Last Updated: October 24, 2014

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The brawn of a new era

WESTERN Australian farmers were treated to a look at the world’s most powerful combine harvester.

Claas Lexion thinks for itself

A VICTORIAN farming operation has become the first in Australia to own a harvester that thinks for itself

Oh Maloo, you’ve done it again

WORLDS collide when workhorse meets powerhouse with the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 HSV GTS Maloo.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Stratos for a rally good time

Motorclassica Preview

PHILIP Allen’s 1974 Lancia Stratos Stradale HF, by his own admission, looks like a bit of a spaceship.

Taking the hard work out of baling

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

A BALE accumulator and Tenpack Bale Grab were getting plenty of attention at the Elmore Field Days.

Beaut bin tops show

Henty Machinery Field days 2014, day 3

QUALITY finish set apart Coolamon Steelworks’ 50-tonne chaser bin at the Henty Field Days.

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The Shed

Shed Farm’s salute to the steam age

Lakeside Antique Machinery Museum

GIPPSLAND locals are accustomed to seeing Peter Coleman chugging along on his steam roller.

Warracknabeal Museum Museum’s good medicine

Longerernong, Agricultural College

A BEQUEST from a Warracknabeal doctor has the town’s Wheatlands Agricultural Museum on the move.

Museum gets a ray of Sunshine

Liza Dale-Hallett. Museum Victoria

HUGH Victor McKay himself would surely be proud.

Bike bliss on show at Motorclassica

Jon Munn

CHILDHOODS are fertile breeding grounds for far-fetched ambitions, and Jon Munn’s was no different.

Motoring

Stratos for a rally good time

Motorclassica Preview

PHILIP Allen’s 1974 Lancia Stratos Stradale HF, by his own admission, looks like a bit of a spaceship.

Oh Maloo, you’ve done it again

Supplied News HSV GTS Maloo, October 2014. Photo: Joshua Dowling

WORLDS collide when workhorse meets powerhouse with the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 HSV GTS Maloo.

Rising costs Is this the end of the local mechanic?

Is this the end of the local mechanic?

LOCAL mechanics could soon become extinct.

HiLux releases black edition

Supplied News Fwd: Toyota HiLux Black Edition October 2014

THE special edition HiLux is the last hurrah for Australia’s favourite workhorse before the new model arrives.

Taking the hard work out of baling

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

A BALE accumulator and Tenpack Bale Grab were getting plenty of attention at the Elmore Field Days.

Beaut bin tops show

Henty Machinery Field days 2014, day 3

QUALITY finish set apart Coolamon Steelworks’ 50-tonne chaser bin at the Henty Field Days.

Value in cutting out middle men

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

YOU might expect to pay up to $70,000 for this Turkish-made Igli 6m multidisc speed tiller — not $42,500.

Deadly snakes to go on display

Deadly snakes on display

FIVE of the world’s most venomous snakes will slither about at the Wandin-Silvan Field Days this week.

100 wind jobs axed

100 wind jobs axed

UPDATE: A LARGE Portland manufacturer will sack 100 staff following uncertainty over the renewable energy target.

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria Community Cup, AFL Victoria Country v Victorian Amateur Football Association

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Beef numbers defy returns

Beef numbers defy returns

THE number of cattle still coming out of paddocks continues to amaze.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.