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O’Connors expands dealership network in Central and Western Victoria

Pictured: Agrimac’s Dealer Principal Hugh McEachern (L) and O’Connors’ CEO Gareth Webb (R).  O’Connors, Australia and New Zealand’s largest Case IH dealer, continues to strengthen its place within the Australian agricultural machinery industry, with further expansion into Central and Western Victoria announced today. The Agrimac locations in Ballarat and St Arnaud have been purchased by…

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AFS Harvest Command reduces grain loss

Tim McClelland amongst his canola crop.  Reduced grain loss is the main advantage of Case IH’s AFS Harvest Command automation on his 7250 Axial-Flow Combine Harvester, according to Victorian southern Mallee mixed farmer Tim McClelland, who achieved sub 2% grain loss at harvest in late 2020. Mr McClelland, a long-time O’Connors customer, purchased the new…

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15 MINUTES WITH… STEVE CAINE

Fast facts: Role at O’Connors:                                               Truck Service Technician When did you start with O’Connors?                10th February 2020 Three words to describe the company?       …

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Automation pushing harvester performance to new highs

CASE IH 9250 with AFS Harvest Command Broadacre growers looking to maximise their yields now have access to the latest in combine harvesting technology and productivity, via Case IH’s AFS Harvest Command, a flagship product of the brand’s Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) suite. Introduced to Australia as part of the Axial-Flow 250 Series combine launch,…

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Bale shape and ease of maintenance key for repeat purchase

Scott Somers with one of his Case IH LB34SXL Balers and new Case IH Optum 270 A dramatic increase in hay demand recently has been well documented, with extended periods of drought exacerbated by bushfires through the summer. During this time Warracknabeal farmer Scott Somers has seen his own hay production increase from 30% of…

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Farmers keep growing with Corowa’s Ryco accreditation

Corowa Parts Interpreter Brett Arnold and Branch Manager Allan Turner Farmers in the Corowa region are set to enjoy a decrease in downtime, following an announcement that O’Connors Corowa is now a fully-accredited Ryco Connector Specialist. An Australian company, Ryco manufactures hydraulic hose and fittings found in machinery across a broad range of industries, including…

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15 minutes with… Allan Turner

Fast facts: Role at O’Connors:                                            Branch Manager When did you start with O’Connors?            8th Oct 2019 Three words to describe the company?         Professional, passionate, enthusiastic Family? Pets?                                       …

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Maximum product availability for tax incentive

The Case IH Maxxum range of tractors are just one of the great products that qualify for the $150k asset write off.   With many growers looking to take advantage of the increased asset write-off threshold, O’Connors has implemented some key strategies to ensure maximum availability for every farm operation, regardless of requirement. The leading…

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A word from our CEO re. COVID-19

As you are aware, we are all facing unprecedented and challenging times. Our aim at O’Connors is to keep operating our business so we can support you to keep your business running. We are acutely aware that many of you have either started sowing or are preparing to start and we are taking all precautions…

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A word from our CEO on price volatility

The Covid-19 virus is presenting the world with significant challenges. At O’Connors we are working through these and no doubt you are doing the same. We are striving to think strategically and focus on facts, and in line with this, we are acutely aware of the current devaluation of the Australian Dollar. A large number…

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O’Connors heads to Lofty Heights

Drones are hot property in agriculture right now – you might be using them to improve on-farm productivity through remote monitoring, or simply capturing awesome aerial harvest pics (like the many shots you send us via Instagram and Facebook). Whilst we’re not planning on stocking the latest and greatest, we did jump aboard the wagon…

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Weed Seed Management a focus ahead of harvest

The IHSD hard at work. With harvest just around the corner, local machinery dealer O’Connors is encouraging growers to review the options when it comes to harvest weed seed control. The tactic is becoming a vital component in broader weed management programs and growers now have a range of strategies at their disposal. Each of…

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