Trade Shows & New Equipment

Shows in Europe Date of the show Place of the show Website of the show
Foire de Libramont 28 July 2017 - 31 July 2017 Libramont - Belgium www.foiredelibramont.be
Innov Agri 6 September 2017 - 7 September 2017 Outarville - France www.innovagri.com
SPACE 2017 12 September 2017 - 15 September 2017 Rennes - France www.space.fr
Potato Europe 13 September 2017 - 14 September 2017 Emmeloord - Holland www.potatoeurope.nl
Werktuigendagen 23 September 2017 - 24 September 2017 Heurne (Oudenaarde) - België http://www.werktuigendagen.be/
Sommet Elevage 4 October 2017 - 6 October 2017 Clermont-Ferrand - France http://www.sommet-elevage.fr/
Kone Agria 12 October 2017 - 14 October 2017 Jyväskylä - Finland http://www.koneagria.fi/en
Indagra 25 October 2017 - 29 October 2017 Boekarest - Romenië www.indagra.ro
Agritechnica 12 November 2017 - 18 November 2017 Hannover - Germany www.agritechnica.com
Landbouw Vakbeurs 21 November 2017 - 24 November 2017 Assen - Holland www.landbouwvakbeurs.nl
RMV Gorinchem 28 November 2017 - 30 November 2017 Gorinchem - Holland http://booking.evenementenhal.
Sitevi 28 November 2017 - 30 November 2017 Montpellier - France www.sitevi.com
Agribex 2017 5 December 2017 - 10 December 2017 Brussels - Belgium www.agribex.be
Polagra-Premiery 18 January 2018 - 21 January 2018 Poznan - Poland www.polagra-premiery.pl/en/
Agro Expo 27 January 2018 - 29 January 2018 Roeselare - Belgium www.agro-expo.be

Shows worldwide Date of the show Place of the show Website of the show
Farm Progress Show 29 August 2017 - 31 August 2017 Boone, Iowa - USA www.farmprogressshow.com
Agri-Trade 8 November 2017 - 11 November 2017 Red Deer - Canada www.agri-trade.com
YugAgro 28 November 2017 - 1 December 2017 Krasnodar - Rusland www.yugagro.org
EIMA Agrimach India 7 December 2017 - 9 December 2017 Iari, Pusa, New Delhi - India www.eimaagrimach.in
Bauma China 27 November 2018 - 30 November 2018 Shanghai - China http://www.bauma-china.com/
Bauma 8 April 2019 - 14 April 2019 München - Germany www.bauma.de

Special Transport Kind of transport Country Website
Tjerk Luiten Transport Deeploader Netherlands http://www.tlt-aalten.nl
De Groen Transport Deeploader Netherlands http://www.degroentransport.nl

Amazone strengthens service support team

Amazone has strengthened its service team, both in the field and within its in-house product support. The first of the new-starters is Chris Wilson who is territory area service manager for Northern England & Scotland, and Oliver Watson takes up a new, office-based role in Harworth, Doncaster. After studying agricult...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Grassland 17: Butterfly hatches at Grassland

Based on the front/rear combo launched a couple of years ago, McHale’s butterfly triple mower conditioner put in its first public working appearance at Grassland & Muck.
 
The B9000 triple pairs two R3100 rear mowers with a F3100 front to give an overall working width of 8.56m, and for moving...

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Grassland 17: Wagon family gains a new member

Krone has extended its silage wagon family with the UK introduction of the 36-43m³ RX range.
 
The RX slots in between the firm’s MX and ZX wagon lines and incorporates a new-style pick-up and chopping unit. In addition, the RX’s electronics allow the fitment of SpeedSharp, Krone&rsquo...

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Grassland 17: Seriously Rapide

Dutch firm Schuitemaker had a 30m³ ‘Farmer’-spec forage wagon working on its demo plot at Grassland & Muck.
 
Key differences over the standard machine are the Farmer’s parabolic spring suspension rather than the clever rocking beam arrangement that, according to Schuitemaker...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Grassland 17: Put your slurry in a bag

Wanna turn your trailer into a tanker? Krampe and Bergmann importer Continental Soil Technology are bringing in a novel bladder arrangement that fits within the body of any tipper.
 
