Machinery

Machinery

  • THE importance of good, reliable machinery and tractors is an ever-increasing factor in the world of agriculture, and the need for local service centres where repairs can be carried out to a high standard is just as important.

  • MARKER WEIGHTS the AGRIbumper being imported by Lincs-based McCormick dealer, Robert H Crawford and Son, performs a number of roles - it can provide up to 1600kg ballast using steel plates; LED daytime running lights that flash for turns on the road; reflective width markers; and a bumper that will discourage the tractor mounting a car in the event of a collision.

  • PLOUGH MAKER Tim Hubert, of Suffolk-based farm machinery business Agri-Hire, is filling the void left by Dowdeswell Engineering's closure by building his own ploughs.

  • SMALL SCALE in addition to a Tier 4 Final engine specification and enhanced smart hydraulics features for full-size Loadall telescopic handlers, JCB unveiled the compact but high specification 525-60 Agri Plus.

  • FAST SPRAYER fancy a new Fastrac 4000 for spraying?

Motoring

Motoring

  • IT’S MORE than the end of an era … it’s going to be life, Jim, but not as we know it!

  • WHEN YOU head for the hills, it's a good thing to have a trusty steed with you.

  • IT MIGHT only sell one pick-up, but Vauxhall's latest version of its Maloo LSA is certainly the most radical in the UK market.

  • IT LOOKS like it's going to be a 'Marmite' offering from Land Rover - will you or won't you like the new convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque?

  • WHILE VW might not have its troubles to seek with the emissions scandal, don't panic - its popular and very useful Amarok pick-up is now available with a pretty attractive finance deal of £239 per month on either contract hire or finance lease for business use.

Technical

Technical

  • AN IDEAL 'farmer-type' ATV and an updated version of its popular side-by-side ATV, the Ranger, are new on the market for 2016 from Polaris.

  • IT is that time of year again when dealing with livestock through the winter is at the forefront of all farmers minds.

  • NEW additions to its catalogue will mark spares business, Spaldings' return to the Royal Highland Show for the first time in five years.

  • THREE Gold medals for innovative excellence have been awarded in this year's round of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland's Technical Innovation Award scheme.

  • THE Kombi2Plus silage sheet and Silofix cover belt from forage clamp specialist, Bock UK, are designed to make sheeting down easier and more effective.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide

  • MARKER WEIGHTS the AGRIbumper being imported by Lincs-based McCormick dealer, Robert H Crawford and Son, performs a number of roles - it can provide up to 1600kg ballast using steel plates; LED daytime running lights that flash for turns on the road; reflective width markers; and a bumper that will discourage the tractor mounting a car in the event of a collision.

  • PLOUGH MAKER Tim Hubert, of Suffolk-based farm machinery business Agri-Hire, is filling the void left by Dowdeswell Engineering's closure by building his own ploughs.

  • SMALL SCALE in addition to a Tier 4 Final engine specification and enhanced smart hydraulics features for full-size Loadall telescopic handlers, JCB unveiled the compact but high specification 525-60 Agri Plus.

  • FAST SPRAYER fancy a new Fastrac 4000 for spraying?

  • ENGINE UPGRADE Caterpillar distributor, Finning, showed the TH306D, the first - and smallest - of a new generation of telescopic handlers that meet latest emissions requirements with urea injection (SCR) and a catalyst (DOC) on the Cat engines.

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