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The Krone Premos 5000: like no other

The first public demonstration of the revolutionary mobile pelleter was held recently at a field day in Hungary. The machine eliminates the entire baling process.
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Ferguson TE20 turns 70

The TE20 gave the world the Ferguson System, a major advance in production efficiency. Joe Spencer recalls the history of this legendary tractor.
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Equipment makes composting easier

Locally manufactured and imported equipment is improving the ease of operation, efficiency and profitability of composting enterprises.
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The MF WR9800 series Windrower

The 100 000th Massey Ferguson windrower rolled off the production line in Hesston, Kansas, earlier this year, marking another milestone in the history of a unit known for efficiency and productivity.
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Dezzi equipment made in SA, for Africa

Desmond Equipment designs and manufactures a wide variety of machinery and equipment specifically for the African market. Products include timber trucks, haulers and trailers. Joe Spencer reports.
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Polaris Ranger power!

Deelkraal Wildlife Reserve has chosen Polaris Ranger utility vehicles for various operations. They certainly meet the challenge, says Joe Spencer.
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Jupidex & Mascor at the Royal Show

These companies, which are part of the Plennegy Group, had impressive stands at this year’s Pietermaritzburg Royal Show. Joe Spencer reports.
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As always, a right Royal display!

For many decades, the Royal Show has provided a comprehensive display of agricultural machinery and implements. This year was no different, and included amongst the exhibits were several locally manufactured implements. Joe Spencer reports.
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New machinery at Nampo 2016

Last week, it was the turn of tractors. This series, we look at some of the other machinery that caught our eye at Nampo 2016, says Joe Spencer.
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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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Do you think there are equal opportunities for women & men in the South African agri sector?
No, a lot still needs to change
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The playing field is slowly levelling out
Last week's poll
Have you received any aid or assistance for drought relief?
Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34%)
I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78%)
No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34%)
I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54%)
I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78 %) Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34 %) I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54 %) No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34 %) I received some assistance, but not enough. (44.78 %) Yes, it has been a saving grace. (1.34 %) I have not been affected by the drought. (2.54 %) No, I don’t know how or where to apply. (51.34 %)
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