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Clear the way

Clear the way
On show at the open days was the front mounted Strake cultivator. Marcus Ainley, Sumo’s drill specialist says customers have been asking for such a machine to work ahead of drills working directly

Disc machine from Sumo

Disc machine from Sumo
Sumo is looking to extend its drill range with a disc coulter zero-till drill. The imaginatively named DD or Direct Drill is still undergoing testing. The 6.0m machine pictured uses the same hopper

Blog from JCB John: Pre-production Fastrac

Blog from JCB John: Pre-production Fastrac
Since Agritechnica last year, I’ve been itching to get my hands on a production intent 4000 series. This harvest I was lucky enough to be given five tractors to place with high houred tractor users

Giving it DEF

Giving it DEF
John Deere has shown its Stage IV large chassis 6R tractors with an SCR system. Putting their own spin on things, the firms says it uses less AdBlue (also known as Diesel Exhaust Fluid) than

Bigger tanks with bigger wheels

Bigger tanks with bigger wheels
Abbey has updated its range of Recess Tandem Tankers with the 3000RT, 3500RT, 4000RT and 4500RT. “Demand is growing for the use of flotation tyres to reduce ground compaction, whilst maintaining...

Craftsman tools now in UK

Craftsman tools now in UK
The American made Craftsman workshop tools are now available in the UK with a forever warranty. Lancashire business Craftsman Tools UK is selling a range which includes sockets, ratchet and

Machinery Tests

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...

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...

Used machinery Tests

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...

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...