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Year 2022 Number 12

December

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Agricultural machinery: high demand on the world market

Agricultural equipment sales have maintained good levels over the past two and a half years, characterised by the economic crises following the Covid pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine. In the nine months from January to September 2022, the market remained at higher volumes than before the 2020 pandemic, although between the end of this year and the first part of 2023 the sector is set to be affected by inflation
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New registrations, market resilience in Italy

Figures processed by FederUnacoma on the basis of Ministry of Transport registrations show a total of 17,256 tractors in October, down 15.3% on 2021 but with a sales volume still above pre-Covid levels. Good sales levels also for combine harvesters and telehandlers
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Italian industry: growing turnover despite the economic situation

FederUnacoma's forecasts for the end of the year indicate a drop in the quantity produced (-6%), but an increase in the value of production (14.2 billion euros, amounting to +3.7% over 2021). The resilience of the domestic market and above all the good performance of exports (+10.4% in July) support the sector, which is nevertheless suffering from the crisis in production costs and the lower agriculturals incomes
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Slowdown in the gardening market

Figures released by Comagarden/Morgan for the first nine months of the year indicate an overall drop of 15.2% compared to the same period in 2021. All product types were down, but with a counter-trend in battery-powered models. A slower production pace and lower demand from maintenance technicians and green hobbyists are the causes of the downturn, which is expected to be confirmed at the end of the year
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EIMA 2022, the best ever

The 45th edition of the world exhibition of agricultural machinery closes with the extraordinary number of 327,100 visitors, which improves the record of 2018 (317,000) and establishes itself as a top event on the international scene. Rendez-vous in Bologna, for the next edition, from 6 to 10 November 2024
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EIMA International, a collective heritage

The pandemic led to an evolution in the international exhibition sector, setting new criteria for competitiveness. Events that are useful in economic and strategic business are rewarded by visitors. EIMA International reflects and anticipates sector trends
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Minister Lollobrigida visiting EIMA International

"Full immersion" of the new Minister of Agriculture at the agricultural machinery exhibition. The government's intentions include support for the development of mechanisation, also seen as an alternative route to the use of genetically modified organisms
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MEPs at EIMA: a policy for specialised crops

A delegation of ten parliamentarians visited the agricultural machinery exhibition. A conference, a guided tour and a round table were the programme of an event that highlighted the role of fruit and vegetable crops, which are increasingly important for the market and the profitability of the primary sector
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The whole CAP explained to farmers

After several postponements and extensions, the new EU agricultural policy is ready to go. It will become active on 1 January 2023 with a horizon up to 2027. The policy changes some of its key points and its financial envelopes,...
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Geopolitics, agriculture is a decisive variable

In the contemporary geopolitical landscape, competition between states does not only take place on the terrain of industry, raw materials or finance, but also on that of food production. The primary sector is therefore, like the others, used by states...
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Tractor of the Year, the winners of the four categories

The Fendt 728 Vario is the tractor of the year 2023. The prestigious prize by the Italian tractor magazine Trattori was awarded by an international jury of industry experts, who revealed the name of the winner on 9 November on...
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Still too many work-related accidents in the agricultural sector

year in Italy, 100 to 150 fatal accidents occur in the fields (in the EU 500). And the numbers are underestimated. New-generation machines can reduce them significantly, but investment in training is also needed. Ergonomic systems also prevent other health damage: 60 per cent of agricultural workers have a chronic disabling disease
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Engines for agricultural machinery, towards 'neutral' systems

At EIMA 2022, manufacturers of engines and agricultural machinery, which are currently Stage V compliant, discussed the solutions to be adopted to achieve the ambitious goals that the European institutions are setting towards the goal of climate neutrality
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Digital marketing and agrinfluencers at the heart of EIMA 2022

The techniques and languages of digital communication, those typical of social networks, are conquering an increasingly important space also in the agricultural and agro-mechanical sector. At EIMA International experts and content creators discussed the topic
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Atena, an Antonio Carraro project for the electric in the vineyard

