• Unusually for a handler of this size, the hydraulic system uses a load sensing piston pump rather than the more usual gear pump installation.

  • OHN DEERE'S innovative DirectDrive transmission is in the running for an International Machinery Manufacturers' Award - part of the new 'Oscars' for agricultural machinery.

  • MUCH OF the proven virtues of the long-established Magnum tractors will remain a feature of the latest model line-up, but the newcomers will have power of up to 435hp available and their new FPT 8.7 litre engine Hi-eSCR after treatment system will meet European Stage IV exhaust emission regulation

  • Family-owned New Holland dealership, Lloyd, has celebrated its 50th anniversary by moving to new extended premises in Dumfries

  • A NEW variation for the Zetor Forterra brings more power, new hydraulics, bigger capacity lift linkage and a longer wheelbase as a further development of the existing 'standard' and HSX versions - it also marks Zetor's move into the 150hp class.

  • THE AWARDING of the Valtra franchise to the Hamilton Ross Group, means it is now an AGCO multi-brand dealership.

  • THE NEW Manitou MLT 960 is the latest high-capacity telescopic forklift from the company and it has a useful six-tonne load capacity for work in heavy duty situations.

  • JUST about every range in the green harvesting sector is getting new machines or significant updates by Claas for the 2014 sales year - mowers, tedders, rakes, balers and forage wagons have all come under the engineer's scrutiny.

  • SHORT AND compact - that's the best way to describe the latest four and six rotor tedders from Pöttinger.

  • DUFFIE MACNEIL with his Albion lorry, which was the best commercial vehicle at a grand show of vintage and classic tractors, lorries, cars and machinery at Islay Show last week