Machinery

Machinery

  • 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.

  • WITH THE 121-160hp tractor power segment now bigger in sales volume terms than either the 61-100hp or 101-120hp brackets, marking the continuing climb of average tractor size sold, the latest addition to Zetor's line-up ensures the Czech firm now has a full offering in the sector.

  • AN ADDITION to its strong-selling twin-disc mounted fertiliser spreader range (featured in last week's issue), a rear furrow widener for its recently-introduced ploughs and a complete new cultivator line are among the new products from arable kit specialist Amazone for 2015.

  • IN PARIS, French company Emily - which is moving in to the UK market - showed off its innovative 'Pick and Go' system, including this feeder tank to discharge dry food.

  • IT WAS a très bon show for AGCO's 'luxury' tractor brand, Fendt, at the recent SIMA Show, in Paris.

Motoring

Motoring

  • 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.

  • SSANGYONG'S Korando pick-up has just been given added 'farmer appeal' courtesy of an increased tax-busting payload of 1050kg.

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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