Machinery & Equipment

Go green with the Sepcom

An advanced solids-liquid separating machine will help industrial and farming operations comply with increasingly stringent environmental laws.

Research farm invests in a TD tractor

New Holland TD series tractors are now available in South Africa, and staff at The University of KZN's Ukulinga Research Farm are particularly impressed by the engine power.

2 tractors, 1 driver

With Fendt's GuideConnect, a second tractor can follow your operator, performing the same operation.

Ninth generation of CR Twin Rotor combines

New Holland's latest CR combine harvesters improve harvesting efficiency for large-scale operations, offering flexibility for all crops from grain through to maize and rice.

Conservation implements at KZN No-Till Conference

Distributors and their dealers demonstrated machines from the ever-increasing range of conservation agriculture implements at the KZN No-Till Club's 2010 annual conference near Bergville. Peter Hittersay reports on some new...

British police get serious about farm thefts

An unusual sight at recent agricultural events in the UK was a John Deere 6630 tractor decked out in police livery, complete with the obligatory blue light.

Green trailer to reduce emissions

Transporting 1kg tomatoes in a 40t rig from ZZ2 in Polokwane to the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market probably has a smaller carbon footprint than a housewife driving in an SUV...

New Bell Series III Tractors built tough for Africa

It may seem like Bell Equipment is going retro with its new Bell Series III Haulage Tractors, but the company is simply providing for the operating needs of their customers...

Harvesting olives with Manitou & Topavi

Manitou Southern Africa, in conjunction with French parent company Manitou, recently hosted a group of South African olive farmers in Spain.

Mascor struts its stuff in Eston

Mascor held its John Deere demonstration on Masonite's Mount Desire farm, attracting almost 100 farmers, many from the Wartburg/Dalton area. Proceedings opened with an address by Prof Peter Lynne from...

Using cane residue to cogenerate powe

The sugar industry is under pressure to reduce cane burning before harvesting – creating new possibilities for cane residue to cogenerate electricity. Joe Spencer reports.

Gadgets galore to explore

The annual Boerepatente Kompetisie always showcases great ideas to improve and simplify the farming experience, including devices to conquer load shedding and the dangers it brings. Joe Spencer reports.


Budget 2020: Tax decisions offer a glimmer of hope

Budget 2020: Tax decisions offer a glimmer of hope

The decision by the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni to propose no major tax increases in the 2020 National Budget Speech has been welcomed by role players in South Africa’s...

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