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What’s next for Fendt – telehandlers?

What’s next for Fendt – telehandlers?
Both Same-Deutz-Fahr and Argo Tractors (McCormick and Landini) used last week’s Agritechnica to stress they will remain tractor makers, leaving dealers free to choose which implement brands they want

New Holland’s T9 gets a CVT

New Holland’s T9 gets a CVT
It wasn’t at the show last week, but New Holland used Agritechnica to announce that its five-model line-up of T9 Series tractors are now available with Auto Command. Developing maximum outputs...

Agritechnica 17 Day 7: Still more to see

Agritechnica 17 Day 7: Still more to see
In the forestry area Heizomat was showing this off-road workhorse version of a Mercedes Arocs 2051. The firm has done a number of mods to the standard truck, simplest of which is fit 495/70 R24 front

Agritechnica 17 Day 6: Wide range of machines on show

Agritechnica 17 Day 6: Wide range of machines on show
Irish firm Acres Machinery has only just signed an agreement with Sitrex to build and market the Supercrop 1 grass merger and conditioner. David Doran of Acres says the Italian maker is capable of

Agritechnica 17 Day 5: Loading and lifting

Agritechnica 17 Day 5: Loading and lifting
There is now shortage of handler news at Agritechnica 2017. Here is just a snapshot. Dieci is showing a new cab which it will start using in 2018. One example is the successor to the 40.7, the 42.7,

Agritechnica 17 Day 4: Time to till and drill

Agritechnica 17 Day 4: Time to till and drill
One of the great things about visiting Agritechnica is spotting some of the more unusual creations. Ralomex from Bulgaria is just one such company. On show is the powered tiller which fits a

Machinery Tests

New Holland T7.315 Auto Command:

There’s no point beating around the bush: the New Holland T7 HD, Case IH Optum and Steyr Terrus are more or less identical tractors. Which is as good a reason as any to take a more detailed look at...

Valtra N134 Versu

Following in the formidable shadow of T series, Valtra has introduced a revamped ‘N’ with the same modern cab plus a Stage IV engine perched out front. We take a look at the 99kW/135hp (maximum...

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?...

Used machinery Tests

Pöttinger Europrofi L silage wagon

Introduced in the UK in 2004 to replace the similarly sized Pöttinger 1, 2 and 3 wagons, the Europrofi 4000L, 4500 L and 5000L have since become popular buys on the used market. Here’s what to...

Väderstad RexiusTwin RST cultivator press

Väderstad can supply pretty much everything to rebuild a long-in-the-tooth RexiusTwin to ‘as new’ condition — a job that may not be cheap but could well be viable. The trick is to know exactly...

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...