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Year 2022 Number 10-11

October - November

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Tractors: Markets hold up, but the economic situation is worrying

Tractor sales fall in the first six months of the year on all major world markets but nevertheless, confirm high volumes. Demand for mechanical equipment driven by the transition to Agriculture 4.0 and sustainable practices. The uncertainty of the geopolitical scenario
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Agricultural machinery, good performance fot the Italian market

The economic downturn is reflected in the market for agricultural machinery, which is declining for all types, yet sales volumes are still good. In the nine months from January to September, 15,800 tractors were sold, a lower number than the 18,500 of the same period in 2021, but still higher than the average of the last four years. Manufacturer President Alessandro Malavolti points out the difficulties of the current economic situation and hopes for a relaunch of the incentive system
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Environment, work and income: the EU agenda

The new Italian government faces difficult challenges in agricultural policy. In the current phase, the primary sector is being asked to be more productive, but at the same time to comply more and more strictly with sustainability standards and Green Deal commitments. This puts at risk the economic resilience of a production fabric largely composed of small enterprises
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Women in agriculture, gender gap still to close

Focus Istat on women employed in agriculture in the Italian primary sector (7th census data). They make up 30% of the total workforce with 31% running farms, for a gender gap that is smaller than in other sectors but still high. Little inclination to use new generation technologies

Irrigation, global warming drives innovation

The reduction in rainfall caused by climate change has significantly reduced water availability in many areas. Irrigation systems play a key role in making the best use of water resource

EIMA, 'global' mechanisation

The 45th edition of the world exhibition of mechanics for agriculture, landscaping and related components opens in Bologna. Over 1,500 industries will be present, representing 40 countries, and about 300 thousand visitors are expected from every continent. New products, advanced technologies, futuristic solutions to face the great challenges of modern agriculture

EIMA, a 'driver' for innovation

Members of the political, scientific and business worlds celebrated the Technical Innovation award at EIMA 2022. Research and technological development are the basis of competitiveness in the agro-mechanical sector. The role of production districts and the partnership between universities and businesses. Innovation as a driving force in an increasingly competitive exhibition market

Bologna, a global hub for agricultural machinery

Exhibitors from 40 countries, visitors expected from 160 nations, official ICE delegations from 80 countries: these are the credentials of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery scheduled in Bologna from 9 to 13 November. An entire pavilion dedicated to business-to-business meetings, and a programme that includes "focus" days and informative events to encourage the meeting between demand and supply of technologies for every model of agriculture

EIMA Green, the green that excites

The 2022 edition of EIMA Green, the exhibition of gardening and landscaping machinery has an outdoor area dedicated to the E-motion show is new with trials of lawn tractors and gardening equipment

"Energy", the bioenergy Show

The 2022 edition of the EIMA exhibition dedicated to biomass and the bio-economy concern the many topics that converge from the agro-forestry and agro-industrial sector into the vast sphere of ecological transition. A calendar full of initiatives punctuate the days of the Bologna event

Plugfest 2022, the "red thread" with EIMA Digital

From October 17 to 21, the 2022 edition of Plugfest was held in Bologna. The event, organized by AEF to promote the compatibility of electronic and electrical systems between agricultural machinery, creates a link with EIMA Digital - the electronics show - and anticipated some of its central themes

NEB COMPACT T T, performance and safety

Agricolmeccanica is a Friuli-based company (headquartered in Torviscosa, Udine), known under the brand name Friuli Sprayers, that designs and manufactures a wide range of agricultural equipment, including innovative drift recovery tunnel sprayers, electrostatic pneumatic sprayers, radial and tangential sprayers. At...

TL 50 shredders safety

In the field of side mulchers, Alpego introduces the new TL 50 range, three-side machines designed to be combined with the tractor in the rear position. These models are intended for professional use on extensive green areas, uncultivated surfaces, roadsides,...

Antonio Carraro, world premiere for the full electric eSP

Exacly one year after the presentation at EIMA 2021 of the SRX Hybrid articulated-frame, isodiametric, reversible, cab model, with hybrid diesel-electric propulsion - the 55 kW internal combustion engine is combined with a 20 kW electric one for a total...

Specialised, the new BCS compacts

At the Bologna Exhibition Centre, the Milanese manufacturer BCS (based in Abbiategrasso) presents its latest offerings for the specialised tractor segment. It starts with the 35 AR Junior Micro series, a line of four-wheel drive articulated vehicles that have compactness...

