Date:28.09.2016Time:15:39
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Best-selling Samson slurry tanker ever bows out

Best-selling Samson slurry tanker ever bows out
28.09.2016:
Danish slurry tanker maker Samson Agro claims to have made around 2,000 PG slurry tankers since production started in 2000. The successful five-model range has spread many millions of cu.m. of slurry,

Ploughing 16: The wuffler is back

Ploughing 16: The wuffler is back
27.09.2016:
One of the machinery highlights at the Ploughing came from Acres Machinery and the Super Crop 1. The Roscommon based manufacturer has been producing a wuffler for a number of years and previously had

12m Horsch Terrano FM makes it to the UK

12m Horsch Terrano FM makes it to the UK
26.09.2016:
Previewed at Agritechnica last autumn, Horsch’s 10m and 12m Terrano FM tine-based trailed cultivators are now available in the UK. Using the same Revolver transport system as the larger Joker 10 and

Ploughing 16: One pass grass seeding

Ploughing 16: One pass grass seeding
26.09.2016:
The Alstrong Actus is a multi-purpose grass reseeding tool. Able to work directly into sprayed off pasture or into tilled ground. Overall width is 3.0m and the working width is a nat’s whisker over

Ploughing 16: Keltec enters trailed market

Ploughing 16: Keltec enters trailed market
26.09.2016:
Keltec has developed a new trailed mower conditioner which it has launched at the Ploughing. Like a number of other Irish mower manufacturers, Keltec has opted for a Comer bed which it has been using

Ploughing 16: Wireless shepherd

Ploughing 16: Wireless shepherd
26.09.2016:
The man in the yellow hat could have a solution to minimise the carnage of dog attacks on sheep. Herdsy is a stock monitoring device able to detect increases in temperature, GPS location/movement and

Ploughing 16: Keep grass growing

Ploughing 16: Keep grass growing
26.09.2016:
Future Grass Technology is now offering a 2.4m mower as standard on the 140 and 160 zero grazer machines. This is also an option on the smaller 120 which comes with a 2.1m drum mower as standard.

New four-rotor rakes from Fella

New four-rotor rakes from Fella
26.09.2016:
The working width on Fella’s Juras 12545 four-rotor rake is hydraulically adjustable from 10m to 12.50m. Replacing the TS 4000 and TS 12555 Pro, the newcomer, which is also available as the Juras

World’s most powerful sugar beet harvester

World’s most powerful sugar beet harvester
23.09.2016:
Bavarian sugar beet specialist ROPA is preparing to launch what is believed to be the world’s most powerful self-propelled sugar beet harvester. Peaking at a whopping 768hp (over 140hp more powerful

New Belgian owner for Vogel & Noot

New Belgian owner for Vogel & Noot
23.09.2016:
Earlier this week Amazone announced it had purchased the plough business from Austrian-firm Vogel & Noot, which was declared bankrupt last August. Now we can confirm that Belgian sprayer maker Beyne

Ploughing 16: Boosting capacity

Ploughing 16: Boosting capacity
23.09.2016:
Smyth Trailers had the Super Cube version of its Field Master trailer at the show. It has a capacity of 40.3m3 versus 35.0m3 from their standard 6.0m long body. The extra capacity comes from making

Ploughing 16: Bigger mix from Abbey

Ploughing 16: Bigger mix from Abbey
23.09.2016:
Abbey debuted its first triple auger tub feeder at the Irish Ploughing. The VF3350 on show has a capacity of 33.5m3 but models with capacities of up to 45.0m3 are also available. These larger models

Ploughing 16: Swap about

Ploughing 16: Swap about
23.09.2016:
HiSpec has expanded the versatility of the Kompactor trailer by making the body demountable and developing a slurry tanker to replace the trailer. Twist locks are used to hold the body in place and

Ploughing 16: Cheap and cheerful Chinese loader

Ploughing 16: Cheap and cheerful Chinese loader
23.09.2016:
It may be lacking in the looks department but the Manitech M18 price is bound to grab your attention at €27,000. Made in China the farmer aimed M18 is part of a larger range. Coming with a choice of...

Ploughing 16: Working on a level

Ploughing 16: Working on a level
22.09.2016:
Irish farmers are big fans of land levellers when it comes to reseeding ploughed land. A Wilson Engineering is showing this 6.0m wide land lever at this year’s Ploughing. Able to easily a tame 200hp

Ploughing 16: Front scratcher

Ploughing 16: Front scratcher
22.09.2016:
Equine Engineering has developed a grass scarifier which can be front or rear mounted. It uses paddle tines on the front with a tine welded on either side of the paddle to scratch the ground. This is

Ploughing 16: Gerety on a roll

Ploughing 16: Gerety on a roll
22.09.2016:
Gerety Farm Machinery is showing a new bale unroller at this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Ireland. Stand out highlights include a hydraulic side shift feature. Mr Gerety explains that...

