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New UK boss for Grégoire Besson and Sulky Burel

New UK boss for Grégoire Besson and Sulky Burel
Cultivation equipment manufacturer Grégoire Besson UK Group and seeding and fertilisation equipment manufacturer Sulky Burel UK have appointed Robert Thurkettle as managing director for the UK market.

TechAgro 2018: Potato liquid fertiliser applicator

TechAgro 2018: Potato liquid fertiliser applicator
A large part of the Czech potato area goes into the ground using two-row planters. Czech firm P&L is looking to speed up subsequent application of pre-emergence liquid fertilisers with a 6.0m-wide

TechAgro 2018: Bednar TerraStrip

TechAgro 2018: Bednar TerraStrip
The TerraStrip chisel plough was one of several novelties on Bednar’s TechAgro stand. Designed for strip tilling ahead of crops such as maize and sugar beet, the three models span working widths from

TechAgro 2018: Gigant chaser bin

TechAgro 2018: Gigant chaser bin
Czech trailer maker ZDT showed its first chaser bin at the same Czech show two years ago. This year it was back at the Brno showground with the second-generation version of the Gigant NP30 single-axle

Classic Fords expected to fetch over £500,000

Classic Fords expected to fetch over £500,000
One of the UK’s most important collections of classic Ford and Fordson tractors is expected to generate in excess of £500,000 when it goes under the hammer on Saturday May 12. Owned by well-known

TechAgro 2018: Farmet Fantom Pro

TechAgro 2018: Farmet Fantom Pro
The Czech cultivator manufacturers were out in force at last week’s TechAgro farm machinery show. The semi-mounted Fantom Pro, a highlight on Farmet’s stand, combines a hydraulically-operated front

Machinery Tests

Fendt Vario 514:

So what has changed since we tested the Fendt 516 in the May 2014 issue? Well a lot more than just the move to ‘Nature-Green’ paint. There is the Stage IV exhaust system and overall the...

John Deere 8400R:

Launched just over a year ago, John Deere’s 8400R sets new standards in tractor lugging power. The biggest Deere conventional wheeled tractor ripped a whopping 275kW/369hp off the DLG brake truck....

Kubota M7151 Premium:

Back in 2014 Kubota introduced its M7001 series of 130hp-170hp tractors which are firmly geared towards the European farmer. The piggy in the middle M7151 Premium (110kW/150hp rated output to 97/68EC)...

Used machinery Tests

Massey Ferguson 8600/8700 tractors:

When we first put a Massey Ferguson 8690 through the DLG test wringer back in early 2010, it was the first tractor profi had tested to gain a ‘very good’ rating for fuel economy. Subsequently...

Lemken Karat 9 stubble cultivators:

As is the case with so many items of cultivation equipment, a used buy’s specification and description can be confusing. This certainly applies to Lemken Karat 9 stubble cultivators, these versatile...

Kverneland Accord TS Tine Seeder and TS Evo tine drills:

Originally launched in 2002, Kverneland Accord TS Tine Seeder and, from around 2009, successor TS Evo tine drills have sold in large numbers in the UK. Versatile and inexpensive to run, there will...