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Year 2022 Number 5-6

May - June

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Tractors, European market down at the start of the year

After a strongly profitable 2021, the first quarter of the new year saw a slight contraction for the European tractor market, which lost 5.3%. Nevertheless, demand for agricultural machinery continues to remain at high levels. War in Ukraine, rising raw material prices, and logistics problems are the main unknowns for the coming months
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Crisis in Ukraine, agricultural machinery must 'work as a system'

The fourth edition of the FederUnacoma Think Tank dedicated to the geopolitical emergency and the commodity situation took place on 31 March in Bologna. The commodity crisis could last for years, so it is necessary for agro-mechanical companies to develop long-term strategies, while being reactive to sudden situational changes. Proposals were made by thematic study groups
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Trade with Russia: ongoing restrictions

EU measures launched following Russia's aggression against Ukraine do not only concern the direct export of products, including machinery, but also the shipment to countries that do not adhere to sanctions and can therefore triangulate goods towards the Russian Federation. The insertion of clauses in contracts to ensure that goods are not subject to restrictions is of particular importance
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Dealers, Climmar's new structure and programs

Numerous changes for Climmar, the confederation representing international dealers in machinery and equipment for primary activity and green care, which is seeing its senior management, articles of association, and headquarters renewed, with a series of new activities making their debut
Preview

Tractor of the Year, rendez-vous in Bologna

The event that rewards the best tractor of the year is scheduled to take place at the EIMA in November. Award ceremony on the first day of the exhibition and dynamic show of the finalist models in the large arena set up inside the exhibition centre
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High-tech drought-fighting systems

EIMA Idrotech is the exhibition specialising in technologies for water management in agriculture located within the great exhibition of agricultural mechanics, and already with 210 exhibiting industries, the show offers answers to the water emergency that is now affecting all Italian regions. In the first four months of this year - according to CNR data - the amount of rain has halved compared to the average of the last thirty years
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EIMA International, green and Mediterranean

The next edition of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery, which takes place in Bologna, was presented in Foggia. The "Green" exhibition dedicated to machinery and equipment for gardening and landscaping was confirmed, and will also include a demo section. Conferences and seminars focusing on specialised crops and the agricultural economy of the Mediterranean area are in the pipeline
Memorial

In memory of Gary Gainsforth

Gary Patrick Gainsforth, the English language translator for many of FederUnacoma's activities, particularly the pages of Mondo Macchina, passed away in recent months. Love, dear and classical music were the words and soundtrack of the hundreds of phone calls exchanged...
Gardening

Gardening machines, good market levels

Sales figures for gardening and landscaping machinery and equipment indicate a decline (-7.4%) in the first three months of the year after the record growth recorded in 2021. Variables related to weather trends and industrial raw material supplies may influence the market in the coming months, although forecasts for the end of the year indicate still high sales volumes
Gardening

Billy Goat blowers, high efficiency performance

Billy Goat blowers are specifically designed to collect leaves and debris with great speed, thus facilitating subsequent collection and disposal operations. Equipped with a high-strength structure and a highly efficient fan, the Billy Goat blowers are not only able to...
Gardening

What's new in the Forestal range

The Reggio Emilia-based company Sabart, specialised in the distribution of spare parts and accessories for the forestry, gardening, agricultural and accident prevention sectors, offers important new products with the Forestal branded range. It starts with the new FOR6000 and FOR8000...
Innovation

AI, a world to be discovered

The evolution of computer technologies and automated systems has produced a large number of “smart” machines. The real frontier of artificial intelligence, however, is that of autonomous machine learning mechanisms. Pros and cons of the various systems, and a focus on strengthened learning algorithms
Bioeconomy

Biomass, a resource to reduce energetic dependence

Against the dramatic backdrop of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, we must not lose sight of the strategy to decarbonise Europe. At the invitation of the FREE (Renewable Sources and Energy Efficiency) Coordination, a group of experts met to discuss the italian energy model
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The technological evolution of combine harvesters

Combine harvesters are operating machines that have been manufactured in their current configuration since the first half of the 1900s. They have their origins in fixed-point threshers. As a matter of fact, their development has been uninterrupted, both mechanically and from the (more recent) mechatronic point of view. The current models are highly sophisticated, resulting in a combination of high work capacity and high-quality results
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Trion, versatile combines from Claas

The autumn, marketing began for the new Trion models, 5 and 6-walker combines (with single or double rotor) by the German company Claas. Designed for medium and large farms, and for working with a wide variety of products - from...
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Fendt high productivity combine harvesters

