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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 384

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

4 min
covid-19 crisis

It is no exaggeration to say the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the resulting disease, COVID-19, has thrown all levels of society, and the economy, into disarray. Some agricultural manufacturers are suspending production, while supply chain issues are also being felt. Tractor manufacturer CNH, the parent company of Case IH and New Holland, has suspended all manufacturing operations in Europe and North and South America, while JCB has also ceased production from its UK manufacturing plants, though its plant in Pudong, China, is reportedly fully operational. Argo Tractors, the manufacturers of McCormick and Landini tractors, has suspended all production from its Italian factories, while Claas has suspended production at some facilities in Germany and France. Richard Wilson, the chief executive of Claas’s Australian distributor Landpower, says that despite this it is “business…

2 min

Now available across the country, the 126 horsepower (94kW) Deutz-Fahr 5125G heavy duty tractor comes equipped with a series of new features to make farm work easier. Australian distributor PFG’s product manager for Deutz-Fahr and Gregoire, Anthony Darveniza, says the new model replaces the Deutz-Fahr 5120C tractor series, with more horsepower and a new, on-demand hydraulic system. “When you need it, it diverts the oil flow into your remote banks or into your front end loader hydraulics and goes from 56l/min to 90l/min, so it gives you more hydraulic flow,” he says. “We have got three sets of rear remotes all with flow control on them, the previous model only had flow control on one set,” he says. Darveniza says the system helps meet the growing need for more hydraulic flow from farmers operating…

2 min
density’s child

New Holland says its new BigBaler 1290 High Density produces bales of up to 22 per cent higher density than conventional models, making transport and bale handling more efficient. Behind this is the model’s 4.05m bale chamber, the longest in its segment, while its rotor speed is higher and its plunger force can reach as much as 58 per cent more than BigBaler 1290 Plus models. But the company’s product manager for fodder conservation in Australia, Sune Nielsen, adds that some features will carry over from the earlier model, including its CropCutter cutting system and pre-compression chamber for high density baling. “It is ideal for the professional baling contractor and large-scale farmer, who will enjoy the profitability benefits resulting from the higher productivity and lower total cost of ownership,” he says. Among the new…

1 min
greater reach

The new Rolabar 230 hayrake released by New Holland offers a range of basket flotation settings and standard front and rear gauge wheels, which the company says will improve raking performance. The new model uses two seven-bar baskets with 259 rubber-mounted tines each – adding up to 518 tines total – on a V-rake design covering a width of 9.14m. It also has a tractor-mounted electronic control box that manages rake functions, including basket raise and lower, rake fold and unfold, basket angle, floatation mode, basket speed and hydraulic drive ‘on’ and ‘off’ functions. The model replaces the Rolabar 216, which carried two five-bar baskets with 220 tines each that extended wide enough to rake 8.2m in one pass. New Holland product segment manager for hay and forage, Sune Nielsen, says the new rake…

1 min
boom times

The two larger models in Case IH’s Patriot sprayer range will offer chassis pitch and roll sensing in the 2020 models, the company has announced. Case IH will introduce the latest version of Raven’s AutoBoom height control suite of products to new models of the Patriot 3330 and 4330 sprayer, with only the smaller 2230 unchanged. Other features of the new system include simultaneous ground and canopy detection, lighter and smaller sensors, smoother movement and what Case IH says is a quicker reaction time compared to other systems on the market. The 4430 will also now come with a stainless steel 6,000L product tank as standard as well as the option of a 41m boom; an upgrade from the current 36.5m, self-centring model, which the company says will better suit controlled traffic farming…

4 min
the flipside “salo, salo, salo.”

The Best in the World” is a big statement, but when compared with some of the imported sorting and screening buckets in the market today, the FlipScreen stands out. Invented in Australia, by a farmer for his farm and now built in Wagga Wagga, FlipScreen’s range of attachments are recognised worldwide for their innovation. It is a multipurpose attachment in that it has the ability to be used as a conventional bucket, as well as being watertight, carrying full loads of material around the site without spilling. And because it can be used underwater, it also functions as a mobile wash plant. Furthermore, it can dig into the fresh ground, and with a change from a screen to a cover, becomes a concrete mixer. This screen change takes under five minutes, on-site, with…