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TRAILERS

Buyer's guide to bale trailers with hydraulic sides

The new generation of bale-hauling trailers makes the job far more easy and quicker than it used to be when strapping and unstrapping a big consignment of bales. More importantly,…

MACHINERY MAINTENANCE

How to maintain your trailer brakes

About three-quarters of trailers with hydraulic brakes fail dealer tests while a quarter of these offer no stopping power whatsoever. Often put on a pedestal as the answer to all…

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…

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Case studies

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Wiltshire contractor builds one-of-a-kind bale chaser

A majority of the machinery knocked together in a farm workshop has a certain rustic charm that comes from putting it in the field before applying the finishing touches. Not…

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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Community

WORKSHOP SKILLS

FW Inventions Competition 2021: Cyril Patterson’s pig trailer

Seasoned inventor Cyril Patterson has built an elaborate multiuse livestock trailer featuring a shallow tailgate that allows pigs to be loaded on to the top deck. The idea came about…

MACHINERY

FW Inventions Competition 2021: Purpose-built 24ft trailer

Intermediate category third place Andrew Patchett and Paul Alderson’s lambing trailer A purpose-built 24ft trailer designed by Andrew Patchett and Paul Alderson has transformed the back-breaking job of loading ewes…

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Insights

TRAILERS

Buyer's guide: 4x4-towed livestock trailers – 7 options

Stock trailers have a hard life, and after a few years of clattering down ropey tracks and being kicked around by their occupants, they tend to look, and sound, rather…

TRAILERS

How rolling road test can help keep trailer brakes shipshape

It's easy to assume that new trailers come with tuned-up, highly efficient braking kits, but farm manager Jim Scarratt found a very different result when he ran his up-to-date load…

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

Krone releases huge GX twin- and tri-axle trailers

Krone has pulled the wraps off a brace of monster trailers built to haul everything from oilseed rape to sugar beet. The tandem-axle GX 440 and tri-axle GX 520 general-purpose…

TRAILERS

Michelin and Continental expand tyre ranges

Michelin has added seven new tyres to its TrailXBib range for trailers, muckspreaders and slurry tankers. These use the firm’s Ultraflex technology with a deep tread and VF (Very High…

TRAILERS

#corncart21 campaign promotes farm trailer safety at harvest

Ahead of the busy harvest season, a group of industry organisations have put their weight behind the #corncart21 campaign, aimed at promoting trailer safety and maintenance to operators hauling grass…

TRAILERS

Diddy plant trailer added to Brian James line-up

A brace of handy plant trailers has been added to the extensive line-up offered by Daventry-based Brian James Trailers. The Eco Plant is an entry-level beavertail unit designed for small…

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Test and reviews

TRAILERS

Driver's view: Load & Go bale trailer speeds field clearance

A strong emphasis on dairy cow health was a big factor in deciding the size and spec of a new bale trailer for the team at MES Dart & Partners.…

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…

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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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