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.
WHILE it might have been little tardy in entering the mid-size SUV market, Mercedes Benz’ latest offering will certainly make the buying public sit up and pay attention as its first contender in this segment is quite some beast.
AUDI'S latest generation of the Range Rover rival, the Q7, is a big lump of a car and there is no doubt that it has an on-road presence to match Land Rover's products, but the engineers have managed to maintain that size, but without the weight.
IT CERTAINLY looks like an SUV, but don't be fooled into thinking it is one, because the new Renault Kadjar - the French manufacturer's biggest crossover model - comes in a bewildering array of engine size and gearboxes that you might be unsure whether your one will come with four-wheel-drive or not.
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.
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.
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.