Following the success of our Farm Handling Experience in April, we are giving farmers and contractors a chance on Wednesday 9 December to try out some kit they probably haven’t experienced before.

Why are we doing it?

Getting a chance to try farm machinery before you buy it is always difficult.

Your local dealer may have the model that you want to try out but frequently he won’t.

Usually you just have to take a chance that the machine will be right for you.

Back in April, we got most of the telehandler makers to bring along their machines to a national day that allowed farmers and contractors to try them out in a real-life situation.

See also: Farmers grab a chance to try out the kit

Following the success of that event, we’re giving farmers in the South West the chance to view and use a variety of machines that they may not have tried before.

When and where does it take place?

Date: 8am-4pm on 9 December 2015.

Venue: Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5DJ.

Entry is free.

Farm Handling Experience South West

How does it work?

You don’t need to register beforehand and can turn up on the day. If you have your handler certificate, bring that with you.

If you haven’t, you will be asked to do a short test on the day. Each demo will be 20-30 minutes long.

What machines will be there?

Agri Market Insight & Access (Amia) (Static). Amia will be showing the following products:

  • Tubeline Manufacturing Bale Boss 1 – 3810 front-mounted side-firing bale processor for telehandlers or skidsteers.
  • Keltec Engineering – KT45 Bale Slice.
  • Trenona Bale Swift multibale handler for moving and filling bulk bags (2x600kg, 3x600kg and 2×1,000kg models.

Avant

Avant 760i telehandler

Avant attachments include push broom, bale and muck grabs, big bag handler, silage forks, pallet forks, light material bucket bedding distributor and three-point linkage.

Avant (working)

Make

Model

Max lift (kg)

Max Height (m)

Power (hp)

Avant

320

400

2.4

20

Avant

420

550

2.8

20

Avant

R28

900

2.79

28

Avant

R35

1,050

2.82

37

Avant

635

1,000

2.83

37

Avant

640

1,000

2.83

37

Avant

760

1,400

3.08

49

Avant

640

1,400

3.1

57

 

Dieci 

Dieci Agri Plus 40.7

Dieci (working)

Make

Model

Max lift (kg)

Max Height (m)

Power (hp)

Dieci

Agristar 40.7

4,000

7

152

Dieci

Agripivot T70

3,000

5

115

Dieci

Agriplus 40.7 evo 2

4,000

7

152

New Holland

New Holland LM7.42

New Holland (working)

Make

Model

Max lift (kg)

Max Height (m)

Power (hp)

New Holland

LM 7.42 telescopic

4,200

7

143

New Holland

T4 105 c/w 500 series loader

2,060

2.69

75-115

New Holland

T6 165 c/w TL750 loader

n/a

n/a

n/a

New Holland

W170C wheeled loader

13,607

3.98

195

John Deere

John Deere

John Deere (working)

Make

Model

Max lift (kg)

Max Height (m)

Power (hp)

John Deere

5100M c/w H260 loader

1,604

3,556

100

John Deere

6110R c/w 623R loader

1,757

3,854

110

Tafe

Tafe 45DI scraper in barn

Tractors UK has been importing Tafe tractors for 16 years.

These tractors have three-cylinder engines that are similar to the Coventry-built Masseys and most of the spare parts are interchangeable with the MF products.

Tafe tractors make ideal scraper tractors.

Three-cylinder 37hp, 47hp and 60hp models are available with eight-speed gearboxes.

Power steering is hydrostatic, two- and four-wheel drive models are available and buyers can opt for rollbar or cab.

RDS

RDS spreader control

Weighlog 10 with the latest colour touchscreen technology, providing a user-friendly on-board weighing system that can be used for trailer or hopper loading, batch blending or check weighing.