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Year 2021 Number 7-8-9


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NRRP: agricultural machinery on the political agenda

The policy document drawn up by the manufacturers was presented at the FederUnacoma "Forum". Mechanization is fundamental for the Next Generation objectives, but more funds and greater chain coordination are needed. Alessandro Malavolti listed nine key points to relaunch the sector
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Agricultural equipment, market at record pace

Registration figures released by FederUnacoma show, for the first six months of the year, increases of 52% for tractors and significant growth for all other types of vehicles. A positive phase also on foreign markets, with strong increases in the United States, India and Turkey. World trade is expected to grow by 7.3% over the next four years
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Agricultural machinery: good production in the Covid year

The Italian agricultural machinery industry closed 2020 with a production value of 11.5 billion euros, slightly higher than the previous year (+0.4%). The favourable trend of the agricultural economy at the global level keeps production levels high for a mechanical engineering sector that derives 70% of its turnover from exports
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FederUnacoma, presidencies extended for two years

The General Meeting of FederUnacoma’s member industries approved, by a very large majority, an exception to the Articles of Association that extends by two years the mandates of the Federation's president and the presidents of the individual sector associations, which...
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Young farmers, facilities for farm expansions

ISMEA has launched an open-door measure aimed at providing incentives, with interest-free loans and non-repayable financing, for the takeover and expansion of youth-run businesses. Eligible expenditure also includes machinery

A milestone for agricultural machinery

A survey conducted by GRS for FederUnacoma confirms the confidence of manufacturers in trade fairs and in particular in the Bologna event. Brand positioning and relations with professional operators are the elements that most motivate companies to participate. "EIMA is an irreplaceable platform for the development of our sector," declared FederUnacoma General Director Simona Rapastella

Official delegations from 70 countries

Thanks to close cooperation with the ICE Agency, the international agricultural machinery exhibition will be able to welcome business operators from all over the world, in compliance with the differentiated safety protocols established by the health authorities for groups of countries. Business-to-business meetings will be held in a new facility at the Volvo Congress Center adjacent to the exhibition centre and connected to Hall 19

TOTY, the finalists' show at EIMA

The 44th edition of the Bologna-based event will host the Tractor of the Year awards ceremony and feature a "parade" of the fourteen finalist models. A new outdoor arena will be set up to present the competing machines. The Tractor competition is pushing the sector towards increasingly advanced technologies

Focus on vocational education and training

The programme of events of the world exhibition of agricultural machinery will include initiatives for strengthening educational plans and defining new professional profiles for the sector. EIMA Campus, Club of Bologna and FederUnacoma Workshops are the rendez-vous on this topic that are already on the calendar

Energy, the exhibition dedicated to biomasses

Renewable energies and the circular bio-economy will be in the foreground at the Bologna exhibition centre with the "Energy" show, an open-air demonstration area between halls 35 and 37, where visitors can see machines for processing and treating biomass in action. During the five days of the exhibition, there will also be space for in-depth thematic studies with meetings promoted by the organising partner ITABIA

EIMA Green, gardening in the spotlight

The appointment with the exhibition, one of EIMA International’s areas of specialization, falls at a very favourable time for the gardening market. Having closed the first half of 2021 with record growth (+33%), the sector is set to confirm its good performance in the second half as well. The Bologna event, where all types of gardening machinery and equipment will be on show, is a driving force for the entire sector

Capraia, a laboratory for agricultural mechanics

The Capraia Smart Island Project, supported by FederUnacoma since its activation in 2017, is progressing. The component "Circular Economy and Sustainable Agriculture", pays attention and resources to the green management of the small Mediterranean Islands. An essential contribution to the affirmation of agroecology can also come from using machines suited to the specifics of the local context

Turfgrass beds, sod transplanting as an alternative to seeding

Turfgrass beds are an alternative to sowing, especially for sports turf and ornamental turf. The origin is ancient, as the pioneers of this technique were the Arabs, Greeks and Romans. Subsequent developments have taken place slowly over the years

Campagnola double click technology makes pruning easier

The Stark L and Stark M shears with plug-in battery, manufactured by Campagnola (Zola Pedrosa, Bologna), have been enhanced with the innovative "double click" system that allows the blade opening to be changed quickly and intuitively. In most of the...

