Friday 29 August, 2014

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Cultivator autodepth system set to take off

Precision farming technology is coming to cultivations. The development of auto control to match tine penetration to soil compaction depth gathers pace, reports Peter Hill.

Posted: 29 August 2014 | Full Article
Top tips for storing your fuel over winter

What can be done over winter to upgrade your fuel storage system and ensure next year’s fuel supply is contaminant-free? Simon Henley investigates.

Posted: 28 August 2014 | Full Article
Kulan electric ATV aims to be different from the herd

Current electrically powered ATVs and buggies such as the Polaris and EcoCharger look pretty much like their petrol and diesel equivalents.

Posted: 28 August 2014 | Full Article
Challenger tillage kit heads for the UK

Mention Challenger and you think of huge tracked tractors and equally enormous self-propelled sprayers. But the company, part of the giant Agco corporation, also sells tillage kit and drills in North and South America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia.

Posted: 27 August 2014 | Full Article
Wireless reversing camera makes backing big kit safer

The latest wireless reversing camera system from Sparex consists of a colour 18cm monitor and colour day/night camera. It’s waterproof and robust, says the company, as well as being easy to install. ...

Posted: 26 August 2014 | Full Article
Solid Subaru Outback proves practical performer

The Subaru Outback is a firm favourite for anyone looking for plenty of space inside a pretty tough shell. Oliver Mark took it for a spin.

Posted: 25 August 2014 | Full Article
Latest drills set to demo at Tillage-Live

This year's Tillage-Live looks set to be a vintage event for seeing the latest machinery in action. Peter Hill previews the newcomers in the drilling department.

Posted: 23 August 2014 | Full Article
Horsch trials clever rival to the chaser bin

The chaser bin is a firm favourite among arable farming big boys, but a clever concept from Horsch and Fliegl could prove an attractive alternative.

Posted: 21 August 2014 | Full Article
Tillage-Live: Latest cultivators take on blackgrass

Plenty of manufacturers are keen to show what their cultivators can do in the battle against blackgrass. Peter Hill takes a look at the movers and shakers.

Posted: 21 August 2014 | Full Article
Claas reveals mid-range Tucano combine updates

Claas has updated its mid-range Tucano combines for next year's harvest season. Farmers Weekly takes a look at the changes.

Posted: 21 August 2014 | Full Article
Tillage-Live host farm revamps machinery fleet

The tractor and implement fleet at Down Ampney Estate has evolved since it last hosted Tillage-Live five years ago. Peter Hill reports.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Claydon Drills still a family affair

The Claydon family has farmed at Gaines Hall in Suffolk for more than 100 years, but the farm is also home to the family’s fast-expanding machinery business.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Ploughs cultivate big demand at auction

Machinery auctioneer Cheffins has reported bumper plough sales as blackgrass-burdened farmers turn their backs on minimum tillage techniques.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Service of thanksgiving for Alan Ernest Doe on 28 August

A service of thanksgiving will be held at 2.30pm on Thursday 28 August to celebrate the life of Alan Ernest Doe at Ernest Doe & Sons, Ulting, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QH. All are welcome.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Normac set for free Norfolk cultivations event

This year’s Normac cultivations demonstration will take place on 4 September at Honingham Thorpe Farms, which is just off the A47 near Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5BU.

Posted: 18 August 2014 | Full Article
Get the best from a Sands self-propelled sprayer

Self-propelled sprayers don’t come cheap, so it’s worth making sure they stay in tip-top condition. Oliver Mark finds out which Sands SLC 4000 components to keep an eye on with the help of service manager Shane Trenton.

Posted: 18 August 2014 | Full Article
Teagle launches telehandler-mounted bedder

West Country firm Teagle has reinvented its popular Tomahawk straw bedder specifically for mounting on a telehandler headstock.

Posted: 16 August 2014 | Full Article
Claas updates mid-range Tucano combines

Claas has updated its mid-range Tucano combines for the 2015 harvest.

Posted: 15 August 2014 | Full Article
Gator petrol proves a good match for a farm pickup

Can a farm buggy take over the role of a pickup truck? A Kent farmworker who has just bought one reckons that, in many ways, it can.

Posted: 15 August 2014 | Full Article
Return of Valtra's bendy tractor

It has been a while since Valtra had its unusual pivot-steer option in the price list, but it is finally set to return. Nick Fone tried out the first prototype machine and found it clever and unnerving in equal measure.

Posted: 14 August 2014 | Full Article

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