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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

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

Swedish bale trailer keeps load in place without straps

Increasing numbers of bale trailers are being fitted with hydraulic load-securing sides, including the latest MetaX Mooring from Swedish firm Metsjo. This 12m flatbed holds its load in place with…

TRAILERS

Retrofit trailer scales alert drivers to exceeded load limits

Norfolk firm Bowmonk is offering an on-board weighing kit for farm trailers. The retrofit scales are built by Load Master, for which haulage kit specialist Bowmonk is the UK’s distributor.…

TRAILERS

SlurryKat adds cheap low-loader trailers to Panterra range

SlurryKat has expanded its Panterra tanker range to include several base-spec trailer models. There are two low-loader models – a tandem-axle 16t version and tri-axle 24-tonner – that come with…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Eyre Trailers shows round-bale carrier

Eyre Trailers specialises in custom builds and its latest creation is an innovative low-cost round-bale carrier that requires just one ratchet strap to hold the load in place. The Lincolnshire…

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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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