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More international exhibitors at Agritechnica

More international exhibitors at Agritechnica
30.06.2015:
More than 2,400 exhibitors from 49 countries have already registered to participate in this year’s Agritechnica. Registrations for the world’s largest farm machinery show are roughly at the same...

Mud Run raises over £55,000 for charity

Mud Run raises over £55,000 for charity
29.06.2015:
More than 2,850 entrants ensured this year’s JCB Mud Run was the most successful ever, raising exactly £55,018 for the NSPCC. Watched by 5,000 spectators, this year’s record field attracted...

Lemken builds new training centre

Lemken builds new training centre
26.06.2015:
Lemken’s training programmes are attended by about 5,000 participants each year, and the company feels the time is now right to develop a new training centre. Called AgroFarm, and located 4km from

Zetor launches new flagship tractor

Zetor launches new flagship tractor
25.06.2015:
The Crystal was a popular Zetor tractor in the 1970s and 1980s, and the name has been resurected for the Czech company's latest tractors. With an output of 144 and 163hp, the six-cylinder Crystal

Liebherr to make Claas telehandlers

Liebherr to make Claas telehandlers
24.06.2015:
Claas and Kramer have mutually agreed to end their partnership for agricultural telehandlers. From 2018, Claas will be collaborating with Liebherr in this business area, and the new made-by-Liebherr

Tragic death of Maschio founder

Tragic death of Maschio founder
24.06.2015:
News has just reached us of the sad death of Egidio Maschio, who committed suicide earlier this morning. There is nothing official from the company, but reports in the Italian media confirm Mr

RHS 2015: Redrock sweeps up

RHS 2015: Redrock sweeps up
23.06.2015:
Redrock is putting its name on a German make of road sweeper. For now there is just the one 2.3m wide version with manual trip for the collector. It is tractor mounted with the option of a forklift

RHS 2015: Better finish for Bredal

RHS 2015: Better finish for Bredal
23.06.2015:
KRM was showing the latest K-Series Bredal spreader. The Danish firm has changed the shape of the chassis on its bulk spreaders allowing them to use powder coat painting. Previously the axle was

RHS 2015: New trailer name in Scotland

RHS 2015: New trailer name in Scotland
23.06.2015:
Lockerbie based DCH Farm Sales was showing this trailer from Spain. Made by Rigual there is a choice of axle option with air or hydraulic brakes, height adjustable sprung drawbar and hydraulic jack

RHS 2015: Simple roller, lower price

RHS 2015: Simple roller, lower price
22.06.2015:
Opico has a new roller option for its subsoiler, shown at the Royal Highland with hydraulic auto-reset. There is not much radical about the crumbler roller but it is priced at £7,937 for a three leg

RHS 2015: Clearing bales made easy

RHS 2015: Clearing bales made easy
19.06.2015:
Having developed a range of attachments for loading and shifting bales, Marray Machinery is showing a prototype round bale accumulator at this year’s Royal Highland Show. Towed behind the baler the

RHS 2015: IAE updates cattle crush models

RHS 2015: IAE updates cattle crush models
19.06.2015:
IAE is introducing the M1000 and A1000 cattle crushes which replace their Saracen and Chieftain models.The M version has a manually operated yoke while the A model is automatic. Unlike the old version

CEREALS: Kuhn unveils Espro

CEREALS: Kuhn unveils Espro
19.06.2015:
Kuhn introduced the Espro cultivator drill to British farmers at Cereals. This 6.0m machine has two gangs of 460mm discs followed by a 900mm tyre packer roller. Sticking the seed in the ground are the

CEREALS: One boom, two jobs

CEREALS: One boom, two jobs
19.06.2015:
With the increasing demand to apply Avadex Lite Trac was showing a new spray boom which can also apply micro granules at the same time. It has a central hopper and the material is then dispersed using

CEREALS: Delta Force lands at Cereals

CEREALS: Delta Force lands at Cereals
19.06.2015:
Hardi was showing a new boom design on the 5000 litre Navigator trailed sprayer, which will also be offered on the higher spec Commander. The new Delta Force is a smaller brother to the Terra Force

CEREALS: Italians test UK market

CEREALS: Italians test UK market
19.06.2015:
Part of the Maschio Group, Unigreen was at Cereals gauging interest in its offering. The Italian based sprayer manufacturer has two plants employing 160 staff and produces 4,000 mist sprayers, 3,000

CEREALS: Weigh on the go

CEREALS: Weigh on the go
19.06.2015:
Spaldings introduced a new drive over weighing system at Cereals. Priced at £7,000 it comes complete with two weigh pads and a track which the tractor and trailer (or anything else for that matter)

CEREALS: Long and low

CEREALS: Long and low
19.06.2015:
Rytec was showing this Güstrower tandem axle spreader – the first of its type which has been produced for a Shropshire contractor. Usually the German firm would just increase the hopper size of a

CEREALS: Rear fold booms are in

CEREALS: Rear fold booms are in
19.06.2015:
Tecnoma has developed its own rear fold boom, having used the Hardi version until now – both are part of the Exel Industries. Boom widths are 21-30m and for now it is only being offered on mounted

