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SIMA 2015: Grassland and livestock equipment

24 February 2015

AS the SIMA show continues to evolve, so too does the diversity of exhibitors. And grassland and livestock equipment is no exception, with continuing growth of exhibitors year on year.

Fendt 1000 Series tractor

SIMA 2015: Tractors and loaders

23 February 2015

Always gaining plenty attention at the show is the plethora of tractors on display. From yard tractors to big crawlers, every major make is represented at Sima.

Kuhn Espro min-till cultivator drill

SIMA 2015: Arable equipment

23 February 2015

When it comes to arable equipment, SIMA has always had an impressive line-up. From the smallest manufacturer to large global companies, just about every type of plough, drill, cultivator and sprayer can be found.

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On Test

Zetor Forterra HD

On test: Zetor Forterra gains wider appeal

9 February 2015

HAVING toured the agricultural show circuit last year, including an appearance at Lamma, Zetor’s Forterra HD tractor range is now fully available. James Rickard travels to the Czech Republic to get the low down on the new machine.

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ATVs and equipment

Honda TRX 500 FA6 Foreman

Honda completes the Foreman package Video

19 February 2015

THREE new additional models now grace Honda’s Foreman ATV range, which bring with them independent rear suspension and improved transmission. James Rickard test drives the new models.

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Autos and 4x4s

Isuzu D-Max Blade

Isuzu D-Max Blade cuts out some substance in favour of style

11 February 2015

If regular pick-up trucks are a bit too plain or utilitarian, perhaps Isuzu’s latest D-Max model might be more appealing.

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Machinery features

Pottinger Torro 5100 forage wagon

Getting the best from: Pottinger Torro 5100 forage wagon

23 February 2015

In a new series designed to help users get the best out of equipment, we start with a popular forage wgon model.

Vervaet Hydro Trike XL

Flexibility and ground protection key to chaser buying decision

23 February 2015

After a wet beet harvesting campaign in 2012, Mark Popplewell of M. and J. Haulage looked for a way to ease logistics and reduce ground pressure. His solution was found in the guise of Vervaet’s five-wheeled Hydro Trike XL. Geoff Ashcroft reports.

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Buyer's guides

John Deere 6930

Buyer’s guide: Buying a used John Deere 6930 tractor

As part of a new buyer’s guide series, we check out desirable second-hand tractors looking at their perks and pitfalls.

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.

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