Machinery

Machinery

  • 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

  • THEY MIGHT not be that common in the UK, but they appear to be elsewhere given the news that 1000 Siloking Kverneland self-propelled feeders have been sold since the first one rolled off the production line in Tittmoning, Germany, in June, 2005.

  • THERE WERE a couple of highlights on the Same Deutz-Fahr stand at the Highland Show - the first showing of the Deutz-Fahr C9000 combine harvester, plus the all new Deutz-Fahr 5C Series tractors.

  • CASE IH has expanded and upgraded its Farmall C range - there's six new four-cylinder models from 58hp to 107hp.

  • 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.

Motoring

Motoring

  • 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?

  • IT MIGHT just be the most exclusive pick-up truck on the planet and a farmer's dream - a Ferrari 412 conversion!

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

  • 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.

  • A VERSATILE vehicle which offers wheelchair users the ability to travel in the most demanding terrain, has been launched by a specialist manufacturing company.

  • SUZUKI HAD a busy Royal Highland Show, where its full range of ATVs were on display, including the offer of a 'show special' of six months free fuel, if a new KingQuad was ordered at the show.

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