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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 386

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in this issue

2 min
middle ground

John Deere has launched a new air-seeder for grain growers seeking a mid to large size option, the company says. Company production and precision agriculture tactical segment manager Marko Koelln says the C650 Air Cart will suit customers wanting an air cart with more than 550 bushels in capacity, who were reluctant to make the leap to Deere’s 850 bu cart. Available in tow-behind or tow-between configurations, the tow-between version offers Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) capabilities, able to be configured for CTF 3m spacing. The cart’s 650 bu capacity, high-flotation tyres and fill rate of up to 100 bu per minute help customers to seed a greater area in less time, Koelln says, adding that the C650’s technology, including the ActiveCal calibration system, can be easily integrated across other Deere machines. “Key…

2 min
fully evolved

Dieci has introduced a new fixed boom telehandler to its Australian range as it rolls out cabin upgrades across new models of its Agri Farmer, Agri Plus and Agri Max units. The Agri Plus42.7 VS EVO2 GD telehandler has a capacity of 4,200kg and a maximum lifting height of 6.9m, lifting 200kg more than the only other model in the Agri Plus range available here, the Agri Plus 40.7. Introduced to the Australian market this month, the 42.7 has an FPT 4.5 litre engine and can easily reach a top speed of 40km/h. Equipped with a hydrostatic single speed Vario EVO2 transmission with electronic control, the telehandler features four driving modes: Normal, Eco – which shuts down the two stage pump; Creeper – which uses full RPM but limited speed; and Loader, which…

2 min
solid upgrade

Silvan Australia has introduced a new model mounted spreader from Italy’s Dal Cero Metalworking, better known as DCM, to the Australian market. The DCM S24 replaces the CA range of spreaders offered by Silvan in Australia, offering models with 900, 1,200, 1,500 or 2,000-litre capacities that are ideally suited to medium horsepower tractors. The spreader can distribute most fertilisers across 24m, and urea up to 18m, with the spreading discs, vanes, agitators, housing and opening plates all made of stainless steel. It also has a stainless steel filter grate on all models, as well as nylon supports for the spreader shutters and between the frame and hopper. An ISOBUS-equipped version with load cells is available, offering variable rate spreading and section control based on prescription maps entered into a monitor. Buyers also have the option…

2 min
sharp change

The new RazorBar rotary disc headers for the Massey Ferguson WR9900 self-propelled windrowers will form better windrows and be easier to service, the company says. Comprising the 4m MF 9313D and the 4.9m M9316D models, the new designs of the 9300 range replace the MF9296 headers – the last of the MR9200 Series. Massey Ferguson says the new design has a number of features to help it process a crop and create wide, flat windrows that dry quickly. New belt-drive stub augers at the end of the header improve crop feeding into the conditioner rolls, while fully enclosed crop conveyors outside the augers prevent crop wrapping and build-up. Moving the crop quickly from the outside discs to the conditioner means a cleaner cut, less chance for double cutting, better windrow formation and less…

2 min
pretty in pik

The budget-friendly Mahindra Pik-Up has been refreshed, with the 2020 model receiving a new front grille among a number of updates. In addition to that more aggressive front-end, the Pik-Up’s lighting set-up has been updated with the model gaining static bending projection headlamps, daylight-running LEDs, and a new fog light assembly. However, there’s also been a slight price hike, with both the Single Cab 4x4 S6+ and Dual Cab 4x4 S10+ rising by $1,000. Mahindra also launched an all-new, factory-backed Pastoral Pack for its Single-Cab S6+ 4x4, said to be targeted at rural, trade and fleet buyers. The Pastoral Pack comprises a winch-compatible steel bullbar, bash plate, side brush rails, a snorkel, tow bar, canvas seat covers and a vinyl floor. The Pik-Up comes with an aluminium tray as standard, though options with heavy…

2 min
knot moving

Case IH has flagged a number of upgrades and features among two of its biggest-selling baler products, the LB4XL large square baler and the RB5 Series of round balers. For the square balers, which consist of the LB434XL and LB 434 R XL models, Case IH has introduced a new knotting system that it says dramatically improves the process. The new-generation TwinePro knotter combines the advantages of the double knot system with the additional benefit of a loop knot. This system makes the tied twine up to 30 per cent stronger, allowing for greater bale density with the same twine and reducing the risk of twine breakage. It also reduces the amount of twine offcuts left on the bales, Case IH says, cutting the risk of stock eating the twine or contaminating wool. Other changes…