Archive Article: 1997/12/13

13 December 1997

PIRELLI has joined the list of tyre manufacturers with a 65-series radial for fast and safe road use. The TM800 range, in sizes from a 480/65 R 28 TL up to a 650/65 R 38 TL, is claimed to set new standards.

RED sprayers from Case IH made their first public appearance following the takeover of Gem Sprayers in June. The first three changes are the Case 2500 SP self-propelled machine, the 3000 TS trailed sprayer with hydraulic damping, and the 1200 MS mounted sprayer.

MERLO underpinned its range of telescopic handlers with the P26.6 EVT which has the ability to take 2.6t to 5.98m.

A SOLUTION to poor traction on small wheeled vehicles working in mud or snow is offered by Felasto Pur, of Beverstedt, Germany. Their track-like polyurethane mouldings fit neatly round the driving wheels at a cost of around £1,000 per wheel.

THE OMNISTAR 3000L digital GPS receiver is now available in Europe in various guises including a portable backpack which can be used for mapping fields on foot. German company, Satcon System, has also introduced a digital data logger. Its Satograph can also be used on foot or mounted in a vehicle, and has been used by officials in parts of Europe to check set-aside claims.

KUHN launched its Performer series of seedbed cultivators based on a combination of levelling board, tube roller, spring tines, bar roller, crosskill roller and a tine harrow. Available in 4.5m or 6m working widths, it has a folded transport width of 2.95m.

STOLL, whose UK agents are Western Machinery, introduced its Dm410,000 six-row beet harvester with a 10t tank.

RAU is producing a front-mounted version of its Sterntiller cultivator. It is available for front-mounting in 2.5m and 3m widths, and in various sizes, including a new semi-mounted 6m model, for use behind a 150hp tractor.

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