All articles about 301-400hp

For arable farming tillage, cultivating, crop residue management and drilling, the 300-400hp tractor offers the best solutions. Read reviews and tests of the machines in this range.

Advice and tips

MACHINERY

Tips for buying a 350hp Cat Challenger C-series on a budget

Shopping for a 350hp tractor with less than £30,000 in your back pocket brings up precious few options in the UK. But if you keep your eyes peeled you might…

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Case studies

301-400HP

£100k retrofit track kit saves the season for Durham grower

Last winter's rank weather conditions saw arable farmers resort to all manner of extreme measures to get a crop in the ground, and for one Durham grower it meant shelling…

TRACTORS

Why two growers opted for an 11-year-old Challenger tractor

When Oxfordshire farmers Alan and Richard Smith more than doubled their farming area two years ago they opted for an 11-year-old Challenger tractor to handle all cultivation and drilling duties…

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News

TECHNOLOGY

Hybrid biomethane tractor works 12-hour shift

A prototype biomethane tractor from Lithuania appears to have cracked the range concerns of its peers with the ability to put in a 12-hour shift before needing to refuel. Gas-powered…

TRACTORS

John Deere 8R tractors get optional tyre inflation system

John Deere has joined arch rival Fendt in offering its high-horsepower tractors with an integrated central tyre inflation system that can adjust pressures on the move. The CTIS is available…

TRACTORS

JCB beefs up Fastrac 8000-series suspension

JCB has given its biggest 8000-series tractor range the Stage 5 emissions treatment and modified the suspension to match that of the smaller 4000 models. The firm’s engineers have refrained…

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…

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Test and reviews

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…

301-400HP

First drive: Case-IH’s Magnum 340 AFS Connect

Case-IH has cloaked its new Magnum range in an overcoat of technology as it bids to keep pace with the front runners in the high-horsepower tractor market. The original Magnum,…

TRACTORS

Video: John Deere four-track 8RX – an alternative to wheels?

Since its launch at Germany’s Agritechnica show in November, the web has been awash with pictures and videos of John Deere’s shiny new 8RX tracked tractor range. The hype has…

TRACTORS

Video: 400hp reverse-drive Valtra S-series on test

Valtra has finally let its heavyweight S-series loose on the 400hp tractor scene and, armed with lorry loads of torque, a proven driveline and a redesigned cab, promises to unsettle…

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Video

TRACTORS

Video: John Deere four-track 8RX – an alternative to wheels?

Since its launch at Germany’s Agritechnica show in November, the web has been awash with pictures and videos of John Deere’s shiny new 8RX tracked tractor range. The hype has…

TRACTORS

Video: Rare articulated John Deere 8850 goes up for sale

A rare articulated John Deere tractor from the mid-1980s has been put up for auction by a Shropshire farm, with a starting bid of £20,000. The 1985 model 8850 is…

TRACTORS

Video: 400hp reverse-drive Valtra S-series on test

Valtra has finally let its heavyweight S-series loose on the 400hp tractor scene and, armed with lorry loads of torque, a proven driveline and a redesigned cab, promises to unsettle…

MACHINERY

Video: John Deere e23 tractor v Autopowr

John Deere’s high-horsepower tractors have been hankering after a new powershift transmission for years and at last it’s here. Nick Fone and Oliver Mark find out if it is any…

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