Inside NFM's October 2014 issue

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NFM 014 Front Cover NFM issue 14, October 2014 goes on-sale on Monday, October 6. NFM 014 Front Cover
Claas Xerion 5000 review Tom Dickson checks out the brand new Claas Xerion 5000 tractor with CVT transmission. Claas Xerion 5000 review
Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX review Barry Ashenhurst gets a hold on the Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX side-by-side for a test drive. Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX review
Rethus Brothers Anna Game-Lopata speaks to Horsham brothers Tim and Luke Rethus to find out their story of returning to their roots and adopting new technology in an age-old industry. Rethus Brothers
Chamberlain story Farm machinery guru Dr Graeme Quick relates the first part of his inside story on Chamberlain Industries. Chamberlain story
Tractors buyers guide Look up 28 pages worth of tractor specifications (over 100hp) Tractors buyers guide

NewFarmMachinery magazine’s latest issue will hit newsstands on October 6 and as usual we test the latest machinery on the market including the brand new Claas Xerion 5000 tractor for you. Find out what else to expect in issue 14, October 2014.

"If it was a boxer it would fit perfectly into the heavyweight division. Like Muhammad Ali it is big and powerful but at the same time nimble and agile on its feet."

That’s what NFM’s Tom Dickson reckons after having a go at driving the brand new Claas Xerion 5000, currently the most powerful tractor the German brand has to offer. In addition, it is also the highest powered tractor on the global market offering CVT transmission. Read about Tom’s detailed appraisal of the mega machine in this issue. Watch the video review.

Aside from Claas’ latest addition, we reviewed a range of other farm machinery to see just how they stack up against others on the market, including:

This month, Managing Director Anna Game-Lopata profiles a pair of brothers who, after spending years in the city working in white-collar jobs, decide to return to their roots and manage their family farm in Horsham, Victoria.

Being the second generation of brothers and the third generation overall to manage the operation, the Rethus brothers aim to make it sustainable and profitable.

"Being young guys coming into the business we want our farm to succeed and be here in the future. To do this we need to constantly improve our practices and challenge ourselves to build a profitable business. Otherwise we don’t want to be here."

Read how they’re accomplishing their goals in this issue.

With all the Agco bigwigs out in force for the launch of Massey Ferguson’s Global Series and other new products in Australia, we took the opportunity to get the low-down on the agriculture machinery giant’s new business strategy. Don’t miss what they had to say.

Farm machinery guru Graeme Quick relates the first part of his inside story on Chamberlain Industries and reveals top tips for buying tractors to complement this month’s 28-page buyers’ guide for 100 plus horsepower tractors.

This issue also marks the launch of our brand new Kubota farming package giveaway, whereby you can have the chance to win the ultimate Kubota farming package worth over $50,000! Look for competition details in the magazine or click here to find out how you can enter to win. 

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