How does it work? Simply unbolt the standard tailgate and fit the galvanized rear bulkhead, which houses a Borger lobe p...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

ProDig launches push-off silage forks

Irish based manufacturer ProDig Attachments has launched a new range of push-off grass silage forks. Available in five widths from 8ft (2.5m) up to 12ft (3.6m), reinforced brackets are available to suit a variety of machines from large industrial wheeled loaders/telehandlers to tractor front and rear linkages and loaders...

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Full pull for Steiger 620

Case IH’s Steiger 620, the wheeled equivalent of the Quadtrac 620, has set new records for drawbar fuel efficiency, drawbar horsepower and maximum pull in US tests at the University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL).

Outperforming all other tractors tested at the facility, in addition to the high...

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Amazone opens state-of-the-art paint shop

Amazone has invested around €20 million in a new paint facility at its drill factory at Hude-Altmoorhausen, in Germany. The largest single investment in the company’s history, the cathodic dip painting (KTL) technique results in corrosion protection similar to that used in the automotive industry.

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Kuhn multi-purpose seedbed cultivator

Designed for a range of minimum tillage cultivation purposes from second pass seedbed preparation to shallow stubble cultivation, the 6m Prolander 6000 and 7.5m 7500 feature five rows of tines (39 on the 6000 and 49 on the 7500). Carried on a frame with 60cm of clearance for easier passage over heavy residues, Kuhn says ...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

UK debut for JCB wheeled loader

JCB’s newly-launched 419S Agri wheeled loader will be on show for the first time in the UK at next month’s Grassland & Muck event. Premiered at the French SIMA show recently, power to the 419S Agri (replaces the current 418S Agri) comes from a 6.7-litre Cummins six-cylinder engine. Peak power is up 5% to ...

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Opico adds wider 6.3m grassland rejuvenator

Opico will launch a 6.3m version of the Danish-made He-Va Sward Rejuvenator at the Grassland & Muck event, next month. Designed for overseeding grassland, but also suitable for the reseeding of cultivated ground, when coupled to an Air 16 seeder, the wider machine provides for higher work rates.

Like the or...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Väderstad establishes new maize drilling record

Väderstad’s 16-row Tempo L has set a world record for the most hectares of maize drilled in 24 hours. Pulled behind a Case IH Magnum CVX 380, the combination covered 502.05ha at an average speed over 20km/hr.

Staged at a farm in Hungary, the Tempo worked at 30in (76.2cm) row spacings, and covered 12....

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Friday, 21 April 2017

SIMA 2017: Hardi’s first carbon fibre boom

Sprayer manufacturers are looking to reduce boom weight and stress on the centre frame, and Hardi used the French show to gauge visitor interest for its first carbon fibre sprayer boom. The result of a project that started two years ago, we understand a prototype has been running in North America for the past 12 months....

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Friday, 3 March 2017

SIMA 2017: Trio of Amazone highlights

The biggest news on Amazone’s stand was the new 3.0m Cataya power/harrow grain only drill combination. New from the ground up, the newcomer pairs with the firm’s new 01 Series rotary harrows and cultivators. The levelling boards are guided by the packer roller and not the power harrow, which says Amazone, all...

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Friday, 3 March 2017

SIMA 2017: Self-loading SP muck spreader

Dutch firm Ploeger is not alone in looking to develop a machine to fill the void following AGCO’s decision to end production of the European-built TerraGator. It is still on the drawing board, but French firm Dangreville is keen to talk to contractors about a self-loading self-propelled concept, that will allow one...

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

SIMA 2017: SDF looks at electrification

Tractor manufacturers are not only talking about new products on display at this week’s SIMA show, but also providing a hint of a few things in the pipeline. Take Same Deutz-Fahr, for example, which at a packed international press conference revealed two important areas for tractor development are electrification a...

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

SIMA 2017: More power for McCormick’s X7

The 226hp X7.690 is an additional model at the top of McCormick’s X7.6 Series. Bringing the total number of models in the range to five (X7.650, X7.660, X7.670, X7.680 and X7.690), all feature new six-cylinder BetaPower (FPT) Stage IV engines. Major innovations centre on the transmission, and the range will be avai...

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Positive last three months for AGCO

AGCO net sales increased 6.9% during the last three months of 2016 to US$2.1 billion, and the company achieved total sales for the year of around US$7.4 billion - a decrease of approx. 0.8% compared to 2015.
 
