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Tractor test

In January 2015

Fendt 724 Vario

When the current Fendt 700 tractors debuted back in 2011, it’s fair to say that they weren’t greeted with universal approval. In particular, the striking VisioPlus cab had its detractors, many of whom reckoned the tall, curved front screen ruined what had become the trademark Fendt look and lines. Three years on, that all seems like ancient history, with the 700 range now firmly established, to

Practical test

In January 2015

Three UTVs compared

There’s no denying the usefulness of a farm UTV, yet justifying the outlay is another matter entirely. With this in mind, our test assesses the credentials of three models in the sub-£11,000 price bracket.

Driving impression

In January 2015

Claas Volto 1100 tedder

Mounted versus trailed. Clearly the main attraction is that the mounted machine tends to require a lower capital investment. Downside? A lower output, too. Or so you’d think. At 10.7m wide, the mounted Volto 1100 begs to differ.

Used machinery

In January 2015

John Deere T-series combine harvesters

Seeking an ultra-reliable, mid-sized walker combine on the second-hand market? Not the easiest find, but there are machines out there if you know where to look. We investigate the Deere T-series option.


In January 2015

Accord seeder refurbishment

If you’re in need of a mid-winter workshop job, it might be worth checking out the state of your precision drill’s seeding units. Are they not quite as precise as they once were? A rebuild is the sure-fire way of restoring accuracy.

Last updated: 19.11.2014
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