2018 Farm World

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Kick­ing off April 12, Farm World show­cased the lat­est and great­est ag tech­nol­ogy and ma­chin­ery, re­ports Har­ri­son Hunkin

Farm World field days kicked off on April 12 at Lard­ner Park, show­cas­ing the lat­est and best tech­nol­ogy and ma­chin­ery from the agri­cul­ture sec­tor.

With a great city-meets-the-coun­try at­mos­phere and only an hour from Farms & Farm Ma­chin­ery’s HQ, it would have been rude of us not to drop by. Here are some of the high­lights.

TTMI RE­BRAND­ING

The re­cently re­branded Case IH deal­er­ship TTMI had a huge dis­play on show pre­sent­ing the com­plete range of Case IH trac­tors, from 25hp life­style trac­tors up to the 340 Mag­num CVT. Its stand also fea­tured the Puma, Far­mall and Op­tum trac­tor ranges, the lat­ter re­leased in late 2017.

For­merly known as Traf Trac­tor and Ma­chin­ery, the com­pany has re­branded to TTMI as it ex­pands into the Tas­ma­nian mar­ket.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ja­son Henry says Farm World was a great op­por­tu­nity to an­nounce the name change and re­brand­ing.

“We have only been TTMI for two weeks now, and we re­ally wanted to make it hap­pen in con­junc­tion with Farm World as our ma­jor field day in the Gipp­s­land area,” he says.

“Our busi­ness is trac­tor and ma­chin­ery and we’re no longer lo­calised, now ser­vic­ing a larger re­gion,” he adds.

“Since we’re mov­ing into the Tas­ma­nian mar­ket with a new lo­ca­tion, we had to change the name away from the busi­ness in Trafal­gar.

“We also have our new range of round balers and square balers, as well as some Kuhn and Horsch prod­ucts and Cro­p­land spray­ing equip­ment.”

HORSCH AVATAR 6.16 SD DISC SEED DRILL

John Allen from Allen Agri­cul­tural Ser­vices had his new Horsch Avatar 6.16 SD disc seed drill on dis­play at the TTMI tent. From Cowwarr, between Trafal­gar and Maf­fra, Allen was also the lucky man who got his hands on the very first Case IH Op­tum trac­tor in Aus­tralia, which he uses to tow his Avatar.

FENDT 1050 VARIO TRAC­TOR

Our old mate Tom Dick­son used to say Fendt is the Rolls Royce of trac­tors, and the 1050 Vario wouldn’t be too far off it. Pack­ing 517hp un­der the bon­net, the 1050 Vario is one se­ri­ous trac­tor, dwarf­ing every­thing else at the Fendt stand. If you’re read­ing this, Fendt, please give us a go on one!

JOHN DEERE 6230R TRAC­TOR

We had to check out the John Deere stand just be­fore the rain hit – and like al­ways, it pro­vided the goods. The 6230R is a silky trac­tor with 230hp un­der the bon­net and John Deere’s lat­est gen­er­a­tion 4 com­mand cen­tre.

FARMTRAC 9120 DTN TRAC­TOR

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our re­view of the Pol­ish­made Farmtrac 9120 DTN. We got hold of this lit­tle-known trac­tor late last year and threw it around a wet and boggy dairy farm to great suc­cess.

We were sur­prised at how good it was, so when it popped up at Farm World I had to take a look at it my­self. Did I men­tion it’s about 30-grand cheaper than many trac­tors in its range?

1. TTMI’s Ja­son Henry with busi­ness part­ner Murray Tuck at their Farm World site 2. The 230hp John Deere 6230R 3. John Allen’s Horsch Avatar 6.16 SD disc seed drill 3

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