• 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?

  • 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.

  • MAKING TRACKS a 200hp steel track crawler is the latest addition to the SCAIP range from Italy available through Lincolnshire tracklayer specialist, Robert H Crawford and Son.

  • HIGH LIFT a year on from the launch of the heavy duty Turbofarmer II range, Merlo has introduced smaller additions to its telescopic handler line-up.

  • LOG CUTTER this novel log processor from the makers of the Quickfencer fencing wire dispensing system is designed to produce large billets for use in biomass burners.

  • THIS YEAR'S show at LAMMA represented the start of a year of celebrations for John Deere's UK operations as it is its 50th anniversary.