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Cereals 16: Tailored nozzle control

Cereals 16: Tailored nozzle control
Hawkeye from Raven allows individual nozzle control, but more interestingly the electronically controlled valve can pulse the nozzle on and off at a high frequency to reduce over/under application on

AVR opens new potato harvester assembly line

AVR opens new potato harvester assembly line
The first potato harvesters have started rolling along AVR’s new assembly line, at its factory in Roeselare, in Belgium. Located inside a new 10,000sq.m. production hall, the new line will be used to

Cereals 16: Telehandler tyre with longer life

Cereals 16: Telehandler tyre with longer life
Apollo Vredestein says the Endurion telehandler can have a longer service life than its more conventional thread tyres. Designed primarily for working on hard surfaces and using a block pattern with a

Power from the pellet

Power from the pellet
There was no denying the star attraction at a recent Krone event staged in Hungary. Its identity? The firm’s prototype straw/hay pelleting machine, the Premos 5000. Though still some way off making...

Getta loada Lemken

Getta loada Lemken
An impressive array of Lemken kit recently congregated in a field near the Hungarian border with Austria. Most of the machines had been previewed at last year’s Agritechnica, so this event...

Cereals 16: Strip till rotavator

Cereals 16: Strip till rotavator
Yorkshire-based Manterra was showing a strip-till rotovator that it is now bringing into the UK. Made by Swiss firm Baertschi, the 3m OekoSem employs soil-loosening tines spaced either 700mm or 750mm

Machinery Tests

Case IH, Claas, Deutz-Fahr, Fendt, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, McCormick, New Holland, Valtra

A tractor cab is an operator’s office, where many will spend more time than they do back at home. So we decided to compare nine different makes and models — to see what they are like for access,...

Massey Ferguson 6616 Dyna-6 tractor

With the introduction of the 6600 range in 2013, Massey Ferguson made its mid-range model numbering more intuitive, with the heavier duty four-cylinders falling under the one umbrella. The options...

Case IH Puma 175 CVX

Last year we had a walk around the new generation Puma to see what Case IH’s engineers had been up to. Our conclusion: while the Stage IV engine may have determined the deadline for rolling out the...

Used machinery Tests

John Deere AMS GreenStar system

John Deere Agricultural Management Solutions, AMS, was introduced back in 2001. Some 15 years on, AMS has matured to the point where it is more likely than not that new mid-range and up tractors,...

Amazone UF 1501 and UF 1801 mounted sprayers

Arguably the biggest hurdle facing buyers of a used sprayer has shifted from condition and the ability to do the job to ensuring you secure a machine with the right specification. Amazone mounted UF...

Polaris Ranger 900 Diesel UTV

When Polaris launched its Diesel Ranger 900 at the end of 2009, the machine joined established competition to include the Kubota RTV900 and Kawasaki Diesel Mule. A key Ranger attraction was its...