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Year 2024 Number 1


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Tractors: the global market is slowing down, yet the trend remains positive

In 2023, growth in the agri-mechanical market slowed, with double-digit declines in some countries. Geopolitical tensions, inflation and rising interest rates are the factors that have affected the sector
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Agricultural machinery, the economy and geopolitics are holding back the market

Tractor sales fell over the past twelve months to 17,613 units (-12.9%). It is mainly the medium power ranges that are losing ground. Minus signs also for telescopic handlers (-3.4%) and trailers (-8.1%). Against this trend were combine harvesters (+10.2%) and tractors with loading platforms (+15.9%). The downturn is due to economic and geopolitical factors. FederUnacoma: demand for tractors is worth over 70,000 units, but is largely met by obsolete second-hand vehicles

EIMA International, the 46th edition presented in streaming from Bologna

The great agricultural mechanics event aims to confirm the success of 2022. Among the innovations planned by the organizers of FederUnacoma is the REAL area specifically dedicated to robotic technologies and a contest reserved for social communication. Already rich the programme of conferences and thematic events

2024 Edition, preparing a successful event

In just one and a half months, registrations have jumped over 1330, with already 412 foreign companies booked. The number of exhibitors is expected to grow and the entire exhibition centre is expected to be sold out. Mariateresa Maschio: "there is great confidence but also great expectations from the operators". Simona Rapastella: "EIMA is an ‘innovation factory’ where the agriculture of the future is built"

The new Tractor of the Year formula

The prestigious international award comes to the 46th edition of the event with many new features, starting with the category for robotic tractors. Another novelty concerns the award for open-field tractors, which has been divided into two distinct power ranges

Global Warming: the compromise of COP 28

Countries from all over the world met in Dubai to fight climate change. It is essential to triple the production of energy from renewable sources and phase out all fossil fuels "in a just, orderly and equitable manner"

All the topics of the primary sector at Fieragricola 2024

VeronaFiere hosts Fieragricola, the international exhibition of mechanics, services and products for agriculture and animal husbandry, which registers the participation of 820 exhibitors from 21 countries on an area of 52 thousand square meters. 140 meetings scheduled

Agricultural machinery, the 60th edition of FIMA

Agricultural machinery manufacturers will meet in Zaragoza (Spain) from 13 to 17 February for the 60th edition of FIMA, the first major international trade fair of 2024 dedicated to agricultural technologies. With less than a month to go before the...

Mechanization, lights and shadows of the Spanish market

In the first ten months of 2023, the agro-mechanical sector experienced a two-speed trend. Sales of tractors and self-propelled harvesting machines fell, but those of equipment, particularly for tillage and seeding, grew

Even with little snow it is better to be equipped

The market for snow ploughs is large and diverse, but it is difficult to fit into a statistical framework. The trend of the sector is conditioned by the frequency and amount of snowfall that in recent years have decreased significantly. The sector, however, maintains a certain dynamism, especially in terms of prevention

Ze lawnmowers, operational autonomy in the foreground

Kubota offers the market a new generation of zero-turn electric lawnmowers. These are the Ze-421 and Ze-481 models, which are appreciated not only for their comfort and low noise and vibration levels, but also for their working autonomy. The Ze...

Anniversaries and new acquisitions for Kverneland Group in France

K verneland Group, an international manufacturer of a wide range of products for the primary activity from equipment to electronic solutions and digital services, celebrates 75 years of activity of Les Landes-Genusson, owned by the group, a company specialising...

Subsoiling and chiselling in conservation agriculture

The deep tillage of soil is a periodic practice, to be carried out selectively, depending on the specific requirements. Sustainable management of agricultural productions involves the use of various equipment, such as subsoilers, chisels and cultivators, aimed at restoring the most suitable physical structure of different agricultural soil horizons

Rationalizing agricultural inputs to improve sustainability

The use of machinery and agricultural inputs inevitably impacts the environment. A study in the red meat production chain shows that, with limited cultivation and machinery-use-related adjustments, tangible benefits can be achieved

The aeroponic cultivation

Soil-less agricultural production methods, such as hydroponics and even more so aeroponics, allow significant savings in water and inputs, including pesticides, thus being compatible with the growing sustainability needs of the primary sector to reduce environmental impact and effectively tackle climate change

Systems for the operational monitoring of agricultural machinery

The technical control of the company's machinery has assumed great importance, both for the traceability of particularly delicate processes, and to allow remote maintenance interventions in real time, resolving situations that would otherwise lead to long periods of machine downtime

The versatility of the Agriflex +373 hybrid tyre

Yokohama Off-Highway Tyres launches a new tyre on the market that is suitable for both field and road use. Agriflex+ 373, this is the name of the new model, combines the advanced Stratified Layer and VF technologies with innovative processing...

Antonio Carraro specialised tractors in the spotlight of Fieragricola

Antonio Carrato's exhibition space at Fieragricola showcases the specialized supercompacts of the Tora series. Available with power from 50 to 66 horsepower and specifically intended for professional use, Tora tractors are available with mechanical gearbox, a driver's seat on a...

Volcan 85 isodiametric tractors, BCS presents restyling

News coming soon for BCS 75 horsepower isodiametric tractors. The Lombard manufacturer (headquartered in Abbiategrasso, Milan) has in fact implemented the Volcan range with several technological upgrades that mainly concern the hydraulic system and the driver's seat, which has been...

Campagnola olive harvesters, comfort ed efficiency

looking for innovative solutions, the Campagnola company of Zola Pedrosa, in the province of Bologna, is also investing in electric equipment for the olive harvesting sector, which now sees the launch of two new olive Always harvesters, Alice Star and...

Servo 3000, a heavy-duty plough from Pöttinger

A new mounted reversible plough for medium tractors. It is launched by Austrian manufacturer Pöttinger with the Servo 3000 model, which is offered in different versions that differ in frame height, distance between bodies and number of ploughshares (three to...

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