Small-scale farming implements at the biggest farming show in Africa

Here are a few agricultural implements for small-scale operations exhibited at the annual Nampo Harvest Day at Bothaville in South Africa. Prices are rounded-off and include Value Added Tax. Zambian Kwacha prices were calculated from the exchange rate at the time of publishing, and exclude any transport or export costs.…

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Small-scale farming implements at the biggest farming show in Africa
A small 14 row disc plough selling at R62 260 (K45 000) through Southtrade. Enquiries: Southtrade, tel. +2721 981 6044.

Mechanisation: Don’t buy cheap tyres!

We spoke to Mr. Jakkie van Heerden of Trelleborg Tyres about the right choice of tyre and the habit of filling it with water. The purpose for which the tractor is used should also determine your choice of tyre. Jakkie says it’s no good putting cheap rubber on an expensive…

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Mechanisation: Correct tyre pressure saves money!

Tyres have become some of the most expensive and sophisticated pieces of equipment on a farm. Yet people are still quite uninformed about how tyre pressure has an effect on the bottom line of the business. You know how it goes: that ripper should have been running yesterday. When you…

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Filter prolongs life of oil in tractors

Mr. Pietie Conradie, well known for his farm solutions in the town of Richmond in South Africa, designed an oil purifying ‘rocket’ – practical, cheap, simple and easy to assemble. The goal of Pietie’s oil purifying system was to keep the oil in his tractors’ hydraulic system clean. The oil…

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