Machinery

Machinery

Motoring

Motoring

  • THE HOTTEST ticket in town at next month's Detroit Auto Show will be the new Mini John Cooper Works.

  • ONE OF the smallest cars in the running for this year's Scottish Car of the Year title walked away with the biggest award - the Hyundai i10 won the main prize despite being up against some of the most prestigious names in the automotive industry.

  • WHEN SCOTLAND was wracked by snow and ice a few years back, a couple of big brand names got the name of being left in the driveway because they simply could not cope - being rear-wheel-drive.

  • EVERY now and then comes along a car which knocks your socks off ...

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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