Following a deal with German engine manufacturer Deutz AG, it is revealed that Zetor has plans to produce several new ranges of tractors – topping and tailing its existing models.
THE NFU is calling on the Government to make provisions for further increases to tractor and trailer weights and speeds – measures which it said could save the industry millions of pounds.
?Designed with versatility and heavy-duty use in mind, Trioliet’s latest machine, the Solomix P ZKX combines a large-capacity diet feeder with a straw blower.
Following several updates, particularly to the powertrain, we check out the Claas Axion 800 tractor series with an on-farm test drive. James Rickard reports.
ATVs and equipment
New utility ATVs from BRP add farm work capability to their rider-focused designs. Jane Carley tries out two of its latest machines.
Autos and 4x4s
Few 4x4s offer such cost-effective off-road performance as Mitsubishi’s Shogun. Bang per buck, its £36,000 price tag is some way shy of its more luxurious contemporaries.
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In 2013, NFU Mutual dealt with claims for 163 combine fires at a value of £2.6 million to UK agriculture. Are manufacturers and operators doing enough to reduce risk, or could it be time to take a leaf from the construction industry’s book and consider on-board fire detection and suppression systems?
If you could have a completely clean sheet and a limitless budget how would you equip your farm? Jane Carley speaks to a contract farmer who would make a few tweaks.
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.
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.