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UK tractor registrations – lowest level for a decade

UK tractor registrations – lowest level for a decade
Registrations of agricultural tractors (50hp+) reached 10,602 units in the UK last year, reports the AEA. A decrease of 2.2% on 2015 levels of 10,842, and the lowest annual unit total for more than a

NAAC welcomes new chief executive

NAAC welcomes new chief executive
Duncan Russell is the new chief executive of the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC). Responsible for driving the organisation forward and ensuring that it takes a proactive role

Blue Force book and charity tractor run

Blue Force book and charity tractor run
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the production of the first Ford tractor, and to celebrate the occasion Blue Force has published a 528-page book dedicated to the tractor models made during

New range of SlurryKat low loaders

New range of SlurryKat low loaders
Suitable for a range of different applications, including excavator/wheeled loader transport, bale handling and even shifting vegetable boxes, SlurryKat’s new range of low loaders currently comprises

Alpego UK adds Italian-made ploughs

Alpego UK adds Italian-made ploughs
Alpego UK’s search for a plough to complete the product portfolio for the UK and ROI is over. The company has partnered with Italian firm Moro Aratri to sell a range of Alpego Moro ploughs from the 5

Simpler hydraulics for latest Stubble Master

Simpler hydraulics for latest Stubble Master
Spearhead Machinery is bringing the latest version of the Stubble Master rotary mulcher to LAMMA next week. New features include strengthened hinge connections between the decks, improved rear axle

Machinery Tests

Massey Ferguson 7720 Dyna-VT

The 136kW/185hp Massey Ferguson 7720 Dyna-VT (rated power output to ISO 14396) impresses with both its excellent performance characteristics and levels of comfort. All good news, then? Well, not...

Zetor Forterra HD

Electric spools and cab/front-axle suspension may not be features you’d expect to find on a Zetor, a brand that has a reputation for minimal sophistication. But here we are with the Forterra HD,...

Fendt Vario 720 SCR

Ranked against its immediate rivals, the Fendt Vario 720 occupies the top slot in nearly all our DLG test categories, and it will come as no surprise to learn that this elevated position is...

Used machinery Tests

Grégoire-Besson ‘R’ mounted ploughs

Grégoire-Besson has recently added the ‘cranked leg’ 6-, 8- and 9-series ploughs to its line-up. The existing R4, R47 and R7 mounted models, in contrast, have been around since the early to...

JCB Fastrac 8000 series:

When JCB launched the 250hp Fastrac 8250 back in 2005, the new model hit the headlines for more reasons than its adoption of a CVT. Here was a Fastrac that sought to offer as much in-field...

Claas Liner trailed twin-rotor rakes

Spanning five models, with variable working widths from 6.20 to 6.80m for the Liner 2600 through to 8.70 to 10.00m for the series-topping Liner 3100, Claas trailed twin-rotor rakes can satisfy the...