Machinery news

e-Twin film distrubution system

e-Twin distrubition system boasts substantial cost savings

28 August 2014

Designed to save film wrap and time, Kuhn has developed a new wrap distribution system for its trailed, self-loading round bale wrappers.

Teagle Telehawk

Upfront move for straw bedding specialist

28 August 2014

The increasing popularity of telehanders on farms has prompted livestock machinery manufacturer Teagle to develop a handler-mounted straw bedder – the Telehawk.

Claas Tucano combine

Top-end Tucano takes on Lexion appearance along with some of its technology

21 August 2014

The Claas Tucano combine harvester range has received some major changes for the 2015 harvest, not least the introduction of a new range-topping hybrid model. Andy Collings reports.

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On Test

Kverneland 150B Variomat plough

Challenging conditions test latest Kverneland Variomat plough

24 July 2014

Having been on the market for two years now, we check out Kvernelands latest 150 plough, now with hydraulic vary-width capability. James Rickard puts it to the test in-field.

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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

Citroen Berlingo HDi90 XTR+

Berlingo goes where no van has gone before

28 August 2014

CITROEN’S face-lifted Berlingo range continues to include the enhanced traction model known as the XTR+.

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Machinery features

Weaving drill

Timing key to mechanical control of grass-weeds

28 August 2014

With soil types including greensand, chalk, flint and heavy clay, cultivation and drill choices at Puckshipton Farms have to be considered very carefully. Geoff Ashcroft reports.

Gregoire Besson’s new HRCW8 plough is designed to give operators the choice of on-land or in-furrow ploughing.

Modern ploughs boost turnover

11 August 2014

With the need for improved weed control the plough is firmly back in vogue. The latest models take advantage of the extra horsepower and new technology available on modern tractors.

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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.

FG Food Guru

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Food Guru: Sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish Video

24 July 2014

July’s FG Food Guru is machinery editor James Rickard, with impressive barbecue sirloin steak sandwiches and smoky relish.

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