Due to an unprecedented demand, Honeycombes Sales & Service has available for sale a limited number of late model used John Deere CH570 Cane Harvesters for delivery from December 2018.

We are seeking expressions of interest to purchase machines with build dates ranging from 2015 through to 2017 inclusive and we have a range of both wheeled and track machines available.

Flexible finance packages are available and we have negotiated a special interest rate to approved borrowers on these units that are purchased through Honeycombes Sales & Service.

Please call Peter Carcary on 0418 779 211 or contact him by email at peterc@honeycombes.com.au

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Staff at our Ayr Branch recently hosted children from the C&K Kindergarten at MacMillan Street, Ayr.  The children were completing a learning segment in regards to sugar cane.


This all started when one father, Mr Felesina, had given the children some sugar cane to submit an entry into the Burdekin Show.  The sugar cane won awards in the show and the kids were over the moon with their winnings.  They then went on to talk about sugar and what they would like to know; how it grows, how you need to water it, the cutting process, the delivery and the crushing process.

They had visits from Wilmar, who showed them “Sam the Loco” and they spoke about train safety.

An agronomist and farmer came in and showed kids how it was cut in olden days and they tasted it and felt it.

Then to cap off the learning segment, they visited Honeycombes and looked at a sugar cane harvester and tractor.  They also climbed all over the mowers and Gators. They even got a ‘Golden Key’ tour of the spare parts department, and each of them was presented with a lovely certificate.

We think that you can see from the photos that they all had a great time!

Honeycombes Sales & Service are once again running a trip to visit some John Deere facilities.  The 2019 trip will be back to the US, as it proved so popular last time.  The trip will take in the John Deere World Headquarters in Moline, Illinois, where customers will also get to visit John Deere factories.  There will also be an extensive tour of the plant in Thibodau, Louisiana, where John Deere produce their superb CH570 sugar cane harvesters.  During the trip, customers will also take part in farm tours in the surrounding areas.

For further details, contact Peter Carcary on 0418 779 211, or email peterc@honeycombes.com.au – click the image below to see the flyer.

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Earlier this year, Honeycombes’ own Karl Moschella was invited by John Deere to spend some time at the production factory in Thibodaux (Louisianna) where they produce the CH570 sugar cane harvester.

Karl, who is our Harvester Specialist, also manages our Pre-Season Preventative Maintenance program.  The goal of his visit was to gain a sound understanding of the ongoing product development and improvement program as well as to share our ideas with the USA production team on how to set up each harvester at the pre-delivery stage, for optimum uptime performance in the field  to enhance the delivery of a distinctive quality product into the Australian market.


During his time at the factory, Karl spent time working closely with the CH570 assembly line as well as Parts, Service, Whole Goods Shipping, Product Engineering and DTAC groups.  He worked on the production line conducting pre-delivery inspections. These inspections led to a list of action items that the factory support team is reviewing.  A cross-functional group also met with Karl to discuss warranty issues experienced during the past field season.  This provided the opportunity to share the corrective actions put in place to resolve warranty issues, as well as determining further actions to put in place to better meet customers’ needs.  Overall, as the week progressed, Karl was very impressed and optimistic with improvements being made throughout the product and factory assembly line.  Two common themes were identified:

  1. Communicate change to the Australian dealers so they fully aware of these changes and how the machine is improving;
  2. Australian customers take extreme pride in owning a John Deere CH570 and always expect the best.


In conclusion, Karl made an impactful statement, saying “These machines represent a significant investment by our customers.  Even if a small detail appears ‘not quite right’, then customers can be left feeling dissatisfied”.  It was a call to action to all staff to take pride in everything they do as a combined John Deere team to ensure delivery of the best possible product to customers.

There’s no doubt that Honeycombes have always been willing to go that extra mile for their customers and the recent case of ‘The Last Available Powerstar 7800’ serves to demonstrate that point.

