cropsCrops magazine has picked a selection of the key machinery websites available and given its opinions (good and bad) on everything from their content, layout and ease of use.

www.aea.uk.com
Agricultural Engineering Association site. Excellent directory of AEA members by machine type. Sprayer test section gives useful info on National Sprayer Testing Scheme, including an interactive map of NSTS Approved centres.

www.agri-part.com
Quite a busy site providing an online database for buying/ selling spares and accessories. Technical area has links to other sites for LERAP, training, nozzles, etc.

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One of the best machinery sites out there – looks good and has plenty of product range info. Features include: factsheets on optimising combine output, spares dealer locations, online guestbook and ‘Fun World’ for those all important screensavers, mobile phone logos and games!

www.farmequip.co.uk
Database of farm equipment and spares for sale/hire. List of agricultural contractors and manufacturers sites, plus a wanted list. Mainly a Scots based site. Look out for special offers.

www.kuhn.co.uk
Comprehensive coverage of product range in a clear, easy to use way. Implement selection guide lets you select the best product by answering simple questions. Other highlights include calibration charts, newsletter downloads and a large picture gallery.

www.machineryrings.org.uk
Overview of the Machinery Ring Association. Main use of the site is to locate your local machinery ring, but also some general details on how the rings work.

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Download or print technical info on the entire product range from tractors to ATVs. The site also features a fun zone with screensavers, backgrounds and a game for those quiet moments. Find your nearest dealer on the global dealer locator.

www.mccormick-intl.com
Product range info can be downloaded as a pdf. The site also features a dealer locator and merchandise section. An interactive ‘product walkaround’ area is currently under development.

www.mftrader.com
Database of used farm machinery held by AGCO dealers across Europe – sort by price, make or age. View technical specification and condition score for your search results.

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Detailed product range info, with plenty of pictures to make the site pleasant to use. View technical specification for each product, as well as some online videos. The usual downloads, available merchandise and dealer locator.

www.spaldings.co.uk
Replacement parts distributor. Free registration needed to place orders, but users can log in as a guest to browse the catalogue – watch out for special offers.

www.spraytips.co.uk
Online shop for spray nozzles, accessories and gas weed burners. Not the best online ordering process, but no need to pay straight away – pay by invoice on delivery.

www.valtra.co.uk
Good product overview and technical specification. Download operators manuals online as a pdf. Useful conversion charts for area, temp, etc. The electronic jigsaw should pass a few minutes.

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