AGCO president and CEO Martin Richenhagen said last year was a challenging one due to continu...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

FTMTA 17: Another trailer maker squeezes in

Kompact Engineering believes its ejector trailer is designed to be more robust than others on the market. The firm points out the additional side bracing uses two sections of box steel for the side supports which it argues increases the contact area compared to a larger lump of single box. Also the rails on the side are ...

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

FTMTA 17: Give grass a freshen up

Kildare based GF Coyle is showing this grassland seeding tool from Czech firm SMS. It uses a row of scarifying tines along the front followed by two rows of spring tines. At the rear is a prisma roller.

An APV unit looks after the seeding. List price for the 3.0m machine complete with drill is €10,500 plus...

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Friday, 10 February 2017

15,000 Giants from Tobroco Machines

Dutch firm Tobroco Machines, the maker of the Giant wheeled and telescopic loaders, telehandlers and skid steer loaders, has just produced the 15,000th machine.

It is just three years since the Dutch company revealed it had sold the 10,000th unit. The manufacturer reckons the 50% increase in numbers is due part...

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Huge 24-row precision drill at SIMA

If you didn’t make it to the Italian EIMA farm machinery show last November then don't worry, because the French SIMA show at the end of this month provides another opportunity to see Maschio Gaspardo’s newly-launched 24-row Julia pneumatic precision drill.

Designed for 75cm row widths, the 18m-...

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Kuhn affected by lower farm incomes

The market for agricultural equipment declined for the third successive year last year, resulting in a 13% fall in Kuhn Group net sales to CHF 930 million (approx. £740 million).
 
Down from 2015’s CHF 1.068 billion (around £850 million), the company blames the further decline in agri...

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Friday, 3 February 2017

New Holland completes Kongskilde acquisition

Following the announcement made in October, New Holland Agriculture as CNH Industrial has completed the acquisition of the agricultural grass and soil business of Kongskilde Industries.

The business unit, which includes two plants Poland and Sweden, and other facilities in the EMEA, APAC and NAFTA regions, will...

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Claas to take MTU Stage V engines

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to supply Claas with EU Stage V emissions-compliant MTU engines. Covering a broad power range from 100kW (135hp) to 480kW (652hp), we understand the new and improved MTU Series 1000 to 1500 engines will power the Lexion and Tucano combine harvesters, Jaguar SPFH and Xerion.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

LAMMA 17: Keep your cool

As well as its striking Twose-derived front-press, McConnel had a new range of hedge-trimmers on display at LAMMA.

Set to replace the old 1000-series, this new ‘contractor-spec’ bracket-mounted line-up spans reaches from 6.4m to 8.0m with different jib options including variable forward reach and te...

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Friday, 27 January 2017

LAMMA 17: Stealthy subsoiler

A low disturbance He-Va subsoiler seeding package took centre stage on the Opico stand.

The new rig has a series of features that aid in minimising surface disruption and maximising seed germination rates. Up front plain discs eliminate the bow-wave of soil that can be thrown up by the legs. The additional bene...

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

LAMMA 17: Semi-mount from Spain

Celebrating its first anniversary as the UK importer of Ovlac ploughs, Halse South West is now shipping in semi-mounted variants from the Spanish manufacturer. Previously the sole focus of Halse and former importer RECO has been on the smaller mounted models.
 
The single-wheel semi-mounted Ovlac line ...

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Friday, 20 January 2017

LAMMA 17: Bung the dung

There was something of a theme among the muckspreader manufacturers at LAMMA. Rear- discharge machines are getting bigger.
 
One of the contributors to this trend is Suffolk-based Richard Western, which has recently extended its standard-build, single-axle family up to 15t capacity with the launch of t...

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Friday, 20 January 2017

LAMMA 17: Pivot-steer lands

Manitou is back in the bend-in-the-middle loader game. On its stand at LAMMA the French firm had a prototype version of its latest MLA handler after an absence from the market of some four to five years.
 
Details on the new machine are sketchy, but its vital stats are likely to match or exceed the obv...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

LAMMA 17: Filling the gap

Suffolk-based A H Engineering is launching a family of Hi-Cap muckspreaders that effectively fills the gap between the firm’s smaller VB vertical beater and SD spinning disc machines.
 
Like the VBs, the 14-20t Hi-Cap models rely on vertical beaters to spread their load. The difference is that th...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Intelligent mobile machines of the future

Tomorrow’s tractors and self-propelled machines will be more intelligent, and contain sophisticated vision and guidance systems to independently monitor and react to the surroundings. Requiring increased use of sensors and radars, and faster computers to process the information, this high-tech technology is the sub...

