Monthly Archives: August 2017

All the colour and pizazz of Scots School pipe band |


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Fresh from the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Scots School Pipe Band will perform at the field days on the Wednesday at 1pm. Wearing the Gordon tartan, the band features at many local and district functions throughout the year, and compete in pipe band competitions at juvenile and fourth grade level. The pipe band was formed in 1956 when the school was the Albury Grammar School and was part of the cadet unit. Albury Grammar amalgamated with another college to form […]

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Wagga Air Charter gives birds eye view of the field day site |


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Henty farmers wanting an aerial photograph of their farm can pre-book a flight in Wagga Air Centre’s helicopter at this year’s field days. For over a decade, Chris Cabot, Wagga Air Centre’s chief pilot, has conducted helicopter joy rides for visitors, giving them a bird’s eye view of the field days and surrounding landscape. With district canola crops around the field day site expected to be in full flower, the sight from the air is bound to be breathtaking. Mr […]

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Spinner allows for precise placement of hay bales |


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A whole new way of feeding livestock, the Himac HaySpin Bale Spinner, is an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. This innovative ag loader attachment allows the operator to unroll round bales while reversing for effective hay distribution. Using hydraulic rotation, the operator can control the speed and direction of the unrolling action. With its robust Conus 2 double spear fork, the spinner easily lifts and transports a bale to any location, ready for unrolling. Due to […]

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Everun wheel loader ideal for stacking hay at heights |


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Boasting a class leading lift height of 4000mm, the new Everun ER20 wheel loader is ideal for stacking hay and an entrant in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. The ER20 features a 2000kg lifting capacity, 5800kg operating weight and is powered by a 94hp Changchai – Kubota engine with 330Nm of torque. A two-speed powershift transmission gives a top speed of 25km/h, while the ER20 also has an impressive oversized and comfortable air conditioned ROPs cabin. The loader […]

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George the Farmer set to inspire children at Henty |


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Popular children’s character George the Farmer will star in guest performances at the Hutcheon & Pearce site across the field days. George the Farmer has been a social media sensation, growing his Facebook page by 200 fans a week, and rates highly on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube. He will be performing daily at the Hutcheon & Pearce site at 489-498 Block M at 11am and 2pm. The stage show has been touring nationally including 70 performances at the Sydney Royal […]

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Drought communities to benefit from Hay Runners calendar |


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Burrumbuttock Hay Runners have bared all in the name of charity and will launch their cheeky 2018 calendar at the Henty Machinery Field Days. Organiser Brendan Farrell spearheaded the idea of a fund raising calendar where at least 24 hay runners posed nude with strategically placed bales of hay. Mr Farrell said the calendar had already attracted international attention, with all funds raised to go to drought-stricken regions. He will launch the calendar at The Stump at 11am on Thursday, […]

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Flexibility of processing round or square bales |


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The Highline CFR 960 Bale Pro offers the flexibility of processing either square or round bales, and is an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. One of the challenges of processing square bales is maintaining both a high loading and processing efficiency. This is because whenever the orientation of the bale is not optimally placed for either loading (large face aligned with tractor) or processing (length aligned with flail), efficiency is compromised. For optimal processing, the Highline […]

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From yield mapping to bird control with AeroDrone MR4 |


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A drone with an onboard auto pilot and a suite of payload options is an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. Entered by Bask Aerospace, the AeroDrone MR4 boasts a payload capacity of over 2.5kg and a flight time of up to 40 minutes. Bask Aerospace managing director David Skinner said the broad new set of features made the AeroDrone MR4 a highly capable aerial platform for farming applications. Built with reliability and ease of use in […]

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Captivating performance in store for field day visitors |


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Henty Machinery Field Days visitors will be entertained by a mobile acoustic ensemble from the Australian Army Band Kapooka on opening day. The musicians will perform at The Stump on Tuesday, September 19, at 10.30am as a prelude to the official opening and again during the lunch break. Known as the “Pep’’ band, members will perform a wide range of popular songs in a highly captivating performance. The Australian Army Band Kapooka can also form various smaller ensembles to cater […]

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Rick and his caravan a familiar sight at the field days |


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For many years, Rick Priest’s caravan was a familiar sight parked near The Stump and acted as the pulse of the field days. Radio Henty was transmitted on the FM band 107.3 to within a 10km radius of the site from the caravan, plus the PA announcements and official opening co-ordinated from within. Audio technician Rick Priest, of Wagga Public Address Systems, is celebrating 25 years of involvement at the field days, starting in 1992. Accompanied by his son Ben, […]

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