Machinery news


Kubota reaffirms its position in the agricultural market with launch of larger tractors

30 September 2014

Taking on the mantel of the firm’s flagship tractors, Kubota has launched a new three model series ranging from 130-170hp.

Claas Jaguar 900

Jaguar 900 series machines get productivity boost for 2015 season

2 October 2014

Following the launch of Claas’ new Jaguar 800 series self propelled forage harvester for this foraging season, it is now the turn of the Jaguar 900 range for which there will be a number of new features and updates for the 2015 season.

Deutz-Fahr’s new five and six walker C7000 combines slot in below the C9000s launched last year.

Deutz-Fahr fills out medium range combine offering

29 September 2014

With the addition of new C7000 harvesters to the pair of C9000 combines it launched last year, Deutz-Fahr has revealed an almost completely renewed combine line as the 2015 harvest sales season begins. Martin Rickatson reports.

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On Test

John Deere forager

All in the detail with new John Deere self propelled forage harvester Video

September 26, 2014

We have all seen pictures and videos dotted around the web, but now the wraps are officially off John Deere’s self-propelled forage harvester. James Rickard takes it for an exclusive test drive.

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ATVs and equipment

Polaris Sportsman UTE

Latest Polaris ATV targeted at hill farmers

3 July 2014

Not only has 2014 included the introduction of their Sportsman 570 Forest and Sportsman UTE but Polaris are also celebrating their 60th anniversary of all-terrain vehicle production.

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Autos and 4x4s

Range Rover Sport Autobiography Dynamic

'Sporty’ Range Rover blurs lines with flagship models

September 26, 2014

Land Rover’s latest version of the Range Rover Sport no longer misleads with its Sport badging.

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Machinery features

Flexibility showcased at Tillage Live

September 19, 2014

Manufacturers at the Tillage Live event responded to unpredictable establishment conditions facing farmers with a range of equipment designed or adapted to be more flexible and capable of working in min-till regimes or on plough where inversion tillage has been brought back into the rotation. Jane Carley reports.

Combine telematics

Mapping out the future using combine telemetry

5 September 2014

Thanks to the latest in telemetry technology, available for tractors, combines and various other pieces of machinery, users can now make better use of yield maps to increase and make crop production more efficient.

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Buyers guides

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.

Telehandler buyer's guide

Buyer's Guide: What should be considered when buying second-hand telehandlers?

Considering the purchase of a used telehandler? Expert John Craig of dealers Townson Tractors tells Jane Carley what to look out for and what to avoid.

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