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DIET FEEDERS

Trioliet debuts compact self-propelled mixer wagon

Dutch firm Trioliet has added a slender 14cu m self-propelled, single-auger mixer wagon to its range, which joins the bigger 17-24cu m units already on offer. The Triotrac M features a…

FARM MAINTENANCE

Bobcat adds hydraulic backhoe attachment to skidsteers

A lighter-weight backhoe digging arm has been added to Bobcat's skidsteer and tracked loader attachment range to improve stability when in transport mode. The new backhoe comes in four models…

MACHINERY

Buyer's guide to tractor-powered woodchippers

Biomass burners have been popping up on farms and estates all over the country during the past decade thanks to some attractive renewable heat incentives that have helped subsidise installation…

TELEHANDLERS

JCB breaks new ground with its first electric telehandler

JCB has added to its electric machinery portfolio with a first zero-emission telescopic Loadall, but you'll need deep pockets to bag one. The unveiling of the new telehandler was timed…

FARM MAINTENANCE

How to make fence posts on farms last longer

Preservative-treated timber fence posts have developed a pretty dire reputation over the past decade or so. Countless farmers have shelled out thousands for these products, gone to the expense of…

ROOT CROP HARVESTERS

Dewulf launches new four-row self-propelled spud harvester

Belgian root crop kit maker Dewulf has launched a new high-capacity self-propelled potato harvester that claims to be kinder to soil and the crop. The four-row Enduro will sit alongside…

Farm machinery invention

Farm inventions competition 2021

Win up to £500 in our farm machinery inventions competition. No invention is too large or too small to enter - it's ingenuity that counts.

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Cash prizes on offer in FW’s 2021 Inventions Competition

It’s time for another season of Farmers Weekly’s long-running Farm Inventions Competition. With a back catalogue containing thousands of ingenious ideas, there’s nowhere better to read about workshop builds that have…

TRACTORS

New Holland bolsters T6.160 with DCT option

New Holland has made its fancy 24-speed Dynamic Command (DCT) double-clutch gearbox available on a second six-cylinder tractor in its T6 range – the 135hp T6.160. DCT has been an…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Managing welding fumes on farms – all you need to know

Farm businesses must now understand and mitigate the health and safety risks associated with fumes produced during welding and other metalwork tasks to protect the long-term health and wellbeing of…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Vicon reveals Plus-series variable chamber balers

Vicon has upped the output and lowered operating costs of its RV5200 series variable chamber round baler models. The Plus-series includes the newly updated RV5216 and RV5220, which produce maximum…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Workshop heaters: The options and the rules

Winter is a prime time for repairs, maintenance, modifying or making pieces of equipment that will make life easier when fieldwork picks up again. But the thought of spending long,…

4X4S

Original Defender returns in 575hp Bowler Motorsport guise

Land Rover is bringing back its original Defender body shape for a new all-terrain performance car built by Bowler Motorsport. The Derbyshire-based 4x4 firm made its name tuning-up Defenders to…

4X4S

Arkonik upgrade gives old Land Rover Defenders a 430hp V8

Land Rover lovers unconvinced by the exterior frills and fripperies of the new-style Defender can now have all the mod cons, and a V8 engine, shoehorned into an old model's…

CEREAL DRILLS

Ultimate guide to buying a min-till drill 2021

Our latest Ultimate Guide focuses on direct, min-till and disc cultivator drills, with the listings providing a snapshot of every make, model and variation in terms of format, specification and retail…

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4X4S

Arkonik upgrade gives old Land Rover Defenders a 430hp V8

Land Rover lovers unconvinced by the exterior frills and fripperies of the new-style Defender can now have all the mod cons, and a V8 engine, shoehorned into an old model's…

TRACTORS

Video: Valtra's new 135hp G-series tractor on test

Valtra recently unveiled a completely new 105-135hp tractor range, but its choice of components marks something of a departure from traditional Finnish form. Rather than using home-built gearboxes, the new…

TRACTORS

First impressions: Fendt's swish new cab update

Fendt is rolling out new-look cab controls that it reckons will finally put to bed the myth that its tractors are hard to drive. Comfort, quietness and a raft of…

4X4S

On test: New no-frills MWM Spartan 4x4

Mainstream vehicle manufacturers have all but abandoned the dedicated off-road sector in favour of luxury, mass-market soft-roaders that reel in the big bucks. That might seem like a smack in…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in your Shed? visits an East Lothian grower

Luffness Mains is tucked away on the banks for the Forth, roughly 20 miles east of Edinburgh. The 600ha is run by father-and-son team Geert and Graham Knottenbelt for Allan…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in Your Shed? visits a North Yorks contractor

Paul Houlston and his son Steven run a 10-strong, mainly blue tractor fleet, although several recent replacements have meant it is slowly going green. Workload consists of slurry spreading, grassland…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits a Shropshire contractor

Our What’s in Your Shed? series susses out the machinery highs and lows of Shropshire contractors James and Victoria Seaton. How did you get started? We used to be involved…

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TRACTORS

Video: Valtra's new 135hp G-series tractor on test

Valtra recently unveiled a completely new 105-135hp tractor range, but its choice of components marks something of a departure from traditional Finnish form. Rather than using home-built gearboxes, the new…

TRACTORS

Video: Kubota's 170hp four-cylinder M7173 on test

Kubota’s battle to become part of the 150hp-plus conversation took a new twist last month after HRN, one of Scotland’s biggest machinery dealers, penned a deal to sell and service…

ROOT CROP EQUIPMENT

Two mechanical weed pullers to save on hand rogueing

Hand rogueing is the established but tedious means of cleaning sugar beet crops of tall weeds that have survived inter-row cultivation or a herbicide programme. So it will come as…

TELEHANDLERS

Video: Fendt's debut Cargo T955 telehandler on test

Not since the launch of JCB’s mid-engined, four-wheel steering Loadalls over 30 years ago has a telehandler defied convention quite like Fendt’s debut Cargo T955. Its hulking frame, high boom…