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FORAGE WAGONS

New Pottinger Jumbo forage wagon a match for 500hp tractors

Pottinger has beefed-up its 7000-series forage wagons, which can now be paired with a 500hp tractor to rival the output of a small self-propelled harvester. They run a hydraulically powered,…

CULTIVATORS

Cereals 2021: Izona shows low-disturbance subsoiler

After stealing the limelight with its direct-drill launch at Groundswell, Izona hit the Cereals showground with a low-disturbance subsoiler designed to crack compacted ground without causing too much disruption. It…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in Your Shed? visits Somerset contractor Ashley Luke

This week, our What’s in Your Shed? series heads to Frome, Somerset to suss out the machinery highs and lows of farmer and contractor Ashley Luke. See also: Take a trip…

CEREAL DRILLS

Cereals 2021: He-Va's Stealth subsoiler gets OSR kit

Opico is to offer He-Va's Stealth subsoiler with a drilling kit for crops such as oilseed rape, following strong demand for the machine since its launch at Lamma in 2019.…

SPRAYERS

Cereals 2021: Amazone updates self-propelled Panterra 4080

A new induction hopper and pump are the stand-out improvements to Amazone’s enormous Panterra 4080 self-propelled sprayer. See also: Simple 24m mounted sprayers for less than £30k The system was…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Rising confidence sees tractor sales hit 10-year peak

The surge in new tractor sales has continued, with the highest June sales figure recorded for a decade. Statistics released by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) showed 1,473 tractors were…

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NAAC farm contractor charges 2021-22

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors' (NAAC) latest price guide to help contractors and farmers benchmark against the UK national average

CEREAL DRILLS

Cereals 2021: Brock monster 12m Campaign drill

A 12m version of J Brock and Sons’ Campaign drill was the main talking point on the Essex-based dealer's Cereals stand. And with a whopping 13.35m version designed for those…

CULTIVATORS

Cereals 2021: Agriweld launches low-disturbance cultivators

East Yorkshire-based Agriweld has developed a brace of low-disturbance cultivators as it continues to widen its tillage offering. The new Min Disc (pictured above) and Min Dis have been two…

4X4S

On test: Isuzu D-Max V-Cross pickup

Isuzu has found its own little slot in the pickup market, with the D-Max traditionally operating at the austere end of the spectrum and, as such, offering farmers and builders…

4X4S

On test: Toyota Hilux Invincible pickup

Toyota has deep roots in the pickup market, with the ubiquitous Hilux debuting globally in 1967 and breaking cover in the UK in 1973. Since then, it has remained a…

4X4S

On test: Ford Ranger Limited pickup

After it stopped pedalling rebadged Mazdas and designed a vehicle of its own, Ford soon became the biggest seller of pickups in the UK. The Ranger consistently tops the sales…

4X4S

Land Rover to test hydrogen-powered Defender prototype

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed it is developing a hydrogen-powered version of the Defender in a project part-funded by the government-backed Advanced Propulsion Centre. A prototype of the new…

CEREAL DRILLS

Huge Izona drill adds to growing direct sowing options

Those after a high-output direct-drill have another machine to add to the expanding market after well-known Mzuri founder Martin Lole launched his enormous Izona iPass to the no-till enthusiasts at…

TELEHANDLERS

JCB adds Dualtech box to smallest 532-60 Loadall

JCB has added its hybrid Dualtech VT transmission to its smallest model yet – the 532-60 Loadall – as demand for the slicker-shifting setup continues to grow. The system sees…

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4X4S

First impressions: Ineos completes Grenadier 4x4 development

Pint-fuelled pub chats are the source of many wildly ambitious business ideas, but few can claim to be as efficiently executed as that of the Grenadier 4x4. Ineos Automotive, a…

4X4S

On test: Isuzu D-Max V-Cross pickup

Isuzu has found its own little slot in the pickup market, with the D-Max traditionally operating at the austere end of the spectrum and, as such, offering farmers and builders…

4X4S

On test: Toyota Hilux Invincible pickup

Toyota has deep roots in the pickup market, with the ubiquitous Hilux debuting globally in 1967 and breaking cover in the UK in 1973. Since then, it has remained a…

4X4S

On test: Ford Ranger Limited pickup

After it stopped pedalling rebadged Mazdas and designed a vehicle of its own, Ford soon became the biggest seller of pickups in the UK. The Ranger consistently tops the sales…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in Your Shed? visits Somerset contractor Ashley Luke

This week, our What’s in Your Shed? series heads to Frome, Somerset to suss out the machinery highs and lows of farmer and contractor Ashley Luke. See also: Take a trip…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

Video: What's in Your Shed? visits Jeremy Clarkson's farm

Our latest What's in Your Shed? heads to TV presenter-turned-farmer Jeremy Clarkson's 400ha Cotswold farm for a rummage through his sheds. The well-known figure bought his farm – Diddly Squat…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in Your Shed visits a family-run Kent arable farm

When 13-year-old Rex Baker got in touch offering to show us his family’s machinery fleet, we could hardly pass up the opportunity. What's in Your Shed heads to Kent to…

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WHATS IN YOUR SHED

Video: What's in Your Shed? visits Jeremy Clarkson's farm

Our latest What's in Your Shed? heads to TV presenter-turned-farmer Jeremy Clarkson's 400ha Cotswold farm for a rummage through his sheds. The well-known figure bought his farm – Diddly Squat…

MACHINERY

Video: Starfire GPS problems will cost us, says farmer

Oxfordshire grower Robert Smith is urging John Deere to give farmers a fair deal over ongoing signal problems with Starfire 3000 and older 6000 series GPS receivers. Mr Smith, farm…

TECHNOLOGY

Video: Driverless Robotti sets to work on UK soils

A large Suffolk vegetable grower is the first UK owner of a novel Danish autonomous tractor, having been convinced of its potential to save labour and increase output when weeding…

TRACTORS

Video: First impressions - Fendt 1162 MT twin-track crawler

When Fendt announced it would be inheriting Challenger’s product range in Europe, questions centred on how the tracklayers and their crude powershift gearboxes – so obviously at odds with the…