Machinery & Equipment

Electronic eyes for the operator

Many of the innovations at the Agritechnica 2017 awards were aimed at making the work of the machine operator easier. Joe Spencer reports on two examples.
New Holland’s new concept tractor

New Holland’s new concept tractor

New Holland recently exhibited a concept tractor powered by methane at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois, the largest outdoor farm event in the US.
Big winners at Agritechnica 2017

Big winners at Agritechnica 2017

More than 320 new product registrations were received for this year’s Agritechnica, the world’s top agricultural machinery trade fair.
New Keenan mixer takes top honours

New Keenan self-propelled mixer takes top honours

This Irish company’s first self-propelled mixer took the Innovation Arena Award at Europe’s largest outdoor agricultural machinery show.

Tractors, equipment, machinery at the 2017 Eston Show

New Farmtrac tractors, an imported sprayer, and solidly built livestock transporters were among the items that caught my eye at Eston this year.
New John Deere S790 combine with 635D header

New John Deere automated combines

John Deere has integrated the latest automated technology in the combines and headers it is introducing in the UK for the 2018 harvest season.
Landini Landforce 125RPS

Power and performance from Landini

Landini’s Landforce, Landpower and 7-Series tractors feature new styling and advanced features, and offer a wide choice for prospective customers in the larger utility tractor segment.
Tractors from India

Tractors from India

Two leading tractor manufacturers in India are expanding their operations., Joe Spencer reports.
Make the most of real-time machine and field data

Make the most of real-time machine and field data

Seamless connectivity between machine and operator is at the heart of John Deere’s latest FarmSight precision farming solutions. Joe Spencer reports.
Affordable abattoir equipment for small-scale poultry producers

Affordable abattoir equipment for small-scale poultry producers

With a Rotamaster, a small-scale poultry producer can slaughter birds every day if required, and so boost profits.
Dezzi MG80T motor grader.

New from Desmond Equipment

Local manufacturer, Desmond Equipment, based in Port Shepstone, KZN, recently added two new machines to its Dezzi range. In the meantime, demand for its haulage tractors continues unabated.
Two-row planter imported by RY Agri.

Finding the right implement to match your tractor

Looking for implements for a smaller tractor? Joe Spencer discusses a number of options.


How urban agriculture can contribute to food security

Urban agriculture has a major role to play in providing healthy, affordable and accessible food to poor urban households in South Africa, according to Prof Juaneé Cilliers, chair of the...

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