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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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...
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 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 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 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
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
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...
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
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,
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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...
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
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
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 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 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