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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.

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.

Space-age farming robots set for commercial release

Neil Lyon, 05 September 2017

Swarm Farm Robotics, the Central Queensland developer of lightweight, driverless robots that perform farming tasks in ‘swarms’, is gearing up for the commercial roll out of its automated machines into key farming sectors throughout Australia next year.

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.

Growers call for urgent overhaul of transport red tape

Grain Central, 21 July 2017

Transport rules for heavy agricultural vehicles are out of date and need to be overhauled urgently so Queensland primary producers can get on with the job of farming instead of being tied up in red tape, according to Queensland farmer representative body, AgForce.

World-first tech turns tyres into fuel

Guest Author, 26 May 2017

Australian company Green Distillation Technologies has developed ground-breaking technology that converts rubber tyres into bio-oil, carbon and steel, helping solve the global environmental problem of what to do with millions of used tyres each year.

Uniform state-by-state ag machinery movement regulations closer

Neil Lyon, 20 April 2017

Steady progress is being made towards standardising regulations for the movement of large agricultural equipment on public roads across the eastern seaboard and South Australia, with new orders expected by the end of this year.

Tractor sales on track for another strong year

Grain Central, 18 April 2017

March was another strong month for sales of agricultural equipment across Australia as the expectation of a repeat of last year’s levels materialised, according to Tractor and Machinery Association executive director, Gary Northover.