Tractor and self-propelled machine makers are currently swapping Stage IIIB/Tier 4i power packs for Stage IV/Tier 4f compliant versions, but engine manufacturers are already working on the next stage.
It is 50 years since Sparex founder Malcolm Brook identified an opportunity in the market for selling lynch pins. Armed with a £200 bank loan, and operating out of a small family garage in Exeter, he
Preliminary 2014 figures reveal the arable sector’s unwillingness to invest in new ploughs, cultivators, drills, fertiliser spreaders and sprayers, the spend on which fell by around 5% to €3.6...
Fendt made just 14,781 new tractors last year. Down by over 3,000 units (nearly 17%) on 2013’s record 17,837 tractors, chairman Peter-Josef Paffen of the AGCO/Fendt management board concedes last...
Kubota Corporation is seeking to grow the €6.15 billion turnover generated by its industrial and agricultural machinery division last year to a target of €9.5 billion by 2019. Part of an ambitious
The past 12 months have seen tractor and machine makers achieve new world records for the most wheat harvested in eight hours, and the largest number of hectares sprayed and even drilled in 24 hours.
Naming a vehicle is an intriguing business, an inexact science. What goes through marketeers' minds when chucking around titles for their new arrivals? Take 'Renegade', the latest SUV from US brand
Cultivation equipment is a priority but New Holland is also seeking to grow its self-propelled sprayer business and is looking at a Euro sprayer project, says top man Carlo Lambro. His announcement
When lumped together, the number of ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) and UTVs (Utility Vehicles) recorded by the AEA increased by slightly over 10% last year to 10,763 units. Historically, ATVs have been
Same Deutz-Fahr has appointed Mark Ormond as managing director to oversee its UK and Ireland operation. Joining SDF from his position as general manager for Lemken, previously Mr Ormond held senior
Kongskilde is here to stay and its new One Brand Strategy underlines its global ambitions to become the most attractive full-line provider of innovative solutions for the modern farming industry.
Ekosem-Agrar GmbH, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, continued to expand its position as Russia’s leading raw milk producer in 2014. The size of the company’s dairy
Precision Decisions showed a beta version of a bespoke task management app. Able to be tailored to an individual enterprise, it can be configured so that specific practical information must be noted
Although not new, two items from Topcon specialist LH Agro stood out at the Precision Farming Event. The CropSpec on-the-go canopy sensor (top) uses laser light in two near-IR wavebands to sense
Version three of Househam's TMC display is now Linux-based. Apart from using Total Machine Control software to govern and analyse sprayer performance, it can optionally host Househam's Fieldmaster GPS
Speedy sampling of grass dry matter yield comes from the Feed Reader. Developed in New Zealand and offered here by Agricultural Supply Services, this mobile unit mounts on an ATV and can work at up to
Late last year Zetor Tractors announced it had signed a long-term contract for German manufacturer Deutz AG to supply it with engines. At the time, the message was they were heading for new tractor
Latest AEA figures confirm just 502 new tractors (50hp+) were registered in the UK last month (February). Down 27.8% on the numbers during the same month a year ago, when added to January figures, the
With the DLG Group announcing it wants to sell off Kongskilde, one has to think who might be interested. If you are a betting man then you could do worse than put some money on CNH being a potential
Lower commodity prices and falling farm incomes are putting pressure on sales of new farm machinery, especially for larger tractors and machines, and are blamed for the 17% fall in John Deere’s
The powerful Danish DLG Group has approved an extraordinary write-down of the book values in Kongskilde Industries as part of the on-going turn-around process. the write-downs and restructuring has a
Mud on public roads is a serious issue during late-season harvesting and is fast becoming outlawed in Europe and the UK. The need to ensure it stays in the field has resulted in some interesting
Powered by quiet-running electric motors, the laser, camera and GPS-guided prototype of the French-made Anatis robot enjoyed a great deal of attention at last week’s French SIMA show. Automatically
New Holland continues to develop its methane-powered tractor and brought the second generation prototype to SIMA 2015, in Paris last week. Flagged up as a working tractor, and 100% methane powered,
Large insider buys are fairly common at publicly traded companies, but it is rare for a game-changing accumulation to occur quickly. This is exactly what has happened at AGCO (parent company of MF,
Claas has installed two new test-benches at its Testing and Validation Centre in Trangé, France, close to the tractor factory in Le Mans. Supporting the two existing test-benches at the company’s
First announced at Agritechnica 2013, building work has started to re-develop the Deutz-Fahr tractor plant at Lauingen, in Bavaria, which when finished will allow the facility to make as many as 8,000
There was a slight growth in the UK, and the German market remained fairly stable, but overall sales of new combine harvesters were down in most European markets last year with numbers falling 8-9% to