European funding for a specific project dedicated to the development of innovative mechanical vehicles.  One of the world's leading manufacturers of specialised tractors, Antonio Carraro of Campodarsego (Padua), has won it with the Atena project, Advanced Tractors with Electric implemeNts...
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Argo Tractors and xFarm Technologies, a partnership for digitization

Sustainability, productivity, optimal use of resources. These are the main challenges of modern and future-oriented agriculture that Argo Tractors and xFarm Technologies, a tech company aiming at the digitization of the agri-food sector, have decided to tackle together with a...
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BCS technologies take centre stage at EIMA 2022

In the foreground, among the many new products presented by BCS at EIMA 2022, is the iconic 622, heir to one of the first motor mowers powered by an internal combustion engine. Undergoing a profound upgrade both technically - new...
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Agrimaxfactor, by BKT: new tyres ready for electric tractors

Stability and ease of use when manoeuvring are the main features of the new tractor tyre, Agrimaxfactor, by BKT, presented at the last EIMA International. The tread design has been created by the Indian company's designers using directions received from...
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Puma 260 CVXDrive, technology upgrade for Case IH tractor

Designed and built at the Case IH plant in Sankt Valentin, Austria, the new Puma 260 CVXDrive was unveiled at the latest EIMA. The designers of the CNH Group have revised the overall design of the tractor starting with the...
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BL2000 blower, powerful and versatile

At Eima International, the Lombard company Cifarelli (based in Voghera) presented the BL2200 model, a powerful compact knapsack blower designed for professional use. Cifarelli's new blower is powered by the same 5 Hp two-stroke C7 engine (generating an air volume...
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FPT Industrial, the full range at EIMA

At EIMA International, FPT Industrial presented all the highlights of its collection. It starts with the F28 Hybrid engine for agricultural applications, launched for the first time in 2019 at Agritechnica. The hybrid propulsion system offered by the Turin-based manufacturer...
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QTRACK, the compact half-track by Goldoni

Featured among the many new products Goldoni Keestrack presented at EIMA 2022 was the Q series in the QTRACK semi-tracked version, shown in Bologna as the Q100 model with a rear track. As the manufacturer from Migliarina di Carpi (Modena,...
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Hydreco Hydraulics synergies with Daikin presented at EIMA

tHE new, strong synergy between the Japanese company Daikin and the Italian Group Duplomatic MS, of which Hydreco Hydraulics, a company with headquarters in Great Britain and Italian headquarters in Emilia (in Vignola, near Modena, joined by the recent plant...
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John Deere presents the new 5ML tractor series

The new 5ML series of narrow-body specialised tractors featured on the John Deere stand in Bologna. These vehicles are powered by a John Deere PowerTec™ Plus four-cylinder 4.5-litre engine with a powerful 30 per cent torque reserve and a maximum...
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SPW Power, agile manoeuvring for the Kuhn mixer wagons

Kuhn is expanding its range of self-propelled mixer wagons with a line of high-capacity machines specifically designed for large farms where vehicles capable of manoeuvring with agility within environments with considerable space limitations are required. The new series, the SPW...
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Compact dimensions for new Manitou lifts

Manitou took the opportunity of EIMA 2022 to present, for the first time in Italy, the ultra-compact ULM telescopic handler. This model was designed by the French company's engineers for use in confined spaces. Its compact dimensions - 1.49 metres...
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Monster round balers, ISOBUS debuts

Monster is a variable chamber round baler that produces bales between 80 and 170 centimetres in diameter and is one of Mascar's bestsellers. At EIMA International the company from Grumolo delle Abbadesse (Vicenza) presented an implementation of the Monster 870...
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Opera 600, the hi-tech solution of the combination seed drill

The range of Maschio Gaspardo combined seed drills is expanded with a new machine, OPERA 600, presented during EIMA 2022. It is a model designed to work over large areas, thanks to a working width of 6 metres and a...
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MaterMacc, cutting-edge seeding technology

