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10 tips to keep your Ifor Williams trailer road legal

The humble Ifor Williams trailer is a mainstay of livestock farms up and down the country, but its tough-as-nails galvanised body can often fool owners into thinking that everything is…

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Tips for reducing compaction during late crop harvests

Better soil structure has rightly become a top priority for farmers, and contractors can do their bit to help minimise compaction. Adam Clarke visited two large-scale operators to see what steps…

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Round-up of 16t trailer options and prices

Go back 20 years or so and buying a new trailer was a pretty simple task. You looked for a bog-standard item that could hold 12t or so, had a…

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How switching trailer bodies can save on farmers' kit costs

In a bid to keep up with the monster outputs of 40ft cut combines or 1,000hp foragers, trailer manufacturers have been under pressure to push the limits with longer, taller…

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Best of British: Bailey Trailers

Bailey's story Factfile Investing to expand production is not a phrase that crops up frequently among Britain's farm equipment manufacturers, but it was the action Bailey Trailers was forced to take…

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Farmer Focus Livestock: Robert Neil's son takes a tumble

2010 has arrived and with it comes more legislation. Sheep EID is now compulsory and a Food Chain Information Declaration for prime stock now has to be completed for animals…

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Farmer Focus Livestock: Charlie Armstrong finds there's no subsi...

This month has been full of miracles. Firstly our Bluefaced tups are out and doing well and ewes are fit and are holding their own in these atrocious wet conditions.…

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New unit allows tractors without compressors to pull air-braked ...

A frightening hill descent with no brakes provided the spur for the launch of a swappable compressor unit that lets farmers with hydraulically-braked tractors operate air-braked trailers. Gwyn Jones, who…

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Case studies

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Multi-tasking Cross chaser aims to justify £100,000 price

There’s no disguising the colossal capacity of Cross Agricultural Engineering’s tri-axle chaser bin, but with size comes cost and paying out £100,000 for a one-month-a-year item is a difficult decision…

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Lincs farmer commissions purpose-built drill-filling trailer

Lincolnshire farmer Nick Peck commissioned the help of local fabrication firm E Skinns to develop a stress-free system for filling his drill hopper without manhandling heavy seed bags. The novel…

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Tracked Horsch chaser bin is first on UK farm

Controlled traffic farming isn’t something you can adopt in one year, or indeed several. It takes time, patience and to a certain degree, money to implement even in its simplest…

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Insights

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A short history of British trailer maker Richard Western

Richard Western’s day job in the early 1960s was helping on his father’s farm in Suffolk, but he soon realised he could earn extra money in his spare time using…

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News

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Spalding launches easy trailer hitch and chopping roller

If your pickup truck isn’t posh enough to have fancy reversing camera to help lining up with a trailer, a quick-hitch guide from Spaldings may be a cheaper alternative to…

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Spalding launches easy trailer hitch and chopping roller

If your pickup truck isn’t posh enough to have fancy reversing camera to help lining up with a trailer, a quick-hitch guide from Spaldings may be a cheaper alternative to…

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Family launch trailer safety campaign in memory of son

The family of a teenager who died after faulty brakes on the trailer he was towing caused him to crash have launched a safety campaign urging farmers to service trailers…

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Joskin adds hydraulic sides to its bale trailers

To speed up the steady process of securing a load of round bales on a flatbed trailer, Joskin’s Wago bale trailers now have the option of hydraulic sides, which clamp…

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Test and reviews

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Hydraulic system aims to prevent harvest trailers flipping

Dorset suspension specialist Hydrapowered has developed a new retrofit hydraulic system that promises to improve trailer stability on steep slopes and at high speeds. The arrangement is designed to add…

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Norfolk farmer reviews his monster 46cu m Interbenne chaser

Listen to the sceptics and they will happily inform you that shelling out a huge amount of money on a chaser bin is the sort of behaviour that should have you…

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5 farm trailers: Which is best for the job?

Anyone at this year’s Lamma or Sima shows can’t have missed the fact that trailers have gone through something of a transformation in the past couple of years. Where once…

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Spirit fertiliser and seed into place

Growers in Scotland who like to put down some fertiliser with their cereal seed will welcome the  the Spirit Next System Disc Combo (SDC). Using standard components throughout, the SDC…

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Video

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Tillage Live: Amazone offers air-seeder unit

[fwi_vidyard code="cFIu2oMCBh--9fNz6uZcKg"] Amazone now has its own air-seeder unit for growers wanting to establish rape and grass seed off the back of cultivators and sub-soilers. Previously the company offered a…

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