Inside New Farm Machinery's October 2015 Issue

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NFM 26 front cover New Farm Machinery magazine issue 26 goes on-sale September 26. NFM 26 front cover
Fendt 716 S4 Vario review Tom Dickson tests the majestic Fendt 716 S4 which is staking its claim to the elite title of the "Rolls Royce of tractors". Fendt 716 S4 Vario review
Polaris Ace 570 quad review Safety, ease of operation and superior power are just some of the features Barry Ashenhurst managed to pinpoint with the new Polaris Ace 570 quad. Polaris Ace 570 quad review
Farm security technology Anna Game-Lopata looks at some security technology options that are guaranteed to offer you peace of mind around the farm. Farm security technology
Peter Kaylock rice farmer Rice farmer Peter Kaylock shares his story on using new direct drill and solar pump systems to improve his yields. Peter Kaylock rice farmer
Combine buyers guide Look up everything you need to know about the combine harvesters and augers available on the Australian market in this month's buyers' guide. Combine buyers guide

New Farm Machinery’s October 2015 issue, on-sale September 14 takes a close look at the Fendt 716 S4 Vario, which machinery expert Tom Dickson thinks could very well be the Rolls Royce of the tractor world.

"In fact, I’m so impressed with it, I begin to think it’s possible an elite product or person may one day be referred to as a ‘Fendt’," he says.

A bold claim indeed. Read his detailed review in this issue or watch the video review and see what you think.

The Fnedt aside, we took several other farm toys for a spin, including:

Also in this issue, managing editor Anna Game-Lopata investigates the issue of farm theft and made a startling discovery:  Farm invasion is on the rise.

The Australian Government’s Institute of Criminology states crime in rural areas is increasing, with most incidents being in either highly accessible or very remote areas.

Security camera technology is now available at a tenth of the price it was three years ago and smart devices can live stream, so she checks out three of the latest products to stop farm thieves in their tracks.

She also speaks to fourth generation rice farmer Peter Kaylock who is pioneering new direct drill and solar pump systems to improve his yields in the face of changing ground rules for precious water resources.

"I spent half a million dollars on water last year. I can’t keep doing that, it’s not sustainable," Kaylock says.

"We’ve just got to change our ways and do things differently," he says and they did. Read Peter Kaylock’s story in this issue.

Last but not least, our buyers guide this month features comprehensive specifications on combine harvesters and augers to prep you for the upcoming harvesting season.

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