Industry Updates

ASSEMBLY IN FULL SWING AT 4AG

By | September 13, 2017

A line up of new 4AG disc harrows being put together at company headquarters in Foxton, with a real spring feel in the air now, farmers and contractors are gearing up for cultivation tasks, and the 4AG assembly team are working overtime to ensure...Read more

Flying the 4AG Flag

By | July 29, 2015

Fieldays are a firm fixture on the 4AG calendar. Every year we move multiple large machines to the fieldays, one in the South Island and one in the North, for the events. Our machines are not light or easy to pack up; the logistics behind taking a...Read more

MASSIVE BEDNAR DISC CULTIVATORS HELP IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES

By | July 22, 2015

Massive 10m and 12m Bednar Swifterdisc disc cultivators from 4AG have helped improve cultivation efficiency in large contracting and farming operations in the South Island in the past season. 4AG marketing manager Hamish Raikes says large scale...Read more

THE CAT AND THE TITAN

By | November 28, 2014

A new 4AG Titan 6300 roller drill, made for an impressive combination coupled to a  Cat Challenger in northern Southland last month.  Russell Drummond runs three sheep & beef properties in the Mossburn/Five Rivers region totalling 2800...Read more

TITAN 6300 AT HOME ON TAIHAPE HILL COUNTRY

By | November 11, 2014

  A new Titan 6300 roller drill from 4AG was put through it’s paces in the ‘Big’ hill country stations northeast of Taihape in September.  Purchased by local Taihape contractor Ken Donovan who does the agwork on a number of the...Read more

10 Mtr cultivator makes short work of Canterbury fields

By | February 20, 2014

February 2014 saw delivery of NZ’s first Bednar 10mtr disc cultivator, into Canterbury cultivation and drilling contractor Te Pirita Enterprises.  Owner Steve Roberts says he was not sure what to expect operating such a wide machine, but...Read more

Brownrigg Agriculture – compaction destroyed

By | February 3, 2014

Brownrigg Agriculture is a large-scale intensive farming operation, based at Poukawa, south of Hastings in Hawkes Bay.  Along with the large acreage of squash grown and exported themselves, and a variety of other crops,  they grow 1000 hectares...Read more

Grasslandz 2014 – a roaring success

By | January 31, 2014

30th-31st January saw 4AG exhibit at one of the major machinery demonstration events, Grasslandz 2014.  This two-day event held every three years in the heart of Waikato, differs from other exhibitions in New Zealand, in that it is the only one...Read more

Gisborne grower pleased with 6.0mtr heavy offset discs

By | September 13, 2013

Newman & Newman Ltd took delivery of a 6.0mtr set of 4AG DVi 970 heavy offset discs in the spring of 2013.  Tom Newman says “our previous 5.0mtr discs were 25 years old, so we were keen to have as good a run out of the next set we bought...Read more

Supergrubber simpler than ploughing

By | August 10, 2013

Dave McCabe, who runs a contracting business in North Otago, says one advantage of his 3.0mtr 4AG Supergrubber is it’s a lot simpler implement to operate than a large reversible plough.  “To drive a modern 6 or 7 furrow reversible, you...Read more

"We milk 2600 cows in both North and South Islands, plus grow maize and various crops on 600 hectares of lease ground. We are constantly developing new ground to bring into production and the 4AG 970's are excellent for chopping up old, heavily thatched pasture and contouring rougher areas. Daily throughput is important to our size operation. so we're pretty happy to be averaging 3-4 hectares/hour!"