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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 382

Farms and Farm Machinery for Zinio delivers the power of the printed page with the immediacy and convenience that comes from delivery on Zinio. Featuring all the same great content, deals and reviews as the print magazine, it is an essential tool for anyone looking to search, compare and buy or sell farm equipment, tractors, balers and all things needed for the modern ag worker. With hundreds of advertisers offering thousands of products for sale, Farms and Farm Machinery for Zinio is the go-to resource you’ve come to know and use, now in format you can carry anywhere.

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in this issue

2 min
small but sharp

Bobcat Australia has released a range of three compact tractors, all below 40 horsepower (75kW), in what the company says is a return to its agricultural roots. Imported by Clark Equipment, the diesel-powered CT 1025, CT 2035 and CT 2040 each offer hydrostatic transmission and a generous lifting ability. The two larger 31hp (23kW) and 32.1hp (23.9kW) models offer a hydraulic lift capacity of 740kg and a top speed of 24km/h, while the smaller model holds its own at 20.5hp (15.3kW), with a 318kg lift capacity and a top speed of 16.6km/h. Clark agricultural products manager Cole Jones says he is excited to bring the models to the Australian market. “People want something easy to use and comfortable; something that is uncomplicated, uncomplex and easy to drive, and that is what we have got…

2 min
going the distance

NEW axles and tyre options on JCB’s new Fastrac 4000 Series tractors have the potential for increased payloads and durability, the British manufacturer says. Delivering power from a stepless CVT transmission, the heavy-duty axles have load ratings 33 per cent higher than before, with increased durability thanks to larger hubs and bearings and larger kingpin bearings. Larger externally-mounted brake discs have been fitted to increase braking performance, while the axle differential at the front is a larger, hydraulically-engaged locking design to enhance tractive efforts when conditions are slippery. JCB says these upgrades will be especially beneficial for tractors engaged in high-draft load work or when fitted with new tyre options that help deliver even higher levels of traction in the field. More advanced ‘VF’ category tyres will let operators make the most of the…

2 min
practical luxury

With increased levels of luxury, John Deere says its new premium XUV 865R Gator is the most comfortable utility model it has ever produced. Powered by an 854cc three-cylinder, liquid-cooled OHV diesel engine producing 23hp (17kW) at 3,600rpm, the XUV 865R Gator has a top speed of 50km/h in high range. Standard specification on this vehicle, which is available worldwide, includes a continuously variable transmission with on-demand 4WD, power steering, fully independent suspension and an attachment-ready electrical system. The quiet, fully equipped cab provides comfortable car-style seating for up to three people when driving off-road, as well as easy-opening door handles, a fully opening windscreen and a highly efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. In addition, the cab features an attractive tan-coloured interior that has been ergonomically redesigned, with the easy-to-use automotive-style controls…

3 min
coolamon goes compact

Not everybody needs a broadacre spreader and these are ideal for horticulturalists, dairies and livestock operators. Coolamon has developed a new compact spreader range based on its existing range of premium spreaders, which it says will cater to the needs of smaller farmers. The range comprises three different size hoppers: from the CSC55 at 5,500 litres to the CSC70 at 7,000 litres and the largest in the range, the CSC85 at 8,500 litres. The spreaders come with hoppers ranging in length from 2.8m to 3.8m, built low to allow smaller equipment to load them, and are designed to run on smaller wheel options. Powder coated with a zinc primer, the spreaders have a 1m-wide cleated belt with polyurethane skirts, a heavy-duty roll over tarp, single axle adjustable out to 3m and flotation tyres as…

1 min
king’s gambit

The Bale King bale handling attachment can hold up to four hay bales at a time, and can hold both round and square bales securely enough to stack them wherever you might need. Developed by UK-based attachments developed Albutt and imported by Victorian attachments company Kerfab, the Bale King is designed to bring new versatility to the bale handling space, it says. Designed with three straight and 14 curved tines lifting vertically from the bottom tine bar, the Bale King allows the operator to pick up multiple bales and stack them in a shed, in a field, or on a truck, Kerfab marketing coordinator Ryan Hoban says. “Its manoeuvrability allows an operator to stack and arrange the bales either vertically or horizontally,” he says. Hoban adds that customers have provided positive feedback on the…

2 min
smart move

Previously only available on its combine and forage harvesters, the Cemos machine optimisation system produced by Claas will be made available to Australian tractor buyers later this year. The system will be made available as an option on all Axion and Arion tractors equipped with the CEBIS operating system, after previously being installed only on Lexion combine harvesters and Jaguar forage harvesters. Shane Barrett, the Claas tractors product manager for local distributor Claas Harvest Centre, says the tractor variation optimises machine and implement settings to maximise throughput or fuel efficiency. To use the system, an operator will enter a range of information about operating conditions at the beginning of a job. This can include soil humidity, soil type and working depth, as well as machine data – such as tractor tyres and front, rear…