CEREALS: Like a Rake'n'Roll but smaller

CEREALS: Like a Rake'n'Roll but smaller
19.06.2015:
Best known for its Rake’n’Roll rubber-packered straw harrow, Cambridgeshire firm Tillso had a smaller version on show designed to be trailed behind primary cultivators, especially subsoilers, to

One week until Zetor tractor launch

One week until Zetor tractor launch
18.06.2015:
The wait is almost over. That’s the message from Zetor, who will launch a new tractor range next Thursday 25 June. All the Czech tractor maker is prepared to reveal now are a few teaser images, but

Gassed up and ready to go… almost

Gassed up and ready to go… almost
18.06.2015:
A New Holland methane-powered tractor is only four or five years away from being commercially available. Indeed the technology is pretty much already in place, with a unit now employed on daily yard

CEREALS: GD trailed or mounted

CEREALS: GD trailed or mounted
18.06.2015:
As well as its mounted GD Drill (which is featured in our June issue) direct drill Weaving Machinery was showing the larger capacity Caddy version. This uses the same disc coulter design developed for

CEREALS: Extra metal Homburg

CEREALS: Extra metal Homburg
18.06.2015:
Fentons of Bourne was showing a stronger curved arm for the Homburg drain jetter. The construction has been beefed and can be turned from it U shape when working on the same side as the machine or

CEREALS: Boom options from Berthoud

CEREALS: Boom options from Berthoud
18.06.2015:
Berthoud has a new boom option for the large Tenor trailed sprayers and its Raptor self-propelled. The tri-fold 36-44m boom is a Pommier design but the back frame is developed in house and is similar

CEREALS: Case IH takes to the sky

CEREALS: Case IH takes to the sky
18.06.2015:
Case IH has entered a tentative arrangement with US firm Precision Hawk to offer drone-based mapping services to allow farmers to identify particular areas of land that require attention such as

CEREALS: Pro-Till gets to work

CEREALS: Pro-Till gets to work
17.06.2015:
Mzuri had its biggest drill yet working on the demo plots at Cereals. As the stickers suggest, the Pro-Till 6T uses the same concept as the company’s previous smaller units but in a much bigger,

CEREALS: Avadex applicator options

CEREALS: Avadex applicator options
17.06.2015:
As ever herbicide resistant grass weeds were the talk of the show at the Cereals event and refelecting the now-nationwide blackgrass problem, certain companies are now building wider and cleverer

CEREALS: Saxon goes direct

CEREALS: Saxon goes direct
17.06.2015:
As an alternative to its Centurion drill with its cultivator discs (much like Vaderstad’s System Disc), Great Plains now has a similar machine with straight-cutting discs up front for growers wanting

CEREALS: Sumo DD gets slim

CEREALS: Sumo DD gets slim
17.06.2015:
Following the launch of its DD drill at LAMMA, Sumo unveiled a lightweight 3.0m mounted version at Cereals. Designer Shaun Wealleans says that although the big drivers for growers moving to no-till

CEREALS: Tellus Go one box for all

CEREALS: Tellus Go one box for all
16.06.2015:
On the Vicon stand was the Tellus Go, a smaller cousin to the IsoMatch. This smaller 7in ISObus display has touchscreen functionality with duplicated buttons along the side making it easier to operate

Vredo adds self-propelled manure spreader

Vredo adds self-propelled manure spreader
16.06.2015:
Dutch self-propelled vehicle maker Vredo reckons AGCO’s decision to stop making the TerraGator has left a gap in the market for a powerful, high capacity and high speed self-propelled manure...

CEREALS: Budget sprayer from Team

CEREALS: Budget sprayer from Team
16.06.2015:
The Alpha is Team Sprayers answer to cheaper imported machines. Tank capacities are 600-1,000 litres and booms are 6.0-12.0m. It uses a Bertinni pump with manual controls. There is no induction hopper

CEREALS: Farm Gem goes rear fold

CEREALS: Farm Gem goes rear fold
16.06.2015:
Among the many new rear fold booms around the Sprays and Sprayers arena was the FSV boom from Farm Gem for its 1,300, 1,600 and 1,900 litre mounted sprayers. It comes with all electro-hydraulic

CEREALS: Beet in, stones out

CEREALS: Beet in, stones out
16.06.2015:
Cross Engineering had two new machines on show at Cereals. The Alligator is a stone remover for root crops and is primarily aimed at the AD plant market. Crops like beet move from the hopper to the

CEREALS: Subsoiler stretches out

CEREALS: Subsoiler stretches out
15.06.2015:
Quivogne has been producing a 3.0m Sub Evo Subsoiler for a number of years and even adapted them in the UK for wider working widths. But now a wider factory version is being produced up to 6.0m wide.