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Trailed spreader gets section control

Aimed at large scale arable and grassland operations, Kuhn Farm Machinery’s Axent 100.1 trailed fertiliser spreader uses two spreading modules (one for granular products and a second for powdered material). Claimed as the first trailed machine to offer variable rate spreading and automatic section control, the inte...

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tractor hitch saves time and increases safety

For the past five years, Danish firm Siwi has offered a system that allows trailers, muck spreaders and even mixer wagons, to be connected and disconnected from the safety of the tractor cab, in just five seconds. Called the Combi-Hitch, as many as eight hydraulic and two electrical services are automatically connected a...

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

John Deere adds new flagship tractors to 6R Series

Available from summer 2017, the two new range-topping 6cyl 6230R and 6250R models are rated at 230 and 250hp (97/68 EC), with a 50hp engine boost with intelligent power management increasing the output in the flagship 6250R to 300hp. Deere says the 9.3-tonne 6250R delivers more power than any other tractor in this weight...

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Amazone shows new mounted reversible ploughs

The acquisition of the Vogel & Noot plough factory has given Amazone access to a wider range of models, and the company is wasting no time in finishing one of the ranges in its green-orange colours.
 
On display at Agromek this week is one of five new Cayros mounted reversible models. Supplementing...

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Fastrac hits silver

While JCB might be pushing the boundaries of power with its new flagship 335hp 8330 Fastrac, the British company is celebrating something equally significant – a quarter of a century of high-speed tractor production.

To mark that milestone the Staffs manufacturer has produced 25 silver-painted versions of...

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Veenhuis slurry tanker with NIR technology

Dutch slurry equipment specialist Veenhuis now offers a technique that automatically alters slurry tanker application rates according to pre-programmed N, P and K requirements. Called Nutriflow, slurry is analysed by an NIR-sensor as it is pumped out of the tank, after which the Isobus control unit quickly calculates the...

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Kioti PX picks up power

Kioti UK has now launched the revised PX tractor series and with it hopes to tempt new agricultural customers looking for a powerful but compact and agile tractor. The new models look pretty similar to the outgoing 90hp PX9020 model, but in place of the existing tractor's Perkins engine is a four-cylinder 3.4-litre D...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Russians work on autonomous combines

Russian agricultural holding company Agropolis plans to invest over US$225 million during the next five years to develop an unmanned combine harvester. Based in Tatarstan in central Russia, the company hopes to have autonomous prototypes in the field in two years, and expects the price of the first commercial version to ...

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Lightweight and low-cost tool carrier

The majority of the dozen LTC 1s (Light Tool Carrier) sold by Dutch-firm HAK since the launch last year, work in the Netherlands and Belgium. Providing a more affordable option for growers that do not have enough mechanical hoeing work to justify a tractor, the lightweight vehicle, which can work in row widths from 15-75...

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Friday, 7 October 2016

Delay to John Deere deal with Monsanto

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 Department.
 
Precision Planting makes components for precision planters, including technology to retr...

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Sunday, 4 September 2016

CNH unveil autonomous concept

At this year’s Farm Progress Show, CNH Industrial is grabbing global headlines with its autonomous tractor concept. There are two versions on show. The New Holland version is based on a standard T8 with extra electronics so the tractor can be operated conventionally or sent on its way without an operator at the hel...

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Claas tractor agreement in North America

US media sources have reported that Claas has entered into an agreement with Agile Manufacturing for this company to provide tractor preparation services for North America. We understand that Agile will manufacture certain components and prepare Claas tractors for transport to customers.
 
Claas is bes...

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Kongskilde flexboard levels the soil

A new hydraulic flexboard option for Kongskilde’s Vibro Master 3000 (6.50 – 8.30m) fully-mounted seedbed cultivators is designed to knock down large clods and level the soil ahead of the tines for a more consistent depth of seedbed.
 
Equipped with the company’s Vibro Level tines spac...

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Monday, 29 August 2016

Kuhn affected by weak machinery market

The drop in demand for agricultural equipment during the first half of this year is responsible for the fall in Kuhn Group net sales of over 13% to CHF559 million Swiss Franc (approx. £429 million). Down from the CHF645 million (around £495 million) recorded during the same six months of 2015, parent company ...

