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Challenger’s MT700 goes a little bit Fendt

Challenger’s MT700 goes a little bit Fendt
The new range of MT700 tracked tractors are to get their North American debut at the Farm Progress Show at the end of August but the North American version of the Challenger website alrady revels some

Work continues with gas powered tractor

Work continues with gas powered tractor
Remember the prototype of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Deutz-Fahr 5120C tractor on display at the 2015 Agritechnica and wondering what became of it? Well, since leaving the Hannover Fairgrounds

Northants depot for Hallmark Tractors

Northants depot for Hallmark Tractors
Just 18 months after Hallmark Tractors joined the Russell Group, the New Holland dealership is expanding its business and territory with the construction of a new depot in Rothwell, near Kettering.

Harvesting potatoes at the Arctic Circle

Harvesting potatoes at the Arctic Circle
Older Dewulf self-propelled machines are still running, but this 22-year-old is believed to be the most northern of all the Belgian firm’s harvesters worldwide. Located 70km south of the Arctic...

Increase in new tractor registrations

Increase in new tractor registrations
6,142 new tractors were registered in the UK during the first six months of this year, 14% up on the 5,382 units recorded during the same period last year. Figures just out from the AEA confirm that

Increase in number of on-farm dispersal sales

Increase in number of on-farm dispersal sales
A cocktail of doubts over the profitability of farming enterprises, rising costs of new machinery and favourable exchange rates have led to a 100% increase in the number of Cheffins on-site dispersal

Machinery Tests

Case IH Quadtrac 620 and John Deere 9620 RX

From the mainstream makers these are the most powerful tractors of our time — one with 25 years’ experience, the other being a relative newbie to this market. Anything to choose between them?...

Lining up more than 3,300hp:

We’ve been able to muster all of today’s most powerful tractors from the leading manufacturers. Wheeled, articulated and rubber tracks — all the bases are covered for these titans to show off...

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...

Used machinery Tests

Maschio DM power harrows

DM power harrows have been on sale in the UK since 1986, leading to wide availability on the used market. Not only that, but prospective purchasers can take heart from the fact that parts support for...

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...