Ploughing 16: Safer roof working

Ploughing 16: Safer roof working
22.09.2016:
Mervyn Greeen Engineering has come up with a metal grid to go under sky lights in farm buildings to prevent people falling through the fragile roof sheet when working on sheds. The metal grids measure

Amazone takes on Vogel and Noot ploughs

Amazone takes on Vogel and Noot ploughs
22.09.2016:
Amazone Group has purchased the plough side of the business from Vogel and Noot who had become insolvent in early August. It is understood the rest of the business is to be carved up between two other

Horsch expands Leeb trailed sprayer range

Horsch expands Leeb trailed sprayer range
21.09.2016:
Horsch says customer demand has led to the development of a 6000-litre Leeb 6 LT trailed sprayer. Joining the existing 4000 and 5000-litre variants, the new top model retains the same wheelbase but

Kuhn 8m power harrow for 500hp tractors

Kuhn 8m power harrow for 500hp tractors
20.09.2016:
Kuhn Farm Machinery has bolstered its range of high horsepower power harrows with two new foldable machines – the 6m HR 6040 R and 8m HR 8040 R. Primarily aimed at agricultural contractors and large

Second life for worn rubber tracks

Second life for worn rubber tracks
19.09.2016:
An increasing number of tractors and self-propelled machine are now fitted with rubber tracks to improve weight distribution and increase traction. The downside is the expensive price tag and wear and

Claas tractor ‘walks’ on water

Claas tractor ‘walks’ on water
16.09.2016:
Not something to try at home but Mitas tyres recently helped a Claas Axos 320 tractor to ‘walk’ on water. The unusual stunt was carried out in the Netherlands with the tractor running on Mitas...

John Deere combine tows a set of discs

John Deere combine tows a set of discs
15.09.2016:
Video accounts for 80% of the content viewed on line these days, and with so much to choose from farm machinery makers have to dream up some pretty spectacular stunts to grab our attention. The

Vredo shows 700hp self-propelled slurry tanker

Vredo shows 700hp self-propelled slurry tanker
14.09.2016:
Dutch-firm Vredo launched its largest and most powerful self-propelled slurry tanker to date at last week’s ATH farm machinery show. Called the VT7028-3, and offered with 21 or 32cu.m. tank sizes,

Major revamp for Vervaet Beet Eater

Major revamp for Vervaet Beet Eater
13.09.2016:
Since its introduction 23 years ago Vervaet reckons to have sold 500 Beet Eater 617 self-propelled six-row sugar beet harvesters. In need of a Stage IV-compliant engine, the company decided it was

Unimog fitted with three grass mowers

Unimog fitted with three grass mowers
12.09.2016:
The Dutch Unimog importer surprised visitors to last week’s farm machinery with a top-of-the-range U 530 configured as a triple mower. Designed to highlight the flexibility of the 299hp vehicle, the

Fendt switches to new green livery

Fendt switches to new green livery
11.09.2016:
Fendt is now finishing all of its tractors and machines in the new Nature Green paint previewed at Agritechnica last year. Described as evolution rather than a revolution, this latest colour is made

New logistics centre for Dewulf

New logistics centre for Dewulf
10.09.2016:
Dewulf’s home within the beating heart of Europe’s largest potato and vegetable growing region, Roeselare in Belgium, will be even more firmly rooted following the realisation of a new logistics

Pöttinger sells more arable kit

Pöttinger sells more arable kit
09.09.2016:
Despite difficult market conditions and a significant downturn in total sales volume in the agricultural industry, Pöttinger saw its 2015/16 turnover fall by just 6% to €301 million when compared to

World’s first 200hp four-cylinder tractor

World’s first 200hp four-cylinder tractor
08.09.2016:
Massey Ferguson’s new six-model 6700 S series peaks with the 6718 S, which is claimed as the world’s first 200hp (with Engine Power Management - EPM) four-cylinder tractor. Launched at the French

John Deere launches 450hp 8R flagship

John Deere launches 450hp 8R flagship
07.09.2016:
John Deere has extended its 8R Series tractors upwards with a new top of the range 400hp model (97/68 EC rated). Powered by a new John Deere 9-litre Stage IV engine incorporating an updated piston

European tractor sales continue to suffer

European tractor sales continue to suffer
06.09.2016:
The flagging trend in the sale of new tractors in the four most important European markets – Germany, France, Italy and the UK – continues. Figures for the first six months of this year reveal...

New Disco is on its way

New Disco is on its way
06.09.2016:
Land Rover has released the first official pictures of its new seven-seat Discovery 4x4, which will receive its world premiere on 28th September. Commenting on the new vehicle, Chief Design Officer

Evrard claims new one-hour spraying record

Evrard claims new one-hour spraying record
05.09.2016:
French sprayer maker Evrard appears to have shattered the one-hour world spraying record by covering 136.82ha in just 60 minutes. Beating the previous record set by a self-propelled Matrot Maestria in

Delay to John Deere deal with Monsanto

Delay to John Deere deal with Monsanto
04.09.2016:
John Deere’s planned purchase of the Monsanto-owned farm equipment business Precision Planting has been delayed following the filing of a civil antitrust suit to block the sale by the US Justice

Fendt remains upbeat in difficult market

Fendt remains upbeat in difficult market
02.09.2016:
Fendt sold 13,678 new tractors last year, and while the economic environment in the agricultural equipment industry remains challenging, forecast similar numbers this year. The company also forecasts

Fendt works on small field robots

Fendt works on small field robots
01.09.2016:
Fendt has just revealed it is coming to the end of an 18-month research project to look at the use of autonomous robots on farms. Working together with the German University of Ulm, the EU-sponsored
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