Machinery news

Zetor Maxterra Prototype

Deutz power for new larger Zetors

14 January 2015

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.

Trailer weight proposals

New tractor weights and speeds could save industry £4m

21 January 2015

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.

Trioliet Solomix P ZKX

Large capacity diet feeder and straw blower combination launched

18 January 2015

?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.

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Autos and 4x4s

Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2DI-D SG4 LWB Auto

Road test: Are the latest updates to the Shogun enough?

24 December 2014

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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Machinery features

Not surprisingly, the worst month for combine fire claims is September, closely followed by August.

Cool thinking for when combines feel the heat

12 January 2015

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?

Office technology has become increasingly important and Fred French.

What's on your wish list?

12 January 2015

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.

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Buyer's 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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