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Tractor test

In November 2017

John Deere 8400R tractor

Boosting up to a claimed 450hp, the 8400R is the most powerful conventionally configured tractor to appear from the John Deere stable. And at a tested 71.2dB(A) it’s pin-drop quiet, too. The 8400R gets the full profi treatment in November.

Practical test

In November 2017

Six cultivators on test — part II

The first part of our cultivator test assessed the work quality and power requirement of the six machines under scrutiny. That’s all well and good, but the results, no matter how impressive, are unlikely to be achieved in the field if those same machines are a nightmare to set up and adjust. In effect, what are these machines like to live with?

Driving impression

In November 2017

Malone Tedd-Air tedder

From its base in County Mayo, Ireland, Malone Farm Machinery knocks out a pretty full range of grassland kit. Within its offering are a couple of tedders that debuted for the 2016 season — a 5.7m four-rotor and 8.4m six-rotor. We try out the larger version.

Case IH Maxxum ActiveDrive 8

ActiveDrive 8 is the name of a new semi-powershift transmission for the Case IH Maxxum tractor line. Claimed to be one of the smoothest boxes on the market, it offers a total of 24 speeds in both forwards and reverse.

Used machinery

In November 2017

Lemken Karat cultivator

Lemken’s Karat is all about versatility, about fulfilling a number of roles … from chitting volunteer and weed seeds on the surface right up behind the combine, to working the ground progressively deeper through the season. A useful tool, then, both new and second-hand.

Last updated: 20.09.2017
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