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Friday, 29 July 2016

CNH affected by lower industry volumes

CNH Industrial’s agricultural equipment division (Case IH, New Holland, Steyr) reports revenues of US$2,808 billion for the second quarter of this year. Down 7.5% when compared to the US$3,035 billion recorded during the same three months in 2015, total revenues for the first half of this year of US$4,932 billion a...

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

64 milk robots for Chilean dairy farm

Fundo El Risquillo, a large dairy farm in Chile with 6,500 dairy cows, has signed an agreement to increase the number of DeLaval VMS milk robots to 64, making it the world’s largest robotic milking farm.
 
Owned by Agricola Ancali and part of the Bethia Group, the dairy farm already works with 16...

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

No signs of recovery yet – business mood remains weak

The general business climate for the agricultural machinery industry is not yet showing any signs of a recovery, and over half of the businesses that took part in the latest CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery Industry) Business Barometer on-line survey label the current climate as unfavourable. Another 8% reckon it is...

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

New member joins McCormick’s X7 range

The X7.650, a new six-cylinder addition to McCormick’s X7 Pro Drive series, is available with the new Efficient specification introduced for the four-cylinder and smallest six-cylinder models in the current range and also in a Premium version. Built to McCormick specification by FPT Industrial, the newcomer’s...

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Ovlac changes position

Last year Devon-based Halse of Honiton took over the distribution of Ovlac ploughs and cultivators from RECO which has now ceased trading. Cereals provided the first public airing of a new depth wheel for the Spanish firm’s mounted ploughs.

Now positioned on the beam forward of the last body it runs inboa...

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Power from the pellet

There was no denying the star attraction at a recent Krone event staged in Hungary. Its identity? The firm’s prototype straw/hay pelleting machine, the Premos 5000.
 
Though still some way off making it into production, and it being possibly another two years before UK farmers will catch their fi...

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Monday, 27 June 2016

AVR opens new potato harvester assembly line

The first potato harvesters have started rolling along AVR’s new assembly line, at its factory in Roeselare, in Belgium. Located inside a new 10,000sq.m. production hall, the new line will be used to build both trailed and self-propelled harvesters.
 
Providing staff with more space and light, th...

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Monday, 27 June 2016

Getta loada Lemken

An impressive array of Lemken kit recently congregated in a field near the Hungarian border with Austria. Most of the machines had been previewed at last year’s Agritechnica, so this event represented their working debuts. Here’s a text and picture round-up of the tackle on display.
 
Ploug...

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Mascar to build round balers for New Holland

New Holland is to source a straightforward and compact range of fixed chamber round balers from Italian farm machinery manufacturer Mascar.
 
The move follows the signing of a European agreement between the two companies, and the new range of balers currently in development will be unveiled in preview ...

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

New chassis for latest Standen destoner

Higher outputs, more efficient stone and clod separation and improved serviceability, are all claimed for Uni-PLUS destoner Standen Engineering will launch at Cereals tomorrow. Replacing the previous Unistar and Uniweb models, the newcomer is available in 1500mm or 1700mm working widths and different versions to suit all...

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Innovado feed robot in production

Dutch-firm Schuitemaker is building the first five commercial versions of its Innovado feed robot. First previewed in prototype-form as a remote-controlled vehicle at the German EuroTier livestock machinery show in 2008, a second fully-automatic prototype was on display at the same show in 2014.
 
The ...

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Friday, 10 June 2016

Dutch test diesel-electric tractor

The prototype of the Dutch-made Multi Tool Trac (MTT) enjoyed a great deal of attention when it broke cover a couple of years back. Ever since the partners in the ambitious diesel-electric project have continued to develop the concept, and field tests with a second prototype are currently underway at a secret location in...

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Manitou shows new baby telehandler

Quite possibly one of the smallest telehandlers ever made, Manitou’s MT 420 H Buggy stands just 1.9m tall, is 1.49m wide and has a length of just 3.67m.
 
Shown in preview form at last week’s BAUMA construction show in Munich, Germany, the compact design does not affect its performance beca...

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Friday, 22 April 2016

New Kuhn grass machines heading to ScotGrass

Kuhn Farm Machinery is bringing the new FC 3125 DF-FF front-mounted disc mower conditioner to next month’s ScotGrass event. With a 3.10m working width, the 3125 uses a re-designed twin-linkage headstock and shark fin inspired-design which houses a suspension set-up enabling the mower to oscillate at angles of up to...

