A field day

It’s been a while, but some of these pictures from NZ’s Field Day bring back memories.

One of the first signs we saw as we walked in.

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The next sign was a little more detailed.
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The Smartwater tech guys had a simple yet great product, that would display the water level of your tanks. I do like their display, which is the same size as a light switch and elegant.

Smartwater
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The Stihl stand set the example for how a common design signature and well-crafted display and branding can make a company stand out. Gallaghers also did a superb job.
Stihl

This remote control mower could go at 45%. Awesome.
moooow

Who doesn’t love a good tractor pull?
tractors

High tech was not just about the machinery. The SAAS crowd close the link between sensors on the farm and financial control, dealing with farm management along the way. This is the present and future.
saas
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No surprise to see these guys there.
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This however was clearly in the past – though which past I’m not so sure.
woodtrike

There were plenty of machines – including this generator.
genset

DeLaval’s robot milkers were a hit.
roooo
Except for the price that is. They were several hundred thousand dollars each, dead slow and seemed like they needed a hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, mechanical, fluid and electronics engineer to keep it going.
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Their market is farmers with a small number of cows who want to be able to take off for the weekend and let the cows milk themselves. For a normal or large farm nothing beats the original NZ designed rotary milkers. Texmate supplies to the best of them – Waikato Milking.

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