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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 364

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in this issue

2 min
deere remodels

John Deere has unveiled a raft of updates to its 8R and 8RT tractors for the 2019 model year. The new updates will focus on productivity, operator comfort, control, and increased fuel capacity. “For the 2019 model year tractors, we’re making the Premium CommandView III cab with cab suspension standard on all 8RT Series tractors,” says Tiffany Turner, John Deere’s large tractor product marketing manager. “Coupled with the proven AirCushion suspension system, which is well known to improve field ride, the new cab suspension helps ensure operators will experience the most comfortable ride possible in a two-track tractor.” A steering circuit change and recalibrated steering sensitivity are other new additions to the 8R and 8RT tractors. All 8RT Series tractors will get a new steering pump, changes to the loop-override circuit, and…

2 min
affordable tech

John Deere is set to roll out three new precision agriculture products to improve farming beyond 2019. These products include the 4240 universal display, AutoTrac universal 300 guidance solution, and the 18-2 Gen 4 software updates. John Deere says the weather-resistant 4240 universal display joins the Gen 4 family as an “affordable, portable, and durable option for many types of farming operations”. Section control and data sync with John Deere “Operations Centre” can be added to the 4240 display. Replacing the GreenStar 2 1800, the 4240 offers a high-contrast 213mm (8.4-inch) touchscreen enclosed in a weather-resistant, IP65-rated shell for open-station equipment. “The 4240 universal display is perfect for producers who want an economical but robust display for AutoTrac and documentation. It can be used on open-station John Deere tractors and equipment of other…

2 min
super sprayer

Hardi Australia has taken the wraps off its new Hellios “light-weight” self-propelled sprayer. The 3,000-litre Hellios has already proven popular with European growers thanks to its design making it “perfect” on soft soils, tight headlands, and difficult slopes. Hardi Australia CEO Bill Franklin says the local business has invested considerable time and expertise to tailor the European concept for local farmers’ requirements. “We are acutely aware that local spraying needs are unique,” he says. “That’s why we build our sprayers here.” The Hellios’ standout feature is its front-mounted aluminium boom, which is offered locally in widths from 24 to 36 metres. Hardi says the arrangement gives operators a panoramic forward view of their job from the machine’s category-four cab. Franklin says Hardi Australia has put substantial work into its aluminium booms, which are designed…

1 min
double speed bale retrieval

Burder Ag Attachments launched the Anderson RBM PRO 2000 at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days. Anderson’s self-loading wrapped silage bale mover is among the products on offer through Burder, providing what the manufacturer says is a solution to the problem of being able to pick up, carry and unload wrapped bales directly from the field, in a timely and cost effective manner. Burder, a Wangaratta-based agricultural manufacturer and distributor, has recently been appointed the sole distributor of Anderson products in Australia. “The RBM 2000 pro is innovative, reliable, and very easy to use; the machine is simply perfect for both farmers and farm contractors,” Burder CEO Adam Fendyk says. The Anderson RBM PRO 2000 can be used by one person. One operator can load non-stop, and can carry and unload wrapped or netted…

2 min
sensitive spreader

Amazone’s latest ZG-TS 10001 trailed spreader, with a working width of up to 54 metres, is now available on the Australian market. CLAAS Harvest Centre product manager for Amazone, Craig Hopkins, says the ZG-TS 10001 spreader delivers a perfect balance between capacity, work rates and precision. “Theoretically, it is possible to spread 40kg/ha over 250 hectares in 90 minutes before reloading,” he says. Other standout features of the ZG-TS 10001 include an operating speed of up to 30km/h, a 10,000-litre hopper, and its “top-of-the-line” ProfisPro weighing technology that auto-regulates application rate. Hopkins adds: “Four weigh cells positioned between the hopper frame and chassis constantly monitor the amount of fertiliser being discharged. This data is used to adjust the metering shutter slides, as well as the intelligent fill-level management system. “By constantly measuring how much fertiliser…

1 min
beaut for fruit

AGCO’s Massey Ferguson has uncorked a new vineyard, specialist, and fruit tractor – the MF 3700 Series – on the Australian and New Zealand markets. The company says the MF 3700 Series offers the “best business solution for vineyard, fruit orchard, and hill farmers”. “The MF 3700 Series represents a top-quality, yet straightforward machine, providing high performance, superb fuel efficiency, extreme comfort, and versatility,” AGCO says. The MF 3700 Series tractor features a four-cylinder, stage 3B new-generation engine that ranges between 75 to 105hp. It also has an increased hydraulic flow and the option of a fully-integrated factory-fitted front linkage, power take-off and front loader frame, allowing a wider range of specialist implements to be utilised. AGCO adds that the MF 3700 Series offers extensive updates like the brand-new “wide fruit model” that…