When Lloyd Campbell (Campbell Grazing Co.) was searching for his next prime mover, he approached Warrick Hill at our Truck and Machinery Centre in Townsville.  He explained that he had owned his current IVECO Powerstar 7700 for several years.  He had been really impressed with its performance and reliability and as a result, he was looking for a similar replacement.  After some searching, Warrick finally found ‘The Last Available Powerstar 7800’, located at the IVECO dealer in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

As part of the deal, Warrick agreed to ferry the truck back fromMount Gambier back to FNQ which took him around three days to complete.  The truck was duly fitted with additional fuel tanks, making a total fuel capacity of around 2,350 litres.

  • Day 1 – Mount Gambier SA to West Wyalong NSW – 886km – 10 hour’s drive time
  • Day 2 – West Wyalong NSW to Roma QQLD – 1017km – 11.5 hour’s drive time
  • Day 3 – Roma to Townsville – 1006km – 11 hour’s drive time

The 7800 is fitted with a 600Hp Cummins engine coupled to an Eaton 18 speed manual transmission and is rated to 140 tonnes.  It will haul three trailers, each with two decks of livestock.  Lloyd will be using it mainly for transporting cattle between his QLD and NT properties and the meatworks.

Pictured with the truck is Clark Driver, Lloyd’s son-in-law who, as his name suggests, will be driving the truck!



Situated 44Km outside of Richmond QLD, on the banks of Cattle Creek is Rainscourt Station, a 55,000 acre cattle property belonging to the McCoy family.

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For general duties around the property Michael McCoy wanted a tractor that could cover the distances quickly and have the strength and versatility to carry out the myriad of duties he requires this type of machine to do. In this instance, the unit was delivered with a 1.4m3 4-in-1 Loader Bucket, Pallet Forks, Bale Forks, Hydraulic Quick Hitches to Loader and Backhoe, General Purpose and Mud Backhoe Buckets and a Post Hole Borer. “I’ve tried many standard farm tractors, but for the work I need to do, I need something with the strength of Industrial Equipment, the 5CX is an ideal machine for my property, comfortable, quiet, versatile and, most importantly, tough enough for the hard jobs” said Michael.

The JCB 5CX Elite features a 6 Speed, 50Km/h Auto Powershift Transmission combined with the tried and tested JCB Dieselmax 4.4Ltr 100HP Turbocharged Engine. The modern cabin is designed with the operator in mind, with the JCB exclusive in-Seat Mounted Joystick Controls, Hydraulic Sideshift, Air Suspension Seat and even your own Coffee Maker! The 3 Mode Steering allows for great maneuverability in tight spaces and the Smooth Ride System allows for a comfortable journey time.

For more information on this, or any other JCB product, please call Tim Lowy on 0418 375 106

For full Terms and Conditions, see below.

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Program Criteria – 24 Month Extended Warranty

  1. The program for the “Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 24 Months Extended Warranty” will be administered through the current Iveco Standard and Extended Warranty Terms and Conditions. To be eligible:
      a. The customer must read and sign a copy of the Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 24 Months Extended Warranty Acceptance Form (below) at the time of order, along with the relevant terms and conditions

Program Criteria – 5 Years/200,000 klms FREE Scheduled Servicing (max. 5 services)

  1. The program for the free scheduled servicing will be administered through the current standard P.M.C. Terms and Conditions. To be eligible for Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled servicing program:
      a. The customer must read and sign a copy of the Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing Acceptance Form (below) at the time of order, along with the relevant terms and conditions.

