Machinery news

Honda production line

ATV development in focus at Carolina

5 December 2014

Honda is to introduce four new bikes to its ATV line-up next year. To find out more about the firm’s latest developments, and to see what else is up its sleeve, Emily Padfield travelled to its South Carolina factory.

Sprayer demonstation

CropTec 2014: New spraying innovations demonstrated Video

28 November 2014

Now in its second year, CropTec has become the place to be for sprayer operators to test drive and compare the latest machines. James Rickard looks at some of the crowd pullers.

Vicon FastBale

Vicon enters non-stop round baler battle Video

27 November 2014

It looks as though the battle to produce a commercially viable non-stop round baler continues, as Vicon enters the fray with its latest development.

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Autos and 4x4s

Mercedes GLA 220CDi SE 4Matic

Road test: Classy crossover from Mercedes

27 November 2014

Mercedes’ answer to the Audi Q3 is this new compact crossover, the GLA, which has been spun from the German maker’s A-class platform.

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Machinery features

Great Plains

American money boosting UK firm

18 December 2014

It has been four years since the acquisition of Sleaford-based tillage company Simba by American firm Great Plains, but what has that meant for both parties and, more importantly, the end user? James Rickard finds out with a trip to its HQ in Kansas.

GPS draining technology

Satellite technology tackles water worries

18 December 2014

GPS control of drainage equipment is set to replace lasers, according to one drainage specialist manufacturer, giving new levels of detail, repeatability and functions. Jane Carley gets to grips with the latest technology.

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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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