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Archive Article: 1996/09/20

20 September 1996

Gill Batts 140-head unregistered Jersey herd sold to a top of 355gns and averaged £230 when dispersed at Ashford, Kent, last week. The days highlight was the £15,000 paid for a Gascoigne Melotte Trigon 5x5x5 milking parlour. "Obviously someone has faith in the future of dairy farming," said Bruton Knowles auctioneer Keith Flemington.

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Archive Article: 1996/09/20

20 September 1996

Increased coulter pressure with in-cab adjustment is reckoned to improve versatility of the Overum Tive Drill-Jet. In place of alternate short and long coulter arms, all are now the same length with a sliding spring anchor bar capable of altering pressure from 2 to 20kg (4.4 to 44lb). There are 6.7m and 8m (22ft and 26ft) working width versions on a 4000-litre capacity seed cart.

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Archive Article: 1996/09/20

20 September 1996

A new module planter from Plumtree Equipment made its UK debut at Vegex. The Spapperi has independent pneumatic drive wheels and a two-stage chain drive arrangement to control the planter mechanism. Row spacing from 10cm (4in) to 64cm (25.2in)is possible. Prices start at £2061 for a one-row machine.

six units for close row work.

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Archive Article: 1996/09/20

20 September 1996

WE are publishing another entry coupon just in case more than one member of the family wants to enter our 1996 Veronica Frater Memorial Competition (Farmlife, Sep 13).

This year contestants are asked to submit a short story (not more than 400 words) in which a claw hammer, an apple core and a length of baler twine appear. The story may take any form you wish but must reach farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS not later than Fri, Nov 2.

Each entry must be accompanied by an original coupon. No faxed entries will be accepted.

Usual rules apply. Copies available on request.

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Archive Article: 1996/09/20

20 September 1996

The shape of things to come. As it approaches its tenth birthday, the Mitsubishi L200 pick-up gets a facelift in time for next months Motor Show at the NEC, Birmingham. Probably the most significant change is that the 4wds previously stubby load bed is now stretched to 2245mm (90in), making it comparable with sector rivals from Toyota and Nissan. Other improvements include boosts to turbodiesel performance – power is up 14% to 98hp – and four-wheel drive can now be engaged on-the-move. As before, a 2wd version (pictured)of the L200 is also

available. L200 prices will range

from £10,800 to £13,900.

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