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Tractors at Nampo

The new John Deere 9570RX had an auspicious SA debut at Nampo when the first model in the country sold almost as soon as the show opened.
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New harvesting solutions by Geringhoff

Geringhoff has introduced two new maize headers and a flex draper that make it easier to handle multiple planting configurations and harvesting on hillsides.
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Boerepatente Competition 2016

This year’s Boerepatente Kompetisie at Nampo Harvest Day was dominated by the Goosen family of Matlakeng, Botswana. Bertus and his daughters won a total of 12 prizes. Joe Spencer reports.
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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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This week's poll
Have you received any aid or assistance for drought relief?
Yes, it has been a saving grace.
I received some assistance, but not enough.
No, I don’t know how or where to apply.
I have not been affected by the drought.
Last week's poll
How do you guard against stock theft on your farm?
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08%)
Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99%)
I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33%)
There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.6%)
I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %) I have high fences and gates that are locked at all times. (33.33 %) I am a member of a community watch group on WhatsApp. (29.08 %) Security guards patrol my farm day and night. (21.99 %) There’s no need for preventative measures. I haven’t been targeted yet. (15.60 %)
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