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TRAILERS

Video: Trailer covers and roll-over tarps - the best options

Some form of cover for agricultural trailers is becoming commonplace to secure loads or protect them from the elements and contamination. They range from cut-to-size covers with elastic securing straps…

TRAILERS

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…

TRAILERS

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…

TRAILERS

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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Case studies

TRAILERS

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…

TRAILERS

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…

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

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

TRAILERS

Ifor Williams unveils new stock box trailer and log splitter

To celebrate its sixth decade of trailer production, Ifor Williams has opened a new £5m factory in Sandycroft, Flintshire, and expanded its range of equipment. The facility will employ 60…

ROLLS

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…

ROLLS

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…

TRAILERS

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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Test and reviews

TRAILERS

Becklonne Lademonster eases maize hauling headache

Little-known German manufacturer Becklonne has developed a monster elevator designed to shift large quantities of crop from the field to the clamp, and it’s capable of loading an artic bulker…

MACHINERY

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…

MACHINERY

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…

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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Video

TRAILERS

Video: Trailer covers and roll-over tarps - the best options

Some form of cover for agricultural trailers is becoming commonplace to secure loads or protect them from the elements and contamination. They range from cut-to-size covers with elastic securing straps…

MACHINERY

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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