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Monster mounted mower enters the market

Claas has further extended availability of its Max Cut disc bed with the addition of six new mowers one of which, the Disco 1100C Business, is claimed the widest fully mounted mower conditioner combination on the market. With a maximum working width of 10.30m, the newcomer will mainly appeal to contractors and larger far...

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Wipe out weeds

Logic’s first 6.0m tractor-mounted weed wiper – priced £14,495 complete – could work in vegetable and arable crops, as well as on grass leys and rough grazing.

Weighing up to 1,305kg with 270-litres of herbicide mix and 15-litres of foaming agent for the blob marker, the CTM600’s w...

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Monday, 18 April 2016

Shorter run-in time for Kongskilde ploughs

It takes a while for the paint to wear off the mouldboards on a new plough, and until it does the soil adhering to them has a negative effect on performance. In order to solve this issue, engineers at the Kongskilde plough factory in Överum have developed a new plough body coating to shorten the run-in time.
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Friday, 15 April 2016

First strip-till drill from Farmet

Czech cultivator and drill maker Farmet launched its first strip-till drill at TechAgro. Developed in conjunction with Czech engineering students at Prague University, the result is built around a fixed frame, which says Farmet, results in a simple, but lightweight and strong design.
 
Cultivating to a...

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Mass-market New Hollands move to Stage IV

Mass-market New Hollands move to Stage IV Mass-market New Hollands move to Stage IV

In 2015 New Holland gave its T7 arable tractors a Stage IV engine emission makeover. This year it's the turn of the livestock/mixed farming T5 and T6.
 
Yet the Basildon-based manufacturer is at pains to p...

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Friday, 1 April 2016

Kubota continues to grow its business

Kubota Corporation has changed its fiscal year-end to December, and for the final nine months of last year reports sales of US$11,024 billion. An increase of over 9% on the same period in 2014, in the domestic Japanese market the 5% increase in revenues was due mainly to increased sales of farm and construction equipment...

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Friday, 1 April 2016

Hesston makes 100,000th self-propelled windrower

100,000, that’s how many self-propelled windrowers the Hesston by Massey Ferguson brand has made during the past 60 years. The Kansas-based company has come a long way since founder Lyle Yost introduced the Model 100 self-propelled windrower in 1955, the first of which left the production line in 1956.
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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Amazone opens new British training centre

Amazone’s farmer hosted field trials look at different methods of cultivation and crop establishment across a wide variety of soil types and farm sizes, but there is also an increasing use of technology in the machinery world, and this has resulted in a need to keep the end-user, and dealer service staff, better tr...

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Three-wheeled John Deere tractor

This unusual John Deere tractor is the result of replacing the standard front axle for a new and sturdy front nose, which sits on a 1000/50 R25. Known as a trike, and booted at the rear with two even wider tyres, the longer bonnet provided the Dutch owner with enough space to fit a set of mid-mounted discs.
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Friday, 26 February 2016

Amazone offers individual sprayer nozzle control

Amazone’s UX trailed and Pantera self-propelled sprayers are now available with electric AmaSelect individual nozzle control with 50cm part-width sections. Used in combination with the automatic GPS-Switch headland and part-width SectionControl, which enables spray agent savings of approximately 5%, AmaSelect indiv...

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Sulky gives more options for Xeos Pro

A new disc cultivating tool enables the 3m version of the Sulky Xeos Pro drill – normally used piggy-back fashion on a power harrow – to go direct or minimum tillage sowing at faster speeds.
 
The Xeos Pro has two rows of generously-spaced coulters with 415mm notched single-disc openers and...

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Design award for Claas tractor cab

The Panoramic cab on the Claas Arion 400 tractor is one of the 75 gold medal winners of the 2016 edition of the international iF Design Award.
 
Up against over 5,000 submissions from 53 countries, the 58-strong international jury of design experts were impressed by the way the 2.41sq.m. one-piece wind...

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Limited edition tractors from Versatile

Versatile is adding its historic red and yellow paint scheme and specials decals to 50 tractors, one each to mark five decades of mass production of 4wd tractors since the first one rolled off the line half a century ago in 1966.
 
In addition to the Versatile Legendary Limited Edition colours and deca...

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Agrifac Condor Ag Leader ready from the factory

Agrifac’s self-propelled Condor sprayers can now be supplied from the factory Ag Leader ready with all the necessary hardware (cables and ECUs). This gives end users access to the Ag Leader InCommand displays and the AgFiniti Mobile app launched at Agritechnica.
 
