Having supplied mowers and grounds care equipment to fruit, nut and dairy farms for more than 25 years, Farm Moto has introduced high-quality, purpose-built Landini tractors to customers across the Northern Rivers.
The macadamia nut industry is a success story for the region, with Australian exports growing 11-fold between 2012 and 2017. China makes up about a third of the export market, with Australian food safety and environmental standards appealing to consumers.
Reduced tariffs have attracted new growers to the market, and tree nuts have a higher value than broadacre crops so freight costs are proportionally low.
Blueberry production is also increasing in the region, and government funding will help to open new export markets. The NSW north coast accounts for more than 90 per cent of Australia’s blueberry production, valued about $200 million.
Farm Moto dealer principal Matthew Eather explains his decision to add Landini to the product range to cater to those farmers. “We took over Farm Moto in 2015, and 12 months ago, following devastating floods, we moved into new premises,” he said. “With our modern Lismore facility and workshop, we are now set up to support customers with sales, servicing and spare parts for the best brands. Manufactured in Italy, Landini tractors go back over 130 years; it’s a proven high quality brand.”
“Maca growers need decent horsepower and a heavy built tractor for towing large orchard sprayers. The easy-to-use mechanical Powerfarm 110 Synchro-Shuttle tractor is proving a popular choice for maca farms, particularly with the 4.4 litre Perkins engine delivering its well-known class leading torque. It has a spacious air-conditioned cabin, all-round visibility through the glass doors and hi-vis roof, and it’s really good value for money.
“For blueberry growers, we expect the specialist Rex 4 orchard tractor and the Reversible Hillside model to appeal. The Rex 4 offers 30/30 speed transmission, with three-speed Powershift change on the move and is fitted with 16 gears in the critical working speeds between 3km/h and 10km/h. It also offers four-wheel disc braking for increased control on hillsides or when towing.”
- Visit www.landini-tractors.com.au or call Inlon on 1800 959 090.