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Archive Article: 1998/12/11

11 December 1998

Batemans RB-Trac – first seen as a prototype at Sprays and Sprayers this year – is now in production. Powered by a 190hp 6-cylinder turbocharged engine, the addition of a three-point linkage extends the machines use from spreading operations to heavy cultivation tasks. A full powershift transmission offers speed ranges from 0.6kph to 50kph through use of a 4-split shift/36 gear electronic gearbox. Carrying capacity on the units flat deck is rated at 10t. Prices start at £56,000.

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Archive Article: 1998/12/11

11 December 1998

Tractor winner: Colin Hilsdon (centre), an arable, sheep and beef farmer from Middleton Stoney, Bicester, Oxon, won the Valtra Valmet 8050 worth £43,800 in the recent farmers weekly/Valtra Valmet tractor competition. Also in the picture at the presentation at Smithfield Show (left to right) are John Nicholls and Mark Broom from Valtra Tractors, Heather Hilsdon and fws David Cousins.

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Archive Article: 1998/12/11

11 December 1998

Small is beautiful… its a sign of the times when a model makes nearly as much as the real thing. Christies sold this model Fordson Major Tractor – one of a pair -in London last week for £550. A few days earlier, a full-size version made just £100 more at a Cardiganshire farm dispersal. "The models sold for way above what we expected," said a Christies spokesman. "We had interest from all over the country."

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Archive Article: 1998/12/11

11 December 1998

In from the cold…James Whitticks 250 Berrichon du Cher cross and Poll Dorset cross ewes at Pinford Farm, Sherbourne, Dorset are housed in a polytunnel before lambing in January. The ewes, tupped by Charollais rams, have been scanned at 158% and will be fed on ad-lib straw and a 20% protein nut until lambing.

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