Friday, July 8, 2022

Machinery


Phil Holden joins TAMA as general manager

Phil Holden joins TAMA as general manager

ByStaff reporterApr 5, 2022
Phil Holden was previously executive officer for the New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association and chief executive of the Royal Agricultural Society.Wairarapa-based Phil Holden has taken over as general manager of the Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) from Kirsty Fyfe.Holden brings…

RUC reduction brings no relief for farm machinery users

ByGerald PiddockMar 24, 2022
Federated Farmers transport spokesperson Karen Williams says her farm’s fuel costs for the three months during peak harvest almost doubled year-on-year.The Government’s decision to cut road user charges (RUC) by…

John Deere releases autonomous tractor for US market

ByGerald PiddockJan 17, 2022
John Deere’s first autonomous tractor for large-scale production has been released to the US market. It could be available for New Zealand farmers in a few years time.Autonomous tractors could…

Relief as machinery operators granted border exemption

ByGerald PiddockDec 13, 2021
Rural Contractors NZ hopes these much-needed workers can enter New Zealand and be ready to work by late February.Rural contractors have breathed a sigh of relief after the Government granted…


Spring deliveries meeting machinery demand

Spring deliveries meeting machinery demand

ByStaff reporterDec 13, 2021
TAMA president Kyle Baxter says both locally manufactured and imported equipment are all reporting strong demand.Recent large deliveries of tractors…
Contractor safety a growing concern

Contractor safety a growing concern

ByGerald PiddockNov 19, 2021
Staff shortages among rural contractors is so dire that many in the industry fear it could result in serious accidents.Rural…
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