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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.

Steiger tractors still creating history 60 years on

Grain Central, 30 November 2018

Sixty years ago, a pair of North American brothers built the first Steiger tractor which on their farm near Minnesota, US. Today, the Steiger name lives on at the top end of the Case IH tractor range.

Sign onto the ag automation revolution – or be left behind

Neil Lyon, 29 November 2018

There’s no avoiding the technology and automation revolution that is rolling through agriculture, so growers need to prepare their farms and grasp an understanding of what an automated future means – or risk being left behind.

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.

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.

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.

Vintage tractor auction sets market benchmark + PICS

Neil Lyon, 25 June 2018

The complete dispersal of a unique collection of vintage tractors at Toowoomba in southern Queensland on the weekend drew a crowd of around 3000 and put a benchmark in the Australian vintage machinery market.

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.