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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 390

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3 min
unstoppable force

If there is row unit bounce, it doesn’t affect seed spacing because the seeds are contained within a flighted belt. The latest planter produced by Fendt is being tested in Australian conditions, ahead of its Autumn 2021 release date. The manufacturer says its new Fendt Momentum planter is an exciting addition to its stable of products, produced by its international engineering network to suit soil types and field conditions across the globe. Agco Australia and New Zealand marketing director Fergal Meehan says the planter was designed for timely planting, but without sacrificing accuracy. “As many farmers would tell you, time is money and inaccuracy is a price they cannot afford to pay,” he says. “We have recently taken delivery of the first machine in Australia and will be testing it out across various soil types,…

2 min
full stretch cropping

The introduction of the 80ft (24.4m) and 90ft (27.4m) C3 Contour drills to the Morris precision tillage family complements the 40, 50, 60 and 70ft (12.2, 15.2, 18.3 and 21.3m) Quantum drills that are already on the market. The company says they set a new level of floatation, seed and fertiliser delivery, with more efficient hydraulics for faster cycle times, and are designed to suit the most popular controlled traffic farming (CTF) systems adopted by broadacre croppers. The units incorporate what the company describes as “a seeding breakthrough” – variable pressure packing to create the best seed germination environment possible, technology which was first seen on the Morris Quantum air drill. Representing the Australian distributor for Morris, McIntosh Distribution’s Duncan Murdoch says there are several key focus areas for advancing the C2 Contour…

4 min
driver’s choice

We are just finalising the spec that we think the Australian farmer needs. Targeting an all-but forgotten horsepower segment, the new 287 horsepower (214kW) Deutz-Fahr 8280 TTV tractor is set to arrive Down Under early next year. Local distributor PFG Australia’s product manager for Deutz-Fahr, Anthony Darveniza, says the new model is very much a drivers’ tractor – with a top speed of 60km/h and dry disc brakes as standard. “They have aimed this tractor at contractors or arable farmland users,” he says, following the global launch of the model in early September. “We are just finalising the spec that we think the Australian farmer needs and hopefully have a product land in the early part of next year.” Equipped with a Deutz twin-turbo charged 6.1 litre engine delivering 1,226Nm of torque, the new model…

2 min
forage foray

The company that imports the Bredal range of fertiliser spreaders and Finlada rockpickers has introduced another Finnish product to the Australian market – just in time for Spring planting season. Importer Ben Nichols says the Tume Nova Combi 4000 seed and fertiliser drill is at the upper end of his Finnish partner’s product range. “This ticks a lot of the boxes for high end grazing operations… there is more and more focus on pasture establishment and how people are doing that, so this machine is targeted at that market,” he says. Suitable for direct seed sowing and minimum harrowing, the Nova Combi comes with 16 wheels in front of its 32 double-disc coulters, helping to adjust and maintain sowing depths at a prescribed level. Both seeds and fertiliser are fed into the same dual…

2 min
weeding out damage

The ‘Lever Weeder’ is a leverage-based standing weeder for crowning grasses, created by UNSW industrial design student Sabrina Piro in response to the catastrophic Australian bushfire season and to be used by bush regenerators – who work to preserve the Australian bush by restoring its natural ecosystems. Invasive weed species can be an unwanted fuel source for bushfires, and can severely impact the survival of native species. In many cases, bush regenerators don’t have the specialised equipment they need to carry out weed management. “Invasive weeds have a significant impact on the increased intensity of bushfires,” Piro says. “My project was to design a specialised weed management solution for bush regenerators that could improve the efficiency of their practice and overall weed management outcomes.” The initial concepts and prototypes of the Lever Weeder’s…

2 min
ready to soar

Hustler Equipment has launched a new range of booms for its Applic8r linkage sprayers – the next generation of its Katipo series. These new booms are available across the Applic8r range, with current tank size options from 680–1150L and with boom widths ranging from 6–14m, from manual controls to full ISOBUS. The new EagleTech booms have yaw, vertical and individual sectional suspension – with the end sections suspended separately from the intermediate section to reduce boom weight and increase stability. Using mast rollers instead of slides helps lessen friction on the vertical suspension – helping reduce the impact on the boom in rough terrain, while the hydraulic dampeners help create a smooth glide not often found in booms of this size, it says. The EagleTech boom also comes with in-line sectional filters, which Hustler…