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Quicker interrow cultivator adjustment

Quicker interrow cultivator adjustment
Danish manufacturer Thyregod has developed a simpler technique to quickly alter the working width of individual row units on its TRV interrow cultivators. On the standard machine, three bolts have to

Simpler and safer trailer attachment

Simpler and safer trailer attachment
French manufacturer Rolland has cultivated a successful market for its tandem and triple-axle trailers and muck spreaders, and in particular ones fitted with its steerable axle option. Automatically

Green light for electric wheel loader

Green light for electric wheel loader
Following evaluation work with 10 demonstration machines, Weidemann is confident its fully-electric eHoftrac 1160 articulated wheel loader is ready for a market launch. First seen in prototype form at

Swedish-made three-in-one drill

Swedish-made three-in-one drill
Drilling cereal crops on 25cm row widths is increasing in popularity in Scandinavia. Fertilizer is then placed between the crop rows as a separate operation, and weeds are dealt with using an interrow

Faster loading at the silage clamp

Faster loading at the silage clamp
Dutch feed equipment specialist Trioliet has developed a stationary knife version of its Smartrac self-propelled mixer wagon. Supporting the existing G and T models, the newcomer shares much of its

Clever tractor and machine security lock

Clever tractor and machine security lock
Plant theft costs the agricultural industry millions of pounds every year, and has led to the development of a wide range of devices designed to stop of deter thieves. The latest is a clever padlock

Machinery Tests

Tractor test: Claas Arion 650 Cebis

Yes, the Arion may still use a DPS motor, Carraro front axle and GIMA back-end, but today’s Claas tractor has moved away from the mould created by Renault Agriculture, the French company that Claas...

Massey Ferguson 7615 triple test

If you like your tractor to be 110kW/150hp and say Massey Ferguson on the bonnet, then you have plenty of choice from the red corner. Not only are there four- and six-cylinder models, but three...

New Holland T7.200 RC

When it comes to UK tractor popularity, New Holland slots into second place — and from the long list of available blue models it’s the T7.200 that’s the firm’s best seller. So a good enough...

Used machinery Tests

Manitou MLT 735-120 telescopic handlers

When Manitou launched the 3,500kg capacity MLT 735-120 in 2006, the handler sat below the MLT 741-120. Rated at 4,100kg, the higher capacity unit is essentially the same, bar larger lift/tilt rams and...

John Deere Gator XUV 850D and 855D UTVs

When John Deere launched its Gator HPX utility vehicle in 2006, its 20hp diesel power, trusted name and well-thought-through design saw it open a chink in the ag market. The HPX was, and continues...

OPICO Grass Harrows and Air seeders

Back in the 1960s, Austrian harrow maker Hatzenbichler introduced a spring tine harrow for organic weeding. It was imported into the UK initially by Temple Farming and subsequently T H White, with...