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The Ute (short for utility vehicle) is the typical Australian farm truck. The classic Toyota is the most popular.

These Utes are real road warriors

The tough, left-drive trucks driven by Aussies bring to mind those crazy Mad Max vehicles

The most obvious difference between road travel in Canada and Australia, is those blokes down under insist on driving on the wrong side of the centre line. A feat that requires a little concentration the first time you try it — if you’re used to Canadian highways. Australian farmers who’ve learned to adeptly shift gears […] Read more

Australia’s premiere farm equipment expo, Commonwealth Bank AgQuip showcases 64 acres of farm-related exhibits.

AgQuip, one of Australia’s premiere farm machinery shows

The large outdoor equipment expo near Gunnedah, NSW, attracts visitors from across the country

When the annual Commonwealth Bank AgQuip farm equipment show rolls around each August, the small city of Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia (where the event is held) gets inundated with visitors from virtually every region of the country, not to mention foreign visitors. In fact, the demand for hotel accommodations becomes far greater than what’s […] Read more


PHOTOS: AgQuip farm equipment show in Australia

AgQuip’s 64 acre outdoor site gets roughly 3,000 exhibitors and organizations jammed into it. An interesting mix of Australian-, European- and North American-built equipment and vehicles are on display which included three different brands of Canadian-built seeding equipment. The event has a strong attraction to urban residents, some of whom travel long distances to come and spend a day […] Read more



Australian farmers checking out machinery at AgQuip Field Days near Gunnedah, NSW.

PHOTOS: Take a look at Australia’s biggest farm equipment expo

Grainews editors Lisa Guenther and Scott Garvey are in Australia this week for events including Commonwealth Bank AgQuip, billed as the country’s biggest agricultural and rural marketplace. The show runs Aug. 18 to 20 this year just west of Gunnedah, about 400 km north of Sydney, in New South Wales. Organizers estimate the show, organized […] Read more