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Tractor test

In May 2015

Claas Axion 850

One of the earlier birds to meet Stage IV (Tier 4 final) emissions regs, the current generation of Claas Axions was first driven by profi back in our 11/13 issue. Now, however, it’s time for a full tractor test, to see how these FPT-powered models perform under independent DLG scrutiny. Particular test candidate is the range flagship, the 260hp (max) 850.

Practical test

In May 2015

Krone Swadro TC 880 Plus rake

Four-rotor rakes may attract the headlines and fit the bill for the largest contracting operations, but the majority of farms still tend to go for two-rotor centre-swathing models for their combination of output and manoeuvrability. The latter sector is the target market for Krone’s TC 880 Plus.

Driving impression

In May 2015

Lemken Vega sprayer

It would be fair to say that Lemken has enjoyed a higher profile in the UK and Ireland in recent years — and not solely for its established range of ploughs. Some of the firm’s newer kit is also attracting attention, including its trailed sprayers.

Used machinery

In May 2015

John Deere 6150R tractors

As a second-hand tractor act to follow, they don’t come much tougher than those of the John Deere 6910, 6920 and 6930. Yet that’s precisely the task facing Deere’s 6150R. How is it faring so far? The 150hp model takes centre ‘used’ stage in May.


In May 2015

Low-cost pick-ups

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the only pick-up choices hail from Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota. Here’s another couple of options from Great Wall and SsangYong.

Last updated: 18.03.2015
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