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TRACTORS

Agribumper slots toolbox into latest front weight block

Dutch firm Agribumper has unveiled its latest linkage-mounted front weight block range which, for the first time, features a storage box for tools. The bare Toolbox-Line unit is 400kg, but…

4X4S

ATAE starts testing prototype 215hp electric off-roader

Scottish electric 4x4 start-up All Terrain All Electric (ATAE) has built its first prototype vehicle and is busy testing it in a range of environments before production starts in late…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits a Somerset contractor

This month's machinery shed snoop features a high-houred fleet run by Somerset contractors Jon, Ben and Michael Sealey. They take us through favourite kit, worst kit, biggest bargains and more.…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

New Holland reveals fixed-chamber Roll-Bar 125 baler

New Holland has replaced its BR6090 round baler with a new Roll-Bar 125, which is designed for farmers wanting a simple, no-nonsense machine. There are two versions available – the…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Wiltshire contractor builds one-of-a-kind bale chaser

A majority of the machinery knocked together in a farm workshop has a certain rustic charm that comes from putting it in the field before applying the finishing touches. Not…

RAKES

Claas revamps Liner twin- and four-rotor rake line-up

Claas has updated its Liner rake range with seven new twin-rotor and three four-rotor models. Five of the twin-rotor rakes come in Trend spec with simplified controls, while the remaining…

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NAAC farm contractor charges 2021-22

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors' (NAAC) latest price guide to help contractors and farmers benchmark against the UK national average

GRASSLAND AND MAIZE EQUIPMENT

Home-built overseeder improves grass in hard-to-reach fields

Keen to improve grass quality for his pedigree Dexter suckler herd, Cornish farmer and contractor John Phizacklea built a single-pass overseeding outfit that is manoeuvrable enough to work in his…

4X4S

Isuzu adds high-spec AT35 and tipper conversion to D-Max

A pair of very different Isuzu D-Maxes were unveiled last month, with the new Arctic Trucks AT35 breaking cover in pre-production guise, alongside a D-Max Utility Tipper Conversion. Keeping with…

4X4S

British-built diesel-electric off-roader promises huge range

Engineered to traverse raging waterways, skip through rock fields and access the darkest reaches of the globe on a single tank of fuel, the Fering Pioneer is the antithesis of…

MACHINERY

Farmers Weekly Awards 2021: Contractor of the Year

Mill 'n' Mix, Dochcarty Road, Dingwall, Ross-shire The longevity of the Fraser family’s business is a testament to the reputation Robert and John have built among their customers across the…

MACHINERY

Farmers Weekly Awards 2021: Contractor of the Year

Mill 'n' Mix, Dochcarty Road, Dingwall, Ross-shire The longevity of the Fraser family’s business is a testament to the reputation Robert and John have built among their customers across the…

COMBINES

Ultimate guide to buying a combine 2022

After something of a stop-start harvest that for numerous growers involved cutting crops new to their rotation, manufacturers and dealers are looking to sign up customers for combines delivering additional…

TECHNOLOGY

Prototype lettuce harvester could cut manual labour by 50%

Mechanical lettuce harvesting is a step closer to reality thanks to an Agri-EPI project, established to solve the problem of crippling labour shortages in the fresh produce sector. Whole-head lettuce…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Ultimate guide to buying a round baler 2022

A mammoth choice of round balers keeps growers and stock farmers supplied with equipment to package hay, silage and straw, either "naked" or wrapped in film to protect the contents…

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TRACTORS

On test: 123-143hp M6002 joins Kubota range

Short of a tractor range to bridge the gap between its flagship M7003 and utilitarian MGX ranges, Japanese maker Kubota decided it was high time it introduced one. The M6002…

TRACTORS

On test: John Deere 7R 350 tractor

Not long ago, 350hp was the reserve of tracklayers and equal-wheeled prairie monsters strictly employed on tilling and drilling duties, but a new breed of high-horsepower conventional wheeled tractors is…

4X4S

On test: Go-anywhere Lada Niva 4x4 for £12,495

Maligned for its wheezing engines, crummy build quality and brick-like styling, the Lada brand never managed to elevate itself from joke status in the UK. Yet over the 20-odd years…

TRAILERS

Driver's view: Load & Go bale trailer speeds field clearance

A strong emphasis on dairy cow health was a big factor in deciding the size and spec of a new bale trailer for the team at MES Dart & Partners.…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits a Somerset contractor

This month's machinery shed snoop features a high-houred fleet run by Somerset contractors Jon, Ben and Michael Sealey. They take us through favourite kit, worst kit, biggest bargains and more.…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits a Worcestershire farmer

In the next instalment of our popular series, Worcestershire farmer Tom Chugg gives us the lowdown on his multi-brand tractor fleet and selection of arable and grassland machinery. See also: Contractor…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

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

Borders farmer Annabel Hamilton and the team at Bee Edge Farm are the latest to reveal their machinery hits and misses, including why they run running several older John Deere…

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CULTIVATION AND DRILLING

Video: Grower builds cover crop broadcaster for £3,000

A farm-built broadcaster costing less than £3,000 has given James Hopkinson the opportunity introduce cover cropping as part of a "regenerative" approach to the arable enterprises he manages. The tractor-mounted…

COMBINES

Video: Claas launches Trion combine range as Tucanos scrapped

Buyers will no longer have to order a model from Claas’ biggest Lexion range to spec all the popular bells and whistles after the German maker launched its new ultra-flexible…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

Video: What's in Your Shed? visits Jeremy Clarkson's farm

Our latest What's in Your Shed? heads to TV presenter-turned-farmer Jeremy Clarkson's 400ha Cotswold farm for a rummage through his sheds. The well-known figure bought his farm – Diddly Squat…

MACHINERY

Video: Starfire GPS problems will cost us, says farmer

Oxfordshire grower Robert Smith is urging John Deere to give farmers a fair deal over ongoing signal problems with Starfire 3000 and older 6000 series GPS receivers. Mr Smith, farm…