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SDF reports positive results and outlook

SDF reports positive results and outlook
Despite last year’s 10% fall in the global farm machinery markets, SDF closed 2015 with a 15% higher turnover of €1.39 billion, with net profits up 23% to around €50 million. Tractors accounted...

John Deere previews new sprayer at Cereals Event

John Deere previews new sprayer at Cereals Event
It will not be demonstrated in the Sprays & Sprayers arena, but John Deere’s new R4050i self-propelled sprayer will make its UK and Ireland show debut at Cereals 2016, next month. Previewed at last

McConnel takes on Twose arable rollers

McConnel takes on Twose arable rollers
McConnel will use next month’s Cereals Event to add the premium arable rollers previously sold by Twose of Tiverton to its growing portfolio of arable kit. Re-branded as the Consolidator and finished

New Holland committed to Africa

New Holland committed to Africa
The mechanisation of African agriculture is one of the most crucial challenges of our time, claims New Holland brand president Carlo Lambro. “Winning it means not only guaranteeing food

McCormick adds lower-spec X7 tractors

McCormick adds lower-spec X7 tractors
While many farmers and contractors demand a high-level of tractor specification, there are others who either prefer a simpler equipment package or feel the tractor’s workload doesn’t justify lots...

New premises for Abbey Machinery

New premises for Abbey Machinery
Over 2,000 people turned up to tour Abbey Machinery’s newly-opened manufacturing facility in Toomevara, Co Tipperary, Ireland, recently. Situated on a 30-acre (12ha) site, the new 100,000sq.ft.

Machinery Tests

Case IH Puma 175 CVX

Last year we had a walk around the new generation Puma to see what Case IH’s engineers had been up to. Our conclusion: while the Stage IV engine may have determined the deadline for rolling out the...

McCormick X7.460 Pro Drive

Hoping to turn around McCormick’s ebbing tide of UK tractor sales, Argo engineers have rolled up their sleeves to create the X7, incorporating quality components from the likes of FPT, Bosch, ZF and...

Valtra T174e Active

Twelve months have already passed since we first took a look at how Valtra set about developing the T4 line-up. Now we get to see in more detail what the still fresh-out-of-the-box family has to offer...

Used machinery Tests

Amazone UF 1501 and UF 1801 mounted sprayers

Arguably the biggest hurdle facing buyers of a used sprayer has shifted from condition and the ability to do the job to ensuring you secure a machine with the right specification. Amazone mounted UF...

Polaris Ranger 900 Diesel UTV

When Polaris launched its Diesel Ranger 900 at the end of 2009, the machine joined established competition to include the Kubota RTV900 and Kawasaki Diesel Mule. A key Ranger attraction was its...

Strautmann diet feeders

Strautmann introduced its Verti-Mix single- and twin-tub vertical auger diet mixers in 1994. Offered originally in the UK by the Amazone/Krone company, the product subsequently grew in popularity...