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Farms and Farm Machinery

Issue 372

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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farms & farm machinery

Editorial EDITOR Andrew Hobbs andrew.hobbs@bauertrader.com.au DEPUTY EDITOR & DCM Harrison Hunkin harrison.hunkin@bauertrader.com.au CONTRIBUTORS Barry Ashenhurst, Steve Brooks, Jaiden Drought, Brent Lilley, Chris McCullough, Gary Northover EDITORIAL DESIGN Daz Woolley SUB-EDITOR Cat Fitzpatrick EDITORIAL AND NEWS: 73 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh, VIC, 3166 Tel: 0429 530171 Email: andrew.hobbs@bauertrader.com.au Digital PRODUCER Michael Cahill Marketing & distribution CIRCULATION MANAGER Stuart Jones Finance SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Andrew Hughes Executive Group GM – PUBLISHING Terry Williams-King GM – TRANSPORT & MACHINERY Graham Gardiner SALES DIRECTOR Matt Rice SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER Regina Fellner SENIOR PRODUCER Tim Kennington PEOPLE & CULTURE CONSULTANT Sue Eaves FINANCE MANAGER Cain Murphy…

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picture perfect

Spraying only weeds while piloting a sprayer through your paddock at 30km/h – and saving significant amounts on chemicals and water as a result – could be a reality for Australian farmers by the time summer rolls around. That is the promise made by Dutch agricultural technology developer Agrifac, with the local launch of its AiCPlus system this month, for expected delivery in time for summer spraying. Developed with French tech innovator Bilberry in Australia and the Netherlands, the system uses artificial intelligence to recognise weed species from photographs taken by an array of cameras spaced at 3 metre intervals along the boom. Once identified, computer algorithms consider factors such as the height of the boom, the speed of the sprayer and the distance from the camera to the weed, and then calculates…

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seed destruction

Independent commercial testing has confirmed a weed seed kill rate of 99 per cent plus with the latest version of the Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) at various harvester speeds. The new vertical, mechanical direct drive iHSD was released earlier this year following the successful testing last harvest of eight vertical units fitted to a range of harvester brands, including John Deere and New Holland. It can also be fitted to Case IH harvesters. Invented by WA grower Ray Harrington and developed by UniSA with investment from the Grains Research & Development Corporation, the iHSD has undergone continuing development by SKF Engineering and DeBruin Engineering, together with national distributor McIntosh Distribution. The new vertical system uses the same mill set as the original hydraulic version, but the big attraction for growers is the…

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case cng loader

Reducing emissions on farms and construction sites is a feature the mainstream machinery manufacturers are focusing on, but one brand is certainly excelling in this area. Centre of attention at the huge bauma construction show in Germany in April were zero emissions electric machines and a wheel loader powered by methane gas was among them. Presented by Case Construction Equipment and named Project Tetra, the machine is powered by a six-cylinder engine from FPT Industrial’s NEF family. It follows on from advancements made in methane powered tractors by sister brand New Holland. This power unit, delivering power up to 230hp (186kW) and torque up to 1,184Nm, has diesel-like performance, but with a smoother and quieter drive. It also offers the same reliability and durability and fuel savings up to 30 per cent. The engine runs…

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deere delivers electric drives

John Deere’s new range of power systems are designed to be durable enough for the rugged off-highway market while also giving original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers the flexibility they need to implement hybrid power in their equipment, says John Deere. Launched at the bauma 2019 industry exhibition, the components feature compact, high speed motors that can be integrated in various John Deere pump drive and transmission solutions. The motors are controlled by power electronics from John Deere Electronic Solutions, making them easy to implement for OEM applications ranging from variable speed power generation to fully electric vehicle transmissions. The modular electric drivetrain component designs offer power generation and traction drive solutions up to 200kW per unit. John Deere says single-speed transmission and generator pump drive prototype opportunities are scheduled to begin by the end…

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honda unveils egx

Honda is developing its new eGX power system as an advanced zero-emissions electrified power unit, showing the prototype at the bauma 2019 construction industry exhibition. Development of the eGX has so far centred on satisfying the needs of the construction machinery market, the company says, working to make its equipment able to be used in a range of environments, such as underground tunnels or in night construction work undertaken near residential areas, with a primary focus on machinery that operates under high vibration, such as rammers and plate compactors. The motor for the eGX is equipped with a three-phase brushless DC motor, which was developed exclusively for this model. Honda says that it offers high efficiency and high power through outstanding insulation technology and winding technology for the alternator. A detachable lithium-ion battery pack…