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In February 2017

Case IH Optum 300 CVX

Following on from our look at the mighty Case IH Magnum CVX a couple of months ago, February sees us turn our attention onto the Magnum’s slightly smaller and lighter, stepless sibling, the 221kW/301hp Optum 300 CVX.

Practical test

In February 2017

Merlo TF 35.7 telehandler

The protective and familiar ‘ring of steel’ around the Merlo’s periphery might have gone, yet there’s still much to like about the latest generation of machines from the Italian telehandler manufacturer. As just one example, the new cab, including its air con and ventilation, represents a significant improvement on the accommodation offered by its predecessor. Our test model is the 120hp TF 35.7,

Driving impression

In February 2017

Kuhn Rauch Axis H 50.2 fertiliser spreader

Ease of use is reckoned to be a key feature on .2 versions of Kuhn’s Axis fertiliser spreader. What may seem a complicated job is, in reality, getting simpler, according to the French firm.

New Holland BigBaler 1290 Plus square baler

Big baling is all about productivity and reliability. Which is why New Holland has focused on these two traits when updating its BigBaler line-up. Flagship model is the 1.20m x 0.90m BigBaler 1290 Plus.

Used machinery

In February 2017

Claas Lexion combines

It’s eight years since we last checked out used Lexions, so high time, you might say, that we repeated the exercise. Which are the most popular Lexions on today’s used market? And what areas of a particular used Lexion should you be focusing on?

Last updated: 21.12.2016
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