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Farms and Farm Machinery Issue 366

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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5 min
early riser

The focus for Case IH engineers in the United States, who spent about eight years developing this latest model, was on increased accuracy, with a flat bottom seed trench providing proper depth and more consistent seed placement, improved durability of its parts and better productivity — namely the speed at which farmers can plant their seed. Case IH has partnered with leading agricultural technology company Precision Planting to make the Early Riser 2000 Series the only planter engineered and built with Precision Planting components direct from the factory. Key among its features is the in-furrow liquid fertiliser delivery system, which helps to give each seed the best chance of successful growth. “This is an exciting new offering and we’re proud to be able to present a design and technology package unmatched within the…

1 min

• Opening and closing systems improved for difficult soils and tough conditions; • More vertical travel for improved ground following and consistent planting depth in severe terrain; • Speed and productivity without sacrificing accuracy; • Row by row planting with DeltaForce and vDrive. Row by row shut-off of seed, insecticide, and fertiliser; • Easy connectivity of the optional 20/20 SeedSense, FieldView, and iPad connectivity kit; • Simplified serviceability and maintenance; • Liquid fertiliser and insecticide options.…

1 min
high five

Kubota Tractor Australia says that its M5 series of mid-range tractors will offer buyers an all-purpose farming solution encompassing power, agility and reliability. The range will comprise the narrow-sized 78kW (105 horsepower) M5101, the standard sized, 82kW (110hp) M5111 and the 69kW (93hp) M5091 in both narrow and standard sizes. The standard-size tractors measure between 1,982mm and 2,174mm wide, while the narrow-size tractors measure between 1,432mm and 1,723mm with standard tyres. Powered by a V38 four-cylinder diesel engine, the M5 range boasts all-wheel drive, six synchronised gears with clutch and dual-speed controls and bigger fuel tanks – 105 litres on standard models and 76 litres on the narrow model. The tractors also offer a Category II three-point hitch that lifts 3,200kg at the rear (standard model) and 1,500kg (narrow models), with a power take-off…

1 min
claas chassis

Claas will start offering its Cargos 8500 forage harvesters with a tridem chassis and 30.5-inch (77.5cm) tyres in a move it says will help minimise damage to fragile soils. The dual-purpose wagon will be able to be fitted with sets of three tyres, rather than the previous two, up to a size of 710/50 R30.5, the company says, adding that this will be a unique combination in the market segment. The new model will be available in Australia and New Zealand for delivery in spring 2019. “The large contact area minimises compaction damage to soils that are moist or less able to withstand a load,” the company says. “In combination with the electrohydraulic positive steering, the loader wagon can also be operated in crab-steering mode. In this way, the area driven over is increased…

2 min
careful crafting

Two higher horsepower utility tractors launched recently by Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia have a better ergonomic design to complement their increased strength, the company has announced. Mahindra’s new 7580 and 7590 4WD series tractors, with 80hp (59.6kW) and 92hp (68.6kW) respectively, are designed to build on its already successful Mahindra 8000 series, which has sold over 500 units in Australia to date. The company says both of the models, each weighing over 3.6 tonnes, are ideal for primary and secondary tillage, livestock operations, crop protection, haulage and loader applications and a myriad of other field applications. The new models feature a redesign of the fuel tank – easy to access on the left hand side of the tractor, and the battery box, accessible from the right. A flat platform also make access to…

2 min
electric expertise

Anew team player for electric construction machinery has emerged onto the market with a prototype telehandler. Joining forces, Manitou and German engine specialist Deutz have introduced two telehandlers; one as a hybrid and another as a full electric system machine to meet increasing demand for such vehicles. This is the first time Deutz has incorporated prototype electric drives into Manitou equipment and as a result the Manitou MT 1135 has now been launched as a prototype. Deutz say it has provided a modular product portfolio for electric drives, which allows customers to choose the combination of combustion engine, electric motor, battery and power electronics best suited to their needs. Plus, should the customer require it, a pure electric drive system is also available on request. Both manufacturers say their goal is to produce a machine…