Machinery

Machinery

  • TWO new flagship wheeled loaders will be the centre-piece of TRP Scotland's stand at the Highland (Stand T 319).

  • A SWEPT-BACK tine arm design is a feature of the new Pöttinger Hit 4.54 tedder, one of several newcomers to the HIT range.

  • A BIGGER capacity version of the Rapide 55 silage pick-up wagon has been developed by Dutch firm, Schuitemaker.

  • JOSKIN is best-known for producing muck spreaders with vertical beaters, but now a new range of seven models with horizontal beaters has just changed all that.

  • HI-SPEC Engineering's new addition to its range - the Kompactor dual purpose 'push-off' and compacting trailer - is available in four sizes, 18, 20, 22 and 24 feet lengths.

Motoring

Motoring

  • WHY WOULD you choose the likes of a BMW 3-series when, for about the same money you could get the latest version of Mazda's admirable - now even more admirable - Mazda6?

  • THE LATEST generation of Hyundai's i20 is a good starting point for those looking for a first car, or even a little runabout vehicle for the family.

  • TWEAKS to the exterior and significantly upgraded cabin are the headliners for Subaru's flagship model, the Outback, which is into its fifth generation in the UK.

  • 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.

Technical

Technical

  • NEW additions to its catalogue will mark spares business, Spaldings' return to the Royal Highland Show for the first time in five years.

  • THREE Gold medals for innovative excellence have been awarded in this year's round of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland's Technical Innovation Award scheme.

  • THE Kombi2Plus silage sheet and Silofix cover belt from forage clamp specialist, Bock UK, are designed to make sheeting down easier and more effective.

  • WITH silage-making almost upon us, farmers are being urged to focus on minimising the threat of moulds and mycotoxin contamination in forage.

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

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide

  • EXISTING SCR-only emissions control has been maintained for latest versions of the New Holland T8 and T7 tractors to comply with the final step in the current anti-pollution regulations.

  • TACKLING the most challenging terrain in Scotland's hill land can be quite a feat for any contractor, but Langholm lad, Simon Richardson, takes it in his stride - and he's now an award-winning tractor driver to boot.

  • SCOTTISH McCormick dealers will have welcomed McCormick's X6 tractors with open arms as the three-model range covers the important 'livestock' sector of the market ranging between 111 and 130hp - but with an all-important boost which adds at least an extra 10hp when under load.

  • MASSEY Ferguson's mid to upper range six-cylinder tractors have been renamed to reflect the number of changes made to a line-up that offers increased performance from higher power for some models and increased rear linkage lift capacities for all.

  • VALTRA'S big launch of last year was its new T Series and it appears that the company's faith in its new model has been more than justified.

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