Machinery

Machinery

  • THEY MIGHT not be that common in the UK, but they appear to be elsewhere given the news that 1000 Siloking Kverneland self-propelled feeders have been sold since the first one rolled off the production line in Tittmoning, Germany, in June, 2005.

  • THERE WERE a couple of highlights on the Same Deutz-Fahr stand at the Highland Show - the first showing of the Deutz-Fahr C9000 combine harvester, plus the all new Deutz-Fahr 5C Series tractors.

  • CASE IH has expanded and upgraded its Farmall C range - there's six new four-cylinder models from 58hp to 107hp.

  • THE HEAVY duty capacity of Schäffer loaders' flagship 9510T and 9530T telescopic wheel loaders, is being more than retained in their replacement eight-tonne, 9600 series, which was seen at the Highland for the first time.

  • ARTIC CAT continues to dominate the diesel ATV market - as it has done since 2008 - with the Arctic Cat 700 diesel.

Motoring

Motoring

  • BACK IN the day when the Subaru Impreza seemingly reigned supreme in the rally circuit and was used as a car of choice for those of nefarious intent escaping the polis, the other side of the business was providing a safe, reliable and go anywhere estate car favoured by the likes of vets, rural reps and farmers.

  • WHAT'S BEST - the Range Rover Vogue or the Range Rover Sport?

  • IT MIGHT just be the most exclusive pick-up truck on the planet and a farmer's dream - a Ferrari 412 conversion!

  • EVERYONE seems to be getting in on the act of having a 4 x 4 in their inventory and now the Spanish arm of the VW group, SEAT, says it will bring a compact SUV model to the market in 2016.

  • IT'S CERTAINLY one of my favourite pick-up trucks and it seems that everyone else likes it too - Isuzu's D-Max has just been named 'Pick-up of the Year' for the second consecutive year by a commercial vehicle award scheme.

Technical

Technical

  • NEW HOLLAND is upping the ante in providing state-of-the-art guidance systems with its drive to equip dealers with the necessary technology.

  • CLAAS HAS introduced a new automatic steering system, GPS Pilot Flex, which can be quickly and easily transferred between different machines.

  • A NEW study has demonstrated the effectiveness of Michelin's Improved Flexion (IF) tyres at reducing soil compaction compared to a set of tread tracks.

  • WHEN FARMS set out to address a shortage of slurry storage capacity, minimising the volume of 'dirty' liquid generated by the daily routine is a good place to start.

  • A NEW research centre dedicated to bringing 'smart' agricultural machinery into wider and more productive use in UK has been opened at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide

  • THE HEAVY duty capacity of Schäffer loaders' flagship 9510T and 9530T telescopic wheel loaders, is being more than retained in their replacement eight-tonne, 9600 series, which was seen at the Highland for the first time.

  • ARTIC CAT continues to dominate the diesel ATV market - as it has done since 2008 - with the Arctic Cat 700 diesel.

  • KUBOTA UK has introduced a special promotion on its versatile RTV400ci and RTV500 all terrain utility vehicles.

  • A VERSATILE vehicle which offers wheelchair users the ability to travel in the most demanding terrain, has been launched by a specialist manufacturing company.

  • SUZUKI HAD a busy Royal Highland Show, where its full range of ATVs were on display, including the offer of a 'show special' of six months free fuel, if a new KingQuad was ordered at the show.

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