Much of the progress in farming efficiency comes from mechanisation, and the 30-year period from the 1960s through to the end of the 1980s was a golden age for new machinery development. Mike Williams traces some of the ideas that made a long-lasting impact on machinery design. Howard BigBaler The BigBaler was the world’s first machine for making big square bales, attracting enormous interest when it was announced in 1972. It was designed by a Gloucestershire farmer, and the Essex-based […]