australian media reports by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health.

New Miller sprayer light on its feet

Grain Central, 09 October 2017

The latest Miller spraying technologies with a lighter footprint to suit row crop and medium size farming operations are now available.

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.

Deere acquires Blue River Technology

Grain Central, 11 September 2017

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.

Machinery monitoring turns predictive

Neil Lyon, 07 September 2017

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.

AgQuip sees launch of world’s first articulated tractor with CVT

Neil Lyon, 28 August 2017

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.

Machinery spending trends revealed in farmer survey + VIDEO

Grain Central, 28 August 2017

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.