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Tractor rollover protection cuts tractor death rates

Neil Lyon, 20 July 2018

Controversial legislation in 1982 requiring the compulsory fitting of rollover protection structures (ROPS) on tractors has turned out to be one of the great success stories in Australian farm safety.

‘Artificial brain’ drives autonomous farm machinery + VIDEOS

Grain Central, 30 May 2018

Russian software developer, Cognitive Technologies, has extended its development of autonomous driving systems for agricultural machinery with its latest innovation, an ‘agrodroid’ autonomous control system that can be transferred between different machines on a farm.

Farm machinery news: Ground Breaker/Tilco merger; New JD chisel plow; Case Quadtrac debuts in WA

Grain Central, 10 May 2018

What’s the latest in the machinery world? Ground Breaker and Tilco to merge; John Deere releases new chisel plow; First Case IH Steiger 500 CVT Quadtrac goes to WA.

Victoria adopts heavy vehicle rule changes

Grain Central, 12 December 2017

In another step towards the harmonisation of heavy vehicle road rules across Australia, VicRoads has updated Victoria’s road legislation to absorb the proposed changes.

Farm Machinery Update

Grain Central, 08 December 2017

What’s the latest in the machinery world? – Case IH spray technology; Scorpion telescopic loader; Tractor of the Year winners; New Holland T6.175 Dynamic CommandTM tractor; Axion Terra Trac tractor.

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.

Step aside humans, robotic machines farm a complete crop in UK trial

Grain Central, 12 September 2017

A world-first project to plant, manage and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones has achieved its goal in the United Kingdom.

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.