All articles about 101-200hp

As engine power in smaller tractors continues to rise, livestock farmers have an ever-growing choice of agricultural tractors to operate machinery more efficiently for dairy, beef and sheep farming.

Advice and tips

TRACTORS

22-year-old Fendt Favorit 515C gets £15k revamp

The allure of a new, top-spec tractor might win over many farmers and contractors, but Matthew Barnett has considerably more time for older machines with a proven track record. He…

TRACTORS

Tips for maintaining a JCB Fastrac 2170

Hip-busting dry clutches, a tanker-like turning circle and shonky wiring are just a few of the common grumbles levelled at early JCB Fastrac models. The list of ailments has been…

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…

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…

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Case studies

TRACTORS

High-hour horsepower: John Deere 3050 sails past 22,000 hours

Most tractors with hour counts into five figures could expect a demotion from frontline tasks and possibly a chilled retirement, but Jack Reed’s John Deere 3050 still turns in a…

TRACTORS

High-hour horsepower: Same Iron 140S nears 30,000 hours

A quintet of new CVT tractors may dominate the fleet run by Dorset contractor P&L Frampton and Sons, but an unassuming 16-year-old Same is matching them stride for stride. The…

TRACTORS

Farm swaps new tractors for a fleet of Deutz Agrotrons

After years of keeping modern, low-hour tractors, Worcestershire arable farmers Phil and Martin Gibbs abandoned the policy and turned to running a fleet of noughties Deutz-Fahr Agrotrons. The main reason…

TRACTORS

High-hour Horsepower: JD 6610 on fleet frontline

Mint condition John Deere 10-series tractors are now fetching close to their as-new price, but that hasn’t deterred one young contractor from running a high-houred 6610 on the frontline of…

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TECHNOLOGY

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…

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News

TRACTORS

Massey Ferguson 6S and 7S models get new cabs

Massey Ferguson has given its mid-ranking four-cylinder 6700S tractors and the remaining six-pot 7700S models the same striking redesign as that of the 5S and 8S ranges. This means the…

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…

TRACTORS

Kubota adds electronic rear lift for M5 tractors

An electronic rear lift (ELC) is now available as a retrofit add-on for older Kubota M5 tractors. The ELC is a factory-fit option for the recently introduced M5002 range, but…

TRACTORS

Valtra updates N and T tractor ranges with extra cab tech

Valtra’s flurry of fifth-generation tractor updates is almost complete, following the launch of its new N- and T-series models. With the A (75-135hp) and G (105-135hp) ranges already taken care…

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Test and reviews

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

Video: John Deere 6155R Autopowr on test

It's difficult to pick holes in Deere's well-rounded R-series. The cab is polished in general but the standout feature is the Command Pro joystick, which is easy to use, has…

TRACTORS

Video: Fendt Vario 516 on test

The Fendt Vario's 516’s four-cylinder Deutz engine might be low on displacement, but it conjures up an impressive amount of power and torque from its 4-litre capacity. It can’t quite…

TRACTORS

Video: Claas Arion 550 Cebis Cmatic on test

The Claas Arion 550 Cebis Cmatic's modest proportions and respectable power make it a handy all-rounder. After testing it, we think it’s better suited to drilling and top work than…

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Video

TRACTORS

Video: John Deere 6155R Autopowr on test

It's difficult to pick holes in Deere's well-rounded R-series. The cab is polished in general but the standout feature is the Command Pro joystick, which is easy to use, has…

TRACTORS

Video: Fendt Vario 516 on test

The Fendt Vario's 516’s four-cylinder Deutz engine might be low on displacement, but it conjures up an impressive amount of power and torque from its 4-litre capacity. It can’t quite…

TRACTORS

Video: Claas Arion 550 Cebis Cmatic on test

The Claas Arion 550 Cebis Cmatic's modest proportions and respectable power make it a handy all-rounder. After testing it, we think it’s better suited to drilling and top work than…

101-200HP

Video: New Holland T7.210 Auto Command on test

It's easy to see why the New Holland T7.210 has found favour with those yearning for uncomplicated horsepower – the FPT engine has always been a solid performer, the CVT…

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