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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 396

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

2 min
wide spread

Five new John Deere sprayers, equipped with the company’s See & Spray Select advanced spraying technology, will be joining the company’s lineup this year. The three new 400 (408R, 410R and 412R) and two new 600 (612R and 616R) Series sprayers, as well as three new Hagie selfpropelled sprayers (STS12, STS16 and STS20), will be available for order by mid-2021. In an announcement, John Deere Australia managing director Luke Chandler says the new models will help Australian farmers do more with less. “We partner with industry to meet the unique needs of our customers and are delighted to come to market with this suite of new products we know will make a real difference for Australian farmers,” he says. In its announcement, Deere says the 400 and 600 Series sprayers will have a new…

2 min
power boost

The new John Deere 9 Series and 8 Series tractors will receive a boost in power and technology as the company announces what it says is its biggest release of products in a decade. John Deere’s ‘future-focused’ announcement will see the 9 Series and 8 Series range benefit from a plethora of new and upgraded systems, as well as added horsepower and updated air seeding tools. The announcement follows the unveiling of its spraying range and will be available in its 2022 tractor range, but can be preordered throughout 2021. The 2022 9 Series of tractors, which includes the wheeled 9R model, two-track 9T and four-track 9RX tractors, will see a larger, more comfortable cab added, and will be powered by the new PowerTech 13.6L diesel, which offers between 390 to 590 horsepower…

2 min
overhaul plans

Claas is set to start production of a revamped Claas Arion 400 range of tractors in June, with the models expected to arrive Down Under early next year. The series now includes seven models, ranging from the 90 horsepower (67kW) Arion 410 to the 155hp (116kW) Arion 470, each with a four-cylinder 4.5 litre Fiat Powertrain engine, complete with turbochargers with intercooling. The gross vehicle weight has now been increased to nine tonnes, permitting payloads of up to 3.8 tonnes and a rear lift capacity of 6.35 tonnes, while all models bar the 410 and 420 have a longer wheelbase at 2.53m. Buyers can choose between two powershift transmissions: the Quadrishift, which offers 16 forward and 16 reverse gears, split into four ranges with four powershift speeds each; and the Hexashift, with six…

2 min
eyes on the prize

Seed weighing and calibration will be a thing of the past for users of Väderstad automatic seeding control system, Australian distributor Claas Harvest Centre says. The technology, dubbed SeedEye, uses sensors mounted on each seeding tube as well as a non-retro-fittable ground radar mounted on the seeder, to deliver exact numbers of seeds per square metre, regardless of the speed of the vehicle. Designed to fit Väderstad’s Rapid seed drill range, the new technology differs to traditional sowing systems that rely on manual calculations of grain weights to determine a suitable sowing rate. Claas Harvest Centre product manager – Väderstad, Murray Tuck, says slight deviations in manual calculations or variations in seed types can lead to “vastly significant differences in sowing rates” when relying on weight measurement. Instead, the operator nominates their preferred seeding…

2 min
down under debut

Valtra’s first G Series tractor has made its Australian debut, marking one of the first new models to hit our shores in about a year. The G125 EcoActive was showcased at a demonstration day in Colac and the tractor, the first of Valtra’s new G Series’ to arrive in Australia, will travel the country in the coming months to give prospective buyers a test run. Valtra product manager Paul Morris says the new model was “everything we hoped for” and early feedback had been positive. “For those who are more familiar with Valtra, it has those familiar stylings but with a more modern take on it,” he says. “I think it is that combination of a lighter chassis, which we have been missing from the lineup – a lighter chassis powershift tractor that will…

3 min
plan of steel

The remote control mixing is a popular feature for grain farmers with different fertiliser requirements. The award winning CRF Supa Bin is becoming a ‘must have’ item for many Australian farmers. It is well known as a multi-purpose, totally self-contained grain and fertiliser handling bin with fully remote controlled operation and is rapidly gaining popularity Australia-wide. Efficient, safe and contamination-free handling of multiple products makes it the ideal choice for filling air-seeders at seeding time, but the Supa Bin has multiple other uses. Units fitted with the optional SupaTube tubulator can be used to fill silo bags, fertiliser spreaders and feeders as well as transferring grain and fertiliser into field bins and other trucks. Blending different products is as simple as pressing a button on the remote control unit to activate the variable compartment…