Terms & Conditions

  1. IVECO Dealer means an authorised Dealer of IVECO Trucks Australia Ltd ABN 86 004 065 061
  2. The recommended Retail Price of $57,950 (IncGST, Dealer Delivery charges and excluding vehicle on-road costs)
  3. Information in relation to the “Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made – 24 Months extended warranty AND 5 Years/200,000 klms Free Scheduled servicing” forms part of these Terms and Conditions of offer. Participation in this offer is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions
  4. Subject to eligibility of claim, claimants who purchase a new Limited Edition Daily 45C17 Tradie Made vehicle will receive an additional 24 Months Extended Warranty and 5 Years/200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing. This provides a total warranty of 5 years or 200,000 klms of whichever comes first
  5. The 3 Year/200,000 klms standard factory warranty plus 2 years additional extended warranty starts from the date the vehicle is registered in the Iveco warranty system
  6. The 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing starts from the date the vehicle is registered in the Iveco warranty system and is limited to the first five scheduled services as outlined in the Daily Use and Maintenance manual
  7. The 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing is based on standard scheduled servicing of 40,000 klms or 12 months intervals (which ever comes first) and normal operating conditions of the vehicle purchased as outlined in the Daily Use and Maintenance Manual
  8. The 5 Years or 200,000 klms Free Scheduled Servicing is to be read in conjunction with the Daily Warranty Program and the Maintenance Inspection Guide found in the Daily Use and Maintenance Manual
  9. The free scheduled service applies only to services conducted by an authorised IVECO Dealer premises
  10. This program is not retrospective and shall apply to new retail orders received during the program period only
  11. The Dealer and Customer must complete and submit the attached forms as per the Program Conditions and timing to be eligible for the additional 24 months extended warranty
  12. Iveco Standard and Extended Warranty conditions apply
  13. Two Tonne Payload testing was completed by Iveco Truck Australia Ltd with all listed accessories fitted and a 1/4 tank of fuel. Resulting in the Front Axle weighting 1440 kg & Rear Axle 960 kg. With a GVM of 4,500 Kg, giving the Daily a payload of 2095 kg
  14. Decisions by IVECO are final and no correspondence will be entered into
  15. IVECO collects personal information in order to conduct the promotion. Such information will not be used for promotional, marketing or publicity purposes
  16. IVECO accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from this promotion. Independent financial advice should be sought by the claimant
  17. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, IVECO (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of property); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.
  18. Offer is not transferable, assignable or exchangeable for other goods or services or to other vehicles
  19. Offer cannot be exchanged for additional discount
  20. Offer not available to rental fleet, fleet leasing companies, motorhome or government buyers
  21. IVECO Trucks Australia Limited reserves the right to make changes or close the program early at any time without prior notification. Errors and omissions excepted

Most people who know Honeycombes, would be familiar with our regular educational travel excursions.  We have travelled with our customers to visit John Deere factories and various farming endeavours in the US, Thailand and also Brazil.  This year, we have decided to try a new region,…so Honeycombes are planning an agricultural tour of Europe !

The fourteen day trip will be personally escorted by Peter Carcary and is scheduled for March 2018.  Travelling via Dubai, or Abu Dhabi, the tour will include visits to regions in Germany, Holland, Belgium and France.

A highlight will be a visit to the John Deere flagship factory in Mannheim, Germany.  The factory, covering more than 40ha and employing over 3000 staff, produces tractors at a rate of one every three minutes!  That is over 30,000 units, and two-thirds of all tractors produced in Germany!  The factory concentrates on the 6 Series tractors.

For further details, contact Peter Carcary on 0418 779 211, or email peterc@honeycombes.com.au

Folks, we have a great deal on a Limited Edition IVECO Daily 45C17 !! 

Contact Craig for more details – 0437 743 327

FROM $57,950.00 inc GST

170Hp F1C Engine (430Nm)

8 speed Hi-Matic automatic transmission

ABS, ASR, Hill Holder and ESP9

Driver, Passenger and dual curtain airbags

Cruise control

Daytime Running Lights

Business Premium Pack:


Reverse buzzer

Fog lights

Comfort Pack:

Suspended driver seat with armrest

Bench seat

Auto air-conditioning

Heavy duty aluminium tray

Ladder Racks optional extra*

Nudge Bar


Bonnet protector

Floor mats

3 year/200,000 klms standard factory warranty plus 2 years additional extended warranty *Terms and conditions apply

5 years/200,000 klms Free Servicing (maximum 5 services) *Terms and conditions apply

Honeycombes recently received our first compact 4049M ROPS unit and we have been pleasantly surprised at the ‘back to basics’ build quality and value from a unit built in the USA.

  • The 4049M includes power reverser transmission or an eHydro option.
  • Tier 3 engine with no DEF or PCF filter = basic reliable JD engine.
  • High clearance AG tyres  (Turf and industrial option on wheel spec).
  • Optional Howard 4-in-1 loader kit, fitted for under $8k.
  • The 4049M is a great tractor which would be ideal for the lifestyle person, or a horticulture farmer chasing simplicity and plenty of power from a compact tractor at a realistic price (RRP $30,000).
Contact your local branch for details.

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