New launches at SunGold 2014

By: Guy Allen, Photography by: Guy Allen

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sungold 2014 The 2014 SunGold field days ran from February 12 to 14 sungold 2014
sungold agrimac Agri-Mac wins the award again this year for best display at the show. sungold agrimac
sungold agrimac incl new cultivator Agri-Mac had some new gear on display, such as the Horsch Joker 6RT cultivator sungold agrimac incl new cultivator
sungold arctic cat Arctic Cat not missing out on releasing new products at SunGold. sungold arctic cat
sungold boutique bar Thirsty show-goers enjoying a drink or two sungold boutique bar
sungold celebrity visitor Thomas the Tank Engine paid SunGold a visit. sungold celebrity visitor
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sungold entertainment Visitors were treated to free entertainment sungold entertainment
sungold friendly face A friendly face at SunGold. sungold friendly face
sungold fuso Truck dealers seized the chance to showacse their wares at SunGold. sungold fuso
sungold gregAllen new loader Greg Allen Farm Machinery shows off its new release - the Lely Tigo PR 60 D loader wagon. sungold gregAllen new loader
sungold heywood ag sales sungold heywood ag sales
sungold Landaco NFM machinery expert Tom Dickson (far right) having a chat with reps from spreader expert Landaco. sungold Landaco
sungold massey ferguson Tractors big and small were on display for all to see and feel. sungold massey ferguson
sungold polaris new model Polaris' newest addition: Sportsman Ace sungold polaris new model
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Last week’s Warrnambool district SunGold Fields days featured a smattering of new equipment from a variety of sources, adding spice to the annual event.

Greg Allan Farm Machinery was showing off a new silage loader wagon, the Lely Tigo PR 60 D. According to proprietor Greg Allan, the machine features "a completely different loading system, plus it has a shorter wheelbase which makes it easier to manoeuvre in a paddock."  Mr Allen said it was the first time this machine had been shown in the southern hemisphere.

Meanwhile UTV manufacturers were fiercely competitive, with new releases both from Arctic Cat and Polaris.

Arctic Cat’s Barry French was demonstrating a new 700cc long-wheelbase diesel model, which he said was getting a very positive response in part because it shared the same fuel as the other working machinery on a property.

"Most farmers would prefer to have to store only diesel on their property," he said. The vehicle also runs a car-style alternator, making it suitable for a wide range of attachments.

Meanwhile Polaris had quietly slipped the new Sportsman Ace into its display – a week ahead of its formal national launch at Werribee. Polaris staff reported huge interest in the machine, which features a full roll cage.

Agri-Mac again won the award for the best display at the show, a reward in part for their efforts to raise money for the Peter’s Project (petersproject.org.au), which is in support of a new cancer ward at the local hospital.

The company also had fresh gear on display, including a Horsch Joker 6RT cultivator.

National Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss visited the event and spoke about the importance of attracting investment into agriculture.

View the pictures above from the 2014 field days and click on the videos below to watch.

VIDEOS

Sungold Lely Tigo

Lely Tigo PR wagon debuts at Sungold field days 2014 

The massive silage loader wagon by Dutch manufacturer Lely was displayed at Australian dealer Greg Allan Farm Machinery’s stand at the Sungold Field Days 2014.

Sungold Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat diesel 700cc ATV makes appearance at Sungold field days 

Popular ATV brand Arctic Cat had a stand at the Sungold Field Days 2014 held in mid-February this year showcasing its range of products.

Sungold De Laval

DeLaval swinging brush keeps the cows happy

"It’s like a day spa for cows" – says NFM’s Tom Dickson of a unique swinging cow brush sighted at the Sungold Field Days 2014.

Sungold Agrimac

Agrimac sold tractors off NFM review

Since lending NewFarmMachinery magazine a Kubota BX25D sub compact tractor to test in November last year, Warnambool dealership Agrimac has received phone call after phone call about the review.

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