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Indian and Japanese tractor deal

Indian and Japanese tractor deal
Indian tractor and farm machine maker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has signed a US$25 million agreement to buy a 33% stake in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary, Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery

Seedaerator update at Cereals

Seedaerator update at Cereals
McConnel will be showing an updated version of the Seedaerator at next month’s Cereals event. Among the features are hydraulic auto-reset tines, more robust coulter linkage, new twin-shot coulter and

Trailer firms settle legal dispute

Trailer firms settle legal dispute
Kane Trailers have settled a four year long legal battle with SK Trailers (formerly Kat Trailers) and Slurry Kat. The dispute was centred round Kane’s fourth generation half pipe trailer’s body...

Methane-powered tractor at Expo Milano 2015

Methane-powered tractor at Expo Milano 2015
New Holland’s T6 Methane Power Tractor is a star attraction at Expo Milano 2015. Parked on the sloping roof of the company’s sustainable farm pavilion, the second generation prototype produces 80%

Self-propelled 8-row potato planter

Self-propelled 8-row potato planter
At last year’s Belgian Interpom potato show director Bram Wijnen of Dutch engineering-firm Wijnen Machines spoke of plans to develop a high-capacity self-propelled eight-row potato planter. True to

Fliegl to open UK HQ and factory

Fliegl to open UK HQ and factory
German farm equipment manufacturer Fliegl – known for its manure and slurry machinery and push-off trailers – is set to open a new HQ and factory in the UK. The family run business is in the final

Machinery Tests

John Deere 7290R

When it comes to gearbox choice for its 200hp plus tractors, John Deere has some clear advice: the stepless AutoPowr is good for a mix of all-round jobs, whereas its latest full powershift, the e23,...

Fendt 724 Vario

Fendt price tags have long had a propensity to make the eyes water, yet many owners argue the marque’s strong residuals mean that owning a Fendt is no more expensive than any other premium-brand...

Case IH Farmall 115 U Pro

If you want something with a little more spec, splendour and finesse than the standard Farmall has to offer, then there’s always the Pro version, complete with its four-step powershift and other...

Used machinery Tests

Teagle Tomahawk 8080 trailed feeder bedders

The Teagle Tomahawk feeder bedder has been around in its various forms since 1998, the machine pretty much revolutionising how loose yards are bedded with straw and large bales dispensed for...

John Deere T-series combines

Launched in time for the 2008 season, John Deere T-series combines feature a so-called ‘TTS — Tangential Tine Separation’ system. In outline, TTS adds a tine separator set-up behind the drum,...

Dowdeswell DP7 reversible ploughs

Launched in 1983, the Dowdeswell DP7 ‘auto turnover’ plough remained in production through to 2008. The fixed-width DP7 was supposed to be superseded, first by the mechanical vari-width DF120 and...