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New legislation for sales of farm implements

New act establishes minimum requirements for sale agreements, 
warranties, and availability of spare parts

The new Farm Implement and Dealership Act will come into force this year. The new act, which combines the old Farm Implement Dealerships Act and the Farm Implement Act, came into effect in December when Bill 6, the Statutes Amendment Act, received royal assent. Bill 6 also includes numerous changes to sections of the former […] Read more

It’s an odd sight, but driverless tractors are already here. And tech expert Rob Saik says combines will be next.

The next farm technology revolution

Rob Saik says big data will soon be a fact of life on farms, and producers will have to find ways to deal with it all

Farm technology has come a long way — the leap from horses to tractors seemed huge until computers, auto steer, and advances in seed and crop chemistry came along. But the next technological leap is going to be the biggest yet, and it’s already underway, according to Rob Saik, CEO and founder of the Agri-Trend […] Read more


A rotating grapple takes bale stacking to a new level.

Farm implements, equipment, innovations sure to tempt at show

A rotating bale grapple is one of the featured products at this year’s Agri-Trade

Agri-Trade visitors be warned — you may be gripped by an urge to splurge. Take, for example, the Haukaas Rotating Bale Grapple, one of this year’s winners of the show’s Ag Innovation award. After watching the video showcasing the device, cattle producers who feed round bales may want to run out and buy one. The […] Read more