Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hardi Rubicon is a game changer in self-propelled sprayers |


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An entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award is set to be a game change in self-propelled sprayers in Australia. The newly released Hardi Rubicon 9000 represents a quantum leap in productivity, covering 150ha at 60 litres/ha. This represents a 50 per cent increase in hectares sprayed compared to a 6000 litre capacity self-propelled sprayer. Rubicon offers a 48.5m boom width representing a 35 per cent increase in work rate over a comparable 36m boom, with the capability […]

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Hay lifter designed to make feeding out hay easy |


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A hay lifter designed to roll out hay or silage round bales off the back of a ute is an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. Hendy Solutions, of Tocumwal, is the sole Australian importer of the US manufactured DewEze 660 Bolt-On Bale Bed. Business owner Rob Hendy said the machine allowed for more flexibility and a better end result. “The Bale Bed is a bolt-on attachment for the tray of any one tonne or one tonne […]

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Check out if you are eligible to connect to the NBN |


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Field Day visitors can check out the 4G smart antenna and the Iridium GO! at the Telstra site at Henty this year. Telstra has been a proud sponsor of the field days for many years, giving Riverina locals a sneak peak into the future of keeping connected. Powered by the Iridium global satellite network, the Iridium GO! is small enough to fit in the pocket, but is a rugged and portable device that creates a satellite-backed Wi-Fi hotspot, connecting up […]

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Illustrated artworks by Disney animator at Country Lifestyle |


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Disney animator and artist Adam Murphy is set to star in the Country Lifestyle pavilion at Henty with his unique artwork, stationary and illustrated children’s books. Adam and his wife Demelza Haines founded their business, Welly’s Wonders, in 2013 to create timeless and original designs for babies and children. All products feature the original work of Adam Murphy, who started work as an animator for Disney at just 15 years of age – one of the youngest animators to ever […]

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Chips to fly when chainsaw chick carves critters at Henty |


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The chips and sawdust will be flying when professional power carver Angie Polglaze takes to centre stage at Henty to create extraordinarily detailed art works. Angie, of Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula, was a hit with people of all ages when she carved a series of intricate sculptures at last year’s Henty Machinery Field Days. Angie has been chainsaw carving throughout Australia and the world for 20 years. Her sculptures range from the life like to the mythical and comical, […]

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Pivoting post-hole shovel saves time during fencing jobs |


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A simple invention of a pivoting post-hole shovel has saved many hours of laborious work for Kiewa Valley dairy farmer Stephen Quast. Mr Quast, of Dederang, is among the entrants in the Henty Agri-Innovations Awards with his labour saving device for digging post holes. The shovel features a handle which allows the blade to tilt 90 degrees, enabling the operator to trim the hole and scrape the bottom. The shovel allows rocks and mud to be easily removed from the […]

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Henty Field Days to celebrate opening of year-round venue |


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A huge new pavilion built to house the expanding Country Lifestyle program at the Henty Machinery Field Days will create a year-round venue for southern NSW. The new permanent structure, the Taylor Wood Pavilion, will allow more than 100 exhibitors from both the Country Lifestyle and ET (Extra Tent) marquees to be housed under the one roof. Measuring 120m x 18m, the Country Lifestyle pavilion will also be used to stage seminars and trade displays at year round events at […]

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Field days raise almost $30,000 for needy country families |


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  Henty Machinery Field Days visitors have raised almost $30,000 for Riverina charity Country Hope through a community barbecue initiated by Coles over the past four years. Coles team members volunteered their time to work with Country Hope staff and volunteers to cook up a feast for hungry field day patrons, with all proceeds going towards the Wagga based not-for-profit organisation. Country Hope manager and family liaison officer Ellie Webb said $10,000 was raised last year to bring the total […]

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High power and working speeds with new Kuhn mower |


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Contractors and farmers wanting a mower with high power, working speeds and road travel can check out the new Kuhn model, an entrant in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. Entered by Kuhn Farm Machinery, the FC 10030 D mower combination has been developed to suit modern and future tractor capacities, and has a working width ranging from 9.5m to 9.9m. The drive train and stress resistance of the OPTIDISC cutterbars meet the objectives of intensive work, with light […]

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ATM and pop-up branch courtesy of Hume Bank at Henty |


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Hume Bank’s fully equipped pop-up branch and ATMs are back for third consecutive year at Henty. As the major banking partner of the Henty Machinery Field Days, Hume’s fully equipped pop-up branch, two ATMs, and cash handling services are back to benefit visitors and exhibitors. Hume will offer one ATM at the pop-up branch on the Main Road (opposite the field day’s office) and the second ATM will be located at the intersection of Farm Avenue and Ag Place. HMFD […]

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