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Staff news at Sumo

Staff news at Sumo
Drill and cultivation equipment company Sumo has made several new appointments to strengthen its UK and worldwide operations. Robbie Polson joins the team as southern area technical sales manager.

New management team at Pöttinger

New management team at Pöttinger
After more than 30 years in the company, 25 of which as joint managing director, Klaus Pöttinger will hand over his management responsibilities to new executive board members Jörg Lechner and Markus

Agrifac works on energy-neutral factory

Agrifac works on energy-neutral factory
Dutch sprayer and sugar beet harvester maker Agrifac is about to start building a new factory and offices at Steenwijk, the design of which will be completely energy neutral. The company has applied

Robots in action at German Field days

Robots in action at German Field days
This year’s International Field Robot Event (FRE) will take place in Germany, at the DLG-Feldtage (Field days). Organised by the University of Hohenheim, in cooperation with the DLG and other...

Sparex adds more plough and cultivator parts

Sparex adds more plough and cultivator parts
Agricultural aftermarket parts supplier Sparex has made significant improvements to its plough and cultivation ranges this season, which now includes an extended range of 70 new parts suitable for

Kuhn suffers from slowing machine sales

Kuhn suffers from slowing machine sales
The Kuhn Group was significantly affected by the decline in the agricultural machinery sector during the first three months of this year, with net sales falling 12.1% from CHF332 million (approx.

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...