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X Concept tractor by Fendt

The idea of driving implements by electricity generated by the tractor engine, rather than the power take-off, is decades old. Now, at last, a small number of implements are available to match the concept, says Joe Spencer.
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A training session with Case IH

Case IH recently organised a training camp for its dealers from Africa and the Middle East, followed by a Customer Day that attracted 400 visitors. Joe Spencer reports.
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5 simple tips for tractor safety

The lack of meaningful statistics on agriculture-related accidents suggests that attitudes towards farm safety are quite slack. And without any awareness of the extent of the problem, dealing with the various aspects of farm safety becomes difficult.
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A new workhorse from Massey Ferguson

Massey Ferguson staged the most impressive display of its products in Africa for years at the recent ‘Vision of the Future’ mechanisation event at the AGCO Future Farm in Lusaka. This was the first appearance of the MF 5700 tractor series on the continent.
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Mechanising pecan production

Pecan production mechanisation has seen steady improvement in efficiency. Joe Spencer examines some of the latest equipment on offer locally.
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New from Great Plains

Joe Spencer takes a closer look at this international company’s latest tillage and seeding solutions.
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A tractor for the price of a quad bike

A wine grape grower has found that smaller tractors can perform most of the tasks normally carried out by much larger machines.
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The world's first driverless tractor

The final production model of what is claimed to be the world’s first driverless tractor was launched at Agritechnica.
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Vintage farming machinery

As part of our 105th anniversary issue, Joe Spencer takes us back to when men were men, and tractors were temperamental beasts.
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Monsanto gets top planters

The seed company recently invested R11 million in new Monosem planting technology.
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