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
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:20

New Lely Welger up the Ante

THE versatile Lely Welger RP 160V which replaces the respected 415 and 445 ranges and features newly designed chamber geometry and the Constant Pressure System (CPS) to produce high density and well-shaped bales which combine to reduce costs and promote rapid fermentation which results in higher feed quality. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Sunday, 20 November 2016 09:55

Muckrunner offers effluent x-factor

TWENTY years ago when Tom Paltridge needed to fix an effluent problem on his family dairy farm in South Australia, he turned the solution into a business venture. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Sunday, 25 September 2016 18:50

Autonomous tractor a vision of the future

UNVIELED on August 30 at the Farm Progress Show in the United States, the New Holland NHDrive concept autonomous tractor is a driverless machine which can perform a wide range of farming tasks day and night.

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
Thursday, 07 July 2016 22:07

Tankworks Australia joins Kingspan

TANKWORKS Australia has reached an agreement to join the global building products manufacturer Kingspan Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium and high performance insulation and building fabric solutions.

Published in Machinery & Products

2015 was potentially looking to be a disastrous year for Greg Allan Farm Machinery in Colac when Greg had a life-threatening heart attack early in the year and was away from the business for almost four months.

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