• TWOSE of Tiverton is to merge with its sister company, McConnel – combining two of the most famous names in British agricultural engineering, with both coming from the Alamo Group of manufacturers.

  • A WORLD first is being claimed for JCB’s new Loadall AGRI Pro telescopic handlers, which will feature a unique transmission combining the characteristics of powershift and hydrostatic drives. 

  • THE CONCEPT of a truly 'global' tractor initiated by Massey Ferguson has grown arms and legs and with the launch of the new MF 5700 and 6700 Global series recently, it has become a serious player in the market.

  • ‘All-purpose’ are the key words associated with New Holland’s latest tractor series updates for its big selling T5 and T6 ranges. 

  • JOHN DEERE has opened which it says is the first purpose-built apprentice training facility aimed at training young people for a working life in agricultural engineering.

  • LAMMA saw the launch of McConnel's new TuffCut flailhead - featuring a new lug design that's 65% stronger and a larger diameter rotor that's up to 75% stiffer.

  • WITH TODAY'S potato planters working faster than ever before, with modern belt planters capable of operating at 10 to 12 km/hr - or three times faster than conventional cup machines - there are implications for all integrated applications on the planter, including fertiliser, seed treatment and Amistar application.

  • 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.