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Holy grail of County tractors entered in October Vintage Sale

15th October 2019
An opportunity to purchase the holy grail for collectors of the popular County tractor presents itself at Cheffins’ Vintage Sale on Saturday 19th October. In superb condition and with low hours, the 1982-registered County 1884 tractor is expected to attract an enthusiastic crowd when it comes under the hammer at Cheffins’ Saleground in Sutton, near Ely. The 1884 is the last and largest of......

Warnings over liver fluke due to increased risk

15th October 2019
Sheep and cattle farmers are being urged to monitor for liver fluke this autumn, as early indications suggest the risk may be higher than usual. A provisional forecast from Nadis predicts high risk in Scotland, north west England and north Wales, and moderate risk in Northern Ireland. John Graham Brown, of Nadis, said: “While the predicted risk may be low in some areas, local conditions a......

Massey Ferguson announces launch of its ‘NEXT Edition’ tractors

14th October 2019
Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is delighted to announce the launch of its high specification ‘NEXT Edition’ tractors at Agritechnica 2019 in Hannover on 10th November. The exclusive NEXT Edition specification is now available on four of Massey Ferguson’s most popular models:
  • 110hp, MF 5711 S Dyna-4
  • 130hp, MF 5713 S Dyna-4
  • <......

New self-propelled sprayers from John Deere

8th October 2019
  John Deere has launched its next generation of self-propelled sprayers, manufactured at the company’s Horst factory in The Netherlands. With the new R4140i 4000-litre capacity and R4150i 5000-litre capacity machines, engineers have further increased performance, precision, safety and operator comfort. The focus of these latest developments has been on improving sprayer output while......

LAMMA’20 show predicted stands space to sell out

7th October 2019
The LAMMA show is set to build on its reputation as the UK’s largest agricultural event dedicated to showcasing innovation when it returns to its new permanent indoor venue at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham next January. Over 95% of stand space has already been sold for the 2020 event, following the triumph of LAMMA’s NEC debut earlier this year. So far 577 previous and new exh......

Search is on for the UK’s best sprayer operator

4th October 2019
A competition to find the best farm sprayer operator in the UK is now open for entry to the 2020 awards. Syngenta’s Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year (FSOOTY) award aims to reward the country’s top sprayer operators, while sharing tips and best practice that could help operators enhance their results and protect the environment. The application of crop protection products is one of the mo......

Drone regulations explained

27th September 2019
Farmers are being urged to fully understand the legal implications of drone use and seek training ahead of new 2020 regulations. New regulations published on 21st June by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will require farmers to become more aware of how to deploy drones on their land. However, despite having been published, the EU unmanned aircraft regulations will not come into ......

New Holland introduces new generation Loop Master™ knotter on BigBaler Plus

19th September 2019
Zero twine offcuts left on the bales or in the field
  • Improved quality of work while protecting the environment
  • Elimination of animal feed contamination due to the digestion of twine offcuts
  • Protecting the environment thanks to the elimination by not depositing twine offcuts across the field or during transport
Even stron......

High capacity seeding with new trailed drill

10th September 2019
Norwegian manufacturer Kverneland has increased its drill portfolio with the introduction of the high-capacity, high-output, trailed DG II seed drill. Available in 9 and 12m working widths, and lending itself to controlled traffic systems, the DG II uses Kverneland’s double-disc CD coulter. The 9m unit gets 72 coulters, while the wider 12m version is equipped with 96 coulters. Both models pr......

Bridgestone’s VX TRACTOR tour heading across the UK

8th September 2019
Bridgestone is embarking on a nationwide tractor tour to bring its industry leading agricultural tyre to life to the farming world – and the wheels will be rolling into 10 locations across England and Scotland in September with a £200 donation on board. The Bridgestone VX TRACTOR road run will bring its all-new premium product into town, stopping off in a number of destinations along the way......

NBA calls for redefinition of age when ‘beef is beef’

3rd September 2019
The National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for updated regulatory definitions to reflect the improvements in production systems and genetics, in a move that will raise the profitability of the UK beef sector by millions of pounds, while also delivering environmental benefits. Often accused of not competing well with the efficiency of the poultry a......

McCormick will be supporting manufacturers at Tillage-Live

27th August 2019
A fleet of McCormick X7 Series and X8 Series tractors – the primary models in the McCormick range for arable farm operations – will be supporting several equipment manufacturers at Tillage-Live 2019. This one-day event focuses on options for establishing grain and oilseed crops by way of cultivation and sowing techniques that promote best practice for cultural weed control, minimising energy......

