Last week’s Precision Farming event gave an opportunity to catch up with the latest technology for tractors, implements and harvesters. Geoff Ashcroft reports.
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.
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.
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.
ATVs and equipment
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.
Autos and 4x4s
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.
Machinery video playlist
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.
In a new series designed to help users get the best out of equipment, we start with a popular forage wgon model.
As part of a new buyer’s guide series, we check out desirable second-hand tractors looking at their perks and pitfalls.
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.