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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 385

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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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
ffm grows wa reach

Australia’s largest-circulating national farm machinery magazine, Farms & Farm Machinery (FFM), has signed an exclusive media partnership with Western Australia’s largest and most influential agricultural advocacy group, the Western Australian Farmers Federation (WAFarmers). Under the agreement, WAFarmers’ 1,100 farm business members will be direct mailed complimentary copies of FFM for an initial 12-month period, commencing April 2020. For almost three decades, FFM has been Australia’s biggest and best-selling national farm machinery magazine. Published 13 times a year, each issue is packed full of thousands of new and used tractors, farm machinery, and related parts and accessories for sale – plus news and independent test reviews of new and used equipment, making it an unrivalled tool in the ‘path to purchase’. In return, FFM will promote WAFarmers’ membership services, key events, and news and…

2 min
demand fuels digital growth

+32.5% unique visitors to TradeFarmMachinery.com.au +10% average session duration on TradeFarmMachinery.com.au +38.32% classifieds enquiries on TradeFarmMachinery.com.au Source: Google Analytics, April 2020 vs March 2020 Farms & Farm Machinery’s digital platform, TradeFarmMachinery.com.au, recorded all-time record visitors and classifieds enquiries in April, as a combination of drought-breaking rain and strong demand for key commodities boosted interest in new and used machinery for sale. Google Analytics data shows the website attracted 125,928 unique visitors (UV) in the month – the highest level since it was launched in 2013. The April number was 32.5 per cent up on March and almost six per cent up on April 2019. On top of increased reach, visitors are engaging longer on the website too, with average session duration up almost 10 per cent to near 3.5 minutes month-on-month (MoM) and up just under…

1 min
ffm magazine boosts reach

Distribution of Farms & Farm Machinery magazine has been boosted by more than 50 per cent with the launch of a new digital edition. Kicking off with the April issue, Bauer Media Group is now offering Farms & Farm Machinery’s 5,700 magazine and e-newsletter subscribers a complimentary digital copy of the market-leading print title. This is on top of the 9,500-plus copies of the print magazine that continue to be distributed through newsagencies, service stations, and industry partners such as the Western Australia Farmers Federation (see separate story on this page). While distribution via traditional retail channels remains unchanged, the introduction of the digital edition recognises that readers’ normal work and/or travel patterns may have altered due to the coronavirus. This initiative will guarantee Farms & Farm Machinery maintains its long-held position as…

2 min
transmission revamp

The ActiveDrive 8-equipped Maxxum is the company’s new three-range, eight-speed powershift transmission featuring double-clutch technology. The Case IH Maxxum series is the first Case IH tractor to offer the ActiveDrive 8 technology and was the model that won the prestigious Tractor of the Year award at EIMA conference 2018. Case IH ANZ product manager for mid horsepower and compact tractors Seamus McCarthy says there are significant benefits with the Maxxum Multicontroller with ActiveDrive 8 transmission. “At its heart, we’re talking about enhanced efficiency and ease of use – this makes the tractor so easy to drive and operate at its optimum level,” McCarthy says. “With ActiveDrive 8, the transmission automatically selects the right gear, not just the next gear, when the operator requests more or less ground speed. “This is a new technology that offers…

2 min
emissions adjustments

Valtra will no longer distribute the T144 model tractor in Australia and New Zealand as it responds to Stage V emissions regulations coming into force in Europe. But the Agco brand will introduce new models – the Tier 3 (non SCR) T154, T174E, T194 and T234 models with Powershift transmissions, each of which have either a 6.6L of 7.4L sixcylinder engine. All Valtra models will also have a new slimline exhaust past the A-pillar thanks to a new after-treatment system located under the right corner of the cabin. The change will be introduced on the 4.9L N4 series tractors, with the latest N134, N154 and N174 models being fitted with a single airbag version of the Aires pneumatic front suspension – a dual airbag version being installed on the T series. The lower spec…

2 min
back and forth

A new disc mower and mower conditioner has joined the range of hay tools distributed by New Holland – which it says can cater for almost everyone. The front-mounted DiscCutter mower conditioner is available in 3.11m and 3.52m versions and comes with what New Holland says is advanced contour floation technology, allowing it to follow the ground for even mowing performance. “This technology can compensate for side inclinations of up to 12 degrees and vertical inclinations of up to 55cm,” New Holland says. “And with the cutting unit suspended in a trapeze-system, the cutting unit leans back once it is moved backwards – making it ideal when working in hilly or mountainous pastures, ensuring an even cut and a minimum of soil contamination.” The front-mounted versions of both the DiscCutter and the DuraDisc mower…