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Stoll simplifies tractor loader operation

Stoll simplifies tractor loader operation
Stoll has developed a semi-automatic system that allows tractor drivers to program two positions of a front loader. Called Boom Kick Out, and available from November on the company’s ProfiLine...

More power for Grimme Maxtron

More power for Grimme Maxtron
The 6cyl Mercedes Benz engine in the 2016 version of Grimme’s Maxtron self-propelled sugar beet harvester produces a maximum output of 530hp – 40hp more powerful than the current engine. Meeting...

New flagship models from Gehl and Mustang

New flagship models from Gehl and Mustang
Manitou is not prepared to reveal all the technical details this side of the show, but Agritechnica will see the launch of the largest Gehl and Mustang articulated wheeled loaders so far. Fitting into

Four wheels on my slurry tanker

Four wheels on my slurry tanker
Joskin’s Tetrax2 16000S (16,000-litre) slurry tanker empties 32,000-litre road-going vehicles - quite common in some parts of Europe - in two fills. Like the rest of the range, the newcomer is fitted

Valtra shifts up to N4

Valtra shifts up to N4
Hoping to build on the success of the T4 introduction, Valtra has now turned its attention to the larger four-cylinder tractors and launching the N4 series. Valtra says the N104-N174 are ‘new’ from

Opico to sell Sky no-till and min-till drills in UK

Opico to sell Sky no-till and min-till drills in UK
Filling a void in the Lincs-based importer’s line-up, there are two different ranges. The EasyDrill is a minimum disturbance unit designed primarily to work direct into stubbles and cover crops,

Machinery Tests

New Holland T6.160 Auto Command

The mechanical transmission in the New Holland T6 and equivalent Case IH models can sometimes leave you wanting in the ratio department, or at least that’s what we found during our Maxxum 130 test...

Claas Axion 850 Hexashift

The Axion 800 family may have recently grown to include new smaller models, but this month’s tractor test focuses on the flagship of the range — the 184kW/250hp Axion 850. Time to see, then, what...

Fendt 828 Vario

While the 724 and 720 may be Fendt’s bread-and-butter sellers in the UK, the bigger 828 and 939 models are not that far behind. So, having been suitably impressed by the fuel efficiency of the...

Used machinery Tests

Grimme GT 170 two-row trailed potato harvester

With over 1,300 GT 170 harvesters sold in the UK alone, finding a decent used example should be relatively easy. But there’s a snag. The GT 170 tag covers a broad range of model variants, with a...

John Deere 6R tractors

Tractor manufacturers do, at times, make understanding their ranges a challenge. So although the John Deere 6R puts clear green water between itself and the firm’s lower spec 6M series, there are...

Case IH Puma tractors — the long-wheelbase models

With the imminent arrival of Stage IV Case IH Puma tractors, used buyers may well be rubbing their hands at the prospect of falling residuals for the existing Stage IIIB and previous generation...