Gallery: Henty Machinery Field Days 2016

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Over 850 exhibitors crammed into the Henty Machinery Field Days site for the three-day event Over 850 exhibitors crammed into the Henty Machinery Field Days site for the three-day event Over 850 exhibitors crammed into the Henty Machinery Field Days site for the three-day event
The award-winning Back Up Charlie promotes constant sheep flow while reducing operator fatigue. The flexible forcing race can be set up in a straight line or up to 180 degrees to create a bugle configuration The award-winning Back Up Charlie promotes constant sheep flow while reducing operator fatigue. The flexible forcing race can be set up in a straight line or up to 180 degrees to create a bugle configuration The award-winning Back Up Charlie promotes constant sheep flow while reducing operator fatigue. The flexible forcing race can be set up in a straight line or up to 180 degrees to create a bugle configuration
BA Pumps and Sprayers regional manager Daniel Peacock lifts the lid on the new BA LS1300 linkage sprayer’s improved fold away chemical induction hopper, with container rise BA Pumps and Sprayers regional manager Daniel Peacock lifts the lid on the new BA LS1300 linkage sprayer’s improved fold away chemical induction hopper, with container rise BA Pumps and Sprayers regional manager Daniel Peacock lifts the lid on the new BA LS1300 linkage sprayer’s improved fold away chemical induction hopper, with container rise
The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners continue to support farmers throughout drought-affected parts of Australia The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners continue to support farmers throughout drought-affected parts of Australia The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners continue to support farmers throughout drought-affected parts of Australia
The Swing Arm Super Scoop completely restrains animals’ heads for effective and safe treatment The Swing Arm Super Scoop completely restrains animals’ heads for effective and safe treatment The Swing Arm Super Scoop completely restrains animals’ heads for effective and safe treatment
The 708cc Yamaha Wolverine ATV features a fully automatic transmission, improved rider comfort and a speed-sensitive power steering system The 708cc Yamaha Wolverine ATV features a fully automatic transmission, improved rider comfort and a speed-sensitive power steering system The 708cc Yamaha Wolverine ATV features a fully automatic transmission, improved rider comfort and a speed-sensitive power steering system
The SDLG LG946L wheel loader from CJD presents as a low-cost alternative to the more expensive brands The SDLG LG946L wheel loader from CJD presents as a low-cost alternative to the more expensive brands The SDLG LG946L wheel loader from CJD presents as a low-cost alternative to the more expensive brands
The Miller Nitro 6365 self-propelled sprayer with Spray-Air Technology took out second place and received high commendation in the Henty Machine of the Year competition The Miller Nitro 6365 self-propelled sprayer with Spray-Air Technology took out second place and received high commendation in the Henty Machine of the Year competition The Miller Nitro 6365 self-propelled sprayer with Spray-Air Technology took out second place and received high commendation in the Henty Machine of the Year competition
The Coolamon 135-tonne mother bin has front-steer as standard for ease of manoeuvring, hydraulic load-sharing suspension and flotation tyres rated at 10,190kg at 10km/h or 16,350kg static The Coolamon 135-tonne mother bin has front-steer as standard for ease of manoeuvring, hydraulic load-sharing suspension and flotation tyres rated at 10,190kg at 10km/h or 16,350kg static The Coolamon 135-tonne mother bin has front-steer as standard for ease of manoeuvring, hydraulic load-sharing suspension and flotation tyres rated at 10,190kg at 10km/h or 16,350kg static
Weighing only 7kg the Magnum Welders Mini Digital TIG 200E is one of the lightest digital AC/DC TIG welders on the Australian market Weighing only 7kg the Magnum Welders Mini Digital TIG 200E is one of the lightest digital AC/DC TIG welders on the Australian market Weighing only 7kg the Magnum Welders Mini Digital TIG 200E is one of the lightest digital AC/DC TIG welders on the Australian market
The JCB Loadall 525.60 telehandler features a two-speed hydrostatic transmission as well as three selectable four-wheel steering modes The JCB Loadall 525.60 telehandler features a two-speed hydrostatic transmission as well as three selectable four-wheel steering modes The JCB Loadall 525.60 telehandler features a two-speed hydrostatic transmission as well as three selectable four-wheel steering modes
A popup machinery museum provided visitors to Henty with a glimpse of the equipment used by our forefathers, like this 1957 Sunshine Massey Harris 585 self-propelled header A popup machinery museum provided visitors to Henty with a glimpse of the equipment used by our forefathers, like this 1957 Sunshine Massey Harris 585 self-propelled header A popup machinery museum provided visitors to Henty with a glimpse of the equipment used by our forefathers, like this 1957 Sunshine Massey Harris 585 self-propelled header
Resembling something straight out of a Transformers film, the massive Versatile 620 four-track features a Cummins engine and a Cat Powershift transmission Resembling something straight out of a Transformers film, the massive Versatile 620 four-track features a Cummins engine and a Cat Powershift transmission Resembling something straight out of a Transformers film, the massive Versatile 620 four-track features a Cummins engine and a Cat Powershift transmission
FarmTech Machinery’s Derek Modra launched the new UNIA disc unit at this year’s show. He says this style of cultivator is quickly growing in popularity FarmTech Machinery’s Derek Modra launched the new UNIA disc unit at this year’s show. He says this style of cultivator is quickly growing in popularity FarmTech Machinery’s Derek Modra launched the new UNIA disc unit at this year’s show. He says this style of cultivator is quickly growing in popularity
The Hardi Rubicon 9000 self-propelled sprayer features a 9000-litre spray tank and 48.5m boom. The 370hp sprayer is capable of spraying up to 146ha an hour at 30km/h The Hardi Rubicon 9000 self-propelled sprayer features a 9000-litre spray tank and 48.5m boom. The 370hp sprayer is capable of spraying up to 146ha an hour at 30km/h The Hardi Rubicon 9000 self-propelled sprayer features a 9000-litre spray tank and 48.5m boom. The 370hp sprayer is capable of spraying up to 146ha an hour at 30km/h
Flexi-Coil NSW and QLD territory manager Phil Avery (left) and brand leader Steve Mulder unveil the Flexi-Coil 5500 for the very first time at HMFD 2016. The 24.4m air seeder features adaptable row spacings and the option of either rubber or steel packing systems. At the rear is the Flexi-Coil 5860 Air Cart, a 20,000-litre unit which won best new release at this year’s Dowerin Field days in Western Australia. Flexi-Coil NSW and QLD territory manager Phil Avery (left) and brand leader Steve Mulder unveil the Flexi-Coil 5500 for the very first time at HMFD 2016. The 24.4m air seeder features adaptable row spacings and the option of either rubber or steel packing systems. At the rear is the Flexi-Coil 5860 Air Cart, a 20,000-litre unit which won best new release at this year’s Dowerin Field days in Western Australia. Flexi-Coil NSW and QLD territory manager Phil Avery (left) and brand leader Steve Mulder unveil the Flexi-Coil 5500 for the very first time at HMFD 2016. The 24.4m air seeder features adaptable row spacings and the option of either rubber or steel packing systems. At the rear is the Flexi-Coil 5860 Air Cart, a 20,000-litre unit which won best new release at this year’s Dowerin Field days in Western Australia.