Reliability and precision with Campagnola electric pruners

The Campagnola stand at EIMA 2022 is full of novelties, with the two electric chain pruners T-CAT M and T-REX 160-240 standing out. The T-CAT M model, as the manufacturer from Zola Predosa (Bologna) explains, has been designed for fast,...

Capello optimises maize harvesting with Diamant

Diamant is the main header for maize harvesting designed and built by Capello in its Cuneo factory and is the flagship equipment of the Piedmontese company at EIMA International. Diamant encapsulates the answers to the demands for efficiency, reliability, technology...

The high performance of Caron transporters

Agility, performance and comfort are the common features of the new products that Caron, a company specialising in the production of transporters, will be presenting at EIMA 2022. Taking centre stage will be the new AR/ST series of motorised tractors,...

Celli: on stage at EIMA the MAXI combined harrow

Celli is launching two new products at EIMA 2022: the MAXI fixed harrow equipped for combined use with a pneumatic seed drill and the SCORPIO S flail mower. The MAXI fixed harrow, which features a 3-meter model at the show,...

Range expansion for Checchi & Magli

A poker of innovations that Checchi & Magli, a company specialising in the production of transplanters, is presenting at EIMA. In the foreground, on the stand of the Bologna-based company - the headquarters are in Budrio – we find the...

High performance for new CIMA headers

In the spraying sector, at EIMA International, all eyes are on the Cima stand. The company from Montù Beccaria (Pavia) will be at the Bologna show with two new products, the Green Hug and Power Blow models. Green Hug is...

CM load stabilizer: maximum stability

CM specialises in the manufacture of agricultural and industrial handling equipment. Since 1974, it has been responding to different needs with quality and reliability, offering both hydraulic tractor lifts and equipment for forklifts and telehandlers (tippers, buckets, load stabilizers, etc.)....

Tandem 500SP, the versatility of the new harrow from Dante macchine

Dante macchine agricole, which has been designing and manufacturing tillage applications since the 1960s, is presenting the Tandem 500SP harrow combined with the Borea seed drill in Bologna. The new harrow was specifically designed by the Padua-based company, based in...

Falc, innovative technologies for shredding

At EIMA 2022, Falc from Faenza, Ravenna, Italy, will showcase several new products in the mulching equipment segment. On stage is the Bio Fast 4800 DT harvester mulcher..  With a working width of 4.8 meters, the new version of the...

Faresin, highly innovative technological solutions

Proposing highly innovative technological solutions to the market, designed to make farmers' work smarter and more efficient and, therefore, to raise the performance bar even higher. This is the philosophy that has always guided and oriented Faresin Industries of Breganze...

Leopard harrow, shorter working time

Leopard is the name of a multi-disc harrow for shallow soil tillage and will make its market debut at EIMA International 2022. It is made by FAZA, an Umbrian company (headquartered in Città di Castello, Perugia) specialised in the production...

The seventh generation for the Fendt 700 Vario

Now in its seventh generation, the new Fendt 700 Vario series (five models: 720 Vario, 722 Vario, 724 Vario, 726 Vario and 728 Vario) covers a power range of 203 to 283 hp (147 to 206 kW) according to ECE...

Billy Goat, Fiaba's Mowing Tractors

The Billy Goat Outback mowing tractors (BCT4322BCE and BCT4323BCE) which Fiaba will bring to Eima International, round out the already extensive Billy Goat range, adding comfort and the driving experience of a lawn tractor. Tuff Torq transmissions provide optimum traction:...

Precision levelling with the Fontana mini-dozer

Fontana Srl, a company based in Crescentino (Vercelli) that for many years has been engaged in the production of machines for tilling soil and harvesting horticultural crops (green beans), is relaunching its core business in the soil levelling machine segment....

Frandent Eternum, new high-end harrows

Frandent Group, a company based in Osasco (Turin) and manufacturer of haymaking and tillage machinery, is presenting the new range of Eternum harrows models HN - HR - HS at EIMA International. The new harrows, which from the very start...

V50, professional mower by Gianni Ferrari

This is a 2,434 cc Kubota 4-cylinder, with a maximum power of 50 Hp (37.3 kWh), the highest on the market, at 2,700 rpm, that equips the new Kubota Gianni Ferrari lawn mower model, the V series. The Reggiolo (Reggio...

Goldoni, stage V for all models under 75 Hp

Goldoni, now a Keestrack Group company, arrives at EIMA International with several new products united by the introduction of stage V engines on all specialised, compact and isodiametric models under 75 hp. Strategic partner Doosan will equip the range with...

Hortech, model Ventum for vegetable harvesting

At EIMA International, Hortech will present Ventum, an innovative machine that is characterised by a higher harvesting capacity than a traditional machine, ensuring - underlines the manufacturer - a 50% reduction in labour. Ventum is designed to facilitate harvesting work...

