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Amazone opens state-of-the-art paint shop

Amazone opens state-of-the-art paint shop
Amazone has invested around €20 million in a new paint facility at its drill factory at Hude-Altmoorhausen, in Germany. The largest single investment in the company’s history, the cathodic dip

Kuhn multi-purpose seedbed cultivator

Kuhn multi-purpose seedbed cultivator
Designed for a range of minimum tillage cultivation purposes from second pass seedbed preparation to shallow stubble cultivation, the 6m Prolander 6000 and 7.5m 7500 feature five rows of tines (39 on

C & O Tractors moves to red

C & O Tractors moves to red
Machinery dealer C & O Tractors has dropped New Holland in favour of Massey Ferguson. The business will cover parts of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire and Isle of Wight through its

UK debut for JCB wheeled loader

UK debut for JCB wheeled loader
JCB’s newly-launched 419S Agri wheeled loader will be on show for the first time in the UK at next month’s Grassland & Muck event. Premiered at the French SIMA show recently, power to the 419S Agri

AGCO founder passes away

AGCO founder passes away
Robert ‘Bob’ Ratliff, the founder of AGCO has passed away. He was part of the management team which bought Deutz-Allis Corporation in 1990 with the formation of AGCO with sales of $200 million to...

Opico adds wider 6.3m grassland rejuvenator

Opico adds wider 6.3m grassland rejuvenator
Opico will launch a 6.3m version of the Danish-made He-Va Sward Rejuvenator at the Grassland and Muck event, next month. Designed for overseeding grassland, but also suitable for the reseeding of

Machinery Tests

Case IH Optum 300 CVX:

Case IH absolutely nailed it when it came to styling its new high horsepower ‘lightweight’ tractor. But why call it Optum? Perhaps this most intriguing of titles equates to ‘Optimum’, or maybe...

New Holland T7.230 AC:

Blue fans have a choice when it comes to purchasing a ‘200hp’ New Holland: the T7.225 or T7.230. Both are rated at 132kW/180hp, but, after stoking their fires, maximum power climbs to a claimed...

Case IH Magnum 380 CVX:

The Magnum 380 CVX is one of the heavy hitters in its league. It delivers an impressive 279kW/379hp at rated speed (ECE R120), before whacking out a mighty 320kW/435hp max as its motor is pulled...

Used machinery Tests

Claas Lexion 700 series combines:

When Claas launched its new-for-2011 Lexion 600 and 700 models, the main changes over the outgoing 500 and 600 combines were the cab, the new performance enhancing CEMOS ‘optimisation system' and...

Quicke loaders:

The last time we looked at buying a used tractor loader was over a decade ago, so a revisit is long overdue. On this occasion we concentrate on Quicke units, albeit with a few pointers to cover...

Honda TRX420 ATV, 2008-2013 and 2014–current:

Honda launched the TRX420 ATV series in 2007, the second generation arriving for the 2014 model year. Although the later units share essentially the same engine and transmission, there are, in...