Machinery & Equipment

New John Deere tractor range: inspired by farmers, for farmers

The new John Deere 8 Series tractor range features robust, versatile machines designed to offer operators massive power and supreme comfort.

Want a good soya bean harvest? Start with an even seedbed

While building up a soya bean farming operation, you might not have the resources to invest in a combine harvester, especially one with a flexible cutter bar. Fortunately, Agrico’s HSD630...

Autonomous tractor market on the move

The growing scarcity of farm labour due to factors such as urbanisation will see an increase in the demand for self-driving farm equipment. In response to this, John Deere recently...

E-Kubota: Power and versatility at a price you can afford

Kubota has partnered with Escorts Ltd to produce the E-Kubota tractor range, which caters to all farmers, regardless of scale. These tractors are sure to find a ready market in...

Viticulture equipment from Italy

A farmers’ day in Paarl afforded wine farmers the chance to look at some of the best viticulture equipment from Italy.
Apache 27000+ no-till coarse grain planter

No-till expertise from Argentina

Several Argentinian implements were showcased at a farmers’ day that focused on no-till and conservation farming.
The Multi-band System for Imaging of a Crop Canopy

Mini-infrared camera system promises better irrigation

A new camera system that combines a regular digital camera with a miniature infrared camera could provide a cost-effective way to monitor crop temperatures and help irrigate crops.
1tRIPr strip-tillage system

Improve fertiliser placement with strip-tillage

According to Michael Petersen, lead agronomist at US-based Orthman Manufacturing, the main pillars of success for strip-tillage are vertical tillage, residue management, seedbed preparation and fertiliser placement. Stehan Cloete explains...

The perfect gift for your future farmer

The Husqvarna toy collection makes great gifts for young and old and are great collector’s items.
Fendt IDEAL combine

Fendt’s beautiful beast wins big

By winning a platinum award in the world’s biggest international design competition, the Fendt IDEAL combine harvester has proved that it’s both beautiful and brawny.
Kubota L1361

Kubota South Africa launches new L1 Series

Kubota’s new L-series of compact tractors, with their simplified operation and smoother performance, enables a farmer to be more productive as well as more comfortable. The tractors also offer improved...
John Deere S780 combine harvester

A brief history of combines

The combine harvester is a very old invention, first appearing over 180 years ago. Yet more than a century passed before the unwieldy early machines gave way to the self-propelled...


Pineapple export troubles eased by demand from home-brewers

Pineapple producers in the northern KwaZulu-Natal region have expressed the hope that as the economies in overseas countries start to “open up” after the COVID-19 pandemic, exports will re-commence and...

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