Monday, 09 October 2017 10:00

More to Chinese tractors than you think

Chinese tractors. 

Wait! Don’t turn away just yet. I know what you’re thinking - and it probably wouldn’t be wise to print it here. 

Published in Machinery & Products

Some time ago, I used this column as a platform to subtly complain about the lack of action in translating my Farm World field day machinery purchases to actual shiny steel in my yard.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 17 March 2017 10:19

You have to admit, it's built Ford tough

I know you’ve been hanging out for an update on the Ford 7700, purchased before Christmas on something between a whim and a brain fade.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:44

A new tractor under the Christmas tree

It’s December! Or rather it was. Now it’s February, and Christmas is well behind us. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 11 November 2016 20:43

Party poopers rain on my parade

WELL I don’t know about you, but I’ve finally reached it.  

That juncture in life at which it dawns upon you that the world has gone too far.  

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 01 September 2016 15:31

The good ol’ days when big was bigger

LAST month’s article considered the Fendt 1000 series, masterpieces of modern tractor building that most of us will never need, let alone afford.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 21:22

Vario masterpiece looks the goods

IT’S news that’s sure to make more than one Australian dairy farmer re-check their budgets for the tough season ahead to see if just a little more equipment finance can be snuck in.

Published in Machinery & Products
Saturday, 05 December 2015 08:10

Zetor bringing sexy back

FROM time to time we all find ourselves having to adjust paradigms, challenge long-held beliefs, and overturn the wisdom of the ages.

Published in Machinery & Products
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 06:55

Little Cat gets the jump on big jobs

AS A hobby farmer with a distinctly non-executive-paying job and a tenuous-at-best business case for any piece of machinery I purchase, I often find myself unable to buy a machine for every job.

Published in Machinery & Products

As the more devoted readers of this column (Hi Mum!) will be well aware, Grunt has become a celebration of a diverse range of machines, with the uniting characteristics that they’re made of steel, and they get things done.

Published in Machinery & Products
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