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Safety cameras: John Deere 3D system

Safety cameras: John Deere 3D system
The details are limited, but what we do know is that John Deere’s 3D camera system monitors the immediate periphery of a machine; displaying up to six different types of views to enhance operational

Safety cameras: Peecon system for mixer wagons

Safety cameras: Peecon system for mixer wagons
It is not just tractors and self-propelled harvesters where safety can be improved by fitting 360º cameras. It is still at the prototype stage, but Dutch-firm Peecon is developing a system for use on

CNH suffers from weak demand for farm equipment

CNH suffers from weak demand for farm equipment
CNH Industrial, the parent company of New Holland, Case IH and Steyr, saw its net agricultural equipment sales fall by 27.5% to US$11.02 billion last year (US$15.20 billion in 2014). The concern

Safety cameras: Fliegl Hawk

Safety cameras: Fliegl Hawk
German-firm Fliegl has developed a safety camera system that attaches to front-mounted kit to improve tractor driver visibility at road junctions. Called the Hawk, the twin-camera system allows the

Safety cameras: Deutz Driver Extended Eyes

Safety cameras: Deutz Driver Extended Eyes
Combine makers are not alone in developing sophisticated safety cameras to improve safety, and at Agritechnica last November Deutz-Fahr showed the prototype of a tractor camera system designed to

Safety cameras: 360° vision for MF combines

Safety cameras: 360° vision for MF combines
Safety cameras have been used on farm machines for many years, but new technology is allowing manufacturers to develop some highly sophisticated systems to dramatically improve operator visibility on

Machinery Tests

Fendt 939 Vario

Following on the heels of the Fendt 828 test (04/2015) we take a look at what is new on the Marktoberdorf ringleader, the 939. Can the Stage IV twin-turbo engine put in a better performance than its...

Powermix check for farm-sourced tractors

“The tractors that are put through the profi test are obviously tweaked by their manufacturers and are not representative.” This is a comment we hear time and again, not just from machine owners...

Claas Arion 650 tractor

Back in 2012 Claas announced that it was updating the Arion 500 and 600 models, giving them a new look and cab more akin to those of the larger Axion models. At the same time the DPS four- and...

Used machinery Tests

DeLaval VMS milking system

DeLaval launched its VMS voluntary milking system in 1998, although it was not until 2008 that the first systems were installed in the UK. Hardly a surprise, then, that used VMS units have been thin...

Case IH Quadtrac rubber-tracked tractor

Case IH introduced the Quadtrac in the USA way back in 1995, with the first 9300 series models finding homes in the UK during 1997. Since then these large articulated tracked tractors have obviously...

Merlo Turbofarmer telescopic handlers, 2010-2015

Since it set up Merlo UK in 1993 the Italian company has seen its share of the UK agricultural telescopic handler business grow to around 20%. Much of this success has been built around the firm’s...