Machinery news

RDS Isocan terminals

Precision Farming Event 2015 brims with clever tech

5 March 2015

Last week’s Precision Farming event gave an opportunity to catch up with the latest technology for tractors, implements and harvesters. Geoff Ashcroft reports.

Old tractor

Search for Britain's oldest working tractor begins

2 March 2015

FARMING machinery classified website LammaXchange, which is owned by Farmers Guardian parent company Briefing Media, has launched a quest to discover Britain’s oldest working tractor.

Vicon non-stop round baler

SIMA 2015: Grassland and livestock equipment

24 February 2015

AS the SIMA show continues to evolve, so too does the diversity of exhibitors. And grassland and livestock equipment is no exception, with continuing growth of exhibitors year on year.

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On Test

Zetor Forterra HD

On test: Zetor Forterra gains wider appeal

9 February 2015

HAVING toured the agricultural show circuit last year, including an appearance at Lamma, Zetor’s Forterra HD tractor range is now fully available. James Rickard travels to the Czech Republic to get the low down on the new machine.

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ATVs and equipment

Honda TRX 500 FA6 Foreman

Honda completes the Foreman package Video

19 February 2015

THREE new additional models now grace Honda’s Foreman ATV range, which bring with them independent rear suspension and improved transmission. James Rickard test drives the new models.

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Autos and 4x4s

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Practicality and versatility key with Discovery Sport

5 March 2015

With stiff competition coming from the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport has its work cut out to impress in a busy market place. James Rickard reports.

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Machinery features

Vervaet Hydro Trike XL

Flexibility and ground protection key to chaser buying decision

23 February 2015

After a wet beet harvesting campaign in 2012, Mark Popplewell of M. and J. Haulage looked for a way to ease logistics and reduce ground pressure. His solution was found in the guise of Vervaet’s five-wheeled Hydro Trike XL. Geoff Ashcroft reports.

Pottinger Torro 5100 forage wagon

Getting the best from: Pottinger Torro 5100 forage wagon

23 February 2015

In a new series designed to help users get the best out of equipment, we start with a popular forage wgon model.

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Buyer's guides

John Deere 6930

Buyer’s guide: Buying a used John Deere 6930 tractor

As part of a new buyer’s guide series, we check out desirable second-hand tractors looking at their perks and pitfalls.

Pottinger Torro 5100L forage wagon buyers guide

Buyer's Guide: Avoid the pitfalls with used forage wagons

If you have ever considered a forage wagon but were put off by the purchase price, then perhaps a second hand model could be a cost effective option. Geoff Ashcroft sought some buying tips from Pottinger’s Barry Humphreys.

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