Round-up of the key machinery launches at Cereals 2016

A host of tractors, combines and cultivators are making their UK debut at this year’s Cereals event, including the first trailed Rogator sprayer.

To help you plan your visit in June, we have pulled together some of the key launches.

Tractors and combines

Tracked-massey-combine

Tracked Massey combine

Starting with Massey Ferguson, it will be debuting its tracked combine, the MF Delta 9380, equipped with the new 30ft Powerflow cutting table along with Superflow auger.

Massey claims the bigger table and auger provide a 15% increase in output alongside reduced soil compaction.

Visitors will also be able to see Case IH’s new Optum CVX range which targets the growing UK market for lighter weight high-horsepower tractors, which can be ballasted to suit requirements. 

“Available in 270 and 300hp versions, both are equipped with continuously variable transmission (CVT) for maximum fuel efficiency.”

New Holland will be providing farmers with the opportunity to see its new T7.315 Heavy Duty tractor providing high-horsepower on a compact chassis giving significant versatility for performing a wide range of field and haulage jobs.

Sprayers

Vicon iXdrive

Vicon iXdrive

John Deere will be providing an early preview of its new R4050i self-propelled sprayer. The model will be available in limited numbers from early 2017 and the 5,000-litre capacity sprayer complete with ultra-light but extremely strong carbon fibre boom.

“Able to spray at widths of 18m or 36m, the five times stronger and lighter than steel boom is able to flex reducing stress on both the machine while improving ride performance,” says the firm.

Meanwhile Berthoud, Vicon and Challenger will be demonstrating the Raptor, iXdrive and RoGator 600D, respectively.

Berhoud’s Raptor self-propelled unit has undergone a series of significant upgrades delivering greater operator convenience and even better performance. 

Vicon will be demonstrating its new iXdrive self-propelled sprayer, first seen earlier this year.

Upgrades to the cab and connectivity of AGCO’s Challenger RoGator 600D self-propelled machine allows linkage with the Yara N-sensor, allowing data exchange between the vehicle and the office. 

The company’s first trailed sprayer which is set for production later this year will also be on display.

Vicon is launching its iXter A, available in 800, 1,000 and 1,200-litre capacities offering a choice of booms while Amazone will be featuring its UF mounted spray range which now includes the Super-S2 boom in a 30m version. 

Drills

Avatar drill

Avatar drill

Turning to drills, Ryetec’s recently launched Ma-Ag SSP drill which can operate as a no-till, min-till or conventional drill will be on view. It is designed to operate in high-trash conditions with minimal soil disturbance.

“The drill is taking part in UK trials as part of a cultural control of weeds programme with a particular emphasis on blackgrass control. These results will be available at Cereals,” says the company.

Direct drill specialist Dale Drills is unveiling a following harrow to help with crop emergence, a link arm drawbar to improve manoeuvrability and a deeper tine setting to assist drainage.

Also entering the direct drilling line up is Horsch’s Avatar SD which utilises discs rather than tine’s. Great Plains is exhibiting an extended Saxon and Centurion drill range. 

Available for this autumn’s drilling Vaderstad is showcasing its SeedEye seed counter technology.

“Fast and exact determination of seed volume has been on the farmers wish list for decades,” says Crister Stark, chairman of Vaderstad. 

For more Cereals 2016 previews see our Cereals event page