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A section rolling machine can add considerable capacity to workshop fabrications. Rather than forming sharp bends in pipe or RHS, it is used for forming gradual curves or rings. Credit: Ben White.
FROM THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: Learning the art of the gradual curve

Kondinin researcher, Josh Giumelli, looks at shaping metal.

17 September 2023

  Add-on advantage? There are a range of accessories that can be fitted to the average pedestal drill, but not all are as useful as each other. This power tapping head is great for repetitive tapping jobs, and keeps threaded holes accurately aligned.
FROM THE WORKSHOP

Handy bling for the pedestal drill

Kondinin Group's Josh Giumelli explains accessories for making a pedestal drill more versatile.

05 September 2023

 Good things, small packages: The inverter stick welder is surely the Swiss army knife of welding units. Even low-cost units are capable of handling a wide range of tasks with minimal setup and expense, all in a convenient, lightweight package.
FROM THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: Don't disregard the versatile stick welder

Kondinin Group's Josh Giumelli looks at why stick welders are vital tools.

05 September 2023

  Busted art: Dealing with broken bolts and studs becomes a whole lot more difficult the moment you snap off a drill bit, thread tap or bolt extractor. This month’s Workshop contains some nifty tools and handy hints to help get you out of trouble.
FROM THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: Tricky tools for tedious jobs (part two)

Kondinin Group's Josh Giumelli offers niffy tools and handy hints for tricky jobs.

05 September 2023

 Busted bolt arsenal: A handful of specialist tools can make all the difference when confronted with a tricky job such as a snapped off thread tap, drill bit or rounded nut.
FROM THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: Tricky tools for tedious jobs (part one)

Kondinin Group's Josh Giumelli looks at a range of specialist tools and methods for tricky jobs.

05 September 2023

Pump it up: The benefits of solar pumping systems need little explanation, and the systems are well- suited to use on the farm for stock, irrigation or domestic purposes. This month we showcase a typical installation of a surface-mount solar pump as opposed to a more common borehole installation.
FROM THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: Simple surface install for solar pumps

Kondinin Group's Josh Giumelli examines how to install a solar pump on a surface water supply.

05 September 2023

 Slight leakage?: A cooling system leak detector and vacuum fill kit such as the one used in this article costs a relatively small amount of money and comes with a wide variety of adapters to suit most vehicles and machinery.
FROM THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: Diagnostic tools keep engines cool

Kondinin Group's Josh Giumelli diagnostic tools for keeping engines cool.

05 September 2023

  Loosen the belt?: V belt failure is most often a sign that there is something else wrong with a drive system, whether it be shaft misalignment, worn pulleys, incorrect installation or even contamination.
FROM THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: Get up to speed with V belt drives (part two)

Kondinin Group's Josh Giumelli looks at V belt failure and its causes.

05 September 2023

PARTNER CONTENT

Utrisha N: The new biostimulant boosting broadacre yield potential

Extensive trials conducted across Australia show boosted yields in a wide range of

PARTNER CONTENT

Maximise your nitrogen use efficiency

Losing nitrogen to the environment can be costly.

PARTNER CONTENT

Safety first for the year ahead

Since 1870, Blundstone, have supported & protecting farmers across Australia from

PARTNER CONTENT

Precise and Productive Seeding Equipment

The success of next year's harvest begins now, with strong preparation and planning.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Harvest Weed Seed Mills

The Report includes a round up of commercially-available batching plants as well as farmer-made approaches.

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Research Report: Agritechnica 2023

Kondinin Group’s Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli went to Agritechnica, Germany. This report covers the key award winners from the event and some of the latest autonomous platforms displayed.