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Tractor test

In September 2015

Claas Arion 640

Since Claas bought 51% of Renault Agriculture in 2003, the UK rise of the pale green tractor, in terms of its sales numbers and reputation, has been steadily upwards. For a view on the current offering we report on the performance of a 124kW/169hp (rated) Arion 640 model.

Practical test

In September 2015

Köckerling Rebell discs

‘Compact’ disc harrow is something of a misnomer for the Rebell, from Köckerling, because of this particular outfit’s extra length. Not, of course, that this is necessarily a bad thing. Our test assesses whether the Rebell’s additional bits deliver an equal uplift in its overall soil-working effect.

Driving impression

In September 2015

Amazone fertiliser spreader

Two highlights on Amazone’s new ZA-V fertiliser spreader are its metering slide/aperture and star agitator, both of which are designed, amongst other traits, to give significantly gentler handling of the more delicate fertiliser products.

Used machinery

In September 2015

Merlo telehandlers

Alongside JCB and Manitou, Italian firm Merlo is probably one of the first marques up for consideration if a farmer is contemplating an investment in a second-hand telehandler. What are the green loader’s pros and cons? Check out our guide.


In September 2015

How we test robot milkers

With a nod to the increasing interest in robotic milking equipment, our September magazine contains eight pages on how we compare the various systems as well as a look at the latest Astronaut offering from one of the sector’s leading firms, Lely.

Last updated: 02.07.2015
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