Machinery news

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.

John Deere 1433 square baler

Timing crucial on plant and machinery investments

21 August 2014

FARMERS are being reminded of the importance of timing when using the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA).

MF Activa S combines

Massey Ferguson updates smaller end of combine portfolio

18 August 2014

Massey Ferguson has updated its small and mid-range Activa S and Beta combine ranges with new features including revised cabs, more power and improved access. James Rickard reports from Agco’s combine factory in Italy.

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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

Kia KX-4

Latest Sportage offering boosts performance

24 July 2014

Kia has updated its popular Sportage model for 2014, hoping to maintain sales momentum with its popular 4x4.

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Machinery features

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.

AF Plough Velcourt-1

Top tips on improving your ploughing practices

5 August 2014

Good ploughing practice can alleviate compaction and produce a weed-free foundation for the finest of seedbeds. But it is a practice which needs attention to detail when it comes to plough set-up, as two growers explain to Geoff Ashcroft.

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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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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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