Mechanisation: A short guide for new farmers

Any new farmer should consider a number of aspects before deciding on a mechanisation package. Expert advice should be sought on soil conditions and the operations needed to plant a successful crop in that specific area. If a farmer knows which operations are needed on his land, he then knows…

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Strong tractor sales mirror agricultural recovery in 2017

Tractor sales in South Africa have increased by 16%, with 583 units sold since July 2017. Sales are 27% higher than during the same period last year. The increase in sales is an indication of the strong recovery in the agricultural sector, after a historical drought decimated crop and livestock.…

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Mechanisation: Keep every machine in good working order!

Proactive machine maintenance works better than dealing with breakdowns. Farm machinery and equipment is expensive so it’s worth looking around for decent second hand implements. Many second-hand tractors and pickup vehicles (bakkies) have given their owners years of reliable service. If you have a weakness for new machines and tools,…

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New Holland to distribute directly to Southern Africa

New Holland Agriculture recently announced that they will distribute and support their products and services directly to South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia as from May 2017. They will take over from the current importer – Humulani Marketing (Pty) LTD if Invita Holdings – who will still be involved…

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