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Zetor tractor pull raises over £1,000 for charity

Zetor tractor pull raises over £1,000 for charity
29.05.2015:
A tractor pull with a Zetor Proxima Plus 100 has raised over £1,000 for a charity created to raise awareness of brain tumours, while also providing practical support to Stu Ridley who was diagnosed

Weaving to launch zero-till drill at Cereals

Weaving to launch zero-till drill at Cereals
28.05.2015:
Developed in conjunction with Lincolnshire farmer Tony Gent, the patented disc coulter on Weaving Machinery’s new GD (Gent Disc) drill results in low soil disturbance and a draught requirement of

Indian and Japanese tractor deal

Indian and Japanese tractor deal
27.05.2015:
Indian tractor and farm machine maker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has signed a US$25 million agreement to buy a 33% stake in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries subsidiary, Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery

Seedaerator update at Cereals

Seedaerator update at Cereals
26.05.2015:
McConnel will be showing an updated version of the Seedaerator at next month’s Cereals event. Among the features are hydraulic auto-reset tines, more robust coulter linkage, new twin-shot coulter and

Trailer firms settle legal dispute

Trailer firms settle legal dispute
22.05.2015:
Kane Trailers have settled a four year long legal battle with SK Trailers (formerly Kat Trailers) and Slurry Kat. The dispute was centred round Kane’s fourth generation half pipe trailer’s body...

Methane-powered tractor at Expo Milano 2015

Methane-powered tractor at Expo Milano 2015
22.05.2015:
New Holland’s T6 Methane Power Tractor is a star attraction at Expo Milano 2015. Parked on the sloping roof of the company’s sustainable farm pavilion, the second generation prototype produces 80%

Self-propelled 8-row potato planter

Self-propelled 8-row potato planter
21.05.2015:
At last year’s Belgian Interpom potato show director Bram Wijnen of Dutch engineering-firm Wijnen Machines spoke of plans to develop a high-capacity self-propelled eight-row potato planter. True to

Fliegl to open UK HQ and factory

Fliegl to open UK HQ and factory
20.05.2015:
German farm equipment manufacturer Fliegl – known for its manure and slurry machinery and push-off trailers – is set to open a new HQ and factory in the UK. The family run business is in the final

New initiative for young farmers

New initiative for young farmers
19.05.2015:
Home Grown Talent is about recognising, supporting and rewarding young people who want to be part of the agricultural industry but are unsure about the path they would like to take in this early stage

Limited edition Zetor tractors

Limited edition Zetor tractors
18.05.2015:
Zetor has made 200 limited edition tractors to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Polish subsidiary. Finished in Poland’s national colours, the limited edition models see the traditional Zetor red

More JCB machines for Nepal

More JCB machines for Nepal
15.05.2015:
JCB has stepped up its support for earthquake-stricken Nepal with the despatch of more machines to help the country with its clear-up operations. The additional US$250,000 equipment donation, which

Scottish tractor driver success in France

Scottish tractor driver success in France
14.05.2015:
Scottish forestry contractor Simon Richardson from Langholm in Dumfriesshire was runner-up in the recently-held 2015 European Tractor Drivers Challenge. Jointly organised by John Deere and Michelin,

Prize for Sparex Group md

Prize for Sparex Group md
13.05.2015:
The Institute of Agricultural Engineers recently honoured Sparex Group managing director Jeremy Burgess by awarding him the Michael Dwyer Memorial Prize for outstanding progress in the agricultural

Special edition MF Antarctic2 tractor

Special edition MF Antarctic2 tractor
12.05.2015:
Massey Ferguson is launching a special edition version of its 5610 which accomplished the 5,000km return journey to the South Pole last December. Available from next month, the special edition

Grassland UK: Enorossi in the UK

Grassland UK: Enorossi in the UK
11.05.2015:
AMIA is now importing the Enorossi range of machinery from Italy, including the pictured twin rotor rake. The Dragonfly 7700 has a working width of 7.0-7.8m and costs £15,940. There are 11 tines arms

Grassland UK: Kverneland extends wagon family

Grassland UK: Kverneland extends wagon family
11.05.2015:
Although Kverneland was showing the 10045R at Grassland it noted that a smaller 25m3 (using the DIN rating), the 10040R is being added for this season. It is essentially the same machine as the

Grassland UK: High outputs from compact forager

Grassland UK: High outputs from compact forager
10.05.2015:
Though it was launched last year, full availability of the Krone Big X 580 forager is not expected until 2016. Despite this, Krone already has five 580s working in the UK and predicts that this

Grassland UK: Gö girl

Grassland UK: Gö girl
10.05.2015:
Not every farmer/contractor wants to bang out 1.35m diameter silage bales all season. Some need the flexibility to produce smaller wrapped silage/haylage bales or larger unwrapped straw packages, and

Grassland UK: Little Lely bares her teeth

Grassland UK: Little Lely bares her teeth
09.05.2015:
Grassland UK provided a working debut for Lely’s Splendimo PC 280 trailed mower conditioner, which is pictured here in combination with a 280 FC front mower and Case IH Puma 160. The 2.77m PC 280 is

Grassland UK: Doing the slurry swivel

Grassland UK: Doing the slurry swivel
09.05.2015:
Trading as Castle Agri, Kilkenny farmer Dermot Tobin has already imported 120 Möscha slurry swivel plate spreaders into Ireland from Germany and is now looking to introduce the concept to the UK. The...

Grassland UK: Even spread for sugary grasses

Grassland UK: Even spread for sugary grasses
08.05.2015:
Four rotors and a 5.4m working width explain the 4.54 tag for Pöttinger's latest tedder, which replaces the firm's 540N model. Main change is the use of Dynatech rotors, whose swept tine arms are said

Grassland UK: Italian handler grows in stature

Grassland UK: Italian handler grows in stature
08.05.2015:
Telehandlers are getting bigger - to the extent that 5.0t lift models are no longer a rare sight in the UK. Merlo's offering in this class is the TF50.8, a 5.0t/8.0m machine that is powered by a 156hp

Grassland UK: Dedicated pick-up

Grassland UK: Dedicated pick-up
08.05.2015:
Grassland UK visitors were treated to a first glimpse of a prototype grass pick-up for Lacotec’s tractor-mounted harvester. Previously the machine relied on a Claas header with an adaptor, whereas...

Sunnies and wellies at Grassland UK

Sunnies and wellies at Grassland UK
07.05.2015:
After a wet set-up day on Wednesday, the sun came out at today's Grassland UK. Here's a selection of the kit that greeted those stock farmers and contractors who made the trip to Shepton Mallet.

8,000 visitors expected at Grassland UK

8,000 visitors expected at Grassland UK
06.05.2015:
More than 8,000 visitors from across the UK and further afield are expected to attend Grassland UK near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, tomorrow. The event will see around £16 million worth of equipment in

AVR building new production hall

AVR building new production hall
05.05.2015:
Belgian potato equipment manufacturer AVR has seen sales rise continually during the past decade, and currently sells around 500 machines a year. To ensure it is able to keep pace with expected future

Trioliet opens new training centre

Trioliet opens new training centre
04.05.2015:
Well-known mixer wagon maker Trioliet has opened a state-of-the-art dealer training centre at its newly-opened headquarters at Oldenzaal, in the Netherlands. Comprising three presentation rooms and a

Amazone offers Cracker Disc roller option

Amazone offers Cracker Disc roller option
03.05.2015:
Amazone says it’s Cracker Disc enclosed steel packer roller copes with the most arduous of soil conditions, managing well also even on heavy clay soils. Offered as an option for KE, KX, KG rotary
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