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First disc injector from Joskin

First disc injector from Joskin
Joskin’s range of slurry injectors has been expanded with a new model fitted with discs. Called the Terradisc, and available in three working widths from 4 to 6m, the trio are designed to work at...

Compact mixer for smaller herds and buildings

Compact mixer for smaller herds and buildings
Kongskilde has extended the JF VM range of complete diet mixers with a new 12cu.m. capacity twin-auger trailed machine. Called the JF Feeder VM 12-2 S, and designed for small herd sizes from 60+,

All-new Kubota M7 tractors due in UK late 2015

All-new Kubota M7 tractors due in UK late 2015
Produced in a new tractor factory in France, the M7 series will expose Kubota to new potential buyers, with the firm intention to be seen as a strong player in the agricultural tractor market. To be

Italian-made digestate applicator

Italian-made digestate applicator
The full technical details remain under wraps, but two Maschio Group companies have joined forces to develop a self-propelled machine to apply bio-gas digestate in maize crops even when they are a

ROPA adds new flagship sugar beet harvester

ROPA adds new flagship sugar beet harvester
The new cab, engine, transmission and automatic levelling system are not the only highlights of ROPA’s Tiger 5 self-propelled sugar beet harvester, which also hides a new chassis concept. The

Mini-excavator tracks for solar-powered weeder

Mini-excavator tracks for solar-powered weeder
Dutch engineering company De Jongh Machines (DJM) is using Bejo Zaden’s Dutch machinery show to demonstrate a triangular rubber track option for its solar-powered Lay-Down Weeder (LDW). Dubbed for...

Machinery Tests

Tractor test: Deutz-Fahr 6180 P

Deutz-Fahr has never been one to follow the crowd when it comes to tractor styling. If further proof were needed, it appears this month in the shape of the latest 6 Series — the fruit of working...

Tractor test: Fendt Vario 516

Fendt may have reintroduced the 500 name, but the firm’s latest mid-hp line is a very different beast to the 500-series that ceased production 15 years ago. The four-model family spans 125-155hp and...

Transport testing gets the green light

Many modern tractors spend about half of their time on the road, so clearly it would be useful to know how the various makes and models compare at this important application. With this in mind we’ve...

Used machinery Tests

McConnel Shakaerator and Discaerator

When McConnel launched its Shakaerator back in 1977, the unique selling feature was its vibrating ‘Shaker’ system — that, and the design of the cultivator’s soil-loosening legs. Indeed while...

Krone BiG X 700, 850 and 1100 foragers

It’s been a long time coming — the used BiG X. First featured in this magazine way back in 2000, it’s only relatively recently that numbers of Krone’s forage harvester in the UK have reached a...

Claas Tucano combines

Introduced for harvest 2008, the Claas Tucano range originally comprised two five-walker models — the 320 and 430 APS — and two six-walker combines, the 440 APS and 450 APS. The two larger...