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Q2 results tumble for CNH Industrial

Q2 results tumble for CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial revenues of around US$7 billion for the second quarter of 2015, are down 22% compared to Q2 2014, with net income for the quarter falling from US$358 million in 2014 to just US$122

German farmers buy fewer new grass machines

German farmers buy fewer new grass machines
The German Engineering Association (VDMA) blames falling milk prices for the 11% slide in sales of new grassland equipment – mowers, rakes and tedders - to 17,740 units during the first six months of

Lightweight and faster-charging knapsack sprayer

Lightweight and faster-charging knapsack sprayer
The latest top-end version of Berthoud’s knapsack power sprayer uses a faster-charging battery that also trims a significant amount of weight off the operator’s back. Weighing 6.2kg complete with

Biggest TS6000 fleet in Sub-Saharan Africa

Biggest TS6000 fleet in Sub-Saharan Africa
New Holland distributor CMC Motors recently handed over fifty new 2wd TS6000 tractors to Butali Sugar Mills Limited (BSML). Joining the sugar milling company’s fleet of over 200 New Holland 90hp TS90

British farmers spend less on new equipment

British farmers spend less on new equipment
British farmers spent around £1.9 billion on farm equipment in 2014 but the provisional view from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) - based on indications from the first half of this year -

New Case IH tractor breaks cover

New Case IH tractor breaks cover
At the French SIMA show earlier this year Case IH revealed it was developing a new range of tractors to fit between the current Puma and Magnum series. The launch is planned for Agritechnica but the

Machinery Tests

Fendt 828 Vario

While the 724 and 720 may be Fendt’s bread-and-butter sellers in the UK, the bigger 828 and 939 models are not that far behind. So, having been suitably impressed by the fuel efficiency of the...

Deutz-Fahr 7250 TTV

Deutz-Fahr may not be the biggest player in the UK or Ireland, but the 7-series range is starting to get talked about — a 180-250hp tractor in a relatively lightweight and powerful package. We put...

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,...

Used machinery Tests

Case IH Puma tractors — the long-wheelbase models

With the imminent arrival of Stage IV Case IH Puma tractors, used buyers may well be rubbing their hands at the prospect of falling residuals for the existing Stage IIIB and previous generation...

KRM Bogballe M-Line fertiliser spreaders

Branded KRM, Bogballe fertiliser spreaders have been imported from Denmark by Yorkshire-based Keith Rennie Machinery since 1986 and have since gained a loyal following. Fast forward to 2004, when...

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...