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Dewulf agreement to acquire Miedema

Dewulf agreement to acquire Miedema
The Belgian Dewulf group has reached a preliminary agreement for the acquisition of Miedema, the Dutch manufacturer of potato storage, sorting, transport and planting equipment. Expected to be

Job losses at John Deere and AGCO factories

Job losses at John Deere and AGCO factories
Weakening demand for tractors and farm machinery is blamed for the loss of 460 jobs at John Deere’s Waterloo, Iowa operations, who are on indefinite layoff from October 20. During recent years, the

Rear tracks on trio of New Holland T8 tractors

Rear tracks on trio of New Holland T8 tractors
The combination of a wheeled front axle and rear tracks allows a New Holland T8 SmartTrax tractor to operate at full power in turns around wet field areas or on the headlands. While based on the T8

Coming soon – John Deere’s most powerful tractor so far

Coming soon – John Deere’s most powerful tractor so far
Described as the largest expansion of the top-line 4wd and tracked tractor series in John Deere’s history, the 16-model 9R/9RT Series comprises six tracked and 10-wheeled models, and peaks with the

Rear track option for two Case IH Magnums

Rear track option for two Case IH Magnums
There are no availability details this side of the Atlantic but North American farmers will soon have access to two new Case IH Magnum Rowtrac tractors – the 340 and 380. The Magnum Rowtrac 380 comes

PotatoEurope next week in Germany

PotatoEurope next week in Germany
Exhibitor numbers at this year’s edition of PotatoEurope are up 12 percent since the last time the event was held in Germany in 2010 to 220. Covering a total exhibition area of 35 hectares, the

Machinery Tests

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...

Hydraulic systems compared

For so long the preserve of top-end premium tractors, high-tech hydraulic systems with flow rate, time control, priority valves and load-sensing systems are now commonplace — to the extent that,...

Used machinery Tests

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...

JF FCT 1050 trailed forage harvesters

To dismiss trailed forage harvesters as old hat is to ignore parts of not just the UK but also the much larger Irish market, where trailed machines remain the forage-making tool of choice. Here James...




18.6X26 JCB

180 GBP 18.6X26 JCB


Javelin 80-300

1.740 GBP Javelin 80-300

Silage cutters/ feeders

Keenan Mech Fiber 320 Diet Feeder