Machinery news

Claas Arion 400 tractor series

Claas updates sub-140hp tractor ranges including Arion 400 series

17 July 2014

Following on from its recent tractor launches of larger tractors, Claas is now concentrating on its sub-140hp machines with revamped Arion 400 and Elios ranges. James Rickard reports.

Fendt 1000 series

Versatility the aim of the game with new Fendt 1000 Series tractor

9 July 2014

It has been a long time coming, but Fendt has finally revealed its new 1000 Series tractor, along with updates to the 700 Series and a complete revamp of its 300 series.

Connected Farm dashboard

Integrated precision farming system allows information sharing across farm

4 July 2014

DUE to demand from growers for more integrated information management and connectivity within their precision farming technology, Trimble has come up with an information sharing system which integrates all the various precision farming tools across the entire farm.

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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


LammaXchange - a new way to buy and sell farm machinery

25 July 2014

Want to buy or sell farm machinery and equipment? LammaXchange, the easy-to-use and effective website from the team behind LAMMA Show, allows you to sell, search for and buy any sort of farm kit quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

Team Fox-Pickering Contractors

Two maize heads are better than one for collaborative contractors

17 July 2014

Two Lincolnshire contractors have recently pooled resources to share equipment and labour, but only to meet the harvesting requirements of new biogas plants in their area, enabling both to grow their businesses. Geoff Ashcroft reports.

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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.

FG Food Guru

James food guru

Food Guru: Sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish Video

24 July 2014

For July’s FG Food Guru, machinery editor, James Rickard has taken advantage of the sunshine by setting up an impressive barbeque on a nearby farm to bring us sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish.

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