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Choosing the ideal bakkie

Luxurious and pricey, most of today’s bakkies are designed for well-heeled urbanites rather than farmers. How then do you pick an affordable, no-nonsense vehicle that can cope with the everyday demands of a farm?
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Tractors by the ton!

A wide assortment of tractors was on display at Nampo this year. Here is the second of two reviews.
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Tractors galore at Nampo

The new tractors on show at Nampo ranged from the 14kW Hinomoto 180D to the 440kW Challenger MT875E, and all promised increased efficiency and reduced operating costs, thanks to the latest engine and drive train technology.
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Royal Show pictorial

A selection of some of the exhibits that caught Joe Spencer’s eye at his 47th Pietermaritzburg Royal Show.
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Top of the Claas at Nampo

Kempston Agri, the new CLAAS distributor for Southern Africa, had an impressive display of the company’s products at Nampo.
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Planters at Nampo

On display at Nampo was a wide range of equipment designed to speed up cultivating and planting.
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Latest implements at Nampo

At every Nampo, a specific implement type seems to be on display everywhere. This year it was the combine chaser bin or ‘de-bulker’.
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Avant makes its debut at the Royal Show

The Pietermaritzburg Royal Show has a policy of introducing a number of new exhibitors every year. This year, Finnish machinery manufacturer, Avant, makes its debut.
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Meet the new Hanseo sprayer

Reapers Agriculture introduced a remarkable low-profile self-propelled sprayer at the Royal Show recently.
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The Pérard VMP chaff harvester

The Pérard ‘chaff harvester’ brings a new solution to a growing problem.
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