Top performance for new Emak brushcutters

Emak launches on the market the new Oleo-Mac BCH 400 and Efco DSH 4000 branded brushcutters, completing the offerings of the H series, designed for domestic and small-scale farming work. Unlike the compact and lightweight BCH 250 and DSH 2500...

E-Ride, battery-powered lawn tractors by Stiga

A battery-powered electric lawn tractor capable of working on a single charge for 60 minutes, on a surface of 3,000 square metres. This is the e-Ride C500 model, designed by Stiga with the aim of offering the market a machine...

High automation for bale wagons

Whether equipped with devices to catch and load or used only for transport, bale-loading wagons have become very popular especially among contractors as a valuable aid to minimize the time required to deliver loads of forage and straw to their customers

Sustainable rice cultivation: a protocol of submergence

Preliminary results of an experiment carried out in Lomellina indicate that an increase in dry periods leads to a reduction in methane emissions and decreased arsenic uptake by the rice grain

From the soil to the table, harvesting peanuts

Peanuts are geocarpic leguminous plants, widely cultivated and particularly appreciated for appetizers, especially during festivities. The vast surface dedicated to this crop in some countries implies the importance of proper harvesting mechanization usually carried out in two stages. The first stage is the extirpation of the plant (followed by a short withering), then the separation of the pods carrying the seeds from the rest of the vegetable mass

Combined stone crushers and cutters for excellent results in forestry

Designed explicitly for ordinary and extraordinary maintenance in woodland and forestry environments, stone crushers and combined forestry cutters not only finely chop the soil but also crush stones and shred branches, stumps, and roots

Pruning machinery for vineyards and orchards

Whether you choose to mechanize pruning fully or carry out pre-pruning, many types of machinery are available on the market. Nevertheless, each of them shows advantages and disadvantages. Hence it is necessary to carefully evaluate in advance the agronomic purposes of cultivation according to the type of farming

Buriel takes over Frandent: an Italian-French project

The majority stake in the Frandent Group, an Italian manufacturer of power harrows, tedders and rotary rakes, was acquired last July by the French company Buriel. Frandent, based in Osasco in the province of Turin, is a family-run business founded...

Technological restyling for the Goldoni Keestrack range

The return to field trials, with Enovitis in Mombaruzzo, marked Goldoni Keestrack’s return to events. For the company based in Migliarina of Carpi, this was an opportunity to present important innovations, starting with the restyling of the cabs on the...

Landini's new 5 Series, with versatility in mind

Three models powered by 3.6 litre FPT F36 Stage V Turbo Intercooler Common Rail engines (with 4 cylinders and 16 valves) from 95 to 115 horsepower, equipped with a renewed hydraulic system designed to offer top-level performance and a cab...

MF TH lifts get a comfort makeover

Important news at Massey Ferguson, where the new MF TH range of telescopic lifts makes its debut. A completely new cab, a smoother and more productive hydrostatic transmission and new Stage V 3.4-litre four-cylinder engines (from 100 to 135 horsepower)...

New Holland: new high-tech models

New Holland has recently unveiled its new 47 Hp Boomer 45 and 57 Hp Boomer 55 Class 3 models, which are Stage V compliant and offer improved performance, efficiency and comfort, thus completing the range in the 60 Hp power...

New Oliver Agro for soil sterilisation

New Velox is a fumigation machine proposed by Oliver Agro - a Verona-based company that manufactures machines and equipment for various agricultural operations - which, thanks to a series of innovative technical solutions, carries out several activities simultaneously. It prepares...

SUSA Project for connected, quality seeding

The outcomes of the SUSA Project - Smart Universal Seeding Appliance - a research project which has led to the development of a system for precision seeding that can optimize the work process, were submitted at an online meeting last...

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