2021 Norco Primex Field review

By: Anthony Wingard

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Norco Primex Field Day was forced to postpone last year as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic, but, the expo returned for 2021

The Norco Primex Field Day 2021 recap

The well-known Norco Primex Field Day was forced to postpone last year as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic, but, the expo returned for 2021’s iteration with event organisers determined to make up for lost time.

The expo, now considered one of the country’s leading primary industries events, drew a crowd of thousands across its three days in Casino with the hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest in sustainable farming as well as the newest farming machinery and equipment on the market.

Anthony Wingard was there to check out some of the highlights:

TGB 2021 Blade 600 SE ATV

This year has seen the return of TGB ATVs to the Australian market after an absence that spans back to 2010, but now, the Taiwanese built vehicles are back and are distributed through the Lismore Tractor and Machinery Centre.  

Among the offerings is the Blade 600 SE, a tough, reliable ATV with more horsepower (42.1 hp), built to withstand the rigours of regular farm work. 

Where the 600 SE differentiates is through its electronic power steering – a tri-mode speed-sensitive setting that can assist riders to ensure the most comfortable ride. Riders can select between no assist, minimum and maximum by toggling the digital display. 

All TGB ATVs sold in Australia will offer a compliant Occupant Protection Device (OPD) as an option and will be sold as standard equipment as of October 2021.

The TGB 2021 Blade 600 SE ATV at Norco Primex Field Day
 This year has seen the return of TGB ATVs to the Australian market

New Holland T5 90S EC

New Holland’s T5 range all employ the new semi-power shift Electro Command (EC) Transmission, a 16 forward and 16 reverse gear option capable of delivering high power to the engine to cope with a range of demanding operating conditions.

The electronic draft control system comes standard across all T5 range tractors and means operators can lift as much a 5,400kg with the machine’s hydraulics while the engine in the T5 90S will produce a maximum of 88hp (65 kW). 

Aesthetically, New Holland’s small-mid range tractor offering has also been given a facelift with what they call a modern, aggressive design. 

The New Holland 90s EC
 The New Holland T5 posing at the Primex Field Day

Agrifarm ‘Agrivator’ AV Series Aerators

Custom-built by the team at Agrifarm in Taree, New South Wales, the Agrivator AV Series is ideal for shattering and allowing water absorption into the soil and expansion of root zone in pasture and crops.

The agrivator aerator range comes in five different sizes, all built with a heavy-duty frame design, ranging from 1.5 metres to four metres and three sizes in hydraulic fold up from four to six metres. 

With cable seeders available in modules of 900mm width and mounted on the rear RHS member of the aerator frame, the seeders can hold 22 litres per module.

The Agrifarm Agrivator AV Series Aerator on display on facebook
 The Agrivator AV Series is ideal for shattering and allowing water absorption into the soil and expansion of root zone in pasture and crops

GIL Siembra Directa Disco Seeder

Ideal for farmers who need a machine for medium-sized farmers and want the reliability and quality of direct sowing with discs, the GIL disco seeder makes use of the well-known single disc opener with a mounted depth control wheel system.

The result means the seeder can offer great digging while providing highlight accurate seed placement and is capable of performing consistently even across uneven terrain. 

Available in 3.0m and 3.5m versions, the disco allows for a multitude of combinations of seeding given the machine’s two election motors as well as micro hopper, front hopper and double head distributor options. 

The GIL disco seeder is distributed though the Armour Group
 The GIL disco seeder is distributed though the Armour Group

Hercules H700 Loaders

The range of Hercules wheel loaders have been reinforced to be both stronger, and longer – giving operators increased performance and reliability through its 100 horsepower Cummins engine and 4.13m bucket height. 

The full range of Hercules wheel loaders is distributed by the Yatala-based Brisbane Mini Excavator Sales (BMES, who fit the air-conditioning units themselves and provide a full complement of spare parts for the loaders on top of a full warrant for twelve months. 

The new models were built in a different factory which has meant improvements to the heavy-duty transmission and heavy-duty differentials.

The range of Hercules wheel loaders
 The range of Hercules wheel loaders on display at Primex Field Days 2021

CFMoto 2021 CForce 520 EPS ATV

While the entire of CFMoto’s 2021 ATV range will certainly do the job, it’s the 520 EPS which is ideal for farm life and in the paddock.

Powered by a 500cc and electronic power steering, the 520 EPS’s performance capabilities, which also include 250mm of ground clearance and a towing capacity of 350kg mean the 520 EPS can be used across a myriad of tasks across the farm while 

All 2021 models are fitted to comply with stage two safety standards under the new ATV legislation, with the prices for CFMoto ATVs including an installed Quadbar OPD.

CFMoto is distributed by Agrihaus based in Lismore, NSW.

The CFMoto ATV on display at Primex
CFMoto is making some serious noise down under

 

Valtra G Series tractor

Fresh off gracing the cover of last month’s edition of Farms & Farm Machinery, the Valtra G Series tractor made an emphatic showing at Primex – one of the first units to enter the country.

Remarkably easy to operate, the G Series is the first tractor in the 100-145hp range to offer SmartTouch controls and precision farming capabilities behind the power of a six-speed powershift gearbox. 

Described as the Swiss army knife of farming, the G Series boasts a range of functions and capabilities, including an improved integrated front loading subframe, but its smaller size offers increased versatility in and around farms.

The new  the Valtra G Series tractor on display
 The new  the Valtra G Series tractor on display

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