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CULTIVATION AND DRILLING

Bespoke direct-drill set up to carry discs or subsoiler legs

Craig Peddie returned home to his family’s Fife farm in 2014 determined to pare down the intensive crop establishment regime to something that involved less soil movement, labour and machinery…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits a Suffolk arable farm

What’s in Your Shed heads to Suffolk to take a look at David Wreathall’s machinery fleet and his collection of modified soil-moving kit. How did you get started? The family…

TRACTORS

Deutz updates engines on 5-series tractors

Deutz-Fahr has revamped its 5-series tractors with improvements to the transmission, hydraulics and data transfer, as well as updating the three- and four-cylinder engines to Stage 5 emissions ratings. Power…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Aberdeenshire farmer builds cover crop drill for £500

Armed with nothing but his thinking cap and a princely £500 budget, George McWilliam cobbled together a bespoke drill that has allowed him to successfully integrate cover crops into his…

GRASSLAND AND MAIZE EQUIPMENT

New mowers and loader wagons join Fendt line-up

A new generation of Fendt Slicer mowers includes a front-mounted version and rear butterfly unit, both of which have been given a fresh paint job. The front 310 F has…

CULTIVATORS

AVR adds front potato cultivator to tillage line-up

A 3m Multiforce front-mounted cultivator has joined AVR’s soil preparation range for potato crops, replacing the outgoing Multivator models. The 4x75cm unit will till soil in front of a rear-mounted…

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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

TRACTORS

Restored Ferguson Brown tractor sets £53,000 auction record

A restored 1938 Ferguson Brown tractor has sold for £53,000 at a summer vintage machinery sale in Herefordshire. The eye-catching hammer price for the Model A tractor is a new…

4X4S

On test: Suzuki Jimny returns as a commercial vehicle

The cute-and-quirky Jimny, Suzuki's little 4x4 with a big cult following, has made a welcome return to the UK market – only a matter of months after being withdrawn because…

TOOLS

Makita v Milwaukee: Impact wrenches and combi drills tested

The latest generation of brushless combi drills and impact wrenches offer punchy power output in a compact package. Oliver Mark and James Andrews put high-spec 18V models from two of…

DIET FEEDERS

Kuhn adds huge triple-auger models to diet feeder range

The addition of four monster triple-auger models has extended Kuhn’s range of cross-conveyor diet feeders. The Euromix 3 CL series get hopper capacities of 28cu m, 33cu m, 39cu m…

POWER HARROWS

Bednar branches out into power-harrow market

Czech firm Bednar has added power-harrows to its 40-strong line-up of tillage tackle after reaching a supply agreement with Italian manufacturer Moreni.  See also: How deep cultivations can repair heavy land…

TECHNOLOGY

Cornish firm creates kit to turn slurry emissions into fuel

Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock farming rarely make for happy reading, but a small Cornish firm has come up with a raft of clever techniques for capturing and converting them…

TRACTORS

Fendt rolls out cab upgrade to larger models

Fendt has added its One cab furniture to the 500, 900 and monster 1000 wheeled tractors, leaving the 800-series as the only range, outside of the tracklayers, not to benefit…

TELEHANDLERS

More power for Manitou's MLT 961 telehandler

Manitou has continued the overhaul of its high-capacity telehandler range by giving the New Ag XL treatment to the biggest model yet. Branded the MLT 961-160 V+ L, the 9m reach,…

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4X4S

On test: Suzuki Jimny returns as a commercial vehicle

The cute-and-quirky Jimny, Suzuki's little 4x4 with a big cult following, has made a welcome return to the UK market – only a matter of months after being withdrawn because…

TOOLS

Makita v Milwaukee: Impact wrenches and combi drills tested

The latest generation of brushless combi drills and impact wrenches offer punchy power output in a compact package. Oliver Mark and James Andrews put high-spec 18V models from two of…

4X4S

First impressions: Ineos completes Grenadier 4x4 development

Pint-fuelled pub chats are the source of many wildly ambitious business ideas, but few can claim to be as efficiently executed as that of the Grenadier 4x4. Ineos Automotive, a…

4X4S

On test: Isuzu D-Max V-Cross pickup

Isuzu has found its own little slot in the pickup market, with the D-Max traditionally operating at the austere end of the spectrum and, as such, offering farmers and builders…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits a Suffolk arable farm

What’s in Your Shed heads to Suffolk to take a look at David Wreathall’s machinery fleet and his collection of modified soil-moving kit. How did you get started? The family…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in Your Shed? visits Somerset contractor Ashley Luke

This week, our What’s in Your Shed? series heads to Frome, Somerset to suss out the machinery highs and lows of farmer and contractor Ashley Luke. See also: Take a trip…

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…

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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…

TECHNOLOGY

Video: Driverless Robotti sets to work on UK soils

A large Suffolk vegetable grower is the first UK owner of a novel Danish autonomous tractor, having been convinced of its potential to save labour and increase output when weeding…

TRACTORS

Video: First impressions - Fendt 1162 MT twin-track crawler

When Fendt announced it would be inheriting Challenger’s product range in Europe, questions centred on how the tracklayers and their crude powershift gearboxes – so obviously at odds with the…