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Deutz engines are Stage V ready

Deutz engines are Stage V ready
27.03.2015:
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.
 

Sparex celebrates 50 years of spare parts

Sparex celebrates 50 years of spare parts
26.03.2015:
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
 

Arable sector spending less on new machinery

Arable sector spending less on new machinery
25.03.2015:
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...
 

Tractor production tumbles but Fendt remains optimistic

Tractor production tumbles but Fendt remains optimistic
24.03.2015:
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 plans to double its European business

Kubota plans to double its European business
23.03.2015:
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
 

High-altitude tyres set new world record

High-altitude tyres set new world record
20.03.2015:
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.

Machinery Tests

Fendt 724 Vario

Fendt price tags have long had a propensity to make the eyes water, yet many owners argue the marque’s strong residuals mean that owning a Fendt is no more expensive than any other premium-brand...
 

Case IH Farmall 115 U Pro

If you want something with a little more spec, splendour and finesse than the standard Farmall has to offer, then there’s always the Pro version, complete with its four-step powershift and other...
 

Tractor test: Deutz-Fahr 6160.4 TTV

Externally, Deutz-Fahr’s semi-powershift Agrotron models may look similar to their TTV counterparts, but then the CVT-equipped tractors benefit from a completely new cab layout, bringing them bang...

Used machinery Tests

John Deere T-series combines

Launched in time for the 2008 season, John Deere T-series combines feature a so-called ‘TTS — Tangential Tine Separation’ system. In outline, TTS adds a tine separator set-up behind the drum,...
 

Dowdeswell DP7 reversible ploughs

Launched in 1983, the Dowdeswell DP7 ‘auto turnover’ plough remained in production through to 2008. The fixed-width DP7 was supposed to be superseded, first by the mechanical vari-width DF120 and...
 

Claas Axion 800 series tractors, 2006-2013

At the launch of the Axion 800 tractor series in late-2006, much was made of the fact that these models were the first to be developed by Claas as opposed to being heavily dependent on the Renault...
     
 

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