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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 401

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in this issue

1 min
freestyle flow

Krone has released its first ever solo bale wrapper to the Australian market and claims the machine has the world’s fastest single arm wrapping speed. Boasting a speed of 36 rpm, the EasyWrap 150 runs with fully automatic function from bale pick-up to discharge. Krone’s assistant product manager Nathan Thomas describes the new product as “versatile” and says it combines several stages of the process into one. “Be it collecting, wrapping or unloading bales, the new EasyWrap 150 is extremely versatile,” he says. “The fully automatic 3PL single arm wrapper can be mounted on the front or rear linkage as well as telescopic loaders to suit any operation. “With its powerful wrapping technology and ability to wrap up to a maximum bale weight of 1,600kg, farmers can rely on the EasyWrap 150 to balance efficiency…

2 min
need for speed

John Deere is testing its ExactEmerge row units, which it hopes will increase planting speeds to 16km/h – double the typical speeds of standard planting. The manufacturer is testing the speeds as part of a collaboration with the University of Sydney, which will also include third-party validation. Once fully tested, John Deere hopes ExactEmerge will provide farmers with a quicker alternative while still maintaining accurate singulation, seed population, spacing, applied downforce and uniform depth. Able to integrate with both new and older planters, the ExactEmerge technology can be used on crops such as cotton, sorghum, sunflower and summer grains. John Deere Australia precision agriculture manager Benji Blevin says the collaboration with the university’s Institute of Agriculture will highlight the technology’s performance and its suitability for Australian conditions. “Growers are typically used to planting at 8km/h…

2 min
simpler tines

Horsch has upgraded its Sprinter NT tine seed drill, adding features that the company says have been based on customer feedback in the Australian market. The German manufacturer’s popular piece of direct seeding equipment has received a new drawbar system, an extra set of tyres on each wing and upgrades to its air package and hydraulic lines. Jan Moens, service and training manager of Queensland-based Horsch distributor Muddy River Agricultural, says the upgraded model has been “well received” since its introduction into the Australian market. “The Sprinter NT is something that Horsch really makes specifically for our market,” he says. “The last couple of years have really snowballed and [with] the more Sprinters you have out in the field, you come across things you discuss with the supplier and say ‘okay, maybe we can…

1 min
next generation

Kubota’s two new generator models – the GL Series compact diesel generator and SQ Series (super quiet) diesel generator – have been designed with new features and can be easily transported and maintained. Kubota says the GL series is efficient and provides safe backup power as the 2021 summer storm season approaches. “As we approach the season, it’s important to stock up on generators,” says Kubota spokesperson James Tibos. “Sadly, we’ve seen the full impact storms can have on power supplies and Kubota’s GL series ensures back-up electricity at the push of a button.” While boasting a generous fuel tank that allows for extended operation time between refuelling, the GL Series offers improved fuel economy and reductions in both emissions and noise levels, says Kubota. With factory-fitted circuit breakers and residual current device, the GL…

1 min
hop to it

Lemken says its new Solitair 23+ front hopper and OptiDisc 25 coulter bar will offer greater versatility and increased precision to buyers. The front hopper and coulter bar are now inclusive of ISOBUS technology, making adjustments easier and seeding more efficient through the MegaDrill control on the tractor terminal, allowing seeding without overlap of up to four width sections. Lemken’s Solitair 23+ front hopper, when combined with the Zirkon 12 and OptiDisc 25 coulter bar, delivers a better distribution of weight compared to rear-mounted systems and, along with its compact, agile drilling combination, allows smaller tractors to be used for efficient drilling operations. Both seeds and fertiliser are suitable for the Solitair 23+. The OptiDisc 25 coulter bar will also be available in five and six metre foldable versions, and three and four…

1 min
leaps and bounds

CFMoto has added to its range of UTVs with a midsize model the company says is a “quantum leap” over its predecessor. The UForce 600 replaces the UForce 550 EPS and is lighter, more powerful, has greater towing capacity and a host of other improvements. “The UForce 600 is a massive addition to our Aussie UTV arsenal and we’re tremendously excited about its potential with all the updates such as the electronic engine braking and limited-slip rear diff,” says CFMoto Australia director Michael Poynton. “It’s the perfect machine for both work and play.” In addition to the updates mentioned by Poynton, CFMoto has also added a new front-end design, enhanced storage space, increased ground clearance and metallic paint. The UForce 600 offers 41 horsepower (31kW) and 62Nm of torque (3hp and 1Nm more than the…