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Best-selling Samson slurry tanker ever bows out

Best-selling Samson slurry tanker ever bows out
Danish slurry tanker maker Samson Agro claims to have made around 2,000 PG slurry tankers since production started in 2000. The successful five-model range has spread many millions of cu.m. of slurry,

Ploughing 16: The wuffler is back

Ploughing 16: The wuffler is back
One of the machinery highlights at the Ploughing came from Acres Machinery and the Super Crop 1. The Roscommon based manufacturer has been producing a wuffler for a number of years and previously had

12m Horsch Terrano FM makes it to the UK

12m Horsch Terrano FM makes it to the UK
Previewed at Agritechnica last autumn, Horsch’s 10m and 12m Terrano FM tine-based trailed cultivators are now available in the UK. Using the same Revolver transport system as the larger Joker 10 and

Ploughing 16: One pass grass seeding

Ploughing 16: One pass grass seeding
The Alstrong Actus is a multi-purpose grass reseeding tool. Able to work directly into sprayed off pasture or into tilled ground. Overall width is 3.0m and the working width is a nat’s whisker over

Ploughing 16: Keltec enters trailed market

Ploughing 16: Keltec enters trailed market
Keltec has developed a new trailed mower conditioner which it has launched at the Ploughing. Like a number of other Irish mower manufacturers, Keltec has opted for a Comer bed which it has been using

Ploughing 16: Wireless shepherd

Ploughing 16: Wireless shepherd
The man in the yellow hat could have a solution to minimise the carnage of dog attacks on sheep. Herdsy is a stock monitoring device able to detect increases in temperature, GPS location/movement and

Machinery Tests

Claas Arion 650 Cmatic

For UK and Irish farmers the Arion 620 and 650 are hitting the Claas sweet spot, with owners tending to opt for the more basic CIS trim in the 114kW/155hp 620 but leaning more towards the top spec...

Deutz-Fahr 6210 CShift

Granted it’s not that long ago since we looked at the Deutz 6180P (06/2014), which uses the same Stage IIIB motor as the 154kW/210hp 6210 CShift featured here. However, we reckon there are...

Deutz-Fahr, John Deere, Kubota and Steyr

This month we plunge into the sub-100hp end of the market and take a look at a mixed bag of four 75hp stockman-style tractors, to see how they compare. Here we focus on the tractors themselves,...

Used machinery Tests

Pöttinger Novacat 306 F ED Alpha-Motion front mower

When Pöttinger launched its Alpha-Motion in 2008, the mower itself was a standard Pöttinger Novacat 306 mower conditioner but with an all-new suspended front mounting system. This latter development...

Massey Ferguson 7600 series tractors

Massey Ferguson 7600 tractors started arriving in mid-2012, initially with four models (7619 to 7624) spanning 185 to 235hp with either Dyna-6 semi-powershift or Dyna-VT stepless transmissions, ahead...

McCormick XTX/TTX tractors

Here we take a look at buying used McCormick XTX tractors, focusing mainly on the Italian-built XTX145, XTX165 and later XTX185 simply because these are now the most readily available. We also touch...