Charlie Webb’s Back Up Charlie flexible sheep movement system has won the Machine of the Year Award at this week’s Henty Machinery Field Days, making it a top attraction for the 60,000 visitors expected to walk through the gates.

About 850 exhibitors converged on the 105-hectare site for the event’s 40th anniversary. They were showing every imaginable piece of farm equipment, as well as giving glimpses of some new technology that will be available in the future.

With the prediction of less than favourable weather on its way a massive crowd filed through the gates on day one eager to take advantage of a window of fine weather.

Food and beverage outlets were run off their feet all day and there was even a helicopter service offering joy flights to those who wanted to get a more spectacular view of the site and surrounding countryside from the sky.

Always attracting plenty of interest is the presentation of the Henty Machine of the Year Award. It is judged by an independent panel of primary producers and, like last year’s Flatrac wheel track renovator, the winner goes on to become a standard piece of equipment on farms. 

Back Up Charlie consists of a forcing yard leading into an adjustable dual race system for the movement of sheep into sheep handlers, crutching plants or scanning machines.

The key to its effective and humane operation are the lightweight hock bars in each race which allow constant forward movement but prevent the sheep from backing out. 

Urana producer Charlie Webb said he designed the machine to reduce fatigue and increase labour efficiency on his own property, Lakeside.

Second place, with high commendation, went to the Miller Nitro 6365 self-propelled sprayer with Spray-Air technology. The Spray-Air boom combines the benefits of air assist and anatomisation into one spray nozzle system.

It is claimed that the new model is up to 30 percent more fuel efficient than similar sized machines.

Of particular interest was the new 5500 air-drill launched by NSW tillage and seeding equipment manufacturer Flexi-Coil. Available in 60, 70 and 80-foot widths the Flexi-Coil 5500’s new folding system allows it to fold down to a width of just 18 feet for transport.

Overall, exhibitors and dealers told TradeFarmMachinery.com.au that they’d experienced strong buyer interest, with many claiming better-than-expected sales from day one.

 

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