Continuing to provide all the sa...

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

ATG opens new tyre factory in India

The Alliance Tyre Group has opened a state-of-the-art tyre factory in Dahej, India. Covering a total of 443,000sq.m., (112,000sq.m. covered) current capacity of 33,000 tonnes is expected to rise to 57,000 tonnes by the end of this year when daily output will hit 160 metric tonnes.
 
Producing a range o...

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Amazone adds 12m trailed compact disc harrow

Amazone will extend the Catros compact disc harrow family upwards at LAMMA later this month with a new 12m trailed flagship called the Catros+ 12003-2TS. Offering the possibility to turn on the roller, this latest shallow stubble tillage tool is designed to create the ideal conditions for grass weed seeds and volunteers ...

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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Claas app allows iPad to control machines

Using a wireless link between the tractor and implement the new EASY on board app allows Claas and other ISOBUS-compliant implements and machinery to be set-up and operated using an iPad.
In addition to managing key machine settings and data, online access also enables the operator to access important farm-specifi...

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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Dynamic weighing system from Joskin

Accurate to +/- 2%, Joskin’s dynamic weighing system is designed to fit most trailers, slurry tankers and manure spreaders equipped with a hydraulically-suspended drawbar and a hydraulic running gear. Two pressure sensors located on the running gear circuit, as well as a pressure sensor on the drawbar, send radio o...

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Shelbourne Reynolds hedge trimmers for contractors

A new line of heavy-duty, contractor-targeted hedge trimmers is being launched by Shelbourne Reynolds at LAMMA next month. Incorporating upgrades including a new mainframe design, greater slew arc, and uprated oil and cooling capacities, the new Powerblade HD800 machines will be offered alongside three models from the ex...

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Amazone adds compact fertiliser spreader

Amazone has added a new 2,600-litre capacity fertiliser spreader to its ZA-V range. Bringing the total number of models to seven (1,700 to 4,200lit), the overall total width of just 2.58m for the ZA-V 2600 ensures it does not protrude beyond the tractor. Nevertheless the hopper maintains a large filling width of 2.22m, s...

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Monday, 28 December 2015

Agritechnica: Grass mowing world record in Polish hands

The actual mower is not on the stand, but Polish manufacturer SaMASZ is the proud world record holder for the largest area of grass mowed by a triple-disc mower in eight hours of 96.2ha (237 acres). Verified by Guinness World Record officials, the record was set by a Deutz-Fahr 7250 TTV fitted with a MegaCUT 941 (9m)....

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Agritechnica: Cat moves from ‘C’ to ‘D’

UK and Irish farmers can expect deliveries of Caterpillar’s new D-series telehandlers to arrive from next June. Production at the Belgian factory starts in April.
 
Initially Cat is debuting the ‘D’ with 5.8m/2.8t and 9m/3.5t models, although more of the existing C-series will be repl...

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Agritechnica: Baby Hybrid needs fewer horses

Suffolk-based drill maker Claydon Yield-O-Meter has downsized its 6m Hybrid T6 drill to 4m for use behind tractors of 200hp+. The T6, in contrast, needs a minimum of 300hp.
 
Designated the Hybrid T4, the new baby trailed model retains many of its big brother’s core components, including the full...

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Agritechnica Preview: Krone straw pelleting machine

Krone will show a machine that processes straw swaths into pellets per hour and on the move. Called the Premos 5000, the claimed output of up to 5,000kg/hr is three to five times that of most of today’s static pelleting systems.
 
Requiring a tractor of around 400hp, material gathered by the 2.35...

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Agritechnica Preview: First Landini CVT tractors

The details are limited this side of the show but we can reveal Landini will officially launch its first CVT tractors at Agritechnica. Called V-Shift, the ZF-made transmission is available as an option on three four-cylinder NEF-powered 6-Series tractors (147, 160 and 176hp), and two six-cylinder 7-Series models with 181...

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Monday, 2 November 2015

John Deere acquires Monosem

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Monosem, the European market leader in precision planters. The purchase includes the company’s four facilities in France and two in the United States.
 
“Through this action, we continue to build on our leadership position in ...

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Monday, 2 November 2015

Agritechnica Preview: Kongskilde stone collector

Kongskilde is bringing the second generation of its Stonebear stone collector to the Hanover Fairgrounds. Called the Stonebear 2.60 (working width 6.2m), hopper capacity is increased from 1.8 to 2.4cu.m., while the heavy-duty design of the new drum and screen allows stones of up to 50cm in diameter (previously 30cm) to b...

