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Amazone strengthens service support team

Amazone strengthens service support team
Amazone has strengthened its service team, both in the field and within its in-house product support. The first of the new-starters is Chris Wilson who is territory area service manager for Northern

Grassland 17: Making silage in the sun

Grassland 17: Making silage in the sun
Here's our selection of interesting kit on display at this year's Grassland & Muck 17 event, which took place on May 24/25 at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

Grassland 17: Wagon family gains a new member

Grassland 17: Wagon family gains a new member
Krone has extended its silage wagon family with the UK introduction of the 36-43m³ RX range. The RX slots in between the firm’s MX and ZX wagon lines and incorporates a new-style pick-up and...

Grassland 17: Butterfly hatches at Grassland

Grassland 17: Butterfly hatches at Grassland
Based on the front/rear combo launched a couple of years ago, McHale’s butterfly triple mower conditioner put in its first public working appearance at Grassland & Muck. The B9000 triple pairs two...

Grassland 17: Formula One mowing

Grassland 17: Formula One mowing
Racing car type suspension is one of the stand-out features on Kverneland’s new flagship mower conditioner — the 53100MT Vario — which, when teamed with a 3.2m 3632FT front unit, boasts a...

Grassland 17: Seriously Rapide

Grassland 17: Seriously Rapide
Dutch firm Schuitemaker had a 30m³ ‘Farmer’-spec forage wagon working on its demo plot at Grassland & Muck. Key differences over the standard machine are the Farmer’s parabolic spring suspension

Machinery Tests

Fendt 312 Vario:

Fendt has switched engine breeds, with its 300 series tractors now using in-house AGCO Power motors in place of the more familiar Deutz unit. To find out if this change of heart makes much difference...

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...

Used machinery Tests

Vicon RotaFlow RO-EDW weigh-cell fertiliser spreaders:

First launched in 1990, the twin-disc Vicon RotaFlow fertiliser spreader range was offered with weigh cells from 1997. This means there’s now a good number of RO-EDW models available on the used...

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...