• THE AWARDING of the Valtra franchise to the Hamilton Ross Group, means it is now an AGCO multi-brand dealership.

  • THE NEW Manitou MLT 960 is the latest high-capacity telescopic forklift from the company and it has a useful six-tonne load capacity for work in heavy duty situations.

  • JUST about every range in the green harvesting sector is getting new machines or significant updates by Claas for the 2014 sales year - mowers, tedders, rakes, balers and forage wagons have all come under the engineer's scrutiny.

  • SHORT AND compact - that's the best way to describe the latest four and six rotor tedders from Pöttinger.

  • DUFFIE MACNEIL with his Albion lorry, which was the best commercial vehicle at a grand show of vintage and classic tractors, lorries, cars and machinery at Islay Show last week



  • THE LATEST Land Rover made its first apperance to the world this week at the Paris Motor Show and already there would appear to be a long queue of prospective custmers ready to buy the 'Sport' version of the highly successful Discovery range.

  • IT'S a Rangie Jim, but not as we know it!

  • THE UTTERLY commendable and now standard practice that Mazda has of seeking novel ways of saving on fuel and CO2 emissions using the pretty good engines that it already has, rather than simply cutting engine size to achieve the same result, has now come to its latest versions of the Mazda3 range.

  • 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?



  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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