Machinery

Machinery

  • 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.

  • VICON'S revolutionary non-stop round baler wrapper combination, FastBale, has been voted the winner of the Machine of the Year award in the balers category at the 2015 SIMA Show.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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