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XL version of Case IH's large square baler

XL version of Case IH's large square baler
Feedback from LB434 large square baler users is for heavier, denser bales, which, says Case IH, is just what they get with the new LB434XL. The 80cm longer and beefed up bale chamber (almost a third

John Deere rewards fuel efficiency

John Deere rewards fuel efficiency
.As of November 1, 2016, new owners of John Deere 7310R tractors can participate in the Fuel Guarantee Programme, a special incentive that rewards customers financially for fuel-efficient driving on

Average UK tractor power climbs to nearly 162hp

Average UK tractor power climbs to nearly 162hp
AEA figures reveal that 8,385 new tractors (50hp+) were registered in the UK during the first nine months (Jan-Sep) of this year, a drop of 4.6% on the 8,792 units during the same nine months in 2015.

Strautmann launches triple-auger mixers

Strautmann launches triple-auger mixers
Well-known German mixer wagon maker Strautmann will extend its range of vertical feed mixers with two triple-augered Verti-Mix machines at next month’s Eurotier livestock machinery show in Hanover,

Mounted Maestro brings precision to small farms

Mounted Maestro brings precision to small farms
Horsch says its new mounted Maestro drill is ideal for farms that desire the precision of the Maestro but do not need the capacity of its trailed CC and SW stablemates. Suitable for high-speed

Novel potato transfer wagon

Novel potato transfer wagon
Called the Overload, and developed by Dutch contractor Hack, the unusual result is based on a modified Ploeger MKC-8 spinach harvester. In operation, the machine’s 25-tonne bunker is filled directly

Machinery Tests

Claas Arion 650 Cmatic

For UK and Irish farmers the Arion 620 and 650 are hitting the Claas sweet spot, with owners tending to opt for the more basic CIS trim in the 114kW/155hp 620 but leaning more towards the top spec...

Deutz-Fahr 6210 CShift

Granted it’s not that long ago since we looked at the Deutz 6180P (06/2014), which uses the same Stage IIIB motor as the 154kW/210hp 6210 CShift featured here. However, we reckon there are...

Deutz-Fahr, John Deere, Kubota and Steyr

This month we plunge into the sub-100hp end of the market and take a look at a mixed bag of four 75hp stockman-style tractors, to see how they compare. Here we focus on the tractors themselves,...

Used machinery Tests

Pöttinger Novacat 306 F ED Alpha-Motion front mower

When Pöttinger launched its Alpha-Motion in 2008, the mower itself was a standard Pöttinger Novacat 306 mower conditioner but with an all-new suspended front mounting system. This latter development...

Massey Ferguson 7600 series tractors

Massey Ferguson 7600 tractors started arriving in mid-2012, initially with four models (7619 to 7624) spanning 185 to 235hp with either Dyna-6 semi-powershift or Dyna-VT stepless transmissions, ahead...

McCormick XTX/TTX tractors

Here we take a look at buying used McCormick XTX tractors, focusing mainly on the Italian-built XTX145, XTX165 and later XTX185 simply because these are now the most readily available. We also touch...