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DLG approval for new Claas baler

DLG approval for new Claas baler
The Claas Variant 485 RC Pro round baler has been awarded the ‘DLG approved’ quality mark from the German Agricultural Society (DLG). The test programme included a range of practical application

Territory expansion for McCormick dealer

Territory expansion for McCormick dealer
One of Britain’s leading McCormick dealerships – HJR Agri (Oswestry) Ltd – has expanded into west Cheshire and north Staffordshire. The business took on McCormick for west Shropshire and...

Stable UK business for Lemken

Stable UK business for Lemken
Lemken’s 2016 turnover of €325 million is similar to that recorded in 2015. Business in the main European markets, above all in Germany (26% of total sales) and France, continued to be weak,...

Driver-less tractor for 2020

Driver-less tractor for 2020
The Case IH autonomous tractor is just three years off commercial availability, although at that stage it’s only likely to be sold as a cabbed machine. The cab-less prototype, as pictured here and

Mzuri opens Polish factory

Mzuri opens Polish factory
Mzuri has announced the opening of a manufacturing facility in Poland to meet the growing demand for its strip till equipment in export and home markets. A joint venture with the Polish company

Higher outputs from Kuhn large square baler

Higher outputs from Kuhn large square baler
Completing the range of large square balers in the 120cm x 70cm (2x4) segment, Kuhn Farm Machinery says the new LSB 1270 DX produces a 10% higher bale density and a 15% increase in baling capacity. To

Machinery Tests

Case IH Magnum 380 CVX:

The Magnum 380 CVX is one of the heavy hitters in its league. It delivers an impressive 279kW/379hp at rated speed (ECE R120), before whacking out a mighty 320kW/435hp max as its motor is pulled...

Claas Xerion 4000

It has taken a bit of time, but we’ve finally got our hands on a Claas Xerion for the profi tractor test. So, was the 308kW/419hp (ECE-R120) 4000 worth the wait?

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...

Used machinery Tests

Honda TRX420 ATV, 2008-2013 and 2014–current:

Honda launched the TRX420 ATV series in 2007, the second generation arriving for the 2014 model year. Although the later units share essentially the same engine and transmission, there are, in...

John Deere 7R series tractors

First appearing in the UK at the tail end of 2011, John Deere 7230R, 7260R and 7280R tractors looked all set to take over from the outgoing 7030 series, with a host of developments to include the...

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...