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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.