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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

New Holland gets another Guinness

New Holland gets another Guinness
Back in 2008 New Holland set a Guinness World Record with a CR9090 harvesting 451.2t in eight hours only to be beaten a few weeks later by Claas with their 580TT clearing 532t. Not deterred the yellow

British National Ploughing results

British National Ploughing results
Taking top honours at the National Ploughing Championships were David Chappell and Peter Alderslade who won the conventional and reversible plough-off competitions. Second place in the conventional

Shallow-disc onion harvesting system

Shallow-disc onion harvesting system
Dutch farmers looking to harvest onions on sandy soils without disturbing lower-lying clay are being targeted by a set of shallow-working front-mounted discs. Made by Veenma Mechanisatie, the

Machinery Tests

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...

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...

Used machinery Tests

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...

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...