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.
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.
More than 250 hectares (617 acres) of stand space was needed to house the 2,300-odd exhibitors at last week’s EuroTier livestock machinery show. Steven Vale joined the 160,000-strong crowd to review some of the Hanover highlights.
Following a six year development project and 40,000 hours of testing, Valtra has finally overhauled its tractor portfolio beginning with the introduction of a new generation T Series. To get to grips with these new tractors, James Rickard tried out several variants at its launch.
ATVs and equipment
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.
Autos and 4x4s
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.
Machinery video playlist
New products and innovations are at the heart of the Lamma Show. Geoff Ashcroft reviews those who were presented with awards at the 2014 Lamma event.
With variable soil types, an unpredictable local climate and testing topography, successfully drilling crops on time is one of farm manager Gary Sands’ biggest headaches. Farmers Guardian reports.
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.