Germany tour on offer for early spreader orders

27th August 2019
Purchasing an Axis 40.2 EMC or 50.2 EMC fertiliser spreader in early September 2019 could come with an all-expenses-paid trip to Germany, courtesy of KUHN Farm Machinery. The company is offering the trip, which will include a visit to Rauch’s new state-of-the-art spreader testing facility in Rheinmünster, near Baden Baden, to the first 20 customers from 1st September, to mark the ......

Knight launches ‘TopTill’ seedbed finisher

23rd August 2019
Knight Farm Machinery is launching the TopTill - a new seedbed finishing cultivator - which will receive its first public demonstration at the Tillage 2019 event at Deenesthorpe Airfield, near Corby, Northamptonshire, on September 4th. The implement can be used to work down and finish any style of cultivation, including over-wintered ploughing, and leave it ready for drilling with......

Axial-Flow releases new header width in its 2020 updates

14th August 2019
Case IH Axial-Flow combine harvesters and headers will feature a number of updates from next year, including a new 8.5 metre header, specifically designed for Controlled Traffic Farming. Other features include a new crop lifter design for grain headers, and a new LED lighting package for combines.  The new 8.5 metre Varicut header has been launched to cater for traf......

Kuhn European product launch 2019

13th August 2019
Ahead of Agritechnica later this year, Kuhn has displayed its 2020 product line-up to agricultural press at its test farm in France. The launch event included approximately 30 new models from all product areas, many of which were shown for the first time and others which had been displayed at the French Sima show earlier this year. The Kuhn Smart-Ploughing System, which reduces headland tria......

Losses from farm theft hit a seven-year high

5th August 2019
Losses to British farmers from theft hit a seven-year high of £50m in 2018, according to NFU Mutual. A 26% rise in claims for stolen farm vehicles, such as tractors and quad-bikes, to £7.4m last year, was behind the overall increase. Animal theft claims rose 3.7% to £2.5m in 2018, the company said. Tim Price, from the NFU Mutual, said: "Farmers and country people are suffering from hig......

UK Agricultural Tractor Registrations – July 2019

5th August 2019
Month :               1,446 Units         +7.3% change (compared with July 2018) Year to Date:      7,643 Units        -3.0% change (compared with January-July 2018) The month-on-month volatility of UK agricultural tractor registrations continued in July. The number of machines (over 50hp) registered during the month was 7% up on July 2018, at 1,446 units. This rise followed two months of......

Farmers move to improve pre-em applications

5th August 2019
A quarter of UK farmers have made changes to their spraying operations to get better performance from pre-emergence herbicide applications. Heeding the advice and results of the Syngenta #lowslowcovered campaign, over 90% now spray at less than 12 km/hr and 84% have increased spray water volume, to at least 150 l/ha, according to results of a series of surveys at farmers’ and operators’ even......

Battery vs Petrol Brushcutters

2nd August 2019
Brushcutters have a busy life on many UK farms and estates playing a vital part in keeping grass and weed growth under control. Sales of battery-powered models are increasing and Farmers Guide arranged an on-farm test of a petrol model and an equivalent electric version to see how they compared. David Williams

Has your trailer passed the Tilly test?

31st July 2019

More than 5,000 trailers have now been inspected and certified as being in roadworthy condition through the Tilly Trailer initiative. Clemmie Gleeson reports.

The scheme calls for all farm trailers to undergo an annual 18-point inspection by qualified land-based engineers to ensure their safety.

Chandlers celebrates opening of seventh Country Store

31st July 2019

The opening of Agco main dealer Chandlers new Country Store at its Shefford, Beds depot was celebrated in late June.

This brings the number of Chandlers Country Stores to seven, each of which is based at its agricultural machinery depots. These have proved extremely popular with the dealer’s agricultural customers as well as the general public since the first op......

New tractors, harvesters and implements at Fendt product launch

31st July 2019

Ahead of Agritechnica later this year Fendt displayed its latest innovations to press from across Europe at the company’s German headquarters. David Williams attended. Considerable investment in research and development should ensure Fendt’s products and services remain at the cutting edge of agricultural technology. This year an estimat......

Latest Fendt crawler impresses on Suffolk farm

24th July 2019
Fendt designed and branded rubber-track crawlers were announced last year, some with new technology borrowed from the German manufacturer’s largest wheeled tractors. David Williams has been finding out how they perform. Fendt designed and branded rubber-track crawlers were announced last year, some with new technology borrowed from the German manufacturer’s largest wheeled t......

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