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Agritechnica Preview: Intelligent 4wd from John Deere

John Deere was been awarded an Agritechnica silver medal for an intelligent management system which, depending on axle load, wheel slip and actual tractor speed, automatically engages or disengages 4wd.
 
Called Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive, the system uses sensors to measure the torque inside the four...

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Monday, 26 October 2015

Mitas aims to launch PneuTrac in two years

Field tests with the Mitas PneuTrac reveal the footprint and traction force is superior to that of a traditional tyre. Carried out in the Czech Republic by the Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering (PRI), the tests were conducted using 480/65 R28 PneuTracs at the front and 600/65 R38 PneuTracs at the rear.
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Stoll simplifies tractor loader operation

Stoll has developed a semi-automatic system that allows tractor drivers to program two positions of a front loader. Called Boom Kick Out, and available from November on the company’s ProfiLine tractor loaders, it allows operators to select a lower position when loading materials, and a maximum height for filling tr...

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

More power for Grimme Maxtron

The 6cyl Mercedes Benz engine in the 2016 version of Grimme’s Maxtron self-propelled sugar beet harvester produces a maximum output of 530hp – 40hp more powerful than the current engine. Meeting Stage IV emissions, the 12.8-litre engine features an improved engine management system to reduce fuel consumption ...

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Monday, 12 October 2015

Valtra shifts up to N4

Hoping to build on the success of the T4 introduction, Valtra has now turned its attention to the larger four-cylinder tractors and launching the N4 series. Valtra says the N104-N174 are ‘new’ from the ground up although they do get the cab from their six-pot stablemates, which is no bad thing along with a ho...

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Four wheels on my slurry tanker

Joskin’s Tetrax2 16000S (16,000-litre) slurry tanker empties 32,000-litre road-going vehicles - quite common in some parts of Europe - in two fills.
 
Like the rest of the range, the newcomer is fitted with four equal-size tyres (max. size 650/85R38) to uniformly distribute most of the tanker&rsq...

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Irish farmers have Ursus option

Ursus Tractors Ireland has been set-up by three dealers who are importing the Polish built tractor range which is now made in a new factory. There were several models on show including the 11054 which has proved the most popular. For €50,000 (including 23% VAT) you get a 110hp tractor complete with loader.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Galvanise option from Belmac

Belmac is able to offer galvanised tankers up to 13,600-litres (3,000gal). On display at the Ploughing was a 12,275-litre (2,700gal) model with self fill arm and the pictured 10,200-litre (2,250gal) model fitted with the firm’s own 6.0m trailing show injector.

The tanker and injector complete with 10,000 ...

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Torro Combiline gets unveiled

The new Pöttinger Torro Combiline had come direct from a demo in Denmark to be at the Irish Ploughing. There will be two models, the 6010 and 6510 with capacities of up to 36.5m3.

Main changes include a new wider pick-up with six rows of tines. The chopping unit has double sided knives and the removal proc...

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Grimme upgrades for harvesters

A pneumatic stone and clod separation system is among the changes Grimme is making to its two-row and self-propelled potato harvesters for the 2015 lifting campaign. Air Sep has been tested on SV260 and SE260 offset trailed harvesters and uses air flow to help separate stones, wet clods and haulm during harvesting.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

McCormick’s first CVT now in UK

The stepless X7 VT Drive tractors from McCormick have started arriving in the UK. There is a trio of four-pot tractors spanning 143-166hp and two six cylinder models (165hp and 177hp) which can be fitted with the ZF sourced Terramatic transmission instead of the semi-powershift ‘box.

“As with the Pr...

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Different size bales not a problem for Orbital

Another machine McHale is launching at the Irish Ploughing is the Orbital twin dispenser, trailed wrapper. The actual film application is pretty much the same as the popular Fusion baler/wrapper combination, but with some clever features for loading and handling different size bales.

Currently designed to work ...

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Wraps off McHale mowers

At next week’s Irish Ploughing Championship McHale will be showing its latest product range, a rear and front mounted mower conditioner. Named the Pro Glide R3100 and F3100, the new line-up has been developed over the last four years by McHale.

The 3.1m cut mower beds are bought in from a European supplie...

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Thursday, 17 September 2015