CEREALS: TRP grows Carre range

CEREALS: TRP grows Carre range
15.06.2015:
TRP had the Carre Penterra on its stand. It has five rows of spring tines and the pictured model has two rows of interlocking soil on soil packer rings. Underbeam clearance is 600mm and working widths

CEREALS: KRM expands French offering

CEREALS: KRM expands French offering
15.06.2015:
KRM was showing a selection of kit from French firm Agrisem at Cereals. The trailed Disc-O-Mulch uses larger diameter scalloped discs on the front gangs to do the digging and chopping allowing the

CEREALS: Bogey gets tweaked

CEREALS: Bogey gets tweaked
12.06.2015:
Having introduced its fertiliser spreader bogey system at Cereals last year, Meredith Engineering has refined its offering. The 2015 machines use stainless steel mudguards and the rear axle gets

CEREALS: Go big or go home

CEREALS: Go big or go home
12.06.2015:
French trailer maker Rolland was showing off a monster tri-axle trailer at the event. The Rollspeed 8844 has a 30m3 capacity in standard format, will carry 44m3 with silage-sides fitted and is rated

CEREALS: Don't forget your shovel

CEREALS: Don't forget your shovel
12.06.2015:
While the arable sector might not be awash with cash right now, drainage specialist Shelton reports that there is plenty of interest from growers looking to replace old drains to insure against bad

CEREALS: New generation piggyback

CEREALS: New generation piggyback
12.06.2015:
One of only three in the world, this Alpego power-harrow drill may not be for the mainstream but it was one of the more eye-catching exhibits at Cereals. Hooked up to a Versatile DeltaTrack 550 with

CEREALS: Lifting your leg

CEREALS: Lifting your leg
12.06.2015:
To save manhandling metal, Plowman have developed a simple ratchet style lock for holding subsoiling legs out of work. Just shift the leg pivot pin to the rear hole, remove the shear pin and swing

Farm machinery sales boom is over

Farm machinery sales boom is over
10.06.2015:
The agricultural machinery industry was able to maintain its turnover level in 2014, almost reaching the record heights of the previous year, but sales of agricultural machinery and tractors are now

CEREALS: Lighter plastic rings

CEREALS: Lighter plastic rings
10.06.2015:
Guttler importer Wox Agri Services is showing a new plastic version of the Prisma ring which is fitted to the Supermax cultivator. The firm says by making the ring from plastic it is lighter than the

CEREALS: Return of familiar name

CEREALS: Return of familiar name
10.06.2015:
The Polymat is making a return to the market. Located on the Teagle stand it sits on an updated Roterra power harrow with a stronger headstock for the weightier drill and longer soil deflectors. The

CEREALS: Lighter drill with lighter price

CEREALS: Lighter drill with lighter price
10.06.2015:
KRM is showing a new lighter weight tine drill which uses a plastic hopper and space frame chassis. Said to be 20% lighter than the 2311 drill, it is also 15% cheaper. Working widths are 4.0, 4.8, 5.0

1,000th T4 tractor from Valtra

1,000th T4 tractor from Valtra
09.06.2015:
It has taken Valtra just six months to sell 1,000 of its new T4 Series tractors. Launched in November 2014, the current share of T4 tractors in the factory order bank currently runs at 43%, with the

New tractor-mounted slurry mixer

New tractor-mounted slurry mixer
08.06.2015:
Bauer’s new Turbomix MTXH tractor-mounted slurry mixer is designed for use in slurry lagoons and below-floor slurry tanks to homogenise solids and liquids in readiness for field application by tanker

McHale hopes to start production again soon

McHale hopes to start production again soon
05.06.2015:
Inflated tyres were to blame for the explosions heard during the McHale machinery plant fire on Tuesday night according to the fire service. Senior fire staff have also confirmed the blaze started in

New offices for Strautmann

New offices for Strautmann
05.06.2015:
Work has just started on a new office and training building at Strautmann HQ in Bad Laer, in Germany. Providing around 1,200sq.m. of office space for more than 60 employees, the new accommodation will

UK importer for Venieri wheel loaders

UK importer for Venieri wheel loaders
04.06.2015:
Pivot steer wheel loaders made by Italian manufacturer Venieri are now available in the UK through sole importer RVW Pugh. Initially, the company is concentrating on two models, the 3.63G and the

Fire contained at McHale

Fire contained at McHale
03.06.2015:
Farmers with slurry tankers full of water rushed to help the fire service put out the fire that engulfed the McHale machinery plant in Ballinrobe yesterday evening. Eight fire service units from Mayo

Fire at McHale machinery plant

Fire at McHale machinery plant
02.06.2015:
A fire has broken out at the McHale machinery plant in Ballinrobe, County Mayo this evening (Tuesday) shortly before 6pm. Four fire engines and three ambulances rushed to the scene on the Castlebar

New mounted potato planter from Standen

New mounted potato planter from Standen
02.06.2015:
The belt planting technology on Standen Engineering’s tractor-mounted Zeno potato planter range features lower seed drops and greater seed flow control for increased planting precision and gentler

6m strip-till drill for 300-400hp tractors

6m strip-till drill for 300-400hp tractors
01.06.2015:
A 6m version of the one-pass Mzuri Pro-Til strip-till drill will be unveiled at the Cereals event this month. Called the Pro-Til 6T, the 17-row newcomer offers growers with 300-400hp tractors with the
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