Elephump, the automatic motor pump from Irriland

Research for the development of eco-sustainable products and the reduction of polluting emissions are the objectives guiding Irriland’s design and manufacture of irrigation machinery for over thirty years. In particular, the Emilia-based company from Guastalla (Reggio Emilia) is presenting to...

EIMA 2022: John Deere new features on all ranges

John Deere is upgrading the 9000 Series range of mulchers.  Like the other models in the range, the 9500 and 9600, the 9700 will be powered by the JD18X engine, which does not require a diesel emission additive (DEF).  The...

LXe-261, Kubota's electric tractor

LXe-261, Kubota's first compact electric tractor, is coming to Europe. The Japanese agricultural mechanization multinational highlights that the machine - shown at EIMA International - is designed to meet current environmental standards and will be available for rental in Europe...

Kuhn, haymaking looks to the future

Kuhn brings several new products to EIMA International. These include the FC 9330 RA mower conditioner with swath grouper, the MERGE MAXX 440F front-mounted windrower and the VB 7100 round baler. The FC 9330 RA mower conditioner with swath grouper,...

Kverneland, leading the way with harrows and cultivators

On the Kverneland stand at the Bologna event, the spotlight is on Qualidisc, a new generation of disc harrows, offered in Farmer and Pro versions and represented at EIMA 2022 by the 4 meters Qualidisc PRO model with Actipack roller....

Landini, a new era for the Trekker range

Landini is showcasing several new products and a premiere at EIMA International. Let's start with the latter.   In 2022 the Landini Trekker4 Stage V made its appearance. It was equipped with a passive regenerating DPF particulate filter, DOC oxidation catalyst...

The performance of the Juwel 10 plough

It is called Juwel 10 and is a reversible plough that can be equipped with up to 7 elements. It is made by the German company Lemken, active in the manufacture of tillage equipment. The new plough from Lemken, which...

Florida Combi, preparation and sowing in a single pass

At EIMA 2022, Mascar will present a preview of Florida Combi, a mechanical seeder with integrated harrow. The main feature of this machine is the speed with which it can prepare the seed bed: in a single pass, the machine...

Maschio Gaspardo: the power of Jumbo

Maschio Gaspardo is showing at EIMA International the new Jumbo Isotronic, a top-of-the-range folding power harrow with ISOBUS communication protocol. As a development of the Jumbo model, the Jumbo Isotronic stands out for multiple mechanical, structural and electronic innovations. First...

Vortex, heavy-duty harrow with top performance

At EIMA International, the Lombardy company MA/AG based in Casalbuttano (Cremona) will be presenting two models for soil tilling. Vortex is a parallel harrow with independent discs. They are available in the mounted version with a fixed or folding hydraulic...

Technological upgrade for McCormick tractors

McCormick is launching at EIMA International a series of technological applications designed to improve the comfort, reliability and fuel economy of the Argo Tractors brand's high-end tractors, which affect nearly all its models. The first innovation features the EazyGrip tire...

MF44 telehandler, a restyling for Stage V

Along with the launch of its new Stage V engines-the power unit is a 4,500 cc FPT delivering 170 horsepower with Doc and Dpf-Merlo of San Defendente (Cuneo) has updated the profile of its MF44 telehandler range. The chassis is...

The technological gains of the 11.6K skid steer loader

In MultiOne's exhibition spaces at EIMA 2022, the spotlight will be on the 11.6 K skid steer loader, the new entry of the 11 series. This professional model further raises the standards of a range, the 11 series, that already...

The new wheel patented by Nardi

At EIMA International, the exhibition space of the Nardi Group - an Umbrian company based in Selci Lama, in the province of Perugia - is showcasing a new model of hydraulically adjustable reversible wheel. The component, covered by a patent...

New Holland's new ranges

As always, New Holland's stand (this year present in Hall 14) at EIMA 2022 is full of new products and interesting highlights. In the spotlight, most of all is the ProBelt range of variable chamber round balers designed to process...

Weeding and shredding, Nobili's innovations

At EIMA International, the Bologna-based company Nobili - headquartered in Molinella - turns the spotlight on all the prized items in its range. Here are in detail all the bestsellers highlighted at the Bologna exhibition. BFP 320 and 370. Suitable...

Drago the flagship of the Olimac range

Olimac is expected at EIMA International with the bestsellers in its range. Highlighted on the stand of the Cuneo-based company, based in Margarita, are the maize headers with automatically-adjustable platters, DragoGT and Drago2. The maize headers available on the market...