Among the many new products presented at EIMA by MaterMacc, we must mention in particular the new MS9100 precision seed drill, equipped with the new MS9000 seeding unit. which stands out for its functional design and its ability to operate...
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Top performance with Metalsecure tow hooks

At EIMA International, the Brescia-based company Metalsecure (based in Coccaglio) showcased a full range of towing systems suitable for all agricultural tractors. Highlighted in the Lombard manufacturer's exhibition spaces were highly customizable hitch frames (Slider), fixed-pivot hooks type-approved according to...
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Mingozzi Group, integrated solutions for flame weeding

For the technologically innovative management of farms, Mingozzi Group proposes its flame heat treatment weeding machines, updated according to 4.0 technology. "This update," the Ferrara-based company (based in Bando di Argenta) explains in a note, "allows direct analysis, even remotely,...
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Modula Farm, technologies for controlled agriculture

At EIMA 2022, the Reggio Emilia-based company Modula (based in Salvaterra di Casalgrande), which specialises in the production of automatic storage warehouses, presented the new Modula Farm, a vertical storage system with drawers for growing strawberries and other high value...
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New Holland specialised tractors, powerful and reliable

At EIMA International, New Holland's new range also involved specialised tractors. Here are the most significant innovations. T4 F/N/V Series. These machines, which are recommended for small and medium-sized fruit and wine growers and contractors with valuable crops, see the...
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SAME, full of new products at EIMA

SAME arrived at EIMA International with a wide range of new products. Here are the main ones in detail.            Frutteto 105 (Cab/Platform). The range includes numerous models with mechanical, powershift or CVT transmissions. SAME Frutteto tractors have a minimum width...
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New video terminals for Steyr tractors

Steyr celebrated 75 years since production began by presenting the restyled Impuls CVT, Profi S-Control 8 and Profi CVT tractors at EIMA. The main update introduced by the Austrian engineers concerns the new S-Tech 700 Plus touchscreen control terminal. The...
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Trimble displays: intuitive, durable, versatile

Trimble's new GFX-1260 and GFX-1060 displays in the spotlight at EIMA International. Intuitive and easy to use, thanks to the Precision-IQ interface, the GFX-1260 and GFX-1060 are quick to install and can be used on many types of vehicles without...
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Fanex 1564C, precise and delicate machining

Vicon presented at EIMA 2022 the new Fanex 1564C, a 15.6 metre hay tedder equipped with the TerraFlow system. Thanks to this technology, the 14 (small-diameter) rotors follow the contour of the ground, flex and adapt to it independently of...
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xFarm Technologies and PFN: a "digital" partnership

Providing the agro-mechanical market with more and more technologically advanced equipment, and improving the traceability of data collected during field work. This is the objective of the partnership between xFarm Technologies, a tech company in the agri-food sector, and Precision...
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Agricultural drones for sustainability

P recision agriculture employs technologies capable of acquiring geo-referenced information from different platforms to obtain a multiplicity of data that will be processed and used for site-specific agroecosystem management. Acquisition platforms can detect information about spatial and temporal variability...
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Snowploughs, types and models

With the arrival of the winter season and the first rainfall, the problem of cleaning roads, driveways and pavements from snow arises. For this type of operation, various types of equipment can be used in combination with a tractor. Snowploughs are the best known
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Walvoil: investing to grow

Walvoil spa, part of the Interpump Group, is a world-leading industrial reality for the production of hydraulic and electronic components and mechatronic systems, with branches in four continents and diverse sales network, present in Italy with seven production sites -...
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Digital agriculture "Made in Italy"

  AI4FARM® is the name of a project developed by Agricolus and Image Line with the aim of creating a 'Made in Italy' skills centre for digital solutions to be applied in the primary sector, allowing the integration of...
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Marzocchi, the efficiency of cast iron pumps

FCIP and FCIM are the acronyms of the new ranges of pumps and engines manufactured by Bologna-based Marzocchi Pompe and presented between October and November at Bauma in Munich and EIMA in Bologna. The first acronym stands for Full Cast...

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