Inside New Farm Machinery's June 2015 Issue

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NFM issue 22 front cover New Farm Machinery magazine issue 22 hits newsstands on Monday May 25. NFM issue 22 front cover
TTSO FC This issue carries our biggest feature of the year, the 2015 Top Tractor Shootout in which we pit six big tractor brands against each other. TTSO FC
Massey Ferguson TTSO winner The winner is none other than the Massey Ferguson 7615 Dyna 6. Massey Ferguson TTSO winner
Deutz Fahr M600 TTSO Deutz-Fahr's entry into the shootout, the Agrotron M600 Summit surprised everyone with its power despite its small stature. Deutz Fahr M600 TTSO
Haze Ag spreader Tom Dickson looks at a locally made machine which has just been launched into the market, the Haze Ag Toogong fertiliser spreader. Haze Ag spreader
Ford Ranger MY15 and Everest SUV Matt Wood ventured to Bangkok to witness the launch of Ford's newest Ranger ute and the brand new Everest SUV. Ford Ranger MY15 and Everest SUV
Satellite technology Steve Kealy takes a look into the world of automated farming where farmers can control irrigation pumps at the touch of a button, no matter where they are. Satellite technology

Get ready for a tractor spectacular in this issue, on-sale May 25, in the form of our 2015 Top Tractor Shootout where we put six brands head-to-head in a bid to find the best value for money offering.

Presented to you by Commonwealth Bank and hosted by New Farm Machinery and New Zealand sister title Farm Trader, the 2015 Top Tractor Shootout put the machinery and equipment through their paces in a tough working environment at the Kirwee South Island Agricultural Field Days.

Placing the price cap at $140,000, tractor experts and keen enthusiasts Jaiden Drought, Brent Lilley and Mark Fouhy from Farm Trader along with New Farm Machinery’s Tom Dickson had many a heated discussion about which would be crowned the ‘best value for money’.

At the end of the day the judges agreed the mighty Massey made the grade in terms of the best value for money tractor under $140,000.

"The Massey Ferguson 7615 Dyna-6 is a good looking, well designed tractor, with many features which we did not take full advantage of on the day. However, there is no doubt that it stood out from the crowd," Drought writes.

Get the full details in this issue starting on page 31 and watch all the videos here.

In addition to these six workhorses, we also checked out several other pieces of machinery including:

In this issue, Steve Kealy reports on the amazing world of Observant technology, an Australian innovation which allows touchscreen control of essential devices on your farm, such as irrigation pumps and gates.

In conjunction with the United Nations International Year of Soils, Col Jackson explores soil science and what scientists are doing to help us make the most of the ground we tread.

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