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AGROFARM 410/420GS ROPS (85-100HP)
• 4 cylinder Deutz engine • Wet clutch, 2 speed powershift
transmission • 4 wheel disc braking
• SDF diesel engine
• 12X4 Transmission
• True 4 wheel braking
• 4 & 6 cylinder Deutz engines
• 3 speed Zf powershift
transmission • Up To 75 l/min
AGROFARM 430 CABIN (110HP)
• 4 cylinder Deutz engine • Delux Hi vis Air con cab
• Wet clutch, 2 speed powershift transmission
61-63 Hokonui Drive, Gore | Phone 03 208 9395 | Duncan McLeod 027 228 1093 | Barry McGrouther 027 432 3223
This was the reply from Belmont Farm owners Andrew and Ruth Mitchell
who farm at Waikana No 2 RD Gore, when offered to try a demonstrator
Deutz 145hp tractor from Power Farming Gore. "It's good to try something
different "Andrew says while using it to feed out.
Duncan McLeod and Barry McGrouther have picked the 145 hp Deutz
Agrotron M615 with a Trima plus 3 loader on it to take around farmers to
try out. "Its good at this time of year, because a lot of farmers are using their
tractors every day to feed out, and are more relaxed as opposed to summer
time when things get a wee bit hectic. We have quite a range of tractors to
choose from. The M615-B is ideal as it offers all the functions you would use
for general operation, and is simple to drive, which is a must when showing
clients a new tractor, different from their own for the first time. We have had
people who have never driven a Deutz-Fahr tractor and have done so
with ease" says Duncan.
The 615B features a 100% Bio fuel capable 6 litre, 6 cylinder turbo charged
and intercooled Deutz engine with a max power output of 149hp at 2100 rpm.
A constant power range from 2100 -- 1800 rpm, with a 599Nm torque range
from 1700 -- 1100 rpm. A 24 speed ZF7200 series transmission with 6 ranges
and 4 powershifts -- F<>R shuttle shift - clutch less range changing -- speed
matching -- auto 4WD and diff locks -- 120 lpm closed centre hydraulic system
-- 100% diff lock -- 540/540E /1000/1000E 4 speed PTO -- cab suspension --
40 kph -- tractor weight of 5530kg and a lift capacity of 9250kg.
Being able to try a tractor is a good thing as large capital investment is
planned for well in advance. Power Farming Gore offers an opportunity to hire
Deutz-Fahr tractors from 132hp to 224hp. You can hire at a great rate --
try out during the busy season -- then buy at an exceptional price and
recoup ALL you've paid in hire fee *.
So if you are looking for a change, call into Power Farming --
Hokonui Drive Gore, or contact Duncan on (027 2281093) or
Barry on (027 432 3223) (*less setup charge-terms and conditions apply).
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SAVING THE SHEEP INDUSTRY
Stabilisation plan look promising
In talks: Silver Fern Farms chairman Eoin Garden.
working on final touches
By DIANE BISHOP
and TIM CrONSHAW
A group of meat companies are close to
announcing a decision on whether they
can find a way to work together to
reform the red meat industry.
Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) group
chairman Richard Young said he
expected the big four meat companies --
Anzco, Affco, Silver Fern Farms and
Alliance Group -- would come out with a
''stabilisation'' plan for the industry by
the end of the month.
''We're keeping the pressure on and we
hope to see some sort of stabilisation
plan in the next week or so,'' Young said.
However, meat company bosses were
reluctant to talk about the issue while
discussions were currently taking place
behind closed doors.
Silver Fern Farms chairman Eoin
Garden said it was ''not appropriate'' for
him to comment publicly at this stage.
''The industry is very committed to
reform discussions presently,'' he said.
Federated Farmers national president
Bruce Wills said he hoped the proposal
would generate positive discussion.
''Farmers know the status quo is not a
good place to be . . . and let's hope it leads
to a more prosperous future for
everybody in the meat industry.''
Wills said no-one had easy answers that
would make the red-meat sector more
efficient and prosperous.
Alliance Group chairman Owen Poole
told farmers at a Feilding meeting run by
the farmer-driven MIE group that the
companies would be in a position in
several months to decide whether to
abandon or progress with discussions.
Earlier this month he said the
companies were ''progressing'' in work-
ing through a complex issue.
Wills said the eventual response by the
meat companies could include a proposal
for transferable killing rights but there
was unlikely to be a new concept.
''The problem has been around so long
that there is nothing we haven't thought
about how to sort it out.''
The killing rights idea, first raised
nearly 30 years ago, would involve an
independent authority issuing compan-
ies rights to kill stock at the start of each
season, based on the average kill in
recent years. These rights could be
traded depending on the needs of a
Fighting the battle, pages 4-5.
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