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Yamaha adds new ATV and UTV models for 2019

Small vehicle and motorbike specialist Yamaha has updated its ATV and UTV offerings for 2019. We run through the highlights of the new models. ATV Kodiak 700 EPS SE The…

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A pick of the latest kit on show at Cereals 2018

The Cereals event returned to its regular southern haunt at Chrishall Grange, Cambridgeshire this week. Farmers Weekly’s machinery team picked out a few of the latest machines on show. Weaving…

TRACTORS

Video: 400hp reverse-drive Valtra S-series on test

Valtra has finally let its heavyweight S-series loose on the 400hp tractor scene and, armed with lorry loads of torque, a proven driveline and a redesigned cab, promises to unsettle…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in Your Shed? visits a Norfolk contractor

Farm operations manager Sam Glover (21) chats to us about his growing machinery fleet, why he has chosen a brace of Agrifac Condor sprayers to cover the vast acreage and…

MACHINERY

NAAC farm contractor charges 2018-19

The NAAC recently published its contracting price guide for 2018, but has put out a stark warning that businesses cannot afford to be complacent and simply rely on these national…

TECHNOLOGY

Farmer's retrofit hydrolyser cuts diesel use by 20%

Bus and bin lorry technology is being used on an Aberdeenshire farm to shave 20% off its red diesel bill and eke extra power from existing machines without tampering with…

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Stihl's Bluetooth headphones give cable-free music

To help while away the hours on tedious brushcutting or mowing duties, Stihl has come up with a set of ear defenders featuring wireless headphones. The Dynamic BT protectors operate…

MACHINERY

Cereals 2018: Pick of drills and cultivation kit

The Cereals event returned to its regular southern haunt at Chrishall Grange, Cambridgeshire this week. Farmers Weekly’s Machinery team headed down the drills and cultivation isle to pick out some highlights.…

SPRAYING AND FERTILISING

Cereals 2018: Sprayers and spreaders

The Cereals event returned to its regular southern haunt at Chrishall Grange, Cambridgeshire this week. Farmers Weekly’s Machinery team delved into the sprays and sprayers ring in search of the latest…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

NAAC battles to secure government funding for contractors

After years of exclusion, agricultural contractors finally have the opportunity to unlock potential funding in post-Brexit agricultural policy. This is the message from the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC),…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Suffolk Show inventions competition: workshop-built kit

A farm-designed cultivator for dealing with blackgrass problems won the top award in the Inventive Farmer Competition at this year’s Suffolk Show. The annual competition, which attracts entries from across…

MACHINERY

New models for Pottinger forage wagon range

Pottinger’s line-up of Torro Combiline forage wagons now has two larger models – the Torro 7010 and the bigger Torro 8010. Thanks to a new beater drive line, which has…

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TECHNOLOGY

How to improve slurry and silage kit with infrared sensors

Scientists have been using near-infrared spectroscopy for decades, analysing everything from blood and tissue samples to livestock forage and grain. But now this technology is starting to migrate from the…

TRACTORS

Video: Auto-tractor to revolutionise Canadian field work

The lead in the race for a driver-free, super-efficient arable farming utopia has been taken up by SeedMaster – a little known name in the world of autonomous agriculture but…

TECHNOLOGY

On test: Tough Cat S41 smartphone

Excavation specialist Cat offers a range of five smartphones, all built by the Reading-based Bullitt Group that licenses the Cat name along with a stack of other popular brands, including Land…

TECHNOLOGY

Tips for farmers on picking and fitting a two-way radio

Whether you farm on land that is as level as a billiard table or you’re halfway up a mountain, being able to communicate with your fellow workers is a pretty…

TECHNOLOGY

3 high-tech solutions coming to improve UK farm productivity

UK farming is lagging behind its key competitors in terms of productivity, as a report from the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) reveals. It showed that producers in Germany,…

TECHNOLOGY

Contractor tackles logistics with workforce management tech

For many busy agricultural contractors, his or her phone is glued to an ear all day dealing with customers and delegating jobs to staff, and record-keeping is still carried out…

TECHNOLOGY

Farmers build ultra-accurate GPS system on a budget

Increasing numbers of farmers are turning to GPS systems to help improve the accuracy of their field operations and make life easier for the operator. But although prices are beginning…

TECHNOLOGY

Tech company builds clever maps to make sense of crop data

Inside a few shabby-chic ex-safe rooms in London’s famous Hatton Garden jewellery quarter, some of the best and brightest minds are refining and polishing a technological diamond that is set…

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TRACTORS

Video: 400hp reverse-drive Valtra S-series on test

Valtra has finally let its heavyweight S-series loose on the 400hp tractor scene and, armed with lorry loads of torque, a proven driveline and a redesigned cab, promises to unsettle…

TRACTORS

On test: John Deere's quick-fit EZ Ballast weight system

Adding ballast to a cultivation tractor is a time-honoured method of delivering maximum grip and making the most of the ponies it has to offer. Traditionally this has come in…

TOOLS

On test: Electric strimmers give petrol-powered performance

Battery and brushless motor technology has improved so much in recent years that even power-hungry machines such as brushcutters are beginning to go fossil-fuel free. At a recent press event…

MACHINERY

On test: Volvo V90 Cross Country Pro D5

While the bulbous SUV has been dominating the UK’s road network, its svelte, understated cousin – the all-wheel-drive estate – has quietly taken a back seat. But after several years…

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WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in Your Shed? visits a Norfolk contractor

Farm operations manager Sam Glover (21) chats to us about his growing machinery fleet, why he has chosen a brace of Agrifac Condor sprayers to cover the vast acreage and…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits a Cheshire mixed farm

Our latest What’s in your Shed? heads to Cheshire to visit mixed farmer Graham Lowe. The families’ workload load includes a herd of beef cattle along with arable cropping and…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits an Irish grassland contractor

Our regular series looking at the best and worst of readers' machinery sheds features County Mayo contractor A and JJ Walsh. The family firm runs a fleet of Deutz-Fahr tractors…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits a mixed farm in Devon

This time What’s in your Shed sees Devon farmer Richard Cross pick out the best and worst of his machinery fleet. Oliver Mark asks the questions about favourite kit, oldest…

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TRACTORS

Video: 400hp reverse-drive Valtra S-series on test

Valtra has finally let its heavyweight S-series loose on the 400hp tractor scene and, armed with lorry loads of torque, a proven driveline and a redesigned cab, promises to unsettle…

TRACTORS

Video: Auto-tractor to revolutionise Canadian field work

The lead in the race for a driver-free, super-efficient arable farming utopia has been taken up by SeedMaster – a little known name in the world of autonomous agriculture but…

MACHINERY

Video: All the action from Grassland UK's silage fields

All the big brands were represented and their fleets of foragers, tedders, rakes, balers and wrappers made short work of the grass crop across the 40ha site. See also: Grassland UK:…

MACHINERY

Video: Fake websites dupe farm machinery buyers

Farmers are losing thousands of pounds to criminals who are setting up fake websites offering tractors and other equipment for sale. Buyers looking for bargains are being hoodwinked into paying…