In the combine harvester sector, Fendt offers two high-performance machines. The 5275 C SL self-levelling model with 5 straw walkers was developed for working on very steep terrain. Indeed, thanks to the SuperLevel self-levelling system, the machine can work with...
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X Series, John Deere expands its range

John Deere adds two new models - the X9 1000 and X9 1100 - to its combine range. The X-Series is designed to deliver top performance in difficult conditions and with high volume and moist straw. The X9 1100 -...
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Massey Ferguson returns to the combine segment

2022 marks not only Massy Ferguson's 175th anniversary, but also the US manufacturer's return to the straw shaker combine segment.               The relaunch of the American brand in this segment is entrusted first and foremost to the reliable, high-performance Activa...
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The innovative technology of New Holland's CR Revolution

the combine segment, one of New Holland's flagships is undoubtedly the CR Revelation range. This is a line of machines that, as the manufacturer itself points out, has been designed with the aim of offering a high harvesting capacity (+10%...
Theme

LIFE project for the 'mitigation' of agriculture

As we see many negative stresses placed on our agriculture today with regard to climate and changes caused by global political situations, we need to prepare for an innovative and resilient agriculture of the future. One way to achieve these...
Exhibitions

Success for the 2022 Agriumbria trade fair

Among the spring agricultural shows, Agriumbria makes a comeback, bringing to life the exhibition spaces of UmbriaFiere with all the latest innovations for primary activities and a large number of professional and amateur visitors
Technology

Fruit harvesting platforms, a valuable aid

Within Italian agricultural production, fruit holds a vital place. Harvesting of product from tree crops intended for consumption must be timely and careful to maintain the best-keeping characteristics of the fruit. Modern fruit harvesting platforms, especially in self-propelled versions, fully meet the requirements
Technology

Machinery for forest fire prevention

Maintenance work on forest areas, such as fire tracks, among others, is increasingly important in light of climate changes. These increase temperatures and reduce rainfall, exposing forest canopies to fire risk. A wide range of specialized machinery and equipment is the necessary support for prevention efforts
Technology

Fixed tanks for agricultural diesel fuel storage

DM 22.11.2017 set out the rules for installing agricultural diesel fuel fixed tanks appropriately. From tank placement on the farm to maintenance, all regulations provisions to prevent fire or fuel spillage
Brand

Kiwitron, solutions to digitise fleet

Helping companies in their digitisation process, simplifying fleet management, and improving people's working conditions. This is the vision of Kiwitron, a company based in Sasso Marconi, Bologna, specialising in the design and implementation of hardware and software systems for the...
Brand

Pazzaglia, innovative technologies for nurseries

The growth path of Pazzaglia, a Tuscan company based in Pistoia and active in the design and manufacture of nursery machinery, follows that taken in the last century by many companies in the agro-mechanical sector, which later became important players...
News

Skat S1 and S2, subsoilers from Alpego

In the segment of hydropneumatic subsoilers, the Vicenza-based company Alpego (based in Lonigo) offers the Skat S1 and Skat S2 lines. Equipped with hydropneumatic "no-stop" technology - a nitrogen accumulator with a regulating valve on the anchors allows the machine...
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Spirit 70, maximum agility for BCS specialty tractors

Spirit 70 is the new line of compact medium-power isodiameter tractors with reversible drive, designed and manufactured by BCS of Abbiategrasso (Milan). BCS specialty tractors are presented on the market with four different versions: AR with central articulation, narrow track...
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Tritone Big Cingo, the new Ceccato Olindo biochipper

The Tritone Big Cingo tracked biochipper is one of the latest new products brought to market by Ceccato Olindo, a company based in San Giovanni delle Pertiche (PD) and active in the agricultural machinery sector since 1889. The machine is...
News

RCU-55, the compact crawler from FAE

FAE expands its offerings with the RCU-55, a new compact radio-controlled crawler for professional use. Born from the design experience on the tracked vehicles of the PT line and on the remote guidance systems of the Demining line, the RCU-55...
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Deltacut Fischer, flexibility and strength

Deltacut Fischer is a versatile and sturdy mower, suitable for jobs such as mowing after harvesting wheat and maize, maintenance of airport green areas, and working between particularly wide rows. Offered in different sizes - starting from a minimum of...
News

Irrigamatic, irrigation by Matermacc

Making the most of water, through irrigation machines and systems. It is with this objective in mind that Matermacc offers to the market the electric control units of the Irrigamatic range, applicable on self-propelled sprinklers. In particular, the advanced systems...
News

The "digital life" of Walvoil spa

Avaiable online since last May for the general public, the virtual platform Walvoil Home allows you to travel inside the products and activities of Walvoil spa, a company of the Interpump Group, specialising in the design and production of hydraulic...

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