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    Kontraskotteleg: Agrico se HSD werk vining en doeltreffend

    Boerderygenot is wanneer jy na ՚n werktuig soek om ՚n bepaalde taak te verrig en dan een kry wat jou stoutsteverwagtinge oortref en dan nog baie goedkoper as sy mededingers is. Agrico het hierdie driekuns vervolmaak met die HSD (hoëspoeddis). Eben Botha boer in die Harrismithomgewing. Hy plant mielies en sojabone in wisselbou en suikerbone […] More

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    NAMPO: Moet ek koop of nie

    Die hele land is reeds in rep en roep want Mei is Nampotyd waar meer en meer uitstallers en besoekers elke jaar wys en kyk wat hierdie uitstalvenster van die landbou bied. Boere vra hulleself dikwels af hoe hulle dit wat uitgestal en bekendgestel word moet benader. Wat het ek werklik nodig en wat kan […] More

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    Kubota excavators make the difference for GDM Plumping & Projects

    Having purchased a 3-t Kubota U30 compact excavator in 2016, which has since performed beyond expectations, GDM Plumping & Projects went on to become the first company in South Africa to take delivery of the smaller Kubota U15-3 when Smith Power introduced it in 2018. To date, the two machines are at the centre of […] More

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    Meet the winning team: Valtrac’s Terradisk and APV

    Quality and durable implements simply make more sense in the long run, and Pöttinger’s Terradisk tilling series falls neatly into that category. Charl Theron is a young farmer who a high premium on quality. Last year, he joined his father in law, Paul van Niekerk, on the farm, Boshoek, near Memel in the Free State, […] More

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    Cut staggering fuel costs with the Orthman minimum tilling system

    A drastic drop of two thirds in their fuel account will ensure that the Du Preez father and son alliance of Grootpan farm near Lichtenburg will thankfully reminisce about the “old days” of staggering fuel costs, and then thank the Orthman 16 row XD 1tRIPr, which has cut its place on the farm with a […] More

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    Growing blueberries needs a delicate orange tractor touch

    Deep in the bush, and after a long stretch of typical dirt road towards the Botswana border, one suddenly comes to entrance to Madikwe Berry, a new farming enterprise in the vicinity of Dwaalboom. It is a hive of activity where soon 50 hectares of blueberries will be cultivated in tunnels. Work on the project […] More

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    SmartTouch: Valtra’s clever control arm reaches for richer harvests

    The ultimate in ease of operation, comfort and efficiency: Valtra’s SmartTouch control arm makes tractor work a sheer pleasure. Gone are the days when a dust and sweat covered farmer had to bounce around on a tractor while standing on the stubborn clutch pedal while battling with a bunch of uncooperative gear levers. Today, he […] More

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    SUVs excel on hills and dales, on dirt and highways

    This review of Sport Utility Vehicles launched in 2018 was compiled by Dirk Gallowitz of Ultimate Drive Last month we highlighted bakkies (LDVs); this month it is time for the SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles), or 4X4s, that can also deal with the dirt tracks of any farm. New Renault Duster: Better, an eyeful, tougher The […] More

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    Scania plans nifty transport solutions for farmers

    “Just about all our clients in this region is involved in agriculture and one thing that strikes you is that a farmer always has a plan up his sleeve,” says Morné Botha, regional manager of Scania in Bloemfontein. His region ranges from the Northern Cape. Through the Freestate and Eastern Cape, ending on the beach. […] More

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    Stalwart balers show their steel in first baling contest

    Show and tell was at the order of the day when the top round balers converged recently to show their steel in the Valtrac and Farmboek baling competition on Vlakfontein, farm of Jonathan van Aswegen, near Parys. The competition was the first of its kind in South Africa and the result of a notion that […] More

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    Valtrac is a bright star with new technology implements

    Valtrac, a company with its head office in Parys in the Freestate, has a treasure chest of new technology and exciting innovative equipment, which the company wants to re-introduce to farmers. The new developments were already on show at last year’s NAMPO Harvest Day. The Valtrac exhibition at NAMPO indicated that farmers were keen to […] More

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