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Tractor test

In September 2016

Zetor Forterra 150 HD

Look again. Yup, those chunky tyres, styled ballast block and sleek bonnet curves belong to a Zetor. The Czech brand has made big strides since the days when it was only associated with the most basic of livestock donkeys.

Practical test

In September 2016

Kuhn GA 8731 rake

Though the highest raking outputs are delivered by giant four-rotor units, you can still put together a case for a more compact two-rotor model in certain circumstances. One of the better selling Kuhn two-rotors is the tested GA 8731.

Driving impression

In September 2016

New Holland FR780 forager

It’s not just tractors that have to comply with the latest emission regs. Last autumn we grabbed the opportunity to try out New Holland’s Stage IV FR forager — and more particularly the 570kW/775hp FR780, complete with SCR and AdBlue.

Used machinery

In September 2016

JCB Fastrac 8000 series

A second-hand Fastrac? Back in the day, buying a used JCB was seen as something of a risk. Justified or not, that was the common view. So, has this changed? For our September guide we focus on the higher-hp Fastrac 8000 series.

Machine management

In September 2016

Sprayer bowser back-up

Of the many ways of maximising sprayer output, the provision of effective bowser back-up arguably delivers the most dramatic results. Where’s it best to source a bowser? You can either buy off the shelf, or you could try building your own.

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