Long working autonomy for Pellenc electric pruning shears

Pellenc, which for over forty years has been producing equipment for agriculture and gardening, presents to the public of EIMA 2022 the seventh generation of professional battery-powered pruning shears C35 and C45, designed and built to offer the operator cutting...

Peruzzo, powerful cutting machines

At EIMA International, Peruzzo will launch the TB50 chipper, a compact drum model that can work on dry branches up to 5-6 cm in diameter and wet branches up to 6-7 cm. Aimed primarily at private users, rental companies and...

Power and agility for Pezzolato chippers

Since 1976 Pezzolato has been manufacturing and marketing firewood production machines and chippers for landscapers and contractors in over 24 countries. For the Piedmontese company - headquartered in Envie, in the province of Cuneo - 2022 was a year full...

RT 730, the smart windrower from ROC

ROC will be bringing to EIMA International the RT 730 windrower, consisting of 2 elements and with a variable working width ranging from 5.95 metre to 7.30 metre thanks to a double hydraulic balance system that allows the distance between...

Rotomec's sturdy post hole diggers

The Veneto-based company Rotomec (headquartered in Nogara, in the province of Verona), specialised in the design and production of technologies for working the soil and machinery for gardening and landscaping, presents its line of post hole diggers at EIMA International....

Selvatici brings ISOBUS on spading machines

Selvatici from San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna) is showing at EIMA International the first ISOBUS-compatible spading machines, jointly developed out of a synergy between the Bologna-based manufacturer, Cobo, Landini-Argo Tractors and the Ideagri network. Equipped with Cobo's easy fit kit...

Q Series by Valtra, customized technology

Big news from Valtra. The Finnish manufacturer presents at EIMA International the new Q Series designed and manufactured at its Suolahti plant in the central southern great lakes region. Designed for use by contractors or large farms, the Q Series...

Energy diversification, biomass heating is strategic

The military conflict between Russia and Ukraine has raised the question of diversification of energy supply sources with particular urgency. With this view, renewables are called upon to play a strategic role, as demonstrated by the story of the biomass district heating plant in the South Tyrolean municipality of Rasun-Anterselva, included as an example of good practicein the EU project "BRANCHES"

Wood chips from Short Rotation Forestry with low mechanisation intensity

For smaller surface areas, the use of a less intensive mechanisation of the key operations of the cultivation cycle, such as harvesting and uprooting with stump grinding, can be a versatile and rational solution. The positive experiences already gained in this setting in central and northern Europe are very encouraging

Big prismatic balers

Forage packing operations can be carried out with different machine setups, capable of packing bales in different shapes according to farm needs. Many models are available on the market, and manufacturers are making increasingly sophisticated technological solutions

Farm tractor drivers' safety

For more than 50 years, Roll-Over Protective Structures (ROPS) protect operators in case of tractor rollover. Their integration into closed, air-conditioned, soundproofed cabs also insulated from vibration and contamination by pesticide significantly increases driver’s comfort

Gardening equipment: the Italian market holding up well

Sales figures for gardening and landscaping equipment indicate a decline in the first half of the year compared to the previous year, but still high volumes. After the boom in the first half of 2021 (+33.7%), the figures for 2022 indicate a drop of 13.6%, which suggests a total number of items sold at the end of the year of around 1,480,000. Variations in the sector's trend may occur - warns the manufacturers' president Renato Cifarelli - as a result of the uncontrolled increase in production costs and therefore in the final price of machinery released on the market

Chainsaws with internal combustion and battery-powered engines

Chainsaws have become an essential tool for a wide range of maintenance also in urban environments. Technological developments focus on lowering the machine's weight while keeping its power high. The highly versatile, environmentally friendly, quiet battery-powered chainsaw segment is rising

Merlo, growth is "green"

The launch of the e-Worker in 2021, Merlo's first full electric telehandler, marks an important step change in industrial strategies for the Piedmont-based company. The qualitative leap is the result of careful planning that in 2018 had led the company...

FAE renews its PT-300 D:Mine crawler

New things are on the way for the Trentino manufacturer FAE. The company from Fondo, Trento, presents the restyling of its PT-300 D:Mine radio-controlled tracked vehicle and launches the new 300/FD mine clearance head with mobile flails. The PT-300 D:Mine...

The performance of the JUMBO 8000 silage chopper

The new version of Pöttinger's JUMBO 8000 silage chopper has been available on the market since August. With its restyling, the German manufacturer has managed to reduce the forage cut by 30% compared to the previous version, and to optimise...

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