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4X4S

On test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Since its launch in April 2014, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV has been the go-to model for those wishing to dabble in the world of hybrid SUVs. Almost 52,000 have been sold…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

John Deere tractors: Common problems and how to fix them

Tractors have a habit of breaking down at the most inconvenient moment. Independent mechanic Lee Morley takes a look at John Deere models, offers a few tips to reduce the…

MACHINERY

John Deere reshuffle prompts shifts in dealer network

August and September have seen a couple of big moves in the dealer world, with John Deere’s continual tweaks providing a domino effect across the country. P Tuckwell acquires Burden…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Case and New Holland tractors: How to fix common problems

Tractors are a major expenditure on the farm, and breakdowns can leave you with a big mechanic's bill. There are some ways, however, that you can try to avoid costly…

TRACTORS

Fendt One cab added to all 700 and 300 models

Fendt revealed a glimpse of its futuristic Fendt One cab design back in July last year, and the firm has now released more details on what operators can expect and…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Massey Ferguson tractors: Common problems and how to fix them

For the mechanically minded operator, it’s often possible to carry out minor repairs in the farm workshop. But with tractors getting ever more complex, there’s an increasing number of jobs…

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NAAC farm contractor charges 2020-21

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

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

Krone releases new tedders, round and square balers

A redesigned nine-model range of Vendro tedders has been added to Krone’s grassland kit list and replaces the KW models. The Vendro machines are attached via a three-point linkage and…

TRACTORS

Machinery Milestones: UK tractor-building revolution failure

Agricultural and General Engineers (AGE) was formed in 1919 to help Britain’s tractor and machinery industry compete against the big American manufacturers, but it ended up putting some of its…

TRACTORS

Deutz-Fahr unveils new 287hp 8280 TTV tractor

Deutz-Fahr has filled the 280hp hole at the top of its tractor line-up with a sole 8-series model that packs a brand-new CVT transmission and an enviable power-to-weight ratio. The…

PLOUGHS

KV improves road handling of mid-sized LO ploughs

Kverneland’s higher-spec on-land, in-furrow LO mounted ploughs are now available with a pivoting cross-shaft on the headstock to improve road handling. The arrangement offers a 45deg pivot when in the…

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…

401+HP

Fendt’s 1100 MT crawlers become biggest CVT tractors

Fendt has completed its redesign of the Challenger tractor range it inherited in 2017, sticking a Vario box and a new engine into the biggest 1100 tracked machines. The revamp…

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…

CEREAL DRILLS

Sulky goes high-tech with small combination drill

A major revamp of Sulky's compact combination drill line-up last year culminated in the unveiling of the Progress – a small, high-tech offering that has caught the eye of UK…

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4X4S

On test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Since its launch in April 2014, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV has been the go-to model for those wishing to dabble in the world of hybrid SUVs. Almost 52,000 have been sold…

TRACTORS

Deutz-Fahr unveils new 287hp 8280 TTV tractor

Deutz-Fahr has filled the 280hp hole at the top of its tractor line-up with a sole 8-series model that packs a brand-new CVT transmission and an enviable power-to-weight ratio. The…

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…

4X4S

British-built Ibex 4x4 offers Defender alternative

Since production of the original Land Rover Defender drew to a close, there’s been a dearth of options for those wanting a proper no-nonsense off-roader. Many fans of the Solihull-built…

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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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…

COMBINES

Video: John Deere's monster £850,000 X9 combine

US firm John Deere has given its new X9 1100 combine and 12.1m HDX header a whopping £850,328 list price. The combine alone is listed at £725,908 and the HDX…

101-200HP

Video: Massey Ferguson's entry-level 5711M on test

Massey Ferguson has enjoyed a fair amount of success in the loader tractor market, with its basic Global Series catering for the keep-it-simple brigade and the comparatively swish S series…