Machinery

Machinery

  • A NEW muck spreader option has added versatility to the Dutch-made Vervaet Hydro Trike XL and it recently had its UK debut undertaking a series of demonstrations and a full demo-tour is set to take place this summer.

  • A SIMPLE piece of kit which costs just £70 and is easy to fit, looks like a neat way to safely and quickly attach implements to a tractor's three-point linkage.

  • A 'ONE brand' strategy is to be adopted by Scandinavian business, Kongskilde, as it gears up to meet the challenges of the modern machinery market and probably prepare it for a takeover by a larger business.

  • ORGANISERS of a tribute display of vintage and classic machinery to mark what would have been the 65th anniversary of the former Lanarkshire business, Hamilton of Larkhall, are looking for old tractors and machinery sold by the company to join in with the celebrations.

  • FANCY A career in agricultural engineering?

Motoring

Motoring

  • THERE IS no doubt the launch of the compact Renegade SUV is a 'big thing' for Jeep - it is the first result of its Italian venture with Fiat and is its first step into this growing segment of the market.

  • THE LATEST Tucson model, which will replace the popular ix-35, is seen by its maker, Hyundai, as a significant player in its expansion plans.

  • SUZUKI HAS revived the Vitara name for its new five-door compact SUV - which goes on sale in the UK from April.

  • VW'S TAKE on producing a 4 x 4 estate car, the Passat Alltrack, has just been given a revamp, including the choice of five revised engines.

  • IT'S clear that a lot of people have been awaiting the birth of Volvo's new version of its popular XC90.

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

  • ORGANISERS are expecting 40,000 visitors to attend this year's LAMMA Show, which is now firmly established as the UK's largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services event.

  • WITH what is calls its new global tractor platform, Massey Ferguson recently held its 'Vision of the Future' event in Beauvais, France, to showcase the project - and old school tractor drivers will feel very much at home with its simple design ethic.

  • SEVERAL NEW - some of them unique - features have been included in the design of JCB's most serious stab yet at cornering a slice of the action in the competitive 150-250hp sector.

  • WITH ITS plans almost in place to launch a serious bid to be a full-line farm machinery manufacturer, a lot hinges on how Kubota's new headliner tractors, the M7 series, is received by the market.

  • 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.

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