Inside New Farm Machinery's September 2015 Issue

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NFM 025 p001 New Farm Machinery magazine issue 25 goes on-sale August 17. NFM 025 p001
DF6160C predelivery Tom Dickson takes a rare look behind the scenes as a Deutz-Fahr 6160 C Shift tractor arrives in Australia for delivery in Victoria. DF6160C predelivery
DF6160C review Dickson then follows the 6160 C tractor’s journey to the farm of George and Dawn Crompton in Myamyn for a full review. DF6160C review
La Berlotta farms feature La Bellotta Farm near Turin in Italy is pioneering New Holland’s innovative energy independent farm concept. La Berlotta farms feature
Bush engineer feature part2 The late Dr. Graeme Quick documents the top ten agriculture innovations as observed at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this year. Bush engineer feature part2
Rectangular balers buyers guide NFM's rectangular balers buyers' guide will prep you for the upcoming hay season. Rectangular balers buyers guide

NFM’s September issue, on-sale August 17 features a behind-the-scenes look at a Deutz-Fahr tractor’s assembly and pre-delivery process. Tom Dickson then tracks down a delivered Deutz-Fahr 6160C and takes it for a spin.

"I am soon to find it is a much more complex operation than I thought," Dickson says. "Nowadays the process is designed to ensure a high level of quality control to minimise the cost of importation so that savings can be passed on to you, the customer." 

Watch the Deutz-Fahr 6160C behind-the-scenes video 

Dickson then follows the 6160 C tractor’s journey to the farm of George and Dawn Crompton in Myamyn for a full review.

"George has a keen eye for what works and what doesn’t and if he says his tractor is worth every bit of its $159,900 price tag then you better believe him," Dickson says. Watch the video review.

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NFM managing editor Anna Game-Lopata recently embarked on a trip of a lifetime to Europe as part of CNH Industrial’s Asia Pacific press tour, where she visited Paris and Chablis in France, Turin and Milan in Italy and Ulm in Germany.

In this issue, Game-Lopata highlights the interesting work undertaken by Magiras of Ulm in Germany in fire fighting technology, which is always of interest to rural Australians.

Also, she explores the innovative work La Bellotta Farm near Turin in Italy is doing in association with CNH Industrial tractor brand New Holland.

The farm’s New Holland T6 prototype tractor runs using methane gas while together an endothermic engine and a photovoltaic plant produce so much surplus power it’s cheaper for farm owner Luca Remmert to sell electricity to the national grid and buy back what’s required for his operation.

Don’t miss some of Europe’s most interesting agricultural stories in this issue as well as the next few issues.

Col Jackson takes a closer look at mung bean farming, which is currently enjoying a boom.

The Australian Mungbean Association was anticipating in 2015 to exceed the industry’s long-standing target of 100,000 tonnes, on its way to achieving 170,000 tonnes within five years.

But will weather conditions hold up? Already cyclonic rain in Queensland has claimed crops.

"Mung bean can be lucrative if the weather is kind," says Mungbean Association president Rob Anderson. "Nothing is easy in agriculture in general."

In one of his last contributions to New Farm Machinery, the late Dr Graeme Quick documents the top ten agriculture innovations he observed in January at this year’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Don’t miss part 2 of the special feature in this issue.

Last but not least, NFM’s buyers’ guide this month features rectangular balers to help you make your purchasing decision in time for the 2015 hay season.

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