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Year 2020 Number 6

June

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EIMA Digital Preview to boost the market

The first half of 2020 meets the forecasts and confirms the sharp stop of the Italian market. Major falls across all the main types of machinery; the downturn occurred mainly between March and May. Recovery is possible for the second half of the year, but the macroeconomic framework’s uncertainty weighs on the picture. EIMA Digital Preview, the first sector exhibition after Covid-19, will bridge the great kermesse in February
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ISI call for tenders: 65 million for innovative agricultural machinery

The window for the online submission of applications for the new ISI Agricoltura 2019/2020, which starts with a budget of €65 million, opened on 15 July.  The new initiative, launched by Inail to replace the previous Isi call for tenders...
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EIB initiative for agriculture and bioeconomy

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is jointly controlled by EU countries. Its purpose is to increase the European potential in terms of jobs and growth and to support initiatives to mitigate climate change and promote EU policies outside its borders....
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Stage V, medium powers excluded from the derogation

For low and high powers, the assembling and marketing of machinery with transition motors is postponed to 2021. The trade associations’ request for a postponement also for the medium powers, was only partially accepted
Exhibitions

R.I.V.E, the viticultural exhibition moved to November 2021

The third edition of RIVE, the International Viticulture and Enology Exhibition organized by Pordenone Fiere in partnership with FederUnacoma, moves to the end of 2021. Scheduled from 26 to 28 January next year, the event was postponed to 3, 4...
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Club of Bologna, history and innovation

The Club of Bologna returns to EIMA both for the November 2020 preview and the “physical” showcase of February 2021. The 30th meeting and the Pellizzi Prize are at the centre of these initiatives
Environment

Instability in Sardinia, a complex issue

The region is among those most exposed to geological risk and has potentially good economic resources to carry out the works. However, the distribution of responsibilities between the different bodies and the mechanisms for allocating funds and launching construction sites are holding back the projects’ implementation. This also affects the mechanization front, since the failure to start up the construction sites is holding back the development of demand for specific agricultural machinery and equipment
Markets

Iran and sanctions: the current state of play

From 2018, following the withdrawal of the United States of America from the so-called Nuclear Agreement, the mistaken belief that Iran is also under embargo by the European Union and, consequently, is forbidden to enter into commercial transactions with it, has spread among economic operators. In this article, the current state of play on international sanctions against the country
Gardening

Groundskeeping: market in decline

With a 23.1% drop in the first three months of the year, the gardening sector is suffering from the health emergency. The March figure, characterized by the sharp reduction in activities, affected the balance sheet for the quarter and saw almost all product segments decline. Battery-powered models are still growing, on average for the quarter. According to Comagarden and the Morgan survey group, it is possible that in the coming months there could be a market recovery. A 9% decline is expected at the end of the year
Gardening

Green and water spray for defence against the summer heat

Plants offer various “ecosystem” services, including natural defense against high temperatures, especially in summer. Through the plants’ evapotranspiration, the water contained in the soil is vaporized into the air producing more coolness. At the same time, particular interest is raised by the so-called “air factory”, a sort of glass greenhouse structured to draw air from outside and return it purified and refreshed after contact with the plant essences contained in the greenhouses
Gardening

Emak cordless lawnmower, up to 1000 m2 of range

The end of the lockdown marks the launch on the market of four new battery-powered lawnmowers by Emak of Bagnolo in Piano (Reggio Emilia): the Oleo-Mac Gi 48 P and Gi 48 T models (with a cutting surface of 600...
Gardening

Comfort and stability on the new John Deere Gators

For the new Gator XUV 865R by John Deere, the key word is "comfort". Equipped with a 23 Hp diesel engine, the new Gator combines high performance and an extremely well-finished cab environment. The quiet and fully equipped cab offers...
Technology

Sustainable viticulture is digital

The viticulture sector, especially with its top-tier productions, has always demonstrated that it is at the forefront of the adoption of new technologies and advanced systems. The skills required today include those related to the use of digital systems, which require specific skills and define new professional roles
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Innovative equipment for olive growing

Olive growing plays a very important role in Italy, both for the quantities produced and for the quality of production. The search for solutions that optimize the processes has led to the creation of super-intensive systems. Instead of the traditional single plants, these have production walls, where the cultivation operations are fully mechanized
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Mulching with plastic film for enhanced crop management

Widely adopted for some time now, mulching is an excellent solution to reduce production inputs, also managing to increase yield. The mechanical industry produces seed drills that can be equipped to spread the mulching film simultaneously. In addition to the fruit and vegetable sector, more recently, mulching has also become widespread in the seeding of grasses, mainly maize, especially with transparent biodegradable cellulose film, perforated where the seeds are to ensure the best possible emergence of the seedling
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Elevating work platforms: the best solution for farm work at height

Especially when connected to the tractor's three-point hitch, AWPs are a valuable aid for agricultural work, such as pruning tall trees, which require the ongoing presence of one or two operators at significant heights from the ground. Today, the market offers a wide variety of platforms, which meet the needs of different crops and types of farms. The use of innovative materials, electronic control systems, and advanced design techniques have made this type of equipment increasingly safe
Bioenergy

Biorefineries tested by an Operational Team in Tuscany

The COBRAF project – Biorefinery co-products, approved by the Rural Development Plan 2014-2020 of the Tuscany Region, promotes the launch of a solid model of bioeconomy, starting from four oilseed crops: camelina, hemp, safflower, and flax. All species that have been grown for thousands of years in Europe, but which are yet innovative for the current Tuscan cultivation system. These crops, which are extremely interesting from a nutritional and healthy point of view, need modern mechanization to optimize the yields of the supply chains related to them
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Damilano Group, a full line for animal husbandry

The Cuneo-based company began operating in the 1980s with a mechanical and sheet metal processing business. In the following years, Damilano Group progressively diversified its production up to the creation of the Terra Implements division, specialized in haymaking machines. 2019 marked the debut in the livestock sector with the acquisition of the Riberi self-loading wagon
News

Alliance Forestar 644, a forestry tyre

A little over a year from its debut, the Forestar 664 tyre sees the launch of three new models in sizes 710/40-24.5, 710/55-28.5, 780/50-28.5, which join the classes 600/50-22.5, 710/40-22.5, 600/55-26.5, 710/45-26.5, 750/55-26.5, 800/40-26.5 already available on the market. This...
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The AMA Group acquires Meccanoplast

Through the subsidiary Seat Plastic - a company specialized in the production of injection moulds - the AMA Group has acquired the business unit and the Meccanoplast brand. This important investment differentiates its production and increase its competitiveness on the...
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Campagnola: the lightweight pruning shears of the Green line

For over 60 years, Campagnola has been engaged in the design and manufacture of equipment that improves the quality of work, both for professionals and hobbyists. It is with hobbyist in mind that the Bologna-based company has created the new...
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Maxo, a compact and agile tool holder

Handling of materials for the construction or agricultural sector, road maintenance work for the road segment, but also greenery care for the municipal area. The loaders, designed and manufactured by Cast Group, a Venetian company based in Mirano (Venice), are...
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PaTrizio, from FAE a compact mulcher for specialized tractors

PaTriziO is the name of a mulcher designed for shredding twigs, prunings and shrubs with a diameter of up to 15 centimetres. It is produced by FAE of Fondo (Trento), and with this model it inaugurates the Bite Limiter rotor...
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iCUT3, a tool carrier for extreme conditions

A remote-controlled vehicle to work in the most critical conditions. We are talking about the iCUT3 tool carrier powered by a 40 horsepower 3-cylinder Isuzu engine, created by the Emilian company Ferri (the headquarters is in Tamara, in the Ferrara...
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M Series loaders, versatile and lightweight

Range expansion for John Deere front loaders. After the launch of the R series, dating back five years, the US company launches four new models for tractors up to 155 horsepower. These are the M series loaders, versatile and lightweight,...
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Kuhn VB 7100 round balers: performance and durability

Great news at Kuhn. The French company launches the new series of variable chamber round balers VB 7100, intended for large farms and contractors. The models in the VB 7100 range are high-performance work tools, capable - the manufacturer specifies...
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Versatility and comfort for the Rex3 F series

New version for Landini's Rex3 F Series, now Stage V-powered. New engines and a change of look, with a new hood profile and the possibility of installing a Low Profile cab. This restyling led the new series to be nominated...
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Massey Ferguson, new MF 4700 M models

The three new Massey Ferguson models are finally on the market, taking the baton from the current MF 4700 Series. The new series, called MF 4700 M, is equipped with the latest AGCO Power Stage V three-cylinder 3.3-litre engines, with...
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Plant protection treatments: Virtual Terminal Hydra 590

News from MC Elettronica. The company from Fiesso Umbertiano updates one of the key products in its range of technologies for plant protection treatments. We are talking about the Virtual Terminal Hydra 590 monitoring system, which is compatible with sprayers,...
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New Holland, anniversary: 125 years of history

A 125-year history of the New Holland brand, spent investing and innovating, providing products and technologies for increasingly efficient and sustainable agriculture. It all began in 1895, when Abe Zimmerman started working in a repair shop in New Holland in...
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Forty years of innovation, the Braud milestone

The Braud New Holland grape harvesters turn 40, and the heart of these innovative machines is the Noria system. Here is a brief history of this machine. Founded by Alexandre Braud in 1870, Braud launched its first self-propelled grape harvester,...
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TM1000 Trelleborg, traction and durability

A tread designed to increase the machine’s transmission power and operating efficiency and, at the same time, to minimize soil compaction. This is the strength of the innovative TM tyres created by Trelleborg, which made their debut last February at...
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