Agriculture Tag

Ever since Archimedes first developed the screw principle in mid second century BC and used it to construct devices to raise water, the construction of screw threads became an essential skill for mechanics and craftsmen.   Whilst the design of industrial machinery has come a long way...

From loading pallets onto a truck to securing the cargo with straps and chains, the agricultural sector relies heavily on quality lifting and material handling solutions across the supply chain. Motion Asia Pacific, through its in-house brand Marlin Industrial Products, offers reliable solutions for material...

How Midwest Fabrication, a Queensland-based manufacturer of grain harvesting equipment, grew from building the first machine for their own farm to gaining national recognition for their products in just over two decades is the material great Aussie success stories are made of. Martin Schutt, a second-generation...

In 1917, when Frederick Knuckey first established his blacksmith shop in Winchelsea in regional Victoria, he probably wouldn’t have imagined that the name Knuckey would one day appear on nationally and internationally recognised agricultural machines, with the family business still going strong, four generations and...

Kingsway Welding is no ordinary welding and repair business. Based near Minlaton on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia, the family business has been manufacturing unique farming equipment for the past 30 years that address some of the most common problems for farmers in their...

With harvest season a busy time for farmers and harvesting contractors, lubrication expert Matthew Gee says the best time to service farming equipment is right before the season starts. Matthew, Key Account Manager with Viva Energy Australia, recommends reading the owner’s manual to understand the recommended...

October and November are peak harvest months for crops such as canola, barley, oats and pulses. The season is also associated with higher risk of harvester fires – a major issue for the grain industry in the dry summer of the southern Australian cities. Research conducted...

The harvest season is a critical period for all farmers. Most crops need to be harvested within a limited window of time for crop growers to achieve the best results. But with the harvesting equipment often kept idle throughout the year, it is critical to ensure that machinery is ready to roll come harvest season.

In sport, Australia often has a reputation for punching above its weight, and this is something the nation is often proud of. Less commonly recognised, however, are the industries where Australia is a leader on a global scale, outperforming other countries with industries much larger in size.

Australia produces about 35 million tonnes of raw sugar every year, with 80 per cent of it exported. Sugar cane farms run from the north of New South Wales through to northern Queensland, mainly on the east coast. Sugar cane came to Australia via South Africa...