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10 ways to stay legal on the roads this harvest

As the mad rush of the wheat harvest nears, tractors and trailers will soon be busy on the roads. PC Paul Fisk from Essex traffic police provides David Cousins with some reminders to keep us all on the straight and narrow.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
6 photos of the world's biggest combine strutting its stuff

New Holland says it's the biggest combine on the market. That may be so, but how does it perform being put through its paces?

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Farmer takes four Massey Ferguson 865 combines for a spin

The scorching mid-July weather allowed one Darlington farmer to fulfil a dream by running all four of his Massey Ferguson 865 combines in one field.

Posted: 23 July 2014 | Full Article
New Holland's giant combine 'biggest on market'

New Holland has launched what it claims is the biggest combine on the market.

Posted: 22 July 2014 | Full Article
Tillage-Live kicks off on 10 September

This year’s Tillage-Live cultivation demonstration takes place on Wednesday 10 September from 8am to 3pm.

Posted: 21 July 2014 | Full Article
Beef farmer saves feed with onboard weighing scales

Feeder wagons are becoming the norm for profitable beef and dairy units, but they don’t come cheap. Oliver Mark meets a Welsh farmer that has added accuracy on a tighter budget.

Posted: 19 July 2014 | Full Article
8 popular moisture meters put to the test

Get hold of a decent moisture meter and it could make life at harvest time a whole lot less stressful. James Andrews and Oliver Mark put eight of the most popular models to the test.

Posted: 18 July 2014 | Full Article
Tractor drivers urged to pull over or risk licence points

Police in Dyfed-Powys have told tractor drivers they should pull over, where safe, if there are more than six cars behind them or they risk up to nine points on their licence

Posted: 18 July 2014 | Full Article
Sales figures show tractor horsepower is on the rise

The total tractor power sold in the first six months of the year has increased by 6.7% compared with a year earlier to 1.053m horsepower, according to the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA).

Posted: 17 July 2014 | Full Article
Pea viner's bigger drive wheels helps steadiness

As farm machines get heavier, the track systems that support them are having to get chunkier, too. The latest example of this is the new Ploeger EPD540 pea viner that has just been bought by the 40 East Yorkshire growers that make up Swaythorpe Growers.

Posted: 16 July 2014 | Full Article
Quadzilla offers 600cc ATV for £4,000

Big-engined ATVs can be pretty expensive, but Quadzilla’s latest 600cc model comes with a price of just £4,000.

Posted: 15 July 2014 | Full Article
RugGear rugged tablet can stand up to bumpy tractor cabs

Tempted to take that shiny new tablet out with you in the tractor?

Posted: 14 July 2014 | Full Article
Petrol-electric Lexus has 4x4 potential

Petrol-electric power might not be the obvious choice for a country car, but Lexus reckons it’s the answer. Oliver Mark put it to the test

Posted: 13 July 2014 | Full Article
What's in your shed? Farm contractor reveals all

In the latest in our series poking around readers’ farm machinery sheds Oliver Mark visits Oxfordshire contractor Alec Wilkinson.

Posted: 12 July 2014 | Full Article
Fendt hopes revamped Vario will entice UK farmers

Sub-150hp tractors aren’t a big seller for Fendt in the UK, but the Bavarian maker hopes to reel in a few more punters with its revamped 300-series Vario.

Posted: 10 July 2014 | Full Article
Lemken opens factory in China

German machinery maker Lemken has become the latest European company to set up a manufacturing plant in China.

Posted: 10 July 2014 | Full Article
7 photos to feast your eyes on - behold the Fendt 1000 monster tractor

We've given you the story of the new Fendt X1000 conventional tractor series, hot off the press, now here are the photos.

Posted: 09 July 2014 | Full Article
Fendt builds 500hp monster tractor

Pictures have been bouncing around the web for months, but at last Fendt has officially introduced its towering 1000 series tractors to the public.

Posted: 08 July 2014 | Full Article
Tractor sales rise 4% for 2014

UK tractor registrations totalled 1,144 units for June, which was a 1.4% rise on the same month a year ago.

Posted: 08 July 2014 | Full Article
Claas launches new Arion and Elios tractors

The overhaul of Claas' lime-liveried tractor line-up is almost complete, with its sub-150hp machines the latest to get a spruce up. Oliver Mark reports.

Posted: 07 July 2014 | Full Article

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