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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 393

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3 min
generational change

The new R-Series represents the next stage in the evolution of the compact equipment industry. Bobcat has launched its R-Series skid-steer and compact track loaders as part of a new premium range of loaders for the company. Australian Bobcat distributor Clark Equipment is starting to land inventory of the T66 and T76 compact track loaders and marketing manager Matthew Hammond says it’s an exciting change. “We think it is taking Bobcat’s dominance in the loader industry to the next level, and it is going to be a big jump up – it is something the market hasn’t really seen,” he says. “Essentially it is a generational jump up from the M Series to the R Series – it is bringing in a lot of new technology and new features as standard.” The new R-Series models…

1 min
new player down under

As in Europe, John Deere dealers in Australia and New Zealand will distribute Kramer machines. The first dealer is Cervus Equipment in Victoria and New Zealand. Kramer-Werke GmbH is a medium-sized manufacturing company in southern Germany that places great value on its own research and development, it says. The Kramer brand represents all wheel steer loaders, telescopic wheel loaders and telehandlers with high levels of manoeuvrability, stability and efficiency for applications in agriculture, construction, gardening and landscaping, municipalities, plant hire business parks and recycling companies. “Our company is characterised by innovative and customer-oriented product development, whereby the implementation of customer requirements should be at the forefront above anything else, with the aim to provide machines for professional application”, Kramer-Werke GmbH managing director Christian Stryffeler says. The first five machines in the Kramer telehandler…

1 min
sharing is caring

Similar to the way ISOBUS enables different brands of equipment to communicate in the paddock, DataConnect is designed to connect multiple manufacturer cloud platforms, so data can securely and smoothly be exchanged between them. John Deere precision ag segment manager Ben Kelly says the DataConnect system means farmers will be able to monitor their entire machinery fleet using their preferred platform, without having to switch portals or manually transfer data from one system to another. “DataConnect allows customers who have a mixed fleet, or are in the process of transitioning from one manufacturer to another, to have their data seamlessly connect,” he says. Kelly says one of the greatest barriers to the adoption of digital technologies has been the incompatibility of data between manufacturers, and the landmark partnership with John Deere, Claas and…

2 min
good harvest

Machine Sync, the technology that allows a harvester to control the speed and guidance of the chaser bin working beside it, has been updated to provide new features, broadened compatibility and new products. With the latest update, Machine Sync will become available to horticulture and forage producers as it is rolled out across self-propelled forage harvesters and tractor to tractor applications specific to the industry. John Deere production system manager Ben Kelly says Machine Sync can automate the unloading process improving safety and productivity, representing a huge step towards improving multi-machine automation and operational logistics. “The expansion of Machine Sync on more equipment now makes it accessible to producers across a far greater range of commodities – from grains to horticulture and forage,” Kelly says. “It brings powerful efficiency gains as the chaser bin…

2 min
options galore

The M5-1 roll-over protective structure (ROPS) engine technology had been redesigned to give maximum horsepower at the lower engine speed of 2,400 rpm, Kubota announces. Kubota senior product manager for tractors and precision farming Konstantin Blersch says ROPS tractors make up 20 per cent of all tractors in their horsepower category in Australia and with 92-103hp, the M5-1 series fills a gap in the market. “We’re excited to bring the M5-1 ROPS model to Australia. Its advanced simplicity allows for easy movement and short height increases its practicality,” Blersch says. “The ROPS model allows the operator to stay in contact with workers around the tractor while remaining seated at all times. “The higher horsepower at lower speed in the M5-1 ROPS also means greater fuel efficiency and will ensure it gets the operator…

2 min
duo on the case

Stag Machinery Group is poised to assume responsibility for the Case IH dealerships in Toowoomba and Dalby, previously operated by Wideland Ag. This new business is the result of a partnership between Craig Brimblecombe of St George Machinery Centre, and Noel Baines, owner of Ag Requirements in Gatton. Stag Machinery Group is now operating from new locations in Toowoomba and Dalby. Both St George Machinery Centre and Ag Requirements will continue operating as usual. “It’s an exciting time and we’re looking forward to getting to know the farmers of these two important Queensland agricultural regions,” Brimblecombe says. “Customers can be confident we’ll not only meet their sales and service expectations, we’ll exceed them with the enthusiasm, knowledge and experience our teams bring to the table.” With horticulture